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Ruth Mansell Ryan
(603) 534 2023
10 Vaughan Mall
Suite 207A
Portsmouth, NH 03801
I was born and raised in the UK and took my bachelors degree in Education and Fine Arts. Then I was blessed to live and work abroad as a teacher in international schools in Bahrain, Shanghai, Taiwan, Hong Kong twice, Vietnam and Turkey. Living internationally was an education in itself and so enriching. I have a postgraduate diploma in TESOL (Teaching English to speakers of other languages) in which I specialized in immersion education.

After having two wonderful children and really feeling the need to "settle down" my family came to Seacoast NH and I was able to take the training required to pass national and state tests to become a massage therapist. Travelling around the world had allowed me to sample many good and not so good massages and I wanted to translate my experience to help others achieve their massage goals.

Teaching seems to be a common theme to my life because not only do I have my own massage therapy practice but I have also been an instructor of massage. I have taught classes in Deep Tissue and Neuromuscular Massage, Kinesiology, Nutrition, Hydrotherapy as well as Business and Marketing for massage therapists.

I feel lucky to be doing something I really enjoy and to be keeping the standards of massage high. To that end I am constantly learning new aspects of massage. Some of the courses I have taken are;

2014,  Craniosacral therapy, level 1
2013,  Craniosacral Therapy, level 1
2013,  Ethics and boundaries
2012,  Myo-Neurofascial Mobilization of the Cervical Spine
2012,  Adult, Child and Infant CPR
2012,  First Aid
2011,  Assessment and Treatment of Lower Back Pain
2011,  Reiki, level 2
2010,  Ethics and Professionalism
2010,  First Aid
2009,  Lynphatic Drainage
2008,  Reiki, level 1
2006,  Pregnancy and Postpartum Massage
2005,  Thai Massage, level 1
2005,  Thai Reflexology
2004,  Cadaver workshop: Hand, Wrist and Elbow
2004,  770 hour Massage Therapy Program