Berkshire’s no. 1 unresolved pain specialist

I have always had a passion for health and well-being, as I grew up in a medical family and feel that I inherited a vocation in the health sector. I am fascinated by the human body and what happens when it goes wrong. I have worked in the health and well-being industry since 2002 and have been helping people out of their pain since 2009. I have enjoyed successful clinical practices in Yorkshire, Devon and Berkshire. I have worked with many different clients, ranging from the fit and active to those with serious illnesses and debilitating conditions. I find this work both challenging and exciting. I feel inspired when people can resume previously enjoyed activities, return to work, move without pain and feel more confident in their abilities.

Freedom from Pain – my personal journey

My Qualifications

My Qualifications

I use many different treatment tools and modalities, especially ScarWork and myofascial release, to journey with my clients from a place of pain to a place of renewed energy and purpose. Moreover, if a client needs support outside of my scope of practice, I refer them to trusted colleagues, so that we can liaise regarding their care and work towards the best possible outcome. It is therefore somewhat simplistic to list my specific qualifications, because these by no means tell the whole story of what my clients receive. However, some people are more comfortable having this information and I have therefore listed it below.

  • Ph.D in Human Communication Sciences, University of Sheffield
  • Advanced Clinical Diploma in Integrated Myofascial Therapy, MyofascialRelease UK
  • Diploma in Holistic Therapeutic Massage, Sheffield Centre for Massage Training
  • Diploma in Holistic Sports and Remedial Massage, Sheffield Centre for Massage Training
  • Diploma in Clinical Aromatherapy, Penny Price Academy of Aromatherapy
  • Certificate in Sharon Wheeler’s ScarWork, Body in Harmony
  • Certificate in Pelvic and Abdominal Scarring, Body in Harmony
  • Certificate in Fascial Unwinding and Energy Awareness, Body in Harmony
  • Certificate in Hands-Free Massage, Dynamic Massage
  • Level II certificate in Reiki, Devon School of Reiki
  • City & Guilds Award in Education and Training, Exeter College
  • Bespoke health, lifestyle and business mentorship training, Heart Centred Business

Memberships and professional organisations

I am a practitioner member of the Massage Training Institute (MTI). I work on the MTI research committee, reviewing the existing scientific literature on massage and writing articles for practitioners who have no research training.

I am registered as a massage therapist and aromatherapist with the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC), the register of complementary therapists accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA), backed by the government and General Medical Council (GMC).

Off duty

Outside of my clinical work, I am a keen singer in both a local choir and my church. I enjoy reading, yoga, walking with my husband, cycling, Olympic nattering with friends, delicious food and fine wine! All of these activities take care of my physical, mental and spiritual health, so that I can be on good form for my clients and all the other people who matter to me.

Charitable work and Goals

10% of my profits go to charities close to my heart, including Shelter, Guide Dogs, Signpost International and my local church. I also support local projects and am about to start working with ‘Parenting Special Children’, focusing on women who are recovering from abusive relationships.

After a humbling and eye-opening experience of working with homeless people as a massage student in 2012, one of my long-term goals is to be able to offer weekly, pro bono support for people who are sleeping rough or in temporary accommodation.

Coming from an academic background, my other major goal is to become more involved in complementary medical research, to enhance the recognition of our work amongst mainstream medical professionals, ultimately making it more accessible as part of mainstream healthcare provision.