Maria’s Media Contributions

Maria has written several articles. A variety of magazines and several major newspapers, have interviewed her over the past 25+ years.

Daily Mail - China-in-hands

“China in her hands” by Jane Alexander
Daily Mail 1995  – Tui Na
Jane Alexander on “Ancient massage that will rock and roll away your pain”.

Daily Express - Chinese Special

“Chinese Special that Grabbed Gwyneth” By Lucy Miller
Daily Express June 2003 – Tui Na
Oscar winner Gywneth Paltrow enjoys Tui Na massage.

You Magazine - How to mend a broken Heart

“How to Mend a Broken Heart”  –  Acupuncture  by Sarah Stacey
You magazine April 2003 
Sarah Stacey investigates your health problems. Acupuncture can help with emotional as well as physical pain.

Daily Mail -Press to Destress

Press to Destress for Emotions– Acupuncture/acupressure by Jane Alexander
Daily Mail, August 1996
A new way to help you heal heartache, anger, fear and depression – by Jane Alexander.

Essential Family Touch - by Jerome Burne. You Magazine. Ultimate Heath

 The Essential Family Touch-Tui Na by Jerome Burne
 You Magazine – Ultimate Health, February 11
Maria and Trevor Mercati’s children know just how to rub mum and dad up the right way – with a good massage.

Gloucestershire Echo Chinese Wisdom

Ancient medicine inspires family to spread the word  – Tui Na
Gloucestershire Echo – 2001
Chinese wisdom is being spread across the western world thanks to one Cheltenham woman. Owen Adams found out how an ancient form of massage changed the life of Maria Mercati and her family.

Sir Paul McCartney - Tui Na & Indonesian massage

“I can’t keep my Hands off the Stars” – Tui Na & Indonesian Massage
TV Quick 2001
Working as a masseuse at the exclusive Caribbean island resort of Parrot Cay, Danella Mercati spent her days easing away the stress of A-list celebs…

Limited Edition, September 2001 – Tui Na
Pressing away the pain
Claire Bourke tries out the ancient healing massage technique of Tui Na.

Vogue magazine - Treatment of the month

Vogue May 2001 –  Chinese, Indonesian and Thai massage techniques
Treatment of the Month  
Gina Mercati of Bodyharmonics promotes healing with a unique combination of massage treatments…

The Daily Telegraph - Fending off February's ills

Fending off February’s ills–  Tui Na, Thai & Indonesian massage by Christine Doyle
Daily Telegraph, 1996 
This time of year is a low spot for most people – but remedies are at hand. Christine Doyle finds ways to stay fit.

Marie Claire - More than a massage

 More than a Massage -Thai Massage  by Lisa McCannon
 Marie Claire, Nov 2000
Lisa McCannon takes a look at the new wave of masseurs. Fresh approaches to massage are taking off in Britain.

Daily Express-Massages from around the globe

Daily Express, September 2003
Massages From Around The Globe
“Joyce Walter discovers some of the exotic massages available in the UK and finds out how you can follow their healing principles in the comfort of your own home.