Mary Atkinson

Amy with Mary Atkinson

Mary Atkinson

Thank you for visiting my page, Mary Atkinson – Complementary Therapist. I’m now using my years of experience in the complementary therapy business to encourage others in this rewarding career. I’m still involved in special projects, find details here of my latest activities.

Mary Atkinson, Author

My book are available in libraries, on Amazon and through other retail outlets. Visit my Book Shop

Indian Head Massage Community

I am so delighted to be co-founder, with Amy Taylor, of this supportive inclusive community of over 1,500 IHM practitioners. We have an Indian Head Massage Community Website and Facebook Community.  Our vibrant community is full of inspiring posts sharing ideas, tips, techniques, experiences, and questions about Indian Head Massage. We hold community seminars so join our Facebook Community for all the latest news.

Mary Atkinson’s FHT Indian Head Massage Diploma

This wonderful popular three day FHT accredited course is now taught by my approved colleagues. Become an Indian Head Massage therapist and enhance or change your career. My Indian Head Massage Diploma is now being taught by Amy Taylor and Bridget Prusik. Both are experienced therapists and tutors, with whom I have worked with for many years. Amy and Bridget offer their individual styles to the course and are practiced in advanced Indian Head Massage under my guidance.

Amy Taylor is the clinical director of Purple Turtle Therapy in Brighton. She has been a therapist for 20 years and teaching for 18 years, including at her own Purple Turtle Academy. Passionate about the benefits of Indian Head Massage, Amy  is focused on Anatomy and Physiology and experienced in running a successful therapy business. For Indian Head Massage training in Brighton or by arrangement, anywhere in the UK, visit our Purple Turtle Academy Training page.

Bridget Prusik at Sea Holly Therapies in North Cornwall. Bridget is very experienced, she has worked for many years in Hospice and Palliative Care. Her teachings are holistic, energy focused and she makes learning fun as well as informative in a very beautiful location. Join Bridget in Cornwall. Visit her website for more information.

The Story Massage Programme

I am the co-founder of the Story Massage Programme, an international award-winning combination of massage strokes and storytelling. For more details of online training and resources visit The Story Massage Programme

Inspiring Your Potential

Training Courses and Workshops



Purple Turtle Academy training courses Brighton offers individual private Couples Massage Workshops. Learn massage techniques on each other to use at home.

The Pregnancy Massage Workshop teaches you how to support the Mum-to-be safely with techniques to use in Pregnancy and labour.

Hire our venue for workshops and events for groups and individual training.

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Already qualified but want to add new skills to your CV and increase your client base? The Purple Turtle Academy provides inspiring fully Accredited CPD Courses to develop skills, advance your business and enhance your career.

Career saving Hands Free Deep Tissue Massage Courses and career enhancing Organic Facials, Pregnancy Courses and Indian Head Massage and more.

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Purple Turtle Classes Brighton includes our weekly Belly Dancing Class. Frequent Workshops and Classes in Yoga, Pilates, Gong Sound Baths and more.

Looking for a venue? Centrally located in Brighton’s famous North Laine district, the Grand Studio is available for evening, day hire and weekend hire. A beautiful versatile venue for your class, course or workshop. Private hire for events available.

Purple Turtle Classes Brighton includes Belly Dancing and more. Looking for a venue?

Centrally located in North Laine, Brighton, the Grand Studio is available for evening, day hire and weekend hire.

A perfect venue for your class, course, workshop or event.

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