Julie in Belfast (Northern Ireland), United Kingdom
Born in Germany, I moved to Belfast in 1997 to embark on an English Literature degree, which I completed in June 2000.
I started my journey of becoming a Massage Therapist in 2004, with a qualification in Indian Head Massage.
In 2006 I graduated from the Belfast Institute of Further and Higher Education in Swedish Massage, Anatomy & Physiology and in 2007 with a Diploma in Body Massage.
In 2014 I enrolled on a massage training course in Advanced Clinical Massage Therapy with the prestigious JING Institute in Brighton, England.
I am currently a second year student on a degree level qualification (BTEC Level 6 – the highest massage qualification available in the UK to date) in Clinical and Sports Massage with the same training provider.
My approach to massage is mindful; I pride myself in working with a careful, listening touch, allowing the body to open and heal at its own pace. I now offer outcome based treatments for long-term chronic pain issues, as well as injuries, and stress related conditions to my clients, as well as injury prevention and post event recovery for the more active. I feel deeply honoured and grateful to work with touch therapies and help improve people’s quality of life and induce a sense of complete wellbeing.
I have been in private practice since 2006. Being a member of the Federation of Holistic Therapists, I regularly engage in CPD training and have post-graduate certificates in Deep Tissue Massage, Massage for people living with cancer (Gayle McDonald course), Seated Acupressure and Holistic Facials.
I am growing ever more passionate about bodywork and have also completed a certificate in Advanced Myofascial Release Techniques, using indirect and structural approaches to facilitate re-balancing and healing of the body.
I have also been working with Reiki Healing for 15 years and feel that I am extremely well placed to offer specialist therapeutic bodywork treatments, completely tailored to the individual. I combine all my skills to create a unique style of massage that is highly enjoyable and effective in delivering results.
I love movement and am a passionate yoga student in my spare time and have been practicing meditation for over 12 years.
“Jeff Wayne has really taken to all the massage’s he had so far from your team. Roland in Cardiff was great / Jeff and Jason Donovan both had massage’s from him and both said how good he was.
Tour Manager” War of the Worlds Tour manager Neil B.
“"Once again, Dr Dots comes thru! Thanks!"” Victor Wooten PM/TM Jack T.
“Lars (Stockholm Dotbot) took care of the band-members and left all in awe!
He provided a table, towels etc which made it very easy to work with.
Very on point and definitely made for an amazing show at night - thank you again!
Romi (Prague Dotbot) came by, arrived early, was very well prepped (had her own table, scented candles, oils, towels) and had the brightest smile we'd seen in days!
She took care of the band-members who all were left amazed and startled by her touch ;)
Thanks Romana, def will hit you up next time round.
Tour Manager - Ben Howard” Martijn Tour Manager - Ben Howard
Ms. Krall is thrilled over the service she's been getting and it looks like we'll be booking many more dates"” Diana Krall TM Maria
“Rachelle = no more muscle spasms…… You both are my heroes. The rest of the crew is complete agreement.
Tom H” Three Dog Night TM Tom H.
“"Dr. Dot really is just the best and saves me so much time hunting for (good) massage therapists for whole mornings!"” Sarah, the Wombats
“We love Dr. Dot and her entire team. It's so nice to know that we can get a massage in any city! Traveling can be uncomfortable and her team really helps us out on the road. I would hate to tour without them!” Erin - Tour Manager (Pat Benatar)
“Thank you for all the great therapy over the touring year. I appreciate your professional staff and look forward to working with them again soon.” Steve Miller
Also.. The person that came out to our Chicago show (Ali) was amazing, and because of her i decided to look into getting more book for the tour.
Nightwish - Tour Mg” Nightwish Tour Manager Roger
“I just wanted to say thanks for another great tour. Your folks were, per usual, wonderful. You provide a great service, and I appreciate it.” Manager of Everlast
“Dr. Dot is a life saver on tour.” Rikki Rockett - Drummer of Poison
“Dr. DOT is the best. She has this ability to relate to everyone somehow and is so passionate about massage, what other boss do you know comes out and does massage, obviously she only hires the best.” Jeremy (Bassist of Paramore)
“"We really like Denise (Boston Dotbot) she does a great job in Mass.... Of course all the therapists have been great on this run" Jan. 2014” Gipsy Kings TM John
“"Thanks for sorting today. Dan ( Dan Haggis (drums, percussion, keyboard and backing vocals) said it was one of the best massage's he's ever had. S." ” Wombats Manager
“Thanks so much for your help!!! We will be in touch for future tours!” Susan, Casting Crowns Tour Manager
“Thank you for always being able to get people here quickly. It has been a big help.” Matthew - Production Coordinator (Lady Gaga)
“I am amazed at how efficient your team is. Bravo!” Helen PMA Lady Gaga tour
“"I have always used her people and they are great.
Simon"” Simon S., Roger Waters Tour Manager
“ "The bots this tour have all been awesome and made everyone
have a better time." Sam” Edward Sharp and the magnetic Zero's
“Thanks a lot for your help along the way!” Sherri - Production Coordinator (Mannheim Steamroller)
“"Thank you so much. The band was very happy and it was great to have someone show up with such short notice." ” Odd Future manager
“To Whom It May Concern:
I have been touring for about 22 years with many different bands (Dave Matthews, Tracy Chapman, Primus, etc etc...)
The masseuse I had today for The Weepies show at The State Room in SLC, Danielle, was perhaps one of the best I have ever had.
Everything from her disposition to her skills. My entire band and crew adored her.
I felt it was important to tell how amazing this woman was, and how she brightened our day.
Manager – The Weepies” Brett, Manager – The Weepies
“"Heather (Seattle) was awesome...Pain is down from a 9 to about a 2 or 3. By far, one of the best massages I have ever gotten. As usual, you and your Bots rock!"” Van Halen Tour Management Mike. M
“"We were absolutely delighted with your service- very many thanks.
Simon"” Perfume (Japanese Band)
“"Very pleased with the service, cheers Dot"” Overtones Tour manager
“The Dot Bots are awesome. I send one email and one magically appears no matter where we are in the country.” Demun - Singer of Rehab
“"They were very pleased, excellent job. Thanks again"” Empire of the Sun TM Tim
“Thank you for your service and follow up” Diana Krall TM Maria
“"thanks a lot for your help during our tours"” Zucchero tour manager Laura
“"My guys were very pleased. Thanks for pulling through last minute"” Manchester Orchestra TM Nate