I trained with Biomechanics Education for my Biomechanics Trainer Certificate and Level 3 Award in Sports Massage and Corrective Exercise. I was first introduced to sports massage during my late teens when I was competing in Pony Club Tetrathlon, which involves running, shooting, swimming and cross country riding. Sports massage was what kept me going through training, competition and general life. I also had a dabble with sprint triathlons, but unfortunately riding a horse is so much more appealing to me than riding a bicycle so that quickly came to an end, but never say never, I may yet find a love for cycling! Running and riding have always been a passion for me, and they keep me fit for my job, so that’s always a plus too!!
My massage therapist I used to see then also offered Biomechanical assessments for clients both in the classroom as well as on their horses. She worked with Sophie Wells, a Paralympic Dressage Rider and got her to the London 2012 Olympics just before she emigrated to New Zealand. My mum and I had booked for her to come out to do us both a ridden assessment, which we both found incredibly helpful and made a huge difference to results we could achieve on the horse, but I also found that I had an eye for the human body and how it worked and this sparked my interest for helping others.
I quickly signed myself up to train and put a lot of hard work in learning all about anatomy, physiology, sports massage, different techniques, biomechanics (movement) and different requirements within sports. Through my training I have most definitely found that the more you know, the less you know, the body is such an intricate complex system and never ceases to amaze me how well it can function under the most incredible pressure and stresses.
Once qualified, I took the leap of faith to open my own business and start to help people myself. This is the most interesting job and every day really is a school day, you just never stop learning. I have met some truly incredible people with such amazing stories and it is an honour to be part of it and help them achieve and exceed their goals. All the positive feedback and responses to treatment is what makes my job so worthwhile.
In 2016 I made the decision that I needed to know more and signed up to do my Level 5 Diploma in Sports and Remedial Massage Therapy at the North London School of Sports Massage and after a lot of hard work I qualified in November 2017, having met an amazing group of people and come away with a wealth of new knowledge that I now apply and use daily when assessing and treating my clients.
Every client I treat has a different story which creates a new challenge for me, which keeps me fresh and up to date, researching different sports, conditions and techniques to provide the best possible treatment. I look forward to meeting you and hearing your story so that I can help you move better, whether your goal is to be able to get out of bed in the morning and put your socks on without pain or achieve another PB in your sport.