About

My practice is based on a swedish style of massage which is safe and suitable for men and women of all ages and in most states of health. This includes during pregnancy from 12 weeks and post natally. Positions for massage during pregnancy are seated or sidelying with cushioned support. For remedial work additional techniques such as: MET assisted stretches, joint mobilisations, myofascial stretches, and triggerpoint work are incorporated. Care is taken to make all treatments relaxing and non-intrusive. Please see 'What to expect'.

I practise holistically, considering each client as a ' whole' individual rather than focusing solely on physical health. I have some basic Reiki training which I draw upon to promote positivity and general well being.  I believe that recovery from clinical conditions, can often  be impeded by stress, fatigue and emotional upheaval .

I'm particularly interested in issues around back health and will often suggest stretches to promote good muscle tone, flexibility and spinal alignment. Our backs are our core and I believe it's important to look after them.

I regularly attend talks and short courses on related subjects that ensures my continued professional development.

Please contact me about 'Shoulder rub Workshops' which I offer to community and carers groups.

Qualifications

2003 ITEC Diploma in Anatomy, Physiology and Massage 
School of Complementary Health, Exeter

2011 Deep Tissue Massage for injury recovery
Bristol College of Massage and Bodywork 

2012 ITEC Diploma in Reflexology  Level 3 - School of Complementary Health, Exeter.

2013 Indian Head Massage Diploma - Natural Therapy Studio

2013 Integrated Myofascial Release - Foundation level
School of Bodywork, Exeter

I'm fully insured and registered with the Federation of Holistic Therapies (FHT) I undertake regular CPD- Contined Professional Development 

My background is teaching (PGCE)  I also trained in counselling  and have worked with adults with special needs. Being fascinated by the workings of the body alongside a keen interest in general well-being, drew me to become a Complementary Health Practitioner.

 

NB: I'm currently completing Reiki training and Vibrational Sound Therapy which I'm hoping to be able to offer from November 2020