ABOUT ME

After 25 years of Corporate life I decided to change career and do what I love. I am now a qualified Soft Tissue Massage Therapist. My goal is to help people live a better life, helping them take responsibility for their own bodies with the aim of improving their health and fitness. I take a holistic approach treating the cause, not just the symptom.

I am a fun loving, dynamic person who has always been very sporty and active.  Well-being and fitness has been a major part of my life.  When I was younger they advised a ‘desk job’ was the secure thing to do, this meant all my fun activities were done after hours while holding down a job as an accountant in the city. 

Trained in Deep Tissue/ Sports massage, I use massage techniques like: Soft tissue release(STR), Post Isometric relaxation (PIR), Reciprocal Inhibition (RI), effleurage and petrissage; helping clients with stress reduction, rehabilitation and postural alignment. Sports massage has a reputation for being painful and intense, I don’t work like that.  I meet the body where it want to be met, being effective without causing any pain.

Example of my work - I’m currently working with a client who has a pacemaker and was suffering with chronic lower back injuries. Through her sessions we have reduced the pain and enabled more mobility to the point that she is now playing tennis.

ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENTS

2018       Level 5 BTEC - LSSM – Sports / Deep Tissue Massage Therapy

2013       Life Coaching – Coaching Academy

2012       Reiki

2009       CIMA (Charted Institute of Management Accounting)

2006       Personal fitness training

ACTIVITIES I HAVE TAKEN PART IN

2016       London to Paris cycle (300 miles in 3 days)

2014       Richmond Park ½ marathon

2013       Cycled through Vietnam

2011       Hiked to Everest Base camp

2010       Cycled through the Himalayas (Manali to Leh)

2009        ½ Iron man – Rutland lake

From 2006 Various Olympic triathlons

Healing Naturally

Gillian Cheesman

"When you touch one thing with deep awareness, you touch everything- Lao Tzu