Therapist: Sophia Clifford- Sanghad ITEC FHT
Born in Reno, USA, Sophia spent the first part of her childhood in the states before moving back to Bath at the age of 5. She then went to school in Bath before attending University in London to study business. After a brief stint of traveling, Sophia then settled down in Bristol as a clothing buyer and personal stylist before having her first child in 2010 and moving back to Bath. It was here that she retrained as a massage therapist and set up Bath Holistic Massage in 2014.
“I offer therapeutic and remedial massage, focusing on protecting, maintaining and restoring your health. I believe in a Holistic approach to massage, taking into account a person’s whole being and not just physical symptoms. Through my work I hope to restore a sense of equilibrium within the client and leave them feeling completely relaxed and restored by relieving aches and pains and offering time, space and support to encourage an overall sense of wellbeing.
My specialism is pregnancy and post natal massage as I am passionate about supporting mothers-to-be throughout a time which is both beautiful yet challenging. I am a mother myself to three children so know first hand how demanding a pregnancy can be on your body and that each pregnancy is completely individual with aches and pains often changing as the pregnancy progresses. It is my aim to help my clients through this amazing journey and provide physical and emotional support.
I also enjoy working with parents and schools, offering “Massage and Mindfulness” workshops, as I am passionate about promoting a child’s mental wellbeing.”
Sophia trained with the College of Classical Massage achieving an ITEC Level 3 Professional Diploma in Holistic Massage, Anatomy and Physiology, she also holds certifications in Onsite Massage, Deep Tissue Massage and a Diploma in Pregnancy Massage, accredited by The Association of Physical and Natural Therapists. Federation of Holistic Therapists (FHT) full member and insured with the Holistic Insurance Services.
ITEC Level 3 Diploma in Classical Massage – College of Classical Massage ITEC, ITEC Level 3 Anatomy and Physiology – College of Classical Massage, Diploma in Pregnancy Massage – Well Mother. Certificate in Deep Tissue Massage – College of Classical Massage, Certificate in Onsite Massage – College of Classical Massage, First Aid, DBS checked, Federation of Holistic Therapists (FHT) full member and insured with Hiscox insurance.