My first experience with massage occurred long ago in 2004 when I was hit by a car while I was riding my bicycle. I was thrown into the air and landed on my side. I hit my head pretty hard and suffered whiplash from the impact of the fall. I am thankful I was not injured as badly as I could have been.
I saw a chiropractor about 3 days a week and received massage about twice a month for around 8 months. The trauma from this accident initially disrupted my life. However, massage helped ease the pain and stress caused by this event and I feel I avoided further neck and back problems because of the therapeutic benefits of massage.
I began to pursue my dream of becoming a massage therapist in 2009 in the United States attending East West College of Healing Arts in Portland Oregon. I studied Swedish massage and kinesiology. I believe an understanding of the science of kinesiology is key to becoming a successful massage practitioner. In 2011 I moved to the United Kingdom, settling in Cardiff. I have since studied at Bristol College of Massage and Bodywork, graduating with a Diploma in Holistic Massage from the Massage Training Institute, which combined the study massage techniques, anatomy, pathology, and physiology. I am now the MTI regional representative for the Wales region.
The discipline of Massage Therapy and my studies in it have changed my life and allowed me to reflect on my work, leaving me with the tools to help others. I have much to offer and I invite you to also enjoy the benefits of massage and to book an appointment today!