Hello there! I am a qualified and registered Esalen and JING Advanced Clinical Massage Therapist, and insured through the Federation of Holistic Therapists (FHT). I am also qualified to use natural hot stones in clinical and deep relaxation work.
My Massage Practice is called Massage for Health and Wellbeing, and my clinical treatment space is situated in The Clinic, C/o The Physio Co, 74 Newport Road, Barnstaple, EX32 9BG
Most of my clients who attend my Trigger Point Therapy clinic are looking to address acute back, hip, shoulder and neck pain; migraines, Fibromyalgia symptoms, rehabilitation of a joint post surgery and physical musculo-skeletal trauma, or are looking for a “Sports’ Massage”. A number of my clients own their own businesses and rely on being in good physical shape on a daily basis, therefore I may work specifically in the arm/hand and leg/foot area. A growing number of my clients attended their first massage session with me to kick-start a steady physical training regimen (particularly when they weren’t feeling particularly body confident), and now incorporate massage therapy as part of their regular routine. My clinical sessions include a clinical consultation, massage and stretching.
For those clients requesting a de-stressing, relaxing, getting-back-in-touch with the body and “energy-balancing” massage I use the slow, long flowing strokes of Esalen Massage in a full body massage. Esalen Massage was co-created over a 50 year period with professional body-workers, trauma clinicians, psychologists and philosophers, with Swedish Massage as its base. This beautiful practise is still evolving today at the Esalen Institute, Big Sur, California. As well as a wonderful antidote to busy day-to-day life, Esalen Massage can be successful in helping those suffering from both physical and emotional trauma. The intention and focus I use with my clients during this practise encourages them to feel safe, nourished and they advise that not only do they leave the session feeling taller, however they also feel lighter and clearer on the inside. So Esalen Massage can create space inwardly and outwardly.
I do not impose pain or a massage routine on my clients. My belief system is that I work with a client, so that their body recognises anatomically and energetically attuned touch that is focused and safe, which in turn optimises the rate at which the body’s systems integrate during healing.