Nicolle Mitchell

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Nicolle has practiced massage since 1998, constantly keeping up to date with professional development, training and research to improve knowledge & practice. She has a general practice in Redruth where all are welcome to experience the benefits of her holistic and integrated approach to massage & wellbeing.

Nicolle has worked therapeutically with children, young people & people with special needs for over 20 years, specialising in the field of dementia in 2006. This led to her developing an approved/accredited course about “How to Massage People with Dementia” in the UK. This is the first course of its kind in the UK.

In October 2012 Nicolle was awarded an “Excellence in Practice Award for Innovation” in London by The Federation of Holistic Therapists (FHT) for developing & delivering this course. She delivers training across the UK & provides bespoke packages in to fit in with the training needs of the organisations she works with. She conduct talks, seminars, workshops & presentations on a wide variety of health issues for organisations, particularly in her specialist field of dementia & regularly advises colleagues in her areas of expertise.

Nicolle regularly visit clients who live with dementia to administer integrated massage treatments which involve aromatherapy, validation therapy & reminiscence work. She also visits the local community hospital where people with mental health problems and/or learning difficulties are treated.

Nicolle produces her own brand of 100% natural aromatherapy products; TLC in a Bottle which includes a range, “Sense & Season” designed to encourage positive reminiscence, & further address mental, emotional, physical & core issues, especially for people living with dementia.

Nicolle worked for Outlook Southwest, travelling across Cornwall delivering information sessions to carers, friends, family & neighbours of people who live with dementia, giving practical tips regarding behaviours that challenge, communication, stress management as well as signposting to vital support services. This work also included supporting groups of carers, friends & family on how to use Cognitive Stimulation Therapy at home to help exercise loved one’s brains.

Nicolle also currently works part-time for the local Peninsula Community Health Trust who provides health services on behalf of the NHS. Working in the adult speech and language department she provides support to the therapists delivering services & support to enable clinical rehabilitation to people who have issues with speaking & swallowing.

Nicolle loves that all her roles overlap & enrich each other enabling her to deliver with passion & keep her approach fresh & exciting.
 

 


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What our students have said about Nicolle Mitchell

" Your course ‘massage for dementia’ was truly inspirational and has fuelled us in the creation of our new business, so this is an update on our progress in the last four months. "We have been massaging in one care home for a while now; massaging a few private patients weekly. Pip’s prior contacts in the ho...me, plus our weekly presence has opened up the opportunity to demonstrate our skills to the other residents, this we do in the form of a ‘pamper day’.The ‘pamper days’ are something we started before christmas at another care home, with great success. There, we arranged a meeting with the matron and activities manager and offered our service for a morning, free of charge. We had a huge response; which made the home, particularly the activities manager, the patients and ourselves look and feel superb! We now massage in that home each month with a minimum of 10 patients. We are currently in dialogue with a third home and will offer another pamper day with the aim of watching our business grow, one home at a time. Also, Pip through a spontaneous and somewhat random conversation with her G.P, enrolled her in the benefits of touch as a form of communication. The G. P. has asked for as many pamphlets and cards as we can provide. The pamphlets can make us known to more private patients and more importantly to relatives of patients, which can then gain us access to more care and private homes. It is extremely early days, however we are finding that if you can get yourself into a position of demonstrating what is possible with our therapy, enrolling others into your world inevitably follows. So thank you for teaching and inspiring us, and please share this with future therapists, the more that our out there doing our work, the more our work will flow." Victoria Brill, Mind Body and Soul Massage Therapy "
Submitted by Victoria Brill (Mar 10th 2014)

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