Sports & Remedial Massage Therapist ITEC MISRM CNHC Reg.
I am a professional clinical therapist, lecturer and trainer who specialises in Remedial Massage Therapy and am a member of the FHT and ISRM and registered with Complementary and Natural Health Council.
Having qualified in 2002, I joined the Exmouth Chiropractic Clinic in 2004, complementing the existing team of Chiropractors and spinal rehabilitation instructors by offering integrated Massage based treatments for muscular-skeletal injuries. This environment advanced my clinical knowledge about spinal mechanics and dysfunction and demonstrated the benefits of proactive collaboration between related disciplines in achieving real long term positive results for clients. This experience was influential in determining both my business and teaching ethos which is underpinned by the drive to achieve real integrated professional practice where focus is put on Health and not disease. Where we provide evidence based where applicable, and certainly outcome based practice.
As a result of sustained organic growth, in 2008 I expanded into new premises with a bigger and wider concept of integrated health care establishing The Massage Clinic in its present form where clients are looked after by a multidisciplinary team in a modern and cutting edge environment where the latest technology is used in conjunction with interpretation from highly skilled practitioners. The clinic continues to grow, catering for the diverse needs of individuals by working in conjunction with two other professional practices - The Martineau Chiropractic Clinic and Exe Pilates - to deliver a best practice system of cross-referrals and integrated treatment plans. We also supports a variety of local sports groups and high profile events, particularly those in the Cyclosportive calendar such as the Dartmoor Classic and the Exmoor Beast.
I am passionate about using my skills and knowledge to help the industry attain the highest possible quality and professional clinical training, particularly in the South West which is why I established The Massage Training School in 2008. As testimony to the school’s standards, it is one of only a handful organisations in the UK accredited by the ISRM to deliver the BTEC Level 5 Diploma in Clinical Sports & Remedial Massage which is recognised by many as the industry benchmark for professional training in Massage Therapy.
We are active in building strategically beneficial relationships both in and outside the immediate remedial massage industry. We have been successful in creating valuable networking and learning opportunities for professionals from a variety of fields in the region, such as osteopaths, chiropractors and physiotherapists via a programme of advanced CPD courses, most of which are taught by the leaders in the field, which provide inspirational learning forums for sharing experience and skills, bridging differences, to ultimately promote best practice and unlock new knowledge.