Merry Christmas!

Well that’s a wrap for 2020! I hope you all have a happy and restful Christmas. I look forward to seeing all of my clients again in the new year, may 2021 be a happy, healthy and brighter year for all!

Update – December 2020

Now the 2nd National Lockdown has ended I am available to see both existing and new clients subject to the recomendation that treatment should continue to be “essential” or “medical”. Whether or not you feel your issue falls within this criteria, please feel free to get in touch to discuss how I can help. I will risk assess based on you as an individual and, even if we decide against a hands on treatment, I have a wealth of self care strategies I am more than happy to share with you.

COVID-19 Policy

Chronic Pain and Stress

This is a great visual showing the science of how stress can fuel persistent pain and how the brain and nervous system can ‘learn’ / become wired to make the body feel continuous pain, often in the absence of structural or tissue damage.

Corona Virus (COVID-19) Infection Prevention & Control Policy

The Government has confirmed that Massage and Physical Therapy businesses can return to work as of 13 July 2020.  My priority is to keep everyone as safe as possible so, as a ‘close contact service’ I will need to adhere to some very strict guidelines to ensure I provide the safest environment possible. Inevitably there will be changes to my working practice involving masks, contactless forms and payments to name a few things. I would be grateful you would read through the changes, as set out in this document, before you attend your next appointment. Illness If I feel ill …

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update 20/03/2020 

I am so sad to report I will be suspending all appointments with immediate effect. 😢 The Massage Training Institute (MTI) can no longer reconcile Government advice on social distancing with the continued provision of massage services and indeed all therapies that involve touch and close proximity. As such the MTI have advised, unequivocally, the immediate suspension of all practices.  It breaks my heart to have to do this but it is for the greater good and I truly believe we will all come out of this situation stronger and more grateful for each other. This situation is temporary so for …

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) – Update 18/03/2020

My therapy practice continues at the present time subject to the following advice around self isolation for vulnerable people: Self-Isolation : The Chief Medical Officer has provided new advice around self-isolation and Public Health England have updated their web pages. This can be viewed online at The advice remains the same that a person should self-isolate at home for seven days if they have a recent onset of a new continuous cough and/or a high temperature.  However, in addition, anyone living with someone who is self-isolating due to such an onset should now stay at home for at least 14 days …

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How is Myofascial Release Different?

In its normal healthy state, fascia will stretch and move freely / fluidly without restriction. However, fascia can become dense and stuck due to over / under use, injury and trauma. Symptoms include inflammation, scar tissue, trigger points, stiffness and poor posture. All of these things can result in chronic pain. Myofascial Release (MFR) is a specialised soft tissue therapy that works with the body’s connective tissue known as fascia. Fascia surrounds and connects everything within our bodies including muscles and nerves. MFR techniques stretch and release the soft tissues of the body using slow sustained pressure, without force, restoring …

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