Member of the Federation of Holistic Therapists.
BTEC 6 Dip
Back in 2000 I completed an ITEC diploma in Anatomy, Physiology and Massage. After completing an on site massage qualification and growing my business to incorporate this, I found that as nice as my massage was it was not enough to help people in chronic pain. By chance I discovered Jing Advanced Massage Institute in Brighton, now one of the UK's leading massage schools and embarked upon many short courses over the next decade, all aimed at decreasing pain and increasing range of motion. Fusing these techniques into my practice enabled me to help more people with chronic pain conditions. I completed a BTEC level 6 in Advanced Clinical and Sports Massage in 2016, the only degree level course in the country and went on to do a year's diploma in TMJ Therapy (Temporomandibular joint dysfunction).
I work with a wide range of people with different lifestyles, addressing all kinds of conditions ranging from sporting injuries to work and posture related stress, tailoring each treatment to the needs of the individual.
I am passionate about what I do and strive to offer the very best in massage therapy.
Using a number of advanced massage techniques such as; deep tissue, trigger point therapy, myofascial release along with functional exercises, stretches and home care advice, I aim to free the body of tension and stress resulting in ease of movement, better posture and improved flexibility. Whether from injury, over work or just to relax.
Clinical Massage can help with all kinds of pain conditions:
Long term pain from headaches, low back pain, carpel tunnel, strains and sprains, TMJ, sciatica, knee pain, plantar fasciitis, frozen shoulder, as well as more complex conditions like IBS, fibromyalgia, pelvic pain, asthma and pain that is persistent but has no diagnosis, despite medical testing.
The body’s fascial system is a complex web of connective tissue that runs concurrently from head to toe, enveloping organs and muscles, supporting and allowing freedom of movement when healthy. Injuries, work related, postural and emotional stress cause fascia to become dry and stuck, causing pain and dysfunction.
I use a variety of fascial techniques to address restrictions such as skin rolling, rolfing and cross fibre friction to soften and release thus restoring healthy tissues.
I aim to treat common pain conditions in 1-6 weekly treatments after which maintenance treatments every month, or whatever suits can be applied as part of a health care routine. More complex issues require a longer treatment plan. Sometimes benefits are gained over a period of time, often revealing un addressed symptoms as we go a long.
A consultation involves medical history taking, postural assessment, general lifestyle discussion and an outcome based treatment.
To maximise the benefits, I offer advanced stretches and home care advice.
I work with clients to determine the root cause of pain, rather than just alleviating symptoms and aim to treat imbalances, restoring full function. I am not an advocate of ‘’ no pain no gain’’ and work within a client's pain threshold.