IIHHT NMA Member
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.
Reiki (pronounced ray-key), which is Japanese for "Universal Healing Energy," is a form of natural healing, discovered during the nineteenth century by Mikao Usui.
The Reiki practitioner channels healing energy to the client. Reiki depends on no belief system and can even be used on animals, or plants. The client naturally draws the right amount of Reiki through the practitioner.
Through my teaching experience, I became more interested in working individually with clients to help them improve mobility, strength, and well-being. It was a natural progression to train in Sports Massage Therapy at the University of Leeds, which I did in 2017. I have been involved with the university sports massage clinic, as well as treating in private practice.
The majority of my work has been therapeutic massage helping clients with neck, shoulder, and back issues. As I continue with my personal professional development, I am planning to train at the Jing school of advanced massage training to study advanced pain treatment techniques.
Having completed my preliminary training in Reiki I look forward to advancing my experience over time.