Massage is an art in which I’m able to lose both myself and my client to the dance like flow of the strokes. It’s the pulling together of the skills I have learned, my intuitive listening touch and 16 years experience so as to treat in a holistic/therapeutic and creative way.
I have a passion for learning and undertake continual professional development in the form of courses and my own private study. Through my work I continue to hone my skills and refine my touch so as to be the best massage therapist I can for my clients.
When I’m not massaging I enjoy spending time with my family, my cat and my plants, traveling to new places, dancing, running, drinking wine and dabbling in interior design.
16 years practice
I first got into massage when my daughter was a toddler and I enrolled on an Indian head massage course. I’d never had experience of massage before but I really took to it. I loved working on the public and seeing the instant benefits of reduced stress, relaxed muscles and inner calm.
My tutor told me that I had a good touch and that I should run with it and this is what I’ve done! I was quick to rent a therapy room which I shared with other therapists and it was here that I cut my teeth massaging upper back, head, neck and shoulders on a complete cross section of the public.
It was a natural progression to want to learn and practice Swedish, hot stone work and pregnancy massage as well as reflexology, aromatherapy and table Thai. Then in wanting to further help clients with chronic soft tissue pain and injury I went on to qualify in advanced clinical massage and more recently myofascial release.
My back ground
I’ve always had an interest in a more holistic approach to health. My first job at 16 was working in a friends health shop and It was here that I learnt about nutrition, herbs and supplements. Years later I returned to these roots and gained a diploma in nutritional therapy.
Over the years I’ve maintained a regular yoga practice which has taught me a lot about the body in terms of alignment and the correcting of muscle imbalances.
Although massage is where my strength lies, I am able to offer nutritional/supplement advice and recommend/demonstrate yoga poses that I feel would be beneficial for you.
- myofascial release
- Table Thai massage
- Advanced clinical massage
- Sports massage
- Hot stone massage
- Pregnancy massage
- Thermal auricular therapy (ear candling)
- Swedish massage
- Anatomy and physiology
- Indian head massage
- Nutritional therapy