'The Natural Nomad'
Soft Tissue Therapist
BTEC ITEC VTCT ISRM
Sports & Clinical Massage Therapies
When taking bookings, I do not separate treatments styles. I prefer to meet with a client and discuss their individual needs and design the treatment to suit. Usually it will involve a mixture of sports techniques and deep tissue massage. For those who do not wish to have any kind of massage, I also offer remedial stretch/table yoga treatments which can also release deep set tension. For relaxation the treatment can include reflexology, which is a great way to wind down and destress. I mix my own aromatherapy oil blends for every appointment depending on the client's needs.
Sports, Deep Tissue & Clinical Massage
A sports massage, also known as soft tissue therapy is not just for those who have a sporting injury. It is a treatment that will incorporate elements of a deep tissue massage along with muscle energy techniques, stretch therapy, trigger point work and other therapeutic techniques aimed at relieving tension in muscles and soft tissue.
It sometimes will involve little actual 'massage' depending on the client's condition. It is more 'interactive' than a deep tissue massage, meaning that the client will be required to communicate during the treatment and do some stretch and resistance work with the therapist. In this field I specialise in back, neck and shoulder tension and have experience working with swimmers, runners and cyclists as well as general aches and pains caused by everyday life including during and after pregnancy.
Aromatherapy is the ancient art of using concentrated plant extracts 'essential oils' to help in everyday health complaints. Essential oils are made up of a variety of chemical compounds that have an effect on the body. It is both an art and a science. It involves blending oils that will have the desired effect and creating beautiful aromas. I blend all the oils for my treatments from scratch and can make a bespoke blend for a client if needed. Please email if you'd like more information.
Reflexology works by stimulating specific points on the foot that correspond to particular points of the body. By stimulating these 'reflex points' the aim is to help to body to heal itself by working on the stimulated areas.
It can also work directly on 'crunchy' areas of tension in the same way massage can and my treatments also involve some light passive stretching for the feet and Achilles area.
Please enquire via the contact page if you'd like to discuss a treatment either at Forest Hill or
Treatments for (but not limited to):
Back, neck and shoulder aches & pains. Stiff legs & hips from running/cycling/walking including 'runner's knee'. Plantar fasciaitis, piriformis syndrome, back & hip aches during and post pregnancy. Tension headaches.