I've always been interested in health and well-being. Feeling so much better after a massage, a run or a yoga practice. I was intrigued by how the body and mind responded so well to these activities and began to learn more.
I've been practising yoga for over 16 years, and during this time I started going for regular massages, not just for relaxation, but as a form of physical and emotional therapy. I was fascinated by the effects on my overall well being. I went on to study Yoga more deeply, became attuned to Reiki, and also became professionally trained in Remedial Massage at the Northern Institute of Massage in 2011. I've continued to train regularly and have also qualified in Advanced Sports Massage, Pregnancy, Manual Lymphatic Drainage, Indian Head Massage, NO HANDS Massage, Natural Lift Facial Massage, and more recently as a Health and Wellness Consultant and in Emotional Freedom Techniques.
I believe that we all face our own unique stresses and tensions that play out in our lives and impact on our bodies and our well-being. These may come from our work, sports, interests, and lifestyle choices and they can have both positive and negative effects on our health. Massage therapy seeks to remove tension and bring balance back into our bodies and aid the body's own healing processes so that we can function as best as we can.
Over 70% of the treatments that I give are now NO HANDS - it's my massage of choice for myself and I'd highly recommend it as a holistic systemic approach for tackling stress, anxiety, insomnia and muscle tensions and aches and pains. And in case you were wondering no we don't use our elbows!
During the COVID-19 lockdown I've undergone further training, pursuing my interests in self-help for stress and lifestyle management. I am now delighted to be offering 3 wonderful new services alongside massage therapy:
Emotional Freedom Techniques
Health and Wellness Consultancy
I offer treatments at VB Health in Grasscroft and OCL Saddleworth Pool and Gym in Uppermill. Please see my venues & prices page for more information about my availability at each of the locations.
I am a member of the Professional Body NAMMT - the National Association of Massage and Manipulative Therapists.