Therapeutic Massage &
Rosen Method Bodywork
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, some Saturdays
To book please call 01453 767600
What to expect
At the first appointment you will be asked about your current symptoms, medical history and lifestyle, and we will discuss aspects of treatment. I will then leave the room while you undress and lie face-down on the massage table using a warm towel for covering. When I return, I will initially work through the towel including rocking motions that inform me of your body-state. When I subsequently work directly on skin, I will use oil to reduce friction, exposing only that part of the body being worked on. The massage will be designed to meet your particular needs and will always be adjusted to your body-state, with feedback being welcomed.
I use Dynamic Bodywork in my approach to Therapeutic Massage. The focus is on using the body most effectively when giving a massage, involving the whole body to generate power and movement. Sweeping the forearm in a rhythmic motion over larger areas engenders a sense of interconnectedness throughout the body, and a guided elbow or knuckle provides localised pressure when required. The technique is both dynamic and relaxing, providing optimal benefits.
The body and mind operate together as a single organism, with traumatic events imprinted in body tissues as well as the mind. Early difficulties can fashion our body and influence our approach to life, and I pay particular attention to tensions in the body that have become habitual (and unconscious).
Special Clinical Interests
Emotional and mental health
Releasing unresolved stress held in the body
Personal growth and vitality
Counteracting the effects of ageing
Working with disabilities, including degenerative conditions
Maitri Foundation, Whiteway, Gloucestershire 1-year
Dynamic Massage, Cardiff 1-year
Rosen Method UK, London 4-year training started in January 2009
I have been practising professionally since 2005 and have always augmented my work with Continuing Professional Development involving research, writing, and attendance at related workshops. I have been an Executive Member of the APNT for some years and have recently (August 2011) been elected as acting Chair of the association. I have published various book reviews relevant to the field and a substantial research paper entitled Body of Knowledge: In Touch with Healing. Some of my writing is accessible from the ‘Essays’ tab on my website.
Association of Natural and Physical Therapists (APNT)
British Complementary Medicine Association (BCMA)