Dympna O’Brien is originally from a teaching background. She started training and practising massage in 1993, starting with Holistic Massage and then adding Thai Yoga Massage, Aromatherapy, Indian Head Massage, and Reiki, as well as lots of CPD workshops. She is also a Feng Shui Practitioner and an NLP (Neurolinguistic Programming) practitioner. She has a special interest in ‘language’ and its therapeutic impact in bodywork. Dympna has been facilitating massage courses and various workshops since 1995. She is co-founder of Quantum Metta School of Massage, based in London and Principal Tutor on the Thai Yoga Massage and Holistic Massage Diplomas. She is a member of the Massage Training Institute and The International Federation of Aromatherapists. Dympna is an examiner for Massage Diploma courses. She has taught bodywork courses internationally and been a workshop leader at trade shows and conferences within the complementary health sector. Apart from teaching, Dympna is a practising massage therapist and runs a successful practise in North-East London.