Who am I and what do I do?

I specialise in soft tissue massage, which involves work on muscles, tendons and ligaments. I use massage to help encourage the body to release, stretch and re-align itself in order to relieve pain which may have arisen because of chronic tension, injury, poor technique or poor posture, and to increase the range of movement around joints. I also try to help my clients to understand why they may be as they are via assessment of the soft tissue using palpation and muscle testing.

By providing exercise/stretching/strengthening programmes, I hope to encourage the client to have some means to help themselves, and to later use these exercises as a means to maintain the resolved issue, and to ultimately remain pain-free.

I work with clients of all ages, from 10 to 92 years of age, male and female. Some are actively involved in sport and regular activity, but most are not.

Qualifications & training

  • JEMS certified (biomechanical rehabilitation and sports programmes)
  • LSSM Diploma in Sports and Remedial Massage
  • B.Ed (Hons) in Physical Education, Biology and Dance
  • MSc in Sport and Exercise Science


Previously I have taught PE at secondary schools, and more recently, held the post of Senior Lecturer in PE at De Montfort University in Bedford, and was an OCR Examiner for A-level PE. I also completed 2 years of a 3 year SRN nursing course.

Please use the links on the left for more background information on how sports and remedial massage can help you, whether you are a sports person looking to improve performance, or if you are somebody who needs the special attention to detail I can give.

The Techniques section gives more detailed information on the massage techniques I use in my work.

JEMS Functional Biomechanics Classes

Since January 2010 I have been teaching weekly JEMS Functional Biomechanics Classes, all thanks to my lovely friend and teacher Hilary Sewter.

I am trying to make exercise functional, to increase your strength and flexibility and hopefully for you to be more mindful as to how your body works.

Changes Due to COVID-19

As the Covid restrictions are changing with vaccines seemingly playing a big role in this, classes are changing too.

  1. Online virtual classes via Zoom are continuing. Each class is an hour and a half and there are 4 mat classes and 1 ball class every week. If you wish to participate, please send me an email for further details.
  2. Face-to-face classes have started. We are at New Haw Community Centre on Thursdays at 10.00am. Again, if you are interested, please send me an email for more information on these.

Online Classes

If you are interested, all are drop-in classes and pay-as-you-go.

For the ball classes, you can use a chair with a cushion if you do not have a ball to use.

Day Time Type
Mondays 10.00 - 11.30am Mat class
Tuesdays 10.00 - 11.00am Ball class
Tuesdays 6.00 - 7.30pm Mat class
Wednesdays 10.00 - 11:30am Mat class
Fridays 10.00 - 11:30am Mat class

Face-to-Face Classes

Thursdays 10.00 - 11.30am New Haw Community Centre


As with classes, 1-to-1 appointments are changing as the restrictions are lifted. I am now working 1-to-1 (face to face) with protocols in place and if you want an appointment, please send an email.

I am still doing zoom appointments and again if you prefer one of these, please send me an email.

On returning to 1-to-1 appointments, the following requirements must be adhered to by all clients.

  1. Hand sanitising and temperature taken on arrival before the appointment.
  2. Wear your own face mask, or I can provide a face covering, washed after each appointment.
  3. Hand sanitising on leaving.
  4. Complete and bring your consent form.
Appointments on 01932 350391
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