Story: Dave Havard
Burngreave resident Arwa Havard has started a new business that could benefit many local people. She is running relaxation classes for groups and therapeutic massage for women.
Arwa has already done 10 sessions at the Furnival with the Burngreave Women's Health Network. Iman who attended there said, "I went to many physiotherapists, none of them could help me lift my arm until I came to Arwa's group." Fatima Musa who organises the group says, "The women really enjoyed it and we are trying to get funding for more sessions."
In her classes, participants learn techniques for relaxation and self massage that they can use at home. The technique is suitable for people of all ages and conditions, particularly for elderly people and those with low blood pressure. Arwa was trained in Palestine by an Italian peace group who wanted to teach Palestinians skills to help them cope with occupation.
Since coming to Sheffield a year ago Arwa has been training with the highly respected massage trainer Vicky Gaughan at the Sheffield Centre for Massage Training, to gain a UK diploma in massage. Vicky said, "Arwa is a dedicated student and has already gained experience with members of the public through our student clinics and a placement in Palestine."
Arwa is now running group sessions at the Ashram Studio on Hallcar St. She is available for women's massages there too. Contact Arwa on 07532 329 723.
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