I have a BTEC level 5 qualification in Clinical Sport and Remedial Massage, from the Oxford School of Sports Massage. I am a member of the Institute of Sport and Remedial Massage (ISRM).
Like most people, my levels of physical activity have waxed and waned depending on the stage of life. I’ve been a student, a backpacker, a teacher, an office worker, a commuter, and now I’m a mum of two young boys, who exert their own physical and mental demands! Throughout this, sport has played a part to a greater or lesser extent. I rowed at school and university and have since become a keen, although untalented, runner, swimmer and cyclist. I’ve completed several Olympic distance triathlons, 10k runs, half marathons and (one) marathon. I am a keen but currently frustrated walker, and have had the good luck to walk some of the world’s most spectacular trails. I have also recently discovered the tremendous benefits of yoga! Basically, I’m living proof that you don’t need any special talent to get great enjoyment and lasting benefits from sport and I strongly believe that everyone can find a physical activity that they will enjoy and benefit from.
Like most people, I have been frustrated by injury, as often caused by bad postural habits as through physical exertion. It was the realisation of how lifestyle directly effects posture, which effects muscle balance or imbalance, which causes pain and immobility, that could so often be prevented with a better understanding of the body’s movement systems, that inspired me to train in sport and remedial massage therapy.
I aim to help people keep pain-free and able to enjoy their chosen activity, whether simply taking the dog for a daily walk or ultra-running across the Alps.
I offer my clients a thorough injury and postural assessment which enables me to interpret and treat symptoms effectively with a variety of massage techniques, including deep tissue massage, muscle energy technique, soft tissue release, and neuromuscular technique.
I always explain what I am doing and why, and encourage my clients to understand the possible causes of their problem. I also provide an effective and realistic rehabilitative programme to assist recovery and prevent similar injuries from occurring in the future.
BTEC Level 5 Clinical Sport and Remedial Massage, Oxford School of Sports Massage
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