Tanya Broquet

Tanya Broquet

Hi, I’ve been a professional massage practitioner for over 20 years and have trained in a variety of massage and bodywork techniques. I keep up to date with the latest developments in the field. I’ve a great deal of experience to draw upon, so I can provide a personalized service that gets great results.

I absolutely love what I do and find relieving my clients’ mental and physical tension really rewarding. It’s also very interesting, as every client is different and even working with the same person over a number of sessions, their needs and priorities evolve. I really listen to my clients and aim to improve their quality of life.

Massage benefits everyone, regardless of their age, fitness, injuries, sports, hobbies or job. Over the years, I’ve worked with runners, cyclists, manual laborers, office workers, pregnant women, new mothers, active retired people, weightlifters, triathletes, climbers and skiers.

I’m happy to suggest which type of massage will be most effective for you, and we’ll go through a full health consultation and discuss your priorities before the session begins. I’ll adapt the pressure so it’s just right. Tell me if your knees are ticklish, if you love your scalp being massaged, or if you can’t stand your feet being touched… I’ll make sure you’re comfortable throughout your massage.

The ultimate goal of every massage is relaxation, but I can also focus on releasing tension from tight muscles, address postural imbalances, and work on improving your flexibility, digestion, and sleep. I’ve a proven track record of getting the results my clients hope for.

Please call to discuss your goals or, if you know what type of massage you’d like, just go ahead and book online. Gift certificates are also available.

I speak French and English, I’m available to work most days, and I can often adapt my working hours to suit you.

My background

I’ve always been active and love the great outdoors. I spent my youth hiking, running, swimming, cycling and riding horses. However, by the time I was at university my active lifestyle had started to take its toll. I had bouts of serious back pain. Later, while working in an office, the pain was starting to affect my quality of life. I found it hard to do all the activities I loved so much and spending long hours at the computer was really uncomfortable.

I sought the help of my doctor and had the good fortune to be referred to an orthopaedic surgeon who was also a complementary therapist. This wonderful doctor used acupuncture, osteopathy and gave me some advice about posture to ease my pain. By working on my posture and continuing with various complementary therapies and yoga I avoided risky and invasive surgery. In addition, the whole experience ignited my curiosity to learn more about anatomy, physiology and body mechanics.

I retrained as a massage therapist to know my body better and to be able to relieve the discomfort of others. It’s been quite a journey, and my studies have taken me around the UK as well as further afield to Thailand and India.

I’m a member of the Traditional Thai Yoga Massage Association (TTYMA) and the French Federation of Traditional Relaxation Massage (FFMTR). I’m fully insured and respect the ethics of my profession.

Qualifications and training

ITEC Diploma – Anatomy, Physiology and Massage (Swedish and Holistic Massage)

TTYMA Diploma – Thai Yoga Massage

VCTC Diploma – Indian Head Massage

Diploma – Pregnancy Massage

Diploma – Hot and Cold Stone Therapy

Diploma – Advanced and Deep Tissue Massage

Diploma – Traditional Thai Foot Massage

Certificate – American Council on Exercise Personal Trainer

Certificate – LavaShells Massage

Certificate – Traditional Thai Yoga Massage – Relaxation

Certificate – Traditional Thai Yoga Massage – Advanced Techniques

Certificate – Traditional Thai Yoga Massage – Fieldwork

Certificate – Traditional Thai Yoga Massage – Western Therapeutics

Certificate – Dynamic Thai Massage (Osteo-Thai)

Certificate – Nerve Touch Traditional Thai Healing Massage with Medicinal Herb Pack Preparation

Certificate – Diagnosis and Treatment of the Neck and Thorax

Certificate – Diagnosis and Treatment of the Lumbar Vertebral Column

Certificate – Korean Relaxation

Therapeutic massage training with Ajarn Sinchai Sukparset (Master of Thai massage at Lersin Hospital Blind School in Bangkok)

Introduction to Reiki – Level I and II