I have a long standing interest in therapy, bodywork and healing. I am fascinated by the body-mind connection and the body's natural ability to restore balance and return to health. I have been interested in mindfulness for a number of years and have a regular yoga practice. Yoga, bodywork and mindfulness have all played a vital role in my journey back to health.
I'm a dedicated yoga practitioner and am currently near the end of a yoga teacher training with the Independent Yoga Network. My yoga practice underpins and strengthens my bodywork. I try to apply the intelligent way of working with the body I've learnt through my yoga practice - the principles of not pushing or pulling but listening to the body, and creating the right conditions for the body to release the held tension and inititate the healing process.
From my own and other people’s experience I know that healing happens when we allow the body to surrender and rest. Only when we allow this, do we make space for the body to let go and undo. Rest is the antithesis to the fast and frantic world we live in. Through the healing of touch and bodywork we can truly encourage and facilitate this amazing healing process.
Continuing Professional Development
I believe there's no end to learning and developing one's skills, particularly in the field of bodywork and therapy. I have been undertaking various CPD courses since my graduation as a massage therapist. Recently I started training with Jing Institute of Advanced Massage Training in Brighton and am currently doing the Advanced Clinical Massage Series for Treating Pain leading to Advanced Clinical Massage Therapist Certificate.