Bringing Indian massage to the Isle

Sara Mitchell learning to perform the Ayurvedic massage in India, with trainer Sarun Sasidharan and other classmates.
Sara Mitchell learning to perform the Ayurvedic massage in India, with trainer Sarun Sasidharan and other classmates.

A Belton woman is hoping to bring a bit of Indian relaxation to people of the Isle after training to be a masseuse.

Sara Mitchell, aged 53, gives clients specialist Ayurvedic massages in her home, Belshaw Cottage, Belshaw Lane, Belton, after completing her training in India.

Sara Mitchell, aged 53, who gives clients specialist Ayurvedic massages  in  her home, Belshaw Cottage, Belshaw Lane, Belton, after completing her training in India.

Sara Mitchell, aged 53, who gives clients specialist Ayurvedic massages in her home, Belshaw Cottage, Belshaw Lane, Belton, after completing her training in India.

She said: “I go regularly to India, but last time came back with oils and herbal medications and have set up as a practitioner in Belton.

“I decided to become a practitioner because I loved it when I was given the massage by a guy called Sureshkumar Maniyanpillai several times while I was there.

“I tried lots of Ayurvedic massages, but his was the best, so when I was on a yoga holiday with my friends I had the idea to try and train and then work with him afterwards to practise.

“I trained at Kerala Aruyvedic Health Centre with a guy called Sarun Sasidharan for 21 hours over the space of a week. Then, I went to the Ayuvedic Hospital in India, where Suresh works to practise with him on his patients.

“Both Sarun and Suresh are very supportive of me here in Belton, I get my oil and medication supplies from them.”

Ayurvedic Massage is intended to provide a relaxing and healing experience, and can only be carried out by trained therapists.

Sara, who also works as a registered nurse and yoga teacher, added: “This massage is quite specialist. I have lots of oils and medications and I can treat sports and stress injuries, along with health issues such as anxiety stress and depression.

“My aim is to create a sanctuary at my lovely country cottage for stressed out people to come and rejuvenate with yoga and massage.

“I have many clients already, who I fit in between work. I am flexible with providing evening and weekend treatments. So far, my clients all seem to be very happy with the experience and all intend to return. I would encourage people to try it.”

Sara is currently offering a half price deal to all her clients until April 20. A 60 minute full body massage, usually £50, is now £25 and a 30 minute back massage, usually £25, is now only £12.50.

For further information, visit www.belshawayurvedicmassage.com. To book a treatment, call Sara on 07850 966961. Also, search for Sara’s page ‘Belshaw Ayurvedic Massage’ on Facebook.