Our busy lives and busy minds need our permission to rest.
Qualifying in holistic massage therapy in 1995 I have spent well over 10,000 hours in clinic to date, both privately (www.dancebase.co.uk) and for community health organisations
(see Links page).
Privately my clients are obtained through word of mouth and performance agencies. They include dancers/non-dancers and performers of all ages, abilities and fitness levels. Frequently offering on-site treatment for performers and crew in theatres and festival venues locally and while on tour, e.g Rosas dance company.
As a sessional therapist for community health organisations I help support clients with diverse issues: mental health, chronic illness and injury, living with cancer, as carers, substance misuse, isolation, trauma and abuse.
From my own background in track and field and, at various times, a practitioner in dance, Capoeira, yoga and Pilates I am aware of the holistic health benefits of movement and encourage clients to include regular mindful breath, stretching and movement in their lives and be responsible for their own health as much as possible.
Feedback convinces me of the power of massage, especially by using the NO HANDS® massage approach, in bringing positive change and empowerment to those who seek it.
I aim to be as accessible as possible
to a wide variety of clients,
charging on a sliding scale and sometimes accepting suitable
I am not currently based at Dancebase.
Massage invites us:
to just stop and take time out to enjoy some quality time in the present.
Here we have an opportunity to remember how good therapeutic touch feels and to enjoy physical contact particularly for those of us living alone
to ease excess physical, emotional and mental tension and stress, aches, pains and strains. By increasing fluidity and ease of movement in our bodies we can reduce the likelihood of injury or trauma or
speed up recovery afterwards
to maintain good health, balance and a sense of connection with our whole self
to gain insight into the interconnection of our thoughts, beliefs, emotions, actions and outlook
to value ourselves and increase feelings of hope, vision, purpose, confidence and creativity.
As well as offering Massage…
I choose to spend as much time as I can outside in Nature and as well as offering chair massage outdoors I like to observe and capture moments through photography and journaling.
On my allotment I seek to create a space which is colourful, contemplative, inspiring and productive.
To me it is a retreat, an outdoor studio and an occasional gathering space – especially at harvest times!
(International Therapeutic Examination Council)
(Academy of On-Site Massage)
(Massage In Schools Programme)
Counselling Skills 2007
Advanced NO HANDS® Massage 2009
One Year Mastery Level NO HANDS® Massage 2010
One year NO HANDS® Massage Assistant Trainer 2012
Level 1 Iris Cancer Partnership: Massage for People Living with Cancer 2012
NO HANDS® Sports Massage 2013
NO HANDS® Deep Tissue Massage 2014
Introduction to Somatic Trauma Therapy 2019
Intro to Trauma Discharge Therapy 2020