Our busy lives and busy minds need our permission to rest.
Qualifying in holistic massage therapy in 1995 I treat clients both privately and in community health settings (see Links page).
Privately my clients are obtained through word of mouth and performance agencies.
I frequently offer 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: tension, stress and anxiety, mental health, long term conditions, those affected by cancer, isolation, trauma and abuse and those who are carers.
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 and mindful breathwork, 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
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.
I like to spend as much time as I can outside in nature.
I especially enjoy offering chair massage outdoors - weather permitting!
(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