I was born and raised in Bearsted, Maidstone and have set up Advantage Sports Therapies from my home. Since a young age I have been involved in playing tennis. I played competitively for local clubs and the county between the ages of 12-18. Tennis continues to be a part of my life today as I still play for a local club and am captain of the over 35’s county team.
I gained a degree in Sports Management from Buckinghamshire New University in 2001 and have worked within the leisure industry ever since. After many treatments to help with my own overuse injuries, I decided to book myself onto a Sports Massage course. I qualified in 2005 from the London School of Sports Massage. I coached tennis for many years alongside working as a sports massage therapist to build up my client base. In 2015 I finally took the plunge to retire from coaching and continue as a full time therapist. I have enjoyed helping people manage their sports injuries.
However I also spend a lot of time helping people who work at their desk or similar jobs. As well as my qualifications I am also a member of the Institute of Sports and Remedial Massage. This means that I have to adhere to certain amount of training per year in order to keep my skills current and offer the best care possible.
With many other treatments on offer and experiencing the benefits myself, I decided to train in Medical Acupuncture. As well as Acupuncture I have also trained in Kinesio Taping (R) along the way. All of these services complement each other well and enable me to take a ‘whole patient’ approach to treating people.
During my time as a sports massage therapist I began to realise that many injuries are often not as they appear. An imbalance within the body will often manifest itself in a physical form. In order to treat the injury a whole-body holistic approach is often best. When you feel well in yourself this shows on the outside. Outer beauty and wellness are a result of inner wellbeing. As my therapies evolved more and more treatments were found to improve well-being.
Rather than being limited by offering just one treatment my aim is to improve overall wellbeing with a tailored made bespoke treatment plan. Aimed to target the whole body and after a through consultation with yourself. Treatments may include facial acupuncture, cupping and sports massage. A full list of the treatments I offer can be found here.
All of the treatments have been carefully researched and I truly believe they go towards us all feeling and looking our best.
I have a working cocker called Buzz, with whom I enjoy daily walks and exercise.