Interview with therapist Ela
How did you get into massage?
I got into massage during 6th year at school. I couldn’t find any Advanced Highers that I really wanted to study, so instead I did a Swedish Massage course. I went through the Scottish Massage School to complete my Diploma. I was the youngest on the course – it was something completely different to what I was used to, but I loved it!
At the age of 17, I set up my massage therapy business. This was a great time for me as I was my own boss! I then decided to move to Glasgow, and while here completed an HND in Sports Therapy. As I had been a dancer for 9 years, I was well tuned to certain injuries that individuals can get, and also how they could be treated, but this course taught me a completely new set of skills as well as building upon what I already knew.