I have a long standing interest in the world of therapy, bodywork and healing as an in-built capacity in all living things. I am fascinated by the body-mind connection and the body's natural ability to restore balance and return to health, and the role we can play to facilitate the process for one another. Yoga, bodywork and mindfulness have all played a vital role in my own journey back to health, and have become an integral part of my life.
I'm a dedicated yoga practitioner. I discovered yoga as a student over twenty years ago and for the past fifteen years have maintained a regular yoga practice.
I have completed two Yoga Teacher training and development courses, both accredited by 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.