Past Open Days


11th May 2013

Article in the Reading Chronicle

Therapy Insight At Event

A wide range of holistic and alternative therapies were on offer at an open day in Reading on Saturday.

The Therapy Centre, in Church Street, threw open its doors for taster sessions including Indian Head Massage, Yoga and Japanese Seitai Massage, and the chance to speak to its 40 therapists about what they do.

Happy Kooner, outreach and development officer for the Berkshire Carers Service was investigating possible treatments on behalf of many carers who were too busy to do their own research.

She added: “It has been really great and insightful to see the range of therapies that are available that we could offer to carers across Berkshire to help them relax”.

Surgeon Giuseppe Storza from the Berkshire Independent Hospital took particular interest in Tosh Nukui’s seitai massage which finds pressure points on the body and then uses them to ease patient’s necks, shoulders and backs. Mr Storza said: “I came here to understand what they do and see what techniques they use and it has been very interesting.

“As a surgeon you need an understanding of the body and what other treatments can help patients.”

A steady stream of visitors passed through the centre, looking at the counselling and treatments available, from acupuncture to baby massages.

Sharon Lawrey, 40, from east Reading said: “I’ve had treatment here for my back and it was very good. I came today to speak to other therapists and see what else they did.”