Glasgow Massage Specialist
My journey started in my early teens with a fascination for the Far East and China.
I loved everything, the philosophy, art, history and medicine. So much so, when I was 19, I jumped on a plane and went to live and work in Hong Kong for a year and worked as a gym instructor.
In my early 20’s, I learnt the theories of energy channels and meridians, the very basics for Chinese medicine. I practiced Chi Gung (QiGong) daily, I read up on Taoist philosophy and I got Acupuncture for a back injury I’d sustained in the gym.
Eventually I decided to train as an Acupuncturist however that was a 3 year degree and I needed to earn some money. So I do a quick massage course to earn some cash and pay my way through the three year Acupuncture degree.
However, that never happened. The Acupuncture idea fell by the way side.
I had a new passion:
I fell in love with massage and the connection of working on the skin and I still love it for the very same reason.
Being able to feel the nodules, knots and tight muscles under my hands and encouraging them melt away with just my pressure was an amazing feeling.
So that was that, I became a massage therapist.
Over the last 27+ years, I’ve studied loads of different massage techniques with some of the best teachers from around.
I’e studied some strange techniques along the way from Chi Nei Tsang (Internal Organ Energy Massage) – an abdominal massage to balance Chi (energy) back in 1994. To DermoNeuroModulation a cutting edge science based technique in 2012 which focuses on creating change within the nervous system.
I’ve even had the privilege to get hands on with a human cadaver!
Yes, you read that right – I spend a week in the lab with bodies and a scalpel. It was possibly the most gruesome but at the same time most awe inspiring moments of my life! I learnt more in that single week than I have from almost all the other courses I’ve ever done.
I’ve study with:
- Art Riggs (Deep Tissue Massage) 2010.
- Sol Petersen (Applied Structural Integration) 2011.
- Joel Tull (Kinetic Massage) 2010.
- Gil Hedley (Anatomy/Dissection) 2012.
- Diane Jacobs PT (Dermo Neuro Modulation) 2012.
- David Lauterstein (Deep Massage) 2015, 2016.
- Walt Fritz (Myofascial Release) 2017 and 2019
- Anatomy Trains 2018.
At the beginning of 2019 I completed my 200hr Yoga Teaching Training in Sustainable Yoga with Brea Johnson and Kat Boehm from Heart & Bones Yoga.
In recent years, I’ve become more interested in the effects of massage from a Neuroscience perspective. It’s our amazing brain and Central Nervous System that creates the wonderful experiences or ‘magic’ that’s often attributed to bodywork.
My fascination for all things from the Orient is still intact. I continue to practice Chi Gung irregularly but now consider it a wonderful mindful movement exercise rather than energy work.
Traditional massage techniques still creep into my work and why not? They’ve worked for thousands of years, even if the theories behind them don’t hold water any more.
Medical science has moved on leaps and bounds since then and these ancient theories have been surpassed by new theories.
In 2011, I was given the opportunity to take over the treatment space I worked in. I now run The Glasgow Treatment Rooms, a shared workspace for wellness professionals.
I’ve appeared on TV (The Hour, STV) and Radio (MacAulay & Co, BBC Scotland) to discuss massage. I was featured in The Guardian talking about tennis ball self massage and The Sydney Morning Herald talking about Nerve Flossing.
I’ve taught advanced massage techniques to Spa therapists and I mentor fellow therapists on how to make a great living as a massage therapist.
That’s me – a whistle-stop tour of my journey with massage and movement.
It doesn’t end there though, I’m always learning and challenging myself to be better at the job I love: Massage.
Have any questions or just want to connect – contact me
I hope to see you soon!
Trevor – The Massage Specialist
I have had quite a few massages over the years and I can honestly say Trevor is by far the best. “Cosmetic messages” as I call them make you feel good at the time and even for a little while after, however 3 days after a session with Trevor I am still feeling the benefits. He makes you feel at ease, he will discuss any problems you are having and will conduct the session to suit. I have been to Trevor on 4 separate occasions and I have never received the same massage, they differ depending on the problems I am having at the time.M Reid – Facebook Review
Try it and see for yourselves. Actions speak louder than words.
Quite simply Trevor is one of the best massage therapists I have attended. And I have had every kind of massage in dozens of countries over 20 years. No nonsense, no whale music, excellent results. And a very nice guy.Campbell Airlie – LinkedIn Review
Trevor brings a focus and an expertise to his work that I’ve rarely encountered in a massage therapist. Every time I’m in Glasgow I book in for a treatment. My muscles are tight and I have knots in my shoulders and yet after an hour with Trevor my body feels light and tension free. I recommend him to all of my friends who say they could use a really good massage. I haven’t found a better, friendlier professional massage therapist in Glasgow or even in Scotland.M Halavage – LinkedIn Review