I’ve had the honour working with clients through varied times. Mostly I work with women, offering Nurturing Massage for anxiety, stress, bereavement or illness.
Please read these testimonials to get a flavour for how I can help you.
Or would you like to write a testimonial? I’d love to hear how I’ve helped you.
Here are some reasons why my clients enjoy coming for massage:
- difficult times (bereavement/anxiety/stress) – regular treatments for emotional support and tension relief
- during illness – deeply relaxing, restorative, therapeutic, nurturing and healing treatments (in fact all my treatments are like this but to varying degrees, depending on what you need)
- monthly massage – maintenance of healthy body/mind/spirit
- regular treatments – amazing holistic massage for tension build up. Deep or lighter pressure
- emotional healing and release – from the past/present
Testimonials for Nurturing Massage in Bath at Neal’s Yard
Fiona – “…hormonal wreck to goddess!”
I can honestly say it has been the best massage I have ever received! I felt a strong connection with Leora from the start.
It transformed me within 90 minutes from a hormonal wreck to a goddess of bliss! Xx
Ali – “…effective touch and I always leave her appointments feeling much better both physically and emotionally.”
“I have been having regular massage with Leora for 18 months. She is kind, gentle and has a light but firm effective touch and I always leave her appointments feeling much better both physically and emotionally.
She is a good listener and adapts her style to different problems and worries that I bring to her.I I would recommend her unreservedly.”
Ellen – “…She works intuitively and sensitively with the body, opening it up and releasing tensions that have lain caught and hidden for decades.”
Working with Leora has been a delight. She works intuitively and sensitively with the body, opening it up and releasing tensions that have lain caught and hidden for decades. I have discovered trust, deep relaxation and genuine healing in our sessions.
James – “…deeply relaxed…”
“I see Leora on a monthly basis to support me with my emotional wellbeing. During the massage treatments I feel deeply relaxed and secure. After the treatments I feel very calm and relaxed and for the days that follow, happy and confident. Leora has resorted my faith in humanity.”
Jan – “…From the first session with Leora I experienced a calmness and sense of space that I had not felt for a long time.”
I came to Leora feeling scattered. I had too much stress in my life and my mind and body were struggling to cope. From the first session with Leora I experienced a calmness and sense of space that I had not felt for a long time. Leora is sensitive and respectful of personal needs but has a lightness and easy humour that create a warm and comfortable atmosphere. Our sessions have developed through Leora’s ability to bring her professional skills and experience to my needs. There is no formula, no judgement, no pressure: there is balance, flow and a sense of working together.
For me, the work with Leora is genuinely therapeutic, for mind, body and spirit. I sought and have found the benefits of massage and relaxation for well-being; however, I found some unintended benefits. The physical therapy is helping to resolve a long-standing problem with my hip – caused by tension! As a runner and yoga practitioner I now have better physical and mindful practice.
This is the ultimate ‘me’ time: the time out I craved and the spiritual uplift I needed.
Happy Writer – “…She doesn’t have a one-size-fits-all philosophy….She’s calm, reassuring, compassionate and completely professional. I can’t recommend her highly enough. I feel lucky to have found her.”
I have long-standing and ongoing problems with my back, shoulders and neck and Leora works in conjunction with my osteopath to help relieve my symptoms and improve my condition. She doesn’t have a one-size-fits-all philosophy. In between sessions, she researches, investigates and practises new and improved ways to work on specific problem areas. She also sends me away with exercises and practical tips to help me from day to day. She’s calm, reassuring, compassionate and completely professional. I can’t recommend her highly enough. I feel lucky to have found her.
Hilly from The Netherlands – “The massage you gave her really helped, and because of that my wife was able to enjoy her holidays far better… never had a massage quite like it, it was superb!!”
You may or may not remember, but you gave my wife a 20 minute massage in Northumberland Place, Bath, a while back. She’d been suffering from neck pains, and subsequent headaches etc. The massage you gave her really helped, and because of that my wife was able to enjoy her holidays far better than she could before you helped her. I’ve made a photograph, which I will send to you. Anyway, my wife said that she’d never had a massage quite like it, it was superb!! So many thanks!
Hilly & Martin, from Leeuwarden, The Netherlands
Celia Stewart – “…wonderfully revitalising massage worked its magic and I left feeling like a different person.”
