About Me

I qualified in Swedish massage and Preheat treatments back in 1997, and while I continued to use my massage qualification, my main career was as a surgical nurse and then a midwife on a high risk unit. After another 9 years of working with mainly physically disabled children and volunteering in disabled sports camps, I also qualified as a sports therapist. My medical background has given me a good understanding of both physical and mental health issues and injuries for which massage treatments may be sought, and the ability to identify causes of muscle tension that other therapists may not be able to. I particularly have lots of experience of using massage in physically disabled children , particularly spastic cerebral palsy, and in women's health, domestic abuse victims and PTSD sufferers.

 

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I offer Swedish, deep colon massage, pregnancy massage, deep tissue, medical and sports massage treatments . I also hold a women's health clinic, treating a wide variety of pregnancy and postnatal issues, medical conditions involving the reproductive system and hormonal imbalances, for example, endometriosis, PMDD, and infertility, and I also treat many women who have suffered domestic abuse or been through other types of trauma, often resulting in PTSD.

 I also teach courses to both people starting out in the therapy field and to established therapists who wats to develop their knowledge and skills, particularly with a medical focus. I also offer teaching sessions to couples and parents.

I offer treatments in Tunbridge Wells in Kent, where I have treated a few celebrity clients, who can be assured that confidentiality is maintained no matter what your background.

My qualifications are:-
IHBC Diploma Swedish Massage and Preheat treatments
BSc Nursing
BSc Midwifery
Active IQ Diploma in Sports Massage
IICT in Pregnancy Massage
IICT in Trigger Point Therapy

IICT in Colon Massage


I am fully registered and insured.

 

Sports Injuries in Teens

COURSE OVERVIEW

teen sports

COST: £160 

DURATION:  1 day/ 8.5 hours

PREREQUISITES: Body Massage Diploma, Level 3 Anatomy and Physiology, or anyone working with teenagers in a sports environment

This course is intended for anyone who has already undertaken basic body massage/sports massage  training and wishes to work with teenagers, or anyone working with  teens in a sports environment:-

  • to further their knowledge of common sports injuries that affect teens which may lead them to book a treatment, with suggestions of self help measures
  • to introduce them to teen sports injuries prior to undertaking a sports massage course or working with teens in a sports environment
  • to gain further insight into teen sports injuries from a more medical viewpoint after undertaking massage training

CPD POINTS: 10

LEARNING OUTCOMES

  • the benefits of teenagers playing sports
  • how puberty can influence sports injuries
  • how to reduce the risk of injuries in teens and deal with them when they happen
  • to extend your knowledge of the anatomy and physiology of teens
  • to develop your knowledge of the common sports injuries that teens may present with, to know the causes and risk factors and to recognise the symptoms
  • to identify preventive and rehabilitative self help measures that you can suggest to clients
  • to offer massage treatments with a more medical/sports focus

ASSESSMENT

Theory assessment only – The overall pass mark must exceed 70%.

QUALIFICATION: Sports Injuries in Teens approved by the IGCT will act as an addition to your CPD. Theory assessment with a pass score of 70%. If you don’t pass the first time you can retake the assessment at no extra charge.

 

COURSE CONTENT

Legislation /Professional Code of Conduct                                                                                    

Anatomy and Physiology                                        

Benefit of sport in Teens                                                                                       

Types of Training                                                                                                              

Prevention of sports Injuries                                                                                   

Common Sports Injuries in Teens                                                                              

Effect of Puberty on Sports Injuries                                                                       

When to See a Doctor                                                                                                  

Return to Play                                                                                                                

Causes of Knee Pain                                                                                                       

Patello femoral Syndrome                                                                                          

Osgood Schlatters Disease                                                                                                          

Sever’s Disease                                                                                                  

Compartments Syndrome                                                                                    

Shin Splints                                                                                                                        

Patella Femoral Syndrome                                                                                        

Little Leaguer’s Elbow                                                                                                   

 

 

 

 

 

 

Swedish Massage

COURSE CONTENT

Swedish Massage  ADVERT                                                                                                          

Legislation/Professional Code of Conduct                                                                                     

Anatomy and Physiology:-

The Integumentary System                                                                                         

Skin Conditions                                                                                                                 

The Skeletal System                                                                                                        

Planes of the Body/Anatomical terms                                                                     

The Muscular System                                                                                                     

The Circulatory  Systems                                                                                              

The Lymphatic System                                                                                                   

The Digestive System                                                                                                     

The Urinary System   

                                                                                                    

