I spent fifteen years working as a massage therapist, specialising in sports and remedial massage. A lot of clients
had back pain, even though they came from varying backgrounds and had different jobs. In 2019, I completed a course that focused on
new ways to help people suffering from chronic back pain, using a variety of methods and which had been shown to work
when implemented over a period of time. The course was developed to be able to be modified to treat other types of chronic pain.
I have completed several other courses, focusing on the body, how it works,
why and how being active may help prevent certain illnesses and help with treatment for people who are recovering from
illness. I also completed a course on Ageing and Falls, which also emphasises how being active can help counteract muscle
weakness and balance issues as we age, as well as a course on the Musculoskeletal System and Age, which is very
interesting. Even if you're young, understanding what you can do to mitigate problems further down the line is
really important. New studies are always being done to try to understand how the body works and it's important
for me to keep up to date with changes.
I am trying to stay in my lane as far as courses go. My background is anatomy and the musculoskeletal system. It's what I
understand and what I feel most comfortable with. I am aware of some massage therapists moving into the
nutrition sphere. I had a look at some nutrition courses, but I was disappointed at the lack of evidence based
science. There are areas that have not had research completed just yet, so teaching courses about that subject
as though the science is solid fact isn't helpful, such as the microbiome. I decided to steer clear of
nutrition courses because I don't trust that I would be learning enough actual science.
The Bodywork Studio used to be located on Upper Street,
Islington in London, but now support is online so I can be where you are.
For the video call, I am very flexible with hours. We can schedule it when it suits you. If you need to put your kids to bed first,
later in the evening is fine. If you are in a different time zone, we can arrange a time that works for you.
If you've paid for a week of support and scheduled a video call, but need to reschedule your call, please give me
as much notice as you can so I can offer the time to another client. If you have paid for a video call and you miss it
without giving me prior notice, I will try to provide whatever email support
I am able to for the rest of the seven days, but I may not be able to schedule a video call.