A curiosity in massage and body therapies and their ability to aid physical, mental and emotional health was sparked many years ago while seeking ways to keep my own body and mind in balance. I had the opportunity to experience different approaches, philosophies and practices to body and mind health during 10 years living and working on the sea, travelling through different countries and cultures.
My massage training began in 2012 in India with a month intensive in yoga massage focusing on movement and pressure. Leaving India, I began ITEC training at the Holistic College Dublin; six months studying Holistic Massage (a relaxing Swedish style) and six months studying Sports Massage. With an interest in subtler, alternative forms of body therapy, I have spent time exploring Acupressure with the Shiatsu college.
I am currently working towards a BTEC Level 5 Professional Diploma in Soft Tissue Therapy to further understand the biomechanics of the human body. Exploring the possible underlying root causes of injury (such as poor posture, past injury or occupational stress) to reduce the risk of further injury. Soft tissues include all levels of muscle (from superficial to deep), fascia, tendons, ligaments, skin, fibrous tissues, nerves and blood vessels.
After completing my training in Dublin, I lived in Greece for three years where I was offering massage; during the winter months working freelance and in the summer months working in a small but busy salon on the island of Lefkada. I moved to Norwich in 2018 and have built a mobile clientele, offered massage at yoga retreats and now looking forward to working from Rowan House.
I am interested in massage as a way of aiding physical health and overall wellbeing. I aim to relieve discomforts in the body and also to aid relaxation, using massage, trigger point techniques, mobilisation and Acupressure. Addressing aches and pains with a pain free approach to treatment, at most finding where the pain begins but never going beyond the point of pain.
Tension within soft tissues can also accumulate through emotional stress, anxiety and depression. Massage helps in relaxing the nervous system, restoring balance to the parasympathetic nervous system (known as the rest and digest system), slowing down our internal systems to conserve energy. Relieving soft tissue tension built from emotional stresses allows us to feel a sense of wellbeing and calm.
I will discuss your needs at our first meeting and on an ongoing basis.