Swedish Massage (Definitions and History)                                                           

Qualities of a therapist/Requirements for Treatment                                       

Empathy and Energy Exchange                                                                                   

Physiological Effects of Swedish Massage                                                              

Psychological/Emotional Effects of Swedish Massage                                       

Contraindications                                                                                                             

Contra-actions                                                                                                                  

Example of Consultation Form                                                                                   

Massage Techniques                                                                                                      

Exercises to Keep the Hands and Wrists Strong and Flexible                          

Basic Routine                                                                                                                     

                                                                                

COURSE OVERVIEW 

DURATION:  9 days

COST:£900

PRE-REQUISITES:

This course is intended for anyone wanting to undertake a basic body massage course either to pursue massage therapy as a career or to do in their spare time.

CPD POINTS: 15

LEARNING OUTCOMES

  • to develop your understanding of the role, skills and qualities of a successful massage therapist
  • to develop your knowledge of the anatomy and physiology of the human body
  • to understand the physical and mental health benefits of massage therapy for the client
  • to familiarise yourself with the techniques used in a traditional Swedish massage
  • to learn acupressure techniques that can be incorporated into a Swedish massage
  • to develop an understanding of issues for which clients may seek a treatment

ASSESSMENT

Theory assessment – 87 points

Practical Assessment – 48 points

When the theory and practical points are added together, a percentage is then taken. The overall pass mark must exceed 70%. If the mark is lower, a retake is available free of charge.

QUALIFICATION: Advanced Pregnancy Massage accredited with Think Tree and will meet the criteria for obtaining public liability insurance. Theory and practical training and assessment with a pass score of 70%. If you don’t pass the first time you can retake the assessment at no extra charge.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Understanding Upper Limb and Chest Injuries

UNDERSTANDING UPPER LIMB & CHEST INJURIES

 

APPROVED CPD COURSE

COURSE OVERVIEW

COST: £250

DURATION:  2 days/ 15.5 hours

PREREQUISITES: Body Massage Diploma, Level 3 Anatomy and Physiology

This course is intended for anyone who has already undertaken basic body massage/sports massage  training:-

  • to further their knowledge of common conditions that affect the upper limbs which may lead clients to book a treatment, with self help measures that they can suggest to their clients
  • to introduce them to upper limb injuries prior to undertaking a sports massage course
  • to gain further insight into upper injuries from a more medical viewpoint after undertaking sports massage training

CPD POINTS: 14

LEARNING OUTCOMES

  • to extend your knowledge of the anatomy and physiology of the upper limbs and chest
  • to develop your knowledge of the common upper limb injuries that clients may present with, to know the causes and risk factors and to recognise the symptoms
  • to identify preventive and rehabilitative self help measures that you can suggest to clients
  • to offer massage treatments with a more medical/sports focus
  • to recognise the benefits of breast massage

ASSESSMENT

Theory assessment only – Due to the amount of information in this course, the assessment has been split into 2 smaller assessments, covering different sections of the course. The overall pass mark must exceed 70%.

QUALIFICATION: Upper Limb Injuries approved by the IGCT will act as an addition to your CPD. Theory assessment with a pass score of 70%. If you don’t pass the first time you can retake the assessment at no extra charge.

 

COURSE CONTENT

Legislation/Professional Code of Conduct                                                                             

Anatomy and Physiology                                                                                                                              

SHOULDER INJURIES

Deltoid strains                                                                                                                                                                  

Shoulder Impingement                                                                                                                                                

SLAP Tears                                                                                                                                                                         

Shoulder Dislocations                                                                                                                                                    

Adhesive Capsulitis (Frozen Shoulder)                                                                                                                   

ARM INJURIES                                                                                                                                                  

Tennis elbow (Lateral Epicondylitis)                                                                                                                         

Golfer’s Elbow(Medial Epicondylitis)                                                                                                                       

The Wrist & Carpal Tunnel syndrome                                                                                                                     

CHEST INJURIES

The Intercostals                                                                                                                                                               

The Pectorals                                                                                                                                                    

Pectoral Gap                                                                                                                                                     

Rippling Muscle Disease                                                                                                                               

Breast Massage                                                                                                                                                                               

Yoni Massage

YONI MASSAGE

 

COURSE OVERVIEW

COST: £200

 DURATION: 1 day (8 hours)

CPD POINTS:10

PREREQUISITES: Body Massage Diploma, Level 3 Anatomy and Physiology (preferable)

This course is intended for anyone who has already undertaken a basic body massage course training or those who work in other areas eg trauma, womens health, sexual health:-

  • and would like to develop their knowledge of how negative emotions are stored in the yoni and how they can be released in order to offer a specialist service to their clients, helping not only with physical and mental health, but sexual and spiritual health also

LEARNING OUTCOMES

  • To develop knowledge of the anatomy of the yoni and specific points of stimulation
  • To understand what yoni massage is and why a client would have one
  • To understand how yoni massage can assist with clients who have been through trauma, multiple gynaecological surgeries, or had negative experiences in their relationships which have contributed to unresolved tension which impacts on their sexuality
  • To familiarise yourself with the different types of blockage that can happen
  • To learn how to deal with sudden emotional release of stored traumatic tension
  • To recognise the different ways that a woman is able to feel pleasure in order to reconnect with her body and her sexuality
  • To learn how to perform a yoni massage

                                                                                               

ASSESSMENT

Theory assessment only - The overall pass mark must exceed 70%. If the mark is lower, a retake is available free of charge.

QUALIFICATION:  Yoni Massage approved by the IGCT will act as an addition to your CPD. Theory assessment with a pass score of 70%. If you don’t pass the first time you can retake the assessment at no extra charge.

 

COURSE CONTENT                                                                                                       

Legislation                                                                                                                                                   

Professional Code of Conduct                                                                                     

Anatomy and Physiology:The Muscular System                                                  

Anatomy of the Yoni                                                                                                       

What is Yoni Massage?                                                                                               

Reasons for Having a Yoni Massage                                                                    

Types of Yoni Blockages                                                                                               

Expectations, Goals and Synchronicity                                                                     

Setting, Communication and Sensitivity                                                                 

Emotional Release                                                                                                           

Types of Orgasm                                                                                                           

Stimulation Spots                                                                                                            

Yoni Massage Basics                                                                                                        

Yoni Massage Techniques                                                                                            

Anal Stimulation 

 

Related Courses   

Massage for Domestic Abuse and PTSD  

https://www.medicalmassagelady.com/training/approved-cpd-courses/massage-for-domestic-abuse-ptsd

Massage for Women's Health

https://www.medicalmassagelady.com/training/approved-cpd-courses/massage-for-women-s-health

Advanced Pregnancy and Postnatal Massage

https://www.medicalmassagelady.com/training/approved-cpd-courses/advanced-pregnancy-postnatal-massage                                                                                                       

 

Advanced Colon Massage

COURSE CONTENT 

7)AdvancedColon CPD                                                                                                     

Legislation/Professional Code of Conduct                                                                                    

Anatomy and Physiology:-

The Muscular System                                                

The Circulatory System                                              

 The Lymphatic System                                               

 The Nervous system                                                  

 The Colon                                                                       

 

Colon Massage                                                                                                                

The Effect of Postural Alignment on the Digestive System                             

How Massage Helps those with IBS or Constipation                                         

Massage Treatment in the Client with a Stoma                                                    

Contraindications/Aftercare                                                                                       

Massage Techniques                                                                                                      

Basic Massage Routine                                                                                               

 

COURSE OVERVIEW

DURATION: 2 days

COST:£280

PRE-REQUISITES: Body Massage Diploma, Level 3 Anatomy and Physiology

This course is intended for anyone who has already undertaken a basic body massage course :-

  • and would like to extend their treatment range to include deep colon massage
  • and would like to refresh their knowledge in this area and offer more energising treatments
  • and would like to further their knowledge of the digestive conditions that may lead clients to book a treatment, with self help measures that they can suggest

CPD POINTS:14

LEARNING OUTCOMES

  • to develop your understanding of the skills and knowledge required to be a successful massage therapist in relation to the client who has bowel related issues.
  • to extend your knowledge of the anatomy and physiology of the digestive system
  • to understand the physical and mental health benefits of massage therapy for the client with a bowel condition
  • to familiarise yourself with colon massage and the techniques used
  • to develop an understanding of the client with a stoma
  • to identify any issues with postural alignment that may be affecting the client’s digestive health

ASSESSMENT

When the theory and practical points are added together, a percentage is then taken. The overall pass mark must exceed 70%.

QUALIFICATION: Advanced Colon Massage accredited with the IGCT and will meet the criteria for obtaining public liability insurance. Theory and practical training and assessment with a pass score of 70%. If you don’t pass the first time you can retake the assessment at no extra charge.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Massage for Cerebral Palsy

MASSAGE FOR CHILDREN WITH CEREBRAL PALSY

cpkids

COURSE OVERVIEW

COST: £250

DURATION:  2 days/ 11.5 hours

PREREQUISITES: Body Massage Diploma, Level 3 Anatomy and Physiology

This course is intended for anyone who has already undertaken basic body massage/sports massage  training:-

  • to develop their knowledge and skills in treating children(or adults) with cerebral palsy
  • to gain understanding of the different types of cerebral palsy
  • to be able to offer much needed treatment for physically disabled children which is in short supply and often difficult to access

CPD POINTS: 14

LEARNING OUTCOMES

  • to develop your knowledge of the types and causes of cerebral palsy and how it presents itself in the body
  • to identify the contraindications and precautions that you should take when treating a client with cerebral palsy
  • to familiarise yourself with the common gait patterns in a client with cerebral palsy
  • to understand the difference between hypotonia and hypertonia in terms of massage techniques and goals
  • to be able to offer much needed treatment for physically disabled children which is in short supply and often difficult to accesS

While this course is aimed at offering treatment to children with CP, it is equally as useful for adult clients with CP.

 

ASSESSMENT

Theory assessment only – The overall pass mark must exceed 70%. Retakes available free of charge.

QUALIFICATION: Massage for Children with Cerebral Palsy, approved by the IGCT will act as an addition to your CPD.

 

COURSE CONTENT

Legislation                                                                                                                                                                          

Professional Code of Conduct                                                                                                                    

Anatomy and Physiology                                                                                            

What is Cerebral Palsy/What Causes it?                                                                                                                 

Types of Cerebral Palsy                                                                                                                                                 

Symptoms and Associated Conditions                                                                                                                    

Gait Patterns in Spastic Cerebral Palsy

Spastic Hemiplegia                                                                                                                                                         

Spastic Diplegia                                                                                                                                                                

Massage, Techniques, Contraindications and Precautions                           

Benefits of Massage for Cerebral Palsy                                                                                                                   

Hypotonia                                                                                                                                                          

Hypertonia                                                                                                                                                                        

Suggestions Prior to Practice                                                                                                                                                      

Pregnancy Massage

8)Pregnancy CPD

 

COURSE CONTENT                                                                                                          

Legislation/Professional Code of Conduct                                                                                    

Anatomy and Physiology:-

The Muscular System                                               

The Circulatory and Lymphatic Systems              

 

Stages of Pregnancy                                                                                  

Physiological Changes in the Body’s Systems                                                      

Hormone Levels                                                                                                            

Physiological Changes in the Mother                                                                     

Foetal development                                                                                                          

Pregnancy Massage                                                                                                     

Contraindications/Contra-actions                                                                             

Massage Techniques/Precautions                                                                            

Basic Pregnancy Routine                                                                                             

Symphysis Pubis Dysfunction                                                                                    

 

COURSE OVERVIEW

DURATION: 2 days (10.5 hours)

COST:£280

PREREQUISITES: Body Massage Diploma, Level 3 Anatomy and Physiology

This course is intended for anyone who has already undertaken a basic body massage course :-

  • and would like to extend their treatment range to include pregnancy massage

CPD POINTS:14

LEARNING OUTCOMES

  • to develop your understanding of the role, skills and qualities of a successful massage therapist in relation to the pregnant/postnatal client
  • to extend your knowledge of the anatomy and physiology of the human body during pregnancy
  • to understand the physical and mental health benefits of massage therapy for the pregnant/postnatal client
  • to familiarise yourself with pregnancy massage and the techniques used

ASSESSMENT

 

When the theory and practical points are added together, the overall pass mark must exceed 70%.

QUALIFICATION: Pregnancy Massage accredited with the IGCT and will meet the criteria for obtaining public liability insurance. Theory and practical training and assessment with a pass score of 70%. If you don’t pass the first time you can retake the assessment at no extra charge.

 

Related courses

Advanced Pregnancy and Postnatal Massage

https://www.medicalmassagelady.com/training/approved-cpd-courses/advanced-pregnancy-postnatal-massage

Massage for Women's Health

https://www.medicalmassagelady.com/training/approved-cpd-courses/massage-for-women-s-health

Yoni Massage

 https://www.medicalmassagelady.com/training/approved-cpd-courses/yoni-massage

 

 

 

Hip, Pelvic and Gluteal Injuries

HIP, PELVIC AND GLUTEAL INJURIES

 

HPG

 

COURSE OVERