My hands have travelled the world since I qualified in 1996 with an ITEC diploma in Anatomy and Physiology and Body Massage. Ken Holme, our tutor at The Churchill Centre in London, taught us to relax our hands and to let them travel and learn on the journey of touch therapy. He showed us how touch flows beyond our layers of skin to reach us on all levels - physical and emotional. I became a great believer in the positive effects that massage delivers.
20 years of experience in complementary therapies have taken me on an exciting learning journey, working with hundreds of clients in many different cultures. I have worked with all ages and with many different healing processes. My passion for my work has only grown over this time as I have developed and refined the skills in massage therapy which can help us all, from young to old. It has been a true and rewarding experience, and I feel very privileged to be living this journey. I constantly continue to develop my skills through my clients, my peers, and extensive training. My passion for my work and the help I can offer to others give me great joy and fulfilment.
Learning Dr Vodder’s Manual Lymph Drainage technique - which I describe on the MLD page – took my touch style to a new level in 2002, enabling me to reach out further and help my clients in a new way.
Another highlight in my career has been meeting the inspiring Gayle MacDonald in 2010 on her ‘Massage for People Living with Cancer’ course in Scotland. Although I was already working with people who had experienced cancer, she gave me a more defined touch.
In 2016 I qualified in Complete Lymphoedema Therapy, which includes lymph taping and scar release work as well as MLD and compression, with Klose Training USA.
Movement is important for all of us, but after going through teacher training for Yin Yoga in early 2020, I also saw how effective and helpful this form of yoga could be for the many people I treat with lymphatic issues.
My touch has developed into my own personal and authentic style through all I have learnt and experienced, which I adapt for my different clients in personalised massage treatments. My travelling hands are still on the go after 20 years of work experience in massage therapy. I look forward to treating and working with you.