Leora is a generous, warm, compassionate lady and this comes through in her massage treatments.
She aims to get to the root of the problem and uses a variety of techniques and strokes to achieve this.
I entered the room stressed and exhausted and was quickly put at ease on the massage table.
The soothing music and wonderfully revitalising massage worked its magic and I left feeling like a different person. I can’t recommend Leora highly enough – 10/10!
Amelia – “…during our session I felt like I was being ‘joined up’.”
I just wanted to get in touch and say how lovely it was to connect with you. And, that word ‘connection’ is a good one, because during our session I felt like I was being ‘joined up’. It was a really odd and very replenishing feeling. As though all the parts of my self were being joined together, as though I was a join-the-dots puzzle, and even the furtherest away part of me, the most cut off, forgotten about bit, was being brought back into the picture again. I felt it physically when you circled my whole body, and it was magic.
Thank you so much.
Liza Harwood – “The treatment was magical; I felt such a deep sense of inner peace and totality.”
When I visited Leora I was in total bliss! The treatment was magical and I felt such a deep sense of inner peace and totality. I instantly felt relaxed. Leora is always professional and calm. Thank you Leora.
Judy Heminsley – “Your motto ‘it’s all about you’ and that is exactly how the whole experience felt…”
just wanted to let you know how much I enjoyed the massage yesterday. Your motto ‘it’s all about you’ and that is exactly how the whole experience felt, from stepping into your pretty and peaceful room, to chatting to you about my health history and what I wanted from the massage, right up to leaving with the little booklet you gave me about the benefits of massage and how to maximise them afterwards.
I appreciated your discretion in giving me plenty of time to undress and get myself arranged on the couch before you came back in, as this can be a very undignified and embarrassing manoeuvre!
A pet hate of mine is the tinkling ‘New Age’ music so often played by therapists, so it was nice to be asked if I preferred music or silence. The music you played was at a pleasantly low level, which allowed me to drift, and had plenty of variety, so no chance of getting irritated with repetitive plinky plonky.
It was easy to relax on the table knowing that you had already established how much pressure I was comfortable with and the heated wheat bags were warming on my always chilly feet and comforting against my back.
The tension in my shoulders melted away as you worked, and by the end of the massage, I felt as though you had dislodged all the thoughts and worries I brought with me to the session and that they were no longer worth fretting over. In fact the following day I still felt more in my body than usual and more objective about the challenges I am facing. Thank you for the tip about choosing certain key moments throughout the day to remember to relax and roll my shoulders to stop the tension building up again.
I’d advise anyone to schedule in a relaxed, easy day after one of your massages. Fortunately I was able to go home and sleep for a couple of hours. I felt deeply relaxed for the rest of the day and had a full night’s sleep in spite of the nap!
Louise – “I have experienced many massage treatments over the years, but none come even close to Leora’s Holistic massage work.”
I have experienced many massage treatments over the years, but none come even close to Leora’s Holistic massage work.
You may be aware that Leora was once a graphic designer before she became a Holistic Practitioner, and thank god she decided to change as during the session I can actually switch off the mental chaos of conversations, worries, songs and whatever else pops into my head. Thanks to Leora this is now possible!
I look forward to everything about the session, the music, the lovely smell in the room and of course to Leora’s focus, intuition, calming nature and true passion for her work. I just wish that I was able to see her more often!
Mara Kirk-Reynolds – “…a dedicated professional…”
I have personal experience of Leora Sharp as a masseuse and I am happy to say that I find her a dedicated professional. She is courteous, discreet and really wants to provide the service that her client is looking for. She has a good touch and the oil she uses is pleasant and I was very pleased to note that it didn’t stain my clothes afterwards.
Pippa – “…I loved the fact that the whole process was geared towards making me comfortable, cosy and relaxed…”
Thank you soo much for my massages, they are really great. I loved the fact that the whole process is geared towards making me comfortable, cosy and relaxed. Putting the warm beanies on my cold feet is a really lovely experience as was the warm blankets at the end. Throughout the experience I feel warmed through and come away feeling so peaceful, relaxed and ache free. When I get home it’s hard to do anything other than enjoy the blissful feelings you had created for me.
Thanks again Leora, you have a special talent when massaging and I came away feeling that I had recieved alot more than a massage, it was a very tender, loving experience. I’m always telling clients and friends about you.
Nicky Marshall – “…I was floating for days!”
Just wanted to mail and say what a fantastic massage I had last week, I was floating for days!
Nicky Marshall – Discover Your Bounce
Jo – “Leora makes me feel relaxed the moment I walk into the room…”
Leora makes me feel relaxed the moment I walk into the room.
She really listens to my needs for both body and mind and I leave with a feeling of a most wonderful therapeutic experience.
Sophie – “Leora gave me a pregnancy massage which was BLISS!!…”
Leora gave me a pregnancy massage which was BLISS!!
I was a bit unsure ahead of the massage as to how it would work, as I have only ever had massages done while laying on my front, which is obviously impossible whilst pregnant. Leora and I sat down together beforehand and she made me feel very comfortable about the process. She said we would do some of the massage while on each side, and some whilst lying on my back if that is not uncomfortable. Apparently some of the pregnant women she has massaged cannot lie on their backs at all but I am fine for short periods so we decided to give it a go.
Leora has a very calm and peaceful treatment room with relaxing music playing the background (but not that awful elevator music you hear at some places!) We started with me on my back and Leora gave me a head massage that relaxed me and let my brain de-stress. Then she moved on to my arms and hands. I was surprised that my arms in particular seemed more sensitive to touch than before being pregnant and I enjoyed this part a great deal. The baby obviously did too as he started moving around a lot and Leora said later that she could see the sheet moving around on top of my belly!
Leora was great and subtly made sure I was comfortable the whole time. She massaged my feet and calves, which was particularly nice as I’ve been getting some cramps in my calves recently.
Whilst still on my back, Leora did a very light massage across my bump and it was fantastic. I was a bit apprehensive of how I would feel about someone else’s hands on my belly but I was so relaxed and it felt amazing.
I moved then onto my left side and Leora made sure I was happy with various cushions and pillows until I was completely comfortable. She concentrated on my back and worked out lots of kinks in my shoulders and lower back. I moved onto my right side so she could complete my entire back area.
Afterwards I felt very relaxed but strangely felt very bouncy and light too, a rare thing these days! Even though being pregnant meant that I moved around more than in a traditional massage, it felt so easy and fluid that it really didn’t register as any effort at all.
I strongly recommend that all pregnant ladies try out a pregnancy massage, as I found it such an amazing experience.
Sara – “My visit to Bath was made 10,000 times better thanks to my glorious massage with Leora…”
My visit to Bath was made 10,000 times better thanks to my glorious massage with Leora. Leora not only gave me a fantastic massage, rubbing out all the aches and pains from walking all day, but was able to help me set my agenda to make sure I got the most of my trip.
Leora also made sure I left feeling refreshed, revived and relaxed. This massage didn’t break the bank and was the perfect end to a great day in a great town.
Janet M – “Leora is very passionate about what she does so you can actually feel this when you are having a massage…”
Leora is very passionate about what she does so you can actually feel this when you are having a massage.
Leora takes the time to talk about what you would like, also if there is any part of your body which you would prefer not to be touched. I have had quite a lot of massages in different parts of the world but overall Leora really makes me relaxed and I know that she has really worked on parts of my body that I have specifically asked for.
Faith Tate – “I continued to feel very wide-awake and at ease, refreshed and relaxed in body and mind…”
Just a note to say thanks for the massage yesterday: I continued to feel very wide-awake and at ease, refreshed and relaxed in body and mind, for the rest of the day. Had a bath, drank lots of water, and slept like a log. Terrific.
You kept talking to a minimum once the massage had started and as someone whose work involves a lot of talking to people, I particularly appreciated the lovely quiet with your consideration to only speak when necessary during the massage.
Matt – “… I felt totally relaxed and ache free.”
After visiting Leora I felt totally relaxed and ache free. An experience I can’t wait to repeat.
Gail – “During my pregnancy… She was very caring and considerate of my changing physical needs…”
During my pregnancy I started receiving massages from Leora. She was very caring and considerate of my changing physical needs, always greeting the bump and allowing time to talk through any concerns.
Now post pregnancy I eagerly anticipate my sessions as the only chance to completely chill and be made to feel human again!