for calm and resilience
I graduated as an ITEC-qualified massage therapist in 2015 after 3 years of study, and continue developing my practice with ongoing training, workshops and seminars. I practice a holistic/somatic approach, informed by Deep-Tissue Massage, Trigger-Point Therapy, Eastern Medicine, and Bio-Energetic Healing. I work professionally and ethically within an authentic therapeutic framework and as a full member of the Complementary Medical Association and the Federation of Holistic Therapists. Massage therapy is based on practical understanding of anatomy and physiology and the body-mind connection.
Every session begins with a consultation so that we can develop the treatment that is most suitable for you. Massage is scientifically proven to speed recovery time after sports and injury, soothe pain, enhance sleep, elevate mood and decrease anxiety and stress with long-lasting effects after each session. I apply massage techniques with mindfulness of information that I receive from your body via kinaesthetic empathy. There may be some talking in the session in relation to your body, or you may wish to be silent.
I provide personalised treatments. Whether you live an active or sedentary lifestyle, massage can help to support your journey of health and well-being. Furthermore, I am currently developing a specialism in supporting clients who are working on trauma in counselling and psychotherapy and advised by their practitioner to receive massage for complementary healing. Touch can be a deeply supportive quality to assist emotional and neurological healing.
Therapeutic massage seems to be beneficial for gently transforming some of the deepest pain that human beings can carry i.e. trauma. I believe that massage supports the physiological integration of 'feeling safe in the body'. The process of receiving a good quality massage can calm the autonomic nervous system through polyvagal toning. This can be life-changing for some clients and can have positive effects on immunity, energy levels, and self-esteem.
Massage is suitable for improving nearly all minor and critical health conditions and has been practised since ancient times as a preventative and remedial medical treatment. I am trusted by my fellow clinicians and client base to provide compassionate and therapeutic massage treatments that are not only good for the body but good for the soul too. All my work is confidential, clinically supervised and follows a strict code of conduct and professional practice.
Regular sessions available for best results
90 minutes (intensive full-body): £70
1 hour (express full-body): £50
Half-hour (facial/ head, neck, shoulders/back & shoulders/hands & arms/knees, ankles & feet: £25
Booking enquiries are welcome via email.
(All sessions are draped. This is not a sexual service; I am a member of Respect Massage.)