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I thought wellness just happened,

and then when it disappeared I started to discover how to regrow my health. 

My wellness used to feel like the tallest sunflower.  But after a period of burning up too much energy and lots of hospital visits, it felt like a ploughed field. I have discovered what wellness means to me, how I can achieve it and my passion to help

others achieve it whatever their circumstances.

My focus on your recovery

I will take time to discover your treatment goals, medical conditions and preferences for treatment.  If you wish, bring your whole self (good days and bad days), as I have seen for myself how massage really affects more than our muscles. 

I have a passion for massage to treat a range of health conditions. I believe in an evidenced based approach which has led me to explore trainings from what I believe to be the best training providers - whether they are based in eastern or western origins.

Many clients were coming to me needing help for the symptoms of fibromyalgia so I decided to learn more about this.

I recently discovered I have lipoedema and because of it have become fascinated by how the lymphatic system, so often overlooked, can be so crucial in our health and how manual lymphatic drainage massage can help a range of health conditions. 

Background

I've taught breathing exercises and a form of Indonesian self defence for women for more than 15 years and have travelled many times to Indonesia, this helped me appreciate the effectiveness of eastern massage and a desire to include it in my treatments.

I developed a love of nature early on and have a BSc (Hons) in Environmental Studies and have worked for a wildlife charity for 20 years. I play an active role in promoting workplace wellbeing and am a mental health first aider.  I help run the Bedfordshire Red Tent Women's Circle.

My love of nature has lead me to doing lots of outdoor activities such as nordic walking and kayaking. And I try and incorporate natural therapies and sustainable products in my therapy work.

Professional registers and professional bodies

Member of Federation of Holistic Therapists (a register for massage therapists)

Member of CIMPSA (a register for exercise professionals)

Associate member/referral practitioner for The Chrysalis Effect (Fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue and ME)

Soon to be on the MLD UK and Lymphoedema Training Academy therapist registers

My qualifications:-

Lymphoedema & Manual Lymphatic Drainage

Lymphoedema MLD for manual therapists (Lymphoedema Training Academy)

Manual Lymphatic Massage (London School of Massage)

ME, CFS and Fibromyalgia

Foundation training programme in ME, CFS and fibromyalgia recovery (The Chrysalis Effect)

The Chrysalis Effect referral practitioner

Fibromyalgia and CFS Pathology Series (Jing Advanced Massage Training)

 

Cancer

Complementary therapies to support clients with cancer

Jennifer Young Cancer Awareness

Massage

Level 3 Sports massage (Sports Therapy UK)

Level 3 Swedish massage

Thai yoga massage (including Thai compress and Thai foot massage)

Deep tissue massage

Pregnancy massage

Indian head massage

Oriental hot stone massage

Warm bamboo massage

Level 2 Beauty Therapy including facial massage

Using pre-blended oils

Kinesiology taping

Fitness 

Level 2 Gym instructor

Level 3 Personal trainer

Level 3 GP Exercise referral

Level 4 Exercise for lower back pain

Nordic walking instructor

Other

First aid

Control of cross-infection in a post-covid 19 world

Mental health first aid

Transgender Awareness

Neuro linguistic programming diploma

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