My background as a bodyworker began with Shiatsu and Traditional Oriental Medicine and I worked for many years as a Shiatsu Practitioner and a Corporate Onsite Massage therapist.
I took some time out when my children were small and when I returned to practice I also began running again, for the first time since I was at secondary school. In order to deal with the running injuries that inevitably occurred, I turned to sports massage which always helped me to gain insight into why I was injured and to recover and get back running.
I became inspired to study massage myself and enrolled in Jing Institute’s BTEC level 6 3-year course in Advanced Clinical and Sports Massage – the highest qualification in massage currently available in the UK. The course covers in-depth training in trigger point therapy, myofascial release, orthopaedic assessment, pathology, rehabilitation and much more. As part of my training, I also conducted a research project into how clinical massage can help runners with iliotibial band syndrome.
I run with Brighton Phoenix Athletics club and race from 5k to marathon distance as well as some Winter cross country and I’m usually at my local parkrun on a Saturday.
I know what it’s like to be injured and unable to do the thing you love. I also know first-hand the benefit of massage in aiding recovery and the importance of proper rehabilitation and maintenance in order to recover properly and to stay healthy and perform well.
I am an eternal student and continually learning and growing as a therapist. Since qualifying, I have taken further courses in working with runners, pregnancy massage, hot stones and more.
I love my work and am always striving to make my treatments more effective.
Training with Jing Institute of Advanced Massage, Brighton:
2015-2017 – BTEC level 6 in Advanced Clinical and Sports Massage: Sports & Events Massage; Soft Tissue Release; Certificate in Myofascial Release; Pathology; Anatomy of Injury; Orthopedic Assessment; Rehabilitation; Practical research project
2016 – Hot Stone Fusion
2015 – Rib thorax and abdomen pain; Temporomandibular joint (jaw) pain; Pregnancy massage
2014-2015 – Certificate in Advanced Clinical Massage including modules in: Low back pain; Neck and shoulder pain; Arm, wrist and carpal tunnel pain; Shoulder girdle pain; Hip and pelvis pain; Leg and foot pain; Advanced stretching
2018-2019 – diploma in Reflexology
2018-2019 – diploma in Aromatherapy
2017 – Tom Goom’s Running Repairs
2017 – Kinetic Revolution’s Functional Running Assessment and Gait Retraining
2016/ 2018/ 2019 – Douglas Heel’s Be Activated level 1 and level 2
2014 – Treating trauma with Shiatsu and TCM
2012 – Treating low back pain with Shiatsu and TCM
2000 – Shiatsu College one year post graduate training
1993-1996 – 3-year diploma in Shiatsu and Traditional Chinese Medicine from the Shiatsu College, Brighton
Onsite Massage training:
2001 – Certificate in On Site Massage from the Academy of Onsite Massage