I have been practising as a complementary therapist since 1996, after spending twenty-two years in the teaching profession. As a practitioner I aim to support the body's own innate healing system in its work. I believe that complementary therapies have an important role to play, not only in improving health, but in maintaining it also. Much of my work helps clients to relax and break the cycle of stress from which they suffer. Deep relaxation encourages healing and re-energising.
Massage is one of the oldest body therapies, which has evolved into many different types.
Evidence exists of its use by ancient cultures to promote good health and heal injuries.
It involves systematically manipulating the soft tissues, eg. the skin and muscles. The therapist can use deep, or light pressure, with techniques varying from gentle, effleurage (stroking), to more strenuous tapotement (pummelling), and stretching of muscles.
Massage can help clients who are suffering from the effects of tension to relax. The type of massage given depends on the client's reason for having treatment. Many painful conditions, such as backache, neck and shoulder pain and headaches can be relieved.
Massage can be an excellent way of maintaining health, as well as relaxing tense muscles and countering the stress of everyday life. Pressure is adaptable and can be deep or light, according to the individual's needs. Swedish massage techniques can be combined with deep tissue work and acupressure techniques. Aromatherapy essential oils can add to the benefits of the treatment. Click here to read more...
Deep Tissue Massage
During the massage, the therapist works to release patterns of tension in deep lying tissue. The strokes are slow and firm pressure is applied to contracted muscles, tendons and fascia. It could help to break up scar tissue. Deep tissue massage is often combined with lighter forms of massage. There is sometimes soreness during, or afterwards, but this usually improves within a couple of days.
Indian Head Massage (Champissage)
This is massage of neck, shoulders, upper arms and head, with light pressure to facial points. Its purpose is to improve head, neck and shoulder problems. It may promote sleep, improve concentration and help get rid of tension headaches. The client is seated. It can be done without oil, with the client clothed, or with oil, including essential oils, to enhance effects.
NMA Member, Member of MTI Register
Dip Complementary Therapy
Member of FHT
After becoming intrigued at a taster session of massage, I decided to persevere and completed 3 years of study at The Sheffield School of Beauty. Since qualifying, I am continuing to participate in continued professional development programs that keep me abreast in new findings of the field which enables me to provide the highest level of service to my clients. I am very passionate about my work, and as a therapist take great pride in helping clients to facilitate their body's own natural ability to rebalance and heal itself. Client care and confidentiality are of utmost importance and you can rest assured you are in good hands as I am fully qualified, insured and am also a member of the FHT (Federation of Holistic Therapies).
Tired Leg Massage
Warm, moisturising booties are placed on both feet. The lower leg from the knee down is massaged. Once the booties are removed the feet are massaged into a state of relaxation and rejuvination. This massage relieves fatigue, improves circulation and helps with muscle tone. Just when you thought you couldn't go any further; we've got the perfect treatment to put a pep in your step!
Hot Stone Massage
Warm basalt stones are used to help massage and manipulate muscles. Heat from these volcanic stones penetrate deep into the muscles helping to promote deep muscle and tissue relaxation. It can also help in relieving aches and pains caused by MS, fibromyalgia and arthritus. The stones are also strategically placed over your body's various chakras (energy points), assisting with rebalancing. Smaller stones are placed in between your toes to awaken zones in the feet. This treatment is sure to make you feel rebalanced and relaxed.