In my personal life I am very active with my family and have played hockey for my county and enjoy triathlons, climbing, yoga, gardening and walking our two dogs Bramble and Cosmo. My ability to keep enjoying an active lifestyle was affected following both sport and car accident injuries where I suffered from ruptured muscles, whiplash and hip displacement. After receiving treatment from both chiropractors and soft tissue therapists I am thankfully able to sleep again without pain and have returned to full mobility. The benefit I felt was so profound I knew I wanted to give back and help others and decided to retrain and become a soft tissue therapist.
After searching for remedial massage therapy courses I was stunned and alarmed to see that many ran over just 1 weekend and that people could then say they were a qualified therapist. Having studied A' Level Biology I knew that a weekend course simply couldn't give enough depth and understanding in both theoretical and practical applications. I then discovered the highly respected Oxford School of Sport Massage (OSSM) and, after a year of studying anatomy & physiology as well as advanced practical soft tissue therapies, I qualified with a BTEC Level 5 Professional Diploma in Soft Tissue Therapy. The Diploma has given me the skills I need to help others towards a pain free, mobile and active life, I find this incredibly rewarding. Every year through my Continued Professional Development I deepen my existing knowledge as well as learning and qualifying in new skills such as Dry Needling, Kinesiology Taping and Oncology Massage Therapy and most recently Fluoroscopy Guided Manual Lymphatic Drainage.
I am a registered member of the Institue for Soft Tissue Therapists (ISRM), The Sports Massage Association (SMA) and the Complementary & the Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC). The CNHC is the holder of a Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care (PSA) Accredited Register. The PSA is a body accountable to Parliament.
My soul aim is to help resolve mobility issues and alleviate discomfort and pain felt by clients. There are 3 stages to the work I do with my clients:
Understand what has caused the need for remedial treatment by a detailed assessment of both your history and current physical condition. I will assess your posture, your joints and range of movement to determine a treatment plan and which technique(s) will work best for you.
Restore balance within your musculoskeletal systems through the sports and remedial massage therapies that are most suited for you, and
Empower you to maintain this new balance through a programme of stretching and strengthening exercises you can do at home or work to compliment the treatment you receive from me.
I run my private clinic from my home in Bourton-on-the-Water in the Cotswolds where I have a fully set up treatment room.
Mobile appointments are also available, prices upon request.
I Iook forward to working with you soon to help restore balance and harmony in your life.