I qualified in Swedish Massage in 2007 and hold the VTCT Certificate in Swedish massage. Through my interest in massage and it benefits to the body and well being I decided to then further my qualifications and obtained my Diploma in Remedial Massage at the distinguished Northern Institute of Massage. I chose to further my education here because of its excellent reputation throughout the industry as being an excellent provider of training and expertise. It was founded in 1924 and has trained many now well known and respected practitioners.
During the 2010/11 season I spent time at Salford Reds Rugby League Club working along side their physio. Here I performed Sports Massage to the players including general, pre and post event rubs and more specific injury related rubs when players had been injured.
In 2010 and 2011 I joined up with Marple Fire Station for their fantastic annual 10k run, providing massage before and after the race for the competitors. I will be doing the same again in 2012 - why dont you join us at the start of the Middlewood Way for a great day out and help raise funds for The Firefighters Charity, a very worthwhile cause, at the same time. For more information or to register your place visit Facebook/Marple Fire Station 10k or enquire at Marple Fire Station.
For many years I have harboured a fascination with the way the human body works and repairs itself after injury. Furthermore understanding how therapists such as myself can benefit the physical wellbeing of people has become my professional aim. I feel I am on a long term quest to increase my understanding and knowledge of Sports and Remedial Massage Therapy, and I found the opportunity I had at Salford Reds helped me enormously on this quest. I also undertake Continuing Professional Development courses on a regular basis to add to my skills. Those recently completed include Soft Tissue Release, Pre and Post Event Massage, Trigger Point Therapy, Understanding the Back and Knee, and Deep Tissue and Hands Free Techniques. I also have a certificate for Emergency First Aid at Work and am trained in, and regularly use, ultrasound and infrared heat during my treatments.
I am a great believer in Pilates and how it can help strengthen the body's core strength, flexibility and agility, working hand in hand with massage to benefit the body as a whole.