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

Background

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

(for changes to regular classes, please see below)

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.

If you are interested in coming along, there are four classes to choose from. All are drop-in classes and pay-as-you-go.

Day Time Price Location
Monday 10.00 - 11.30am £10.00 New Haw Library KT15 3HA
Tuesday 7.00 - 8.30pm £10.00 Salesian School Chertsey KT16 9LU
Wednesday 10.00 - 11.30am £10.00 New Haw Library KT15 3HA
Friday 9.25 - 10.55am £10.00 New Haw Library KT15 3HA

Please note that you might want to bring an extra blanket or jumper as it can be a bit cool sometimes.

All are welcome, there is no need to book, and it is pay-as-you-go.

A Zoom online virtual class will be available in addition to the classes above, post COVID-19.

 

Changes Due to COVID-19

Due to COVID-19 there are currently no classes due to lockdown and social distancing.

  1. There are online virtual classes via Zoom available every day for an hour and a half. If you wish to participate, please send me an email for further details.
  2. Classes will resume as soon as venues open and lockdown requirements are lifted. Social distancing will still contiinue to apply, so there may be limited places available in the classes. More information to follow in due course.

Appointments

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.

 
Appointments on 01932 350391
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