03 September 2014
GCMT Officer Maggie Brooks-Carter  
Maggie Brooks-Carter
  Maggie Brooks-Carter DO RGN SMTO

Secretary

Maggie has been involved in the General Council for Massage Therapies since its inception in 1995. She is now Secretary having been Chair of the Ethics Committee in the past and also Chair of Communications.

Maggie qualified as a Registered General Nurse in 1972 and then as a result of nursing induced back pain discovered Osteopathy and then Massage Therapy!

On the path to this discovery, Maggie taught exercise classes, aerobic classes, instructed instructors in the USA, jogged many a kilometre and taught weight training in various gyms in the USA and Aberdeen.

Maggie trained in Swedish Massage, Remedial Massage, Manipulative Therapy and then Osteopathy where she met Nick Carter. They combined forces to form the Brooks-Carter Clinic, Scottish Massage Schools and the Scottish Massage Therapists Organisation (SMTO). Maggie and Nick did a lot of promotional work for Massage Therapy across Scotland, giving talks at Health Shows and on the radio. Indeed, they helped to bring this invaluable therapy to the public.

Maggie continues to practise as an Osteopath at Brooks-Carter Clinic in Aberdeen www.brookscarterclinic.co.uk where the emphasis of treatment is also on the importance of soft tissue/remedial massage work. Scottish Massage Schools continues under the ownership of Lorna Forrester.

Maggie is Chairman of the SMTO (after Nick Carter died in 2001) and continues to promote Massage Therapy at every opportunity both through the SMTO and the GCMT.

Maggie is also trained in Remedial Massage, Clinical Aromatherapy and Reflexology.

Qualifications and experience:

Remedial Massage 1985
Advanced Remedial Massage 1986
Manipulative Therapy 1988
Osteopathy 1992
Teaching qualifications City and Guilds 1993
Assessors qualifications City and Guilds 1994
Clinical Aromatherapy 1994
Reflexology 1995
Stress Management lectures BP 1995 – 1998 Aberdeen and Stavanger

Talks on Migraine, Back Pain, Ear problems, Osteopathy, Massage and Back Pain, Massage and Arthritis, Massage and ME, Massage and Health Maintenance, Face Massage and many more around Scotland at Health Shows and for local interest groups and local companies.

Lecturer on Anatomy, Physiology, Pathology, Biomechanics, Practice Management, Stress Management, Application of Swedish, Remedial, Sports, Advanced Remedial, Manipulative techniques on the many courses run by Scottish Massage Schools from 1992 to March 2011.

Lecturer at Napier University – Differential Diagnosis - 1997 – 1999.

Maggie continues as a Mentor to many Massage Therapists through the Scottish Massage Therapists Organisation and is always happy to discuss how Massage Therapy can help anyone who wants to contact her at info@scotmass.co.uk or through this GCMT website.

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