I spent a brilliant year training in holistic massage at Sheffield Centre for Massage Training, and qualified as a massage therapist in March 2015. I have always been fascinated with the body and the way it works, and I like to think of massage as a great way to reduce stress, and ease those everyday aches and pains.
My route into massage is quite an odd one; I've always had an interest in science, especially biology, and studied zoology at Newcastle University. Since then I've worked in a shop, volunteered for a local conservation charity, chopped down trees and conserved moorland working for Sheffield Wildlife Trust, and trained the public in first aid for St John Ambulance. The common thread to all of this which I try to get across in my massage is my sense of caring; I've always wanted to work in a job where I can make a difference and help people.
There are many things I love about my work, but the main one is that I get the chance to help people feel like the most awesome version of themselves. I love seeing clients leave the session looking visibly happier, less stressed and in less pain than when they came in. I believe that massage is for everybody (and every body), and anyone and everyone can benefit from a regular massage.
Massage wise, I have a range of experiences and have worked with a variety of people. I've worked with the Sheffield Hatters and Sheffield Junior Sharks basketball teams, done post race massage at the Great North Run, Sheffield half marathon and Manchester 10k, done seated massage outdoors at a local market, and worked with a range of people at the practices I currently work from. I have also done further training in pregnancy massage, hot stones massage, kinesiology taping, cupping, holistic facials, and reflexology, and have just started studying for my aromatherapy diploma.
When I'm not in my clinic, you can find me wandering round the Peak District in search of a cafe, cheering on Sheffield Sharks, dancing up a storm, running (in good weather!), or behind my sewing machine.