Certified Acupressure Therapist, Reflexologist and Postural Alignment Coach.
I have been around Acupressure, Yoga and Reflexology from the age of 14 when my parents had the foresight to bring therapists to our home for treatments - it was inevitable that this was the path for me.
In 17 years as a manual therapist I have treated a wide range of clients (both athletes and non athletes) and work regularly with International rugby players.
I came across the Egoscue method of Postural Alignment while searching for SOMEthing to help with a chronic hip issue. I was finding no long lasting relief from, albeit wonderful, Osteopathic therapy. I used the exercises recommended for one week and BOOM, I could walk pain free again! This is why I believe Postural Alignment coaching to be a fundamental for any person that has a body and wants to enjoy their activities, regardless of level, for longer.
With a background in dance and martial arts, I have a strong belief in the mind / body connection. I am committed to helping people achieve optimal health and performance through regular treatments, follow-on advice and good humour!
My clients are my governing body. I am regularly updating my skills for them. As a result, I can draw on a wide variety of disciplines to best suit my clients’ needs at any given time.
IT IS THE THERAPIST'S DUTY TO ENCOURAGE AN ONGOING STATE OF BALANCE IN BODY AND MIND FOR OPTIMAL HEALTH AND PERFORMANCE
I GET MY KICKS FROM THE ‘AHA’ MOMENT THAT COMES WITH UNCOVERING THE ROOT OF AN ISSUE
My treatments look at the whole being, past, present and future, rather than one symptom. Which aspects of the client’s body or energy, vital fluid flow are not balanced? Past traumas, both physical and emotional can be especially relevant. The question ‘what can be done for this specific injury’ isn’t always relevant. Sometimes the question should be, ‘why does this client have this injury’?
The Manual Therapy I provide is designed to return, and maintain the body in status quo so that you can feel better, move better and perform better for longer.
I believe we are a team striving to achieve success and as such, must have complete trust in one another and also enjoy working together!