About

Hello! My name is Petrina and I’m your massage therapist here at Sravayatti Holistic Therapies.

MY BACKGROUND

My working life started off in the global corporate world and took in experiences across nearly every industry under the sun – biochemistry, economics, finance & accounting, and most recently technical IT. I once lived a life of rigid, process-oriented structure, tied to my desk and to a schedule dictated by someone else. Now I’ve left that world to pursue my heart’s calling to bring the physically restorative and spiritually expansive benefits of massage to as many people around the world as I can.

Alongside my corporate career, I built a parallel career in the holistic and wellbeing industry at the now very much missed Relaxation Centre. The Relax, as it was sometimes affectionately called, was a consistent golden thread through my corporate years. I spent just over 10 years working there as a Duty Manager. My experiences there taught me what it means to receive compassionate total acceptance. All the life teachings that I was privileged to receive and observe there were overwhelmingly instrumental in opening my awareness and forging who I am today. It was a very special place indeed.

Ultimately, I chose to follow this golden thread to a way of living that now allows me to express my spiritual values of space, freedom, dynamism, and conscious, intelligent nourishment of my total being. These are the same qualities that I seek to bring to the treatment space that you and I will create together.

MY TRAINING

At the end of 2013, (while holding both my corporate and Relax job at the same time!) I completed my Holistic Massage training at the prestigious Bristol College of Massage and Bodywork (BCMB). I also hold a degree in BSc (Hons) Biochemistry with Medical Biochemistry from the University of Bristol. Somewhere in between, I also picked up a BSc in Economics from the University of Bath.

Ever the eternal student, I regularly attend CPD trainings and professional supervision sessions. As I’ve grown in experience and technical ability, and also as a person, my massage work has organically developed towards a much more targeted, precise, and remedially-focused way of working This means that I’m no longer interested in simply helping you just “relax”. I look to help you address specific musculoskeletal concerns and get you back to greater ease of movement.

I’m endlessly fascinated by new research that is continually published about the human body and I get totally lit up by learning the specifics of the frequently used phrase “it’s all connected”.

I’m a current student of myofascial meridians from Tom Myers’ school, Anatomy Trains, and I follow the work of Gary Ward of Anatomy in Motion. In my personal life, I rather frequently get friends telling me I should have either trained as an osteopath or as a psychotherapist. Maybe one day….

WHO I SERVE

My clients come from a wide range of lifestyles, backgrounds, and states of health, from the very fit and active to those who are working with varying degrees of compromised health. I’ve also had the privilege of working with elite martial arts stunt crews such as Cascade Demo Team in Paris and London, who in my opinion inspire with their full embodiment of energetic, creative flow. My work has taken me as far afield as Tuscany, Italy, and the Algerian Sahara, where I helped the staff of an up and coming spa hotel to experience world class massage treatments.

I look forward to the honour of creating with you a treatment that helps awaken you to the amazing wonder of who you are and allows you to return to your flow, wherever you may be in the world.

Petrina Yeoh, BSc MTI