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.
2018 Level 5 BTEC - LSSM – Sports / Deep Tissue Massage Therapy
2013 Life Coaching – Coaching Academy
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