Clinical Sports and Remedial Massage
My interest in body mechanics arose from a range of hobbies, including sports and music. These benefit from good posture, grounding, smoothness of motion, and whole-body integration. And all can suffer if muscles are overused, causing injury, pain, and imbalance.
There have been long periods in the past when I stopped training martial arts, and stopped playing piano/guitar, because I just couldn’t get the precise position or movement without strain and pain. I had been to orthopaedic surgeons, physiotherapists, osteopaths, and also a variety of complementary therapists over the course of spending a year in the Far East, but with no apparent impact. While I tried to take something from all, I was surprised at the reluctance to offer specific, systematic, deep massage to help resolve injuries.
I have been blessed eventually to find people who could help me, and I was inspired to find a course of study that would help me to help others in a similar way. I am comforted also to think that, when I was small, I used to give my mother neck and shoulder massages as she studied for various medical exams, and somehow things have now come full circle.
As well as using a range of professional massage techniques (deep tissue, neuromuscular, myofascial, etc.), I draw on the experience of my own sports and rehabilitation, my ongoing practice of qi gong and nei gong flow techniques, and my studies in Systems Theory - all helping me to treat you as a whole, integrated person.
I am a fully qualified Clinical Sports and Remedial Massage Therapist (Diploma, BTEC Level 5), and a member of the Institute of Sport and Remedial Massage (ISRM) and the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC).
I look forward to meeting you.