Holistic Massage

Research continues to underline how vital touch is to both our mental and physical well-being and it’s cathartic power to promote emotional as well as physical release. As a consequence, the medical community is now embracing progressive massage treatments which are becoming a fundamental part of hospice care and are currently incorporated into many hospitals to assist post-operative recovery.

The benefits of massage are wide-ranging including easing depression and anxiety, lower back pain, physical fatigue and stress, improving circulation and encouraging an overall sense of well-being.



Tansy Bateman

Massage Therapist
I am a fully qualified Massage Therapist and Reiki Level ll practitioner. Having had a life-long interest in complementary therapies and natural healing, I trained in Holistic Massage in London in 2006. Massage and Reiki became my sanctuary in a fast paced world and I am grateful for the opportunity to pass on the sense of peace, relaxation and therapeutic benefits they offer. Here in Wantage I trained in Warm Bamboo Massage, and find that the gently heated bamboo sticks promote wonderful, total relaxation whilst also giving me the option to work more deeply with less strain to the hands. Tansy has the following qualifications:

  • ITEC Diploma in Holistic Massage, Anatomy & Physiology
  • Usui System of Natural Healing – Reiki Level ll Practitioner
  • Como Centre Wantage – Diploma in Warm Bamboo Massage

I live in Wantage with my partner and two young children. Outside of work I love to sing, read and practice yoga and Pilates. Before becoming a massage therapist, I worked for a national charity, crisis counselling and providing support services for women and men with breast cancer. I have always been passionate about working in a person-centered way to support people’s physical, mental and emotional health.

Tansy offers a variety of bodywork techniques.

    • Holistic & Therapeutic Massage (including Deep Tissue Massage)
    • Warm Bamboo Massage
    • Reiki


Warm Bamboo Massage

The technique of using warm bamboo for massage therapy is relatively new, although bamboo has been revered for centuries in China, where the wood of the bamboo tree symbolises strength, growth and flexibility due to its ability to grow up to 10 metres in a month. When gently warmed, the different lengths of smooth bamboo are integrated into a flowing Swedish massage, which can also incorporate deep tissue and lymphatic drainage techniques. While utilising heat in a similar way to hot stone massage, bamboo holds the heat longer than hot stones do. As the soothing heat penetrates the muscles it triggers the body’s automatic relaxation response, making it easier to access areas of underlying tension. Further benefits of Warm Bamboo Massage include improving skin tone, circulation and removal of toxins, increasing joint and muscle flexibility, improving sports performance and healing time for injuries, increasing vitality and promoting a deep sense of calm and well-being.


All appointments are £40 per hour.

Call Wantage NTC on 01235 760079 to arrange an appointment with Tansy at the Wantage NTC.

Or you can contact Tansy direct on:

Mob: 07967 498626