A Year in Barry visited David Latham. David has recently qualified with a Level 3 Technical Diploma in Complementary Therapies and holds VTCT Level 3 Diploma in Sports Massage. He is continually developing his professional expertise and is working towards his Level 4 diploma in Sports massage therapy. He started his company in June 2014.
David began working life as a carpenter, but was not happy in his career choice. When his wife became ill 5 years ago and the doctors were unable to ascertain the cause of her illness, he began searching for alternative therapies that would help her and allow him to work locally. He found a therapy called Reflexology, which is a system of massage used to relieve tension and treat illness, based on the theory that there are reflex points on the feet, hands, and head linked to every part of the body. The love of complementary therapies grew from there, with the desire to help others and earn a living nearer to home.
Oriel is a fully qualified and experienced therapist who specialised in Spa therapies until beginning her qualification in complementary therapies with David. She always said that one day she wanted her own Holistic centre. She has an interest in the emotional and spiritual well being of her clients and wants to expand her treatment portfolio to include Reiki and Crystal Therapies. Her primary concern is in treating people as individuals, and she finds most Spa treatments too prescriptive.
David first met Oriel whilst he was studying Complementary therapies. During lessons they practised on each other before working on the public. Oriel was helpful in class with tips on different massage techniques, as she already had other therapy qualifications. As part of the course the class separated in to teams to design a product and create a business plan, this showed them that they would become a great team and make good business partners as their skills and attributes are complementary.
At the treatment studio the health and well-being of the clients is the priority. They can help relieve aches and pains through the expert use of essential oils and techniques of tissue manipulation. All clients are treated as individuals and receive bespoke treatments designed to ensure every client has the best possible outcome.
The treatment studio is located at Island Road, it has a warm, light, and tranquil place which is full of character, and is ideal for Body Specific or a pampering treatment. As well as being the most reasonably priced around, they offer discounts whenever possible so that everyone can afford the care they require and receive regular treatments.
The treatments available include:
• Swedish Massage
• Aromatherapy Massage
• Sports Massage
• Deep tissue Massage
• Indian Head Massage
• Cleansing and exfoliating massage
• Body Scrub
• Hair removal waxinga