Quiessence is run by Katherine Ranson who is a well qualified and highly skilled Massage Therapist and Baby Massage Instructor. Katherine offers the full range of Massage treatments and has a wealth of experience in working with a very varied client base including dancers, body builders, students, city workers, busy mums, retired people and everyone in-between!

Katherine’s own story underlines how effective Massage can be in helping the body heal and recover. From the age of 18 Katherine had suffered debilitating Migraines which completely affected her life. For much of the time Katherine, a trained Teacher and Nanny, was unable to work and ended up several times in A&E having pain relieving injections - the only way to deal with the severe pain. 

A friend who was learning Massage suggested Katherine might benefit from some Massage treatments and this was the turning point in her life. Regular Massages significantly reduced her stress levels which Katherine knew contributed to her Migraines. As she started to relax physically and mentally her Migraines improved hugely. And although Massage was not a total cure it meant that Katherine could manage her pain more effectively and could appreciate the wonderful benefits of positive touch. Katherine describes this as the beginning of her journey into Massage and her desire to promote positive touch to others who may benefit as she did. 

Katherine is fully qualified to BTEC level 4 in Sports and Remedial massage and is insured in all the disciplines she offers. She is a member of the Sports Massage Association (SMA), the governing body of the massage industry and the International Association of Infant Massage.