We love all things massage, and know for sure how powerful it is in reducing stress and promoting health and well-being. Learning massage is a journey of discovery, of connection and positivity. It’ll be a privilege to be part of your journey. Let’s change the world one massage at a time.


Quantum refers to ‘energy’ – pockets of energy – and all life is energy, seen and unseen.
Metta means ‘loving kindness’ and sums up a lot of things we believe in and want to manifest through who we are and the work we do.

So Quantum Metta is the energy of love and kindness.

To be kind and loving in our intentions and in our actions is a way of making a contribution and difference in our world. Gandhi said, “Be the change you seek in the world.”

What’s great is that we all get to choose who we’re going to be every day. We wholeheartedly recommend choosing to make positive connections with others… give a massage or a hug, smile, have fun, make someone’s day, show support, share time and skills and gifts, look for the best in yourself and others… be creative. We’ve noticed that the more you do it, the better you feel… and what’s more, it’s catching. It seems to be the case that you get what you focus on. The energy moves outwards in ever increasing circles… and others join in!



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 an NLP (Neurolinguistic Programming) practitioner. She loves teaching and learning and has a special interest in ‘language’ and its therapeutic impact. Dympna has been facilitating massage courses and various workshops for hundreds of years (time flies when you’re having fun) and teaches using accelerated learning principles. She is co-founder of Quantum Metta and Principal Tutor on our Thai Yoga Massage and Holistic Massage Diplomas. Apart from teaching, massaging clients and running QM, Dympna loves to read – especially stuff to do with the mind, body, spirit.

Her claim to fame is she can write backwards and has run a marathon – forwards!

Doreen Uzice has been practising massage since 1993, continuing further training in aromatherapy, Indian head massage, Sports Injuries and massage, reiki, acupressure, Thai yoga massage, NLP, brain-friendly learning and loads of CPD workshops. She started teaching fairly soon after qualifying (nothing quite like jumping in the deep end), and fortunately had a career in management training and development in a former life. Having co-founded Quantum Metta School of Massage in 2003 she now spends her time teaching, practising massage, writing and chatting. Doreen’s the principal tutor of our Aromatherapy and Holistic Massage courses. She also teaches on the Thai Yoga Massage, Sports massage and Indian Head Massage courses. She’s an examiner for the IFA (International Federation of Aromatherapists), and was on the IFA Council for four years, the last two of which she served as Chair of Education. Doreen also teaches and practises Chi Kung and has studied on an advanced course in Chi Kung.

She loves to run, practise Wing Chun, bake and play saxophone…but not all at the same time.

Karen Yarnell started as a massage practitioner in 1997. She had previously had a career in retail management. Since then, Karen has gone on to train in Aromatherapy, Bowen Technique, Indian Head Massage, Reiki, Sports Massage and Thermal Stone Therapy as well as a variety of CPD workshops. She feels her broad skill base supports her in really meeting her clients’ needs and keeps life interesting.

As well as working as a therapist, teacher of anatomy, physiology and pathology and massage courses including Stone Therapy, Karen is also an examiner for the Massage Training Institute and an assessor and internal verifier for City & Guilds and Vocational Training Charitable Trust.

The one thing Karen could never do without is her diary, it tells her which part of the country she is supposed to be and when!

Alan Rowe started off his training 10 years ago, first qualifying as a Massage Therapist and then in Sports and Remedial Massage, and set up a clinic soon after. His thirst for knowledge led him to train as an osteopath, fully qualifying in 2009. He has a teaching qualification and has been teaching massage for 8 years. He owns a multidisciplinary clinic in Croydon. He was the team ‘physio’ for Crystal Palace ladies football club for five seasons. He has treated professional skiers, semi-professional triathletes, body builders and personal trainers, as well as patients ranging from 13-85 years with a wide range of conditions.

He has a passion for skiing and he is a qualified BASI level 2 ski instructor. When he gets the chance, he loves travelling and watching films.

Margaret Pawlaczyk-Karlinski is an experienced aromatherapist and teacher, having qualified in aromatherapy in the early 90s. She specialises in the chemistry and botany of essential oils.
Her enthusiasm and passion for aromatherapy is infectious and most of her holidays are spent exploring aromatic plants.