As a Massage Therapist I believe that everyone has the potential to be the best they can be, especially when it comes to how we move our bodies and how we live, and I consider it a privilege to help my clients experience this.
However, several years ago was in desperate need of someone to help me. I was unrecognisable – overweight, neglecting my body, I had a bad back, PMT, raging period pains, gastroenteritis and irritable bowel syndrome, all the while tied to the corporate desk job I thought was the best career I could get. Several instances of sudden fainting made me start looking at my life and forced me to start doing something very alien: looking after myself.
I realised that the weight I’d lost through a slimming club had piled back on so decided to start exercising with the help of a personal trainer, but because my back was bad, also made receiving regular massage therapy a priority.
A little part of one dies when not living and feeling your passion. Live it. Feel it. ~ Stephan Covey
The reality of making these changes was almost harder than reaching the decisions to change in the first place. I was starting to listen to my body, and it was telling me it hurt. I finally successfully stopped smoking (!), and was aware that I was aching less, feeling more in control and although I didn’t like where I was, how I looked, how I felt, or what I did, I knew that despite the discomfort and fear of change, the thought of not changing was worse than moving forward.
Live the Life you Love
I am passionate about my job, working with a wide range of people to help them achieve their full potential in health & fitness, and feel the best that they can in their bodies. If you want to feel better in your own body, are looking for a holistic approach to health and fitness or are after a deeply personal massage experience, know that I will work with you as an individual to help you to be the best you can be.
I feel this is important to express to you, because I care about my clients, and the assistance that I am able to provide to them through my work.
I am qualified in Holistic Massage from the Bristol College of Massage and Bodywork and continue to learn and expand my skills, having already completed further CPD training in Deep Tissue Massage, Massage for People with Cancer. After six months of further study I qualified to undertake pregnancy massage, with the Massage & Pregnancy Diploma with Well Mother. As a practicing massage therapist, I am a member of both the Massage Training Institute and Complementary & Natural Healthcare Council. As you would expect, I am fully insured.
I am also a qualified Personal Trainer, with additional qualifications in pre & post natal training. However, I no longer offer personal training services.