Ana Wilkinson BSc Hons, ITEC Dip, QTS, RMANM
Holistic Massage, Thai Massage, Lymph Massage
The Art of Being Present – Breema
Reiki Master Teacher
Holistic Massage and Thai Massage courses
Ever since stumbling upon a Thai Massage course among the hilltribes of Thailand in 2002, I have been amazed by the many benefits of massage – both through giving and receiving. Instantly hooked, this started my journey of training and practicing internationally, combining my love of therapeutic treatments with my love of travel.
Training both in Thailand and then in New Zealand, with the renowned Thai Massage teacher Asokananda, who founded the intenationally recognised Sunshine Network, I developed first as an advanced practitioner and later in Therapeutic Thai Massage.
I soon realised that my passion was in giving treatments to people, and watching them transform and grow both physically and mentally as their treatments continued. I stayed in New Zealand for 2 years, working at a hot springs therapeutic centre. Wishing to learn more skills and to develop as a therapist, I trained in Holistic and Sports Massage. Later, back in the UK, I went on to further deepen my practice in Holistic Massage through more extensive training at the Wilbury School of Massage in Brighton.
Still travelling, and still thirsty to learn, my journey with Breema started in 2004 in California. I experienced an immediate connection with this deeply healing and centering bodywork, which appeared to combine the nurturing energy of Reiki with the creativity and movement of Thai Massage. I stayed in California for the next 4 years attending as many weekly classes and intensives at the Breema Center as I could.
Having practised Reiki since first being initiated in 2003, I completed my Reiki Master Teacher Level in 2015 and currently offer Reiki Level 1 & 2 attunements. I greatly enjoy feeling the Reiki energy flow whatever treatment I am giving!
Whilst in the US I began assisting Kripalu Meditative Massage courses at Kripalu Yoga Centre, Massachusetts. Here my love of passing on my knowledge and experience to others, and watching them blossom and take flight was born. I returned to Thailand, and assisted Thai Massage courses back in the same village I had trained in. After many years of gaining more experience and practise, I found myself teaching workshops in Holistic Massage and Thai Massage, as well as becoming a qualified teacher.
Now I am (finally!) settled in Suffolk, I am enjoying having the time and energy to focus on branching out into certified practitioner training in both Holistic Massage and Thai Massage courses, as well as establishing Kundalini Yoga classes.