Global Heart – by Bliss Russell

Healing, Touch and Yoga

Bliss has been a practising holistic therapist for over two decades. She has worked with clients and coordinated healing areas at festivals and camps, managed health food shops and her own clinic, in addition to clinical work in hospitals and palliative care. She views her work as both a vocation and a personal journey. Aiming to create a safe held space of gentle laughter, encouragement and authenticity, she finds that healing happens when clients are allowed to be themselves in a relaxed environment.

Close contact therapies are able to resume in the United Kingdom from 13th July 2020.

Bliss has completed an Accredited Covid-19 Clinical Hygiene CPD Certification in order to comply fully with safety and hygiene standards. She will conduct close contact or touch therapy sessions using a visor, gloves and a fresh cotton apron for each session, use antibacterial detergent on all laundered items, and ensure the clinic practice rooms at Own Zone in Stroud or Days Mill in Nailsworth are sanitised using a steam cleaner and thoroughly aired with time between sessions to give a thorough hygienic clean-down. She has additional consultation questions for clients to assess individual risks and ensure safe adaptation to sessions.

For those who wish to remain socially distanced or are still shielding: Bliss is also currently offering online holistic therapy sessions and workshop training via Zoom, FB Video Chat or Whatsapp, as well as socially distanced one to one non-contact holistic therapy appointments in her beautiful garden or geodesic dome, or in her clinic practice rooms at Own Zone in Stroud or Days Mill, Nailsworth. She is also offering socially distanced Gentle Hatha Yoga, Women’s Circles, and Crystal Bowl Sound-baths from her garden or at Own Zone in Stroud, bookable for groups of up to 6 participants in person or offered as live-streams via her Facebook page or Zoom. Listed here are the currently available non-contact therapies Bliss is offering one to one:

  • Herbal foot soaks and diffused Aromatherapy Blends with Clinical Aromatherapy Consultation and Prescriptive Blends for client use
  • Non-Medical Nutrition and Herbal Supplement Consultations with Bespoke Diet Plan
  • Reiki, Sound Healing and Shamanic Drum Journeys with Aura Soma vibrational room sprays
  • Yoni Steaming sessions with Womb Priestessing and self-care Womb Massage tuition
  • Baby Massage Tuition – socially distanced using a doll to demonstrate techniques
  • Socially distanced outdoor one to one Gentle Hatha Yoga tuition for everybody
  • Hypnotherapy and Hypnotic Regression for Weight Loss, Smoking Cessation, Stress, Confidence, Pain and Phobias
  • Sacred Relationship Direct Dialogue and Shadow Work, Guided Rituals and Meditation
  • Family and Relationship Counselling, Grief and Bereavement Counselling, Clinical Trauma Specialist Somatic Embodiment, guided self-touch and movement for trauma release, emotional and nervous system regulation

She will perform a thorough consultation at the initial therapy appointment, but follow-up sessions tend to be focused on the therapeutic encounter and being in the present moment. Bliss is happy to provide treatments to naturists, please call her to discuss this. Bliss’s teaching style is informal, relaxed and friendly, she believes that we all have much wisdom to share, and Bliss learns as much through teaching as she hopes students gain by re-connecting with ancient and more modern skills of self healing and discovering personal power.

Bliss has a particular interest in traditional healing modalities from around the world, and has travelled to deepen her understanding of these in order to share with clients and students in the UK. She specialises in working with people with cancer, expectant and new mothers, sound healing and sacred relationship work. She loves teaching and feels honoured to pass on the skills she has honed over two decades to others.

Bliss has been blessed to train with many gifted teachers and schools, including Dynamic Massage at Bristol College of Massage and Bodywork, Cancer Support at Bristol Cancer Help Centre (Now Penny Brohn), Sound Healing at the College of Sound Healing, Pregnancy Care at Expectancy, Thai Bodywork at London School of Thai Massage, Huna & LomiLomi with Halau Uhane Jim. She is currently on the third year post-graduate Labyrinth spiral of the accredited Priestess of Rhiannon Training in Sacred Sexual Priestessing with Katinka Soetens in Glastonbury. This year she has completed accredited courses to become a Yoga Teacher, and Master Hypnotherapy Practitioner with Kew Training Academy.

Bliss gained a 2:1 BSc(Hons) in Health Studies; incorporating a Distinction FdA in Complementary Therapies at the University of Bedfordshire, where her dissertation focused on the effectiveness of massage therapy during cancer treatment. In May 2020 she was awarded a Masters of Research, with Merit, in Health and Wellbeing at the University of Bristol, where her research focus is on Women’s Bodies, Cancer and Touch.

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