I have completed extensive postgraduate training at the Jing Institute of Advanced Massage & Training, and hold a BTEC Level 6 Diploma in Advanced Clinical and Sports Massage, the highest recognized qualification for massage in the UK. I hold a Level 2 NeuroKinetic Therapy ® Practitioner certificate as well as Level 2 Craniosacral Therapy through the Upledger Institute. I am a member of the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC), the UK regulator for complementary healthcare practitioners.
Becoming a massage therapist evolved after working in a highly pressurized environment where long hours, ever-increasing targets and an attitude where ‘you can always do better’ made me so stressed that I knew I had to do something to change things. I began to receive massage treatment myself on a regular basis, and I soon noticed positive changes. The long term benefits were astounding, as the reduced stress meant my concentration was better, I could get an uninterrupted night’s sleep, and overall I felt much calmer and happier. I ultimately decided I wanted to help others benefit as well. As a keen runner my reasons for my own treatment have changed, but regular bodywork sessions remain an integral part of my life.
Early on in my training I quickly became intrigued by the complex design and function of the human body, and particularly those techniques which aimed to help clients with their pain. I love my job, and the more I learn about the human body the more fascinated I become, which is why I am very focused on my own professional development, regularly updating and reviewing existing skills and always seeking new ones to help enhance the treatments I can provide to give the most benefit possible.
I tailor each treatment to your individual requirements, based on a thorough medical consultation which will usually involve postural and biomechanical assessment. This initial consultation will help decide which type of treatment would be most suitable to help you get the most benefit out of your session.