I gained a degree in Sports Management from the Buckinghamshire New University in 2001 and continued to work in the leisure industry afterwards. I have played a lot of competitive tennis over the years and as a result I received many treatments for overuse injuries. This prompted me to train in Sports and Remedial Massage Therapy (now known as Soft Tissue Therapy) at the London School of Sports Massage in 2005. I coached tennis at club level alongside working as a Sports Massage therapist to build up my client base. In 2015 I finally took the plunge to retire from coaching to continue as a full-time therapist. Tennis continues to be a hobby and I am lucky enough to captain the county over 35’s team.
Having lived in Bearsted, Maidstone all my life, I decided to set up a clinic room from home having worked in various venues since qualifying in 2005.
Having benefitted from a range of therapies myself, I trained in Sports Massage, Medical Acupuncture, Kinesio Taping (R), Myofascial Cupping and Cosmetic Acupuncture. All of the therapies I offer complement each other and enable me to treat the ‘whole’ person which reinforces my holistic approach. I am currently training in Chinese Acupuncture which will further my knowledge and ability to treat a wider range of issues.
What is Sports Massage?
Sports Massage is a type of massage therapy which utilises deep tissue techniques, with the aim of reducing muscular tension, discomfort and pain. Although sports men and women benefit from sports massage, this method isn’t restricted to sports participants, as the deep tissue massage techniques can be used to treat a wide variety of conditions. These can include but are not limited to:
- Neck strain/whiplash
- General muscle strains and joint sprains
- Tennis and golfers elbow
- Back pain
- General aches and pains
What is Medical Acupuncture?
Medical Acupuncture, also known as dry needling is the therapeutic technique of inserting a very fine needle into the body to elicit a healing response and pain relief. It is an adaptation of Chinese acupuncture using current knowledge of anatomy, physiology and pathology and the principles of evidence based medicine. It acts mainly by stimulating the nervous system, is used in Trigger Point Therapy and is often combined with massage.
Booking is essential and can be done using my online booking system.