Max Watkins

Offering Tui Na Massage, Qigong Classes and Tai Chi Classes

My interest in holistic health began in the mid 90s when I started practicing qigong.

In 2001 I came across The Energy Arts School of Tai chi, qigong and Taoist meditation. I have enjoyed continual training in this system with the principle teacher Bruce Frantzis and many of his senior instructors around the UK. In 2011 I qualified as a Wu Style tai chi instructor with Energy Arts and have been teaching qigong energy exercise and tai chi classes at The Isbourne since then. At that same time around I became a student of Geshe Kelsang Gyatso, Buddhist meditation master, and enjoyed continual training in Buddhist meditation with the New Kadampa Tradition, regularly attending retreats and so forth around the world. This lead to me becoming a Buddhist meditation teacher and I currently teach a weekly class at Akanishta Kadampa Buddhist Centre in Cheltenham.

I am also a Tui Na Massage Practitioner. Having developed my own health with qigong I wanted to help others and so I studied with Body Harmonics in 2001 and since then I have helped many people with the healing power of Tui Na massage, the massage branch of traditional Chinese medicine. I am a therapist at The Isbourne Centre as well as having my own purpose built massage studio at home in Prestbury.

I have enjoyed many years of self-development and now have a real taste of our capacity for health and happiness. I thoroughly enjoy helping others realise their potential through qigong, tai chi, meditation and the healing touch of Tui Na massage. I'm continually fascinated how movement, meditation and massage have a synergy that is developing all the time and I look forward to many fruitful years ahead for both myself and others.