I became a massage therapist because…
I originally wanted to pursue a career as a dancer after training for 3 years full time at The Arts Educational Schools, however that was cut short due to a lower back injury which required surgery.
My general interest in health, fitness, and well-being eventually lead me to shift my attention on to hands on therapies.
How I trained
Between 2005 – 2016 I attended various training courses, including ITEC Holistic massage, Tui Na Chinese Medical Massage – including for advanced sports injury massage, Indonesian Deep Tissue massage and Thai Yoga massage.
I am also trained in acupuncture and am a yoga teacher.
What has surprised me most about my profession as a practitioner?
How long people live with pain and stress before getting help.
My main areas of interest are…
Most of the people I work with are stressed out office workers with neck pain and discomfort. This can be accompanied with headaches, migraines, eyestrain. I’ve seen so many cases this has now become a special interest of mine developing the massage techniques from various disciplines to help my patients.
We get a lot of active patients at the clinic involved in sports/fitness activities. I spend a lot of time helping people recover faster and address areas of pain so they are either able to continue pain free or keep pain to a minimum.
My most momentous moment?
Finally finding my vocation in life! I say that because I spent 5 years in unfulfilling jobs looking for a new path.
A glimpse of wisdom I can offer about health/ the body
We can always find time to do something to aid our health. A few gentle stretches at the work desk, 5 minutes of seated meditation on the train to work, eating a balanced diet all add up.
Outside of work, I enjoy in life…
Watching bands, yoga, martial arts, and any good social event that gets me exposed to a wide variety of people.
What will always bring a smile to my face?
A good comedy and good food!