As a specialist in the field of dementia and massage

Nicolle Mitchell

Training for therapists, dementia professionals and carers in
how to Massage Persons Living with Dementia

Massage for Dementia

Massage and nurturing touch-based training approved and accredited at National Level with the FHT. This training provides specialist skills and opportunities to qualified therapists, as well as providing nurturing touch skills to dementia specialists and carers (professional and friends or family) who come into contact with persons who live with dementia.

Nicolle believes a holistic, person centred, nurturing approach which focuses on realtionships, can pre-empt behaviours which we find challenging and, with a multi-faceted approach, lead to a more fulfilling life, as well as create a welcoming home and workplace.

As part of her belief in connecting people in her community Nicolle provides collaborative, bespoke services which unite people in improving connection, reducing isolation and enriching lives.

Combining compassionate communication with the power of positive touch Nicolle helps people build profound connections which enhance mental, emotional & social wellbeing. This in turn improves physical health.

In addition to dementia training courses Nicolle offers massage treatments in Cornwall in her clinic and wider community.

Engaging with people on their terms through positive touch and with dignity.


A FREE webinar for parents, carers & guardians and anyone interested in how Touch can impact our mental health.
Grab a cuppa & join Jacqui Shankly & I as we chat about how positive touch nourishes our inner us throughout our life. We explore how we can suffer with “touch starvation” and how we can use touch in little doses across the day to fulfill basic human needs especially with our children. We reflect on how COVID19 has highlighted our need for meaningful touch in our lives & how we need to maximise creating those opportunities for loving touch day to day to help minimise those behaviours which we find tricky.
Simply sign up to this FREE pre-recorded webinar with some playful tips we can use to help develop healthy minds & bodies, healthy hearts & relationships – for life.
“It only takes 20 seconds…”
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About Nicolle Mitchell

Hello my name is Nicolle and I’ve practiced massage since 1998. I have a clinic in Cornwall where all are welcome to experience the benefits of my holistic and integrated approach to massage and wellbeing.

Before I became a therapist, I worked therapeutically with children and young people who had experienced trauma, so it seemed a natural progression for me to qualify in therapy. This still influences my work today in my commitment to remaining trauma informed and passing that on through my training.

When an opportunity arose earlier in my career to treat persons living with dementia I wanted to develop my knowledge further to support them more fully. Finding no courses in my field I developed one; “Massaging Persons Living with Dementia”, the first course of its kind in the UK. My work has received recognition within my profession from a number of organisations including the Federation of Holistic Therapists for excellence in innovation.

I regularly visit clients who live with dementia to administer integrated massage treatments which involve aromatherapy and other creative therapeutic approaches.

I work part-time for the NHS in the adult speech and language department as a therapy assistant providing support to enable clinical rehabilitation to people who have issues with speaking and swallowing.

On a personal level, I love spending time on our land nurturing a very young food forest, embracing the permaculture principles, “Earth care, People Care, Fair Share”.

I find joy in all aspects of my life, each enriching the other to deliver with passion and keep my approach fresh and exciting.

Although there are courses to help you learn how to massage persons with special needs, I discovered that there were no courses specifically for teaching me how to massage persons who live with dementia.


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Margaret Atwood

Touch comes before sight, before speech. It is the first language and the last, and it always tells the truth.

The Little Massage Clinic

Nicolle Mitchell I.T.E.C. Dip, MFHT
Holistic Massage Consultant and Trainer
FHT Excellence in Practice –
Innovation Award Winner


Telephone: 07899 944650 (answerphone when busy, do leave a message)


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