About Me

My name is Carol Bancroft and I am a fully trained and qualified massage therapist who adores her work to the extent that it never feels like work. Massage - and bodywork in general - is one of my passions in life and I love to be able make others feel better when they get up off my massage table or chair.

I studied Massage Therapy at the Swedish Institute College of Health Sciences in New York City gaining an Associate Degree in Occupational Health Sciences majoring in Massage and have been working as a complementary and holistic therapist since July of 2009 first in NYC and more recently back here in the UK. from June 2011.

The Swedish Institute has one of the more comprehensive massage programs in the USA and the inclusive  training included the study of Anatomy and Physiology, Myology, Assessment and Pathology amongst others. I am extensively trained in many forms of massage including Swedish - also know as relaxation-  deep tissue, therapeutic and corrective massage, sports, prenatal  - also known as pregnancy - massage, onsite/seated massage and Indian Head Massage as well as Shiatsu and reflexology. I am also trained in Polarity Therapy - to APP level as well as Reiki and am in the process of gaining certifications in crystal therapy as well as sound therapy.


I work hard at ensuring my sessions are tailored to the specific client - no two sessions are the same. By working with each client like this I can ensure that my clients are afforded the best treatment I can give and will - hopefully - walk away from the session in as good a place as they can be.

  • Associate Degree in Health Sciences Majoring in Massage Therapy - Swedish Institute of Health Sciences in New York City, USA

  • Certificate in Indian Head Massage

  • Certificate in Pre-Post Natal Massage

  • Certificate in Onsite Massage

  • Certificate in Sports Massage

  • Reiki

  • Polarity Therapy - APP


Professional Organisations
  • Federation of Holistic Therapists




  • Complementary Therapists Association


  • Complementary  and Natural Healthcare Council