I have been practising as a Soft Tissue Therapist for the last 12 years and have treated people from all walks of life, of all ages and levels of fitness suffering with chronic, acute and sub-acute pain.
I believe that life is too short to spend it laid up and fed up. Most pain and most people, in my experience, respond well to tailored and targeted Soft Tissue Therapy such as massage, Emmett Technique and Active Isolated Stretching. (The soft tissues include muscles, tendons and fascia). Reducing or alleviating symptoms allows you to get back to full fitness and once you’ve been given the tools you need to keep yourself flexible, mobile and active there is no reason why you should not enjoy a full and active life long into your later years.
I love learning and am always reading and studying and incorporating uptodate research into my work. I recently attended an Integrating Science Course with Dr David Hamilton and am enjoying sharing his research on the mind/body connection, how kindness is cardioprotective and how changing your posture can change your mood. I qualified as an Emmett Practitioner in 2015 and have added this amazing technique into my treatments with fantastic results.
Before this, I worked in the theatre, taught drama in a secondary school and worked as a Colour and Style Consultant. I am passionate about the power of touch and run courses in relaxation massage in order to promote the benefit of nurturing touch to our health and well-being.
When I am not working I enjoy walking my dog, gardening, playing the violin and practising pilates – though not all at the same time!
Relevant Qualifications and Education
Diploma in Remedial Massage, Diploma in Indian Head Massage, Post Graduate Certificate in Education, Emmett Practitioner (EP4).
Advanced Neuromusculoskeletal anatomy (Year 1 Physiotherapy Degree, University of Cumbria), Active Isolated Stretching, Acupressure, Anatomy Trains (James Earls), Body Reading (James Earls), Advanced Massage Techniques (Western School of Massage), Fascinating Fascia (Robert Schleip), Electrotherapy in Tissue Repair (Dr Tim Watson), Myofascial Release (John Annan), Deep Tissue Release (Art Riggs), Orthomassage (James Waslaski), Scar Tissue Release, Hot Stone Massage.