I have been a massage practitioner since 2004, with wide ranging clinical experience including palliative care treatments at North Devon Hospice.
Having qualified as a solicitor and spent a number of years working as a lawyer, I decided this really wasn't the career for me. I had always been interested in plants and natural remedies, even as a child and wanted to be able to interact with people on a more personal level, so I retrained in complementary healthcare.
For me, this was absolutely the right decision. The job I do now gives me enormous satisfaction. I love working closely with my clients on an individual basis helping them move towards a healthier, pain free life.
Too many people live with constant pain and tension which can interfere with how they want to live their lives - from making everyday tasks difficult to hampering their training for a sport.
I aim to increase your body's ability to handle the challenges you want to put it through, whatever they may be, and get you functioning comfortably at your best. I use an all round approach taking into account your lifestyle, your activities and your body's unique idiosyncrasies (tension patterns, weaknesses, old injuries and "dysfunctions") and use a wide range of techniques to create a tailored treatment plan for you.
However, I also feel very strongly about the power of therapeutic touch, irrespective of technique and this has a significant influence on the way I work.
In my spare time I enjoy running, although having only started running in my forties I understand the need to find a balance between your sporting aims and the realities of your body and lifestyle.
I am a member of the British Complementary Medicine Association and am registered with the Institute of Sports and Remedial Massage, the Federation of Holistic Therapists and the Association of Physical and Natural Therapists.
Please feel free to call or email me for a free, initial consultation to see if my work may be helpful to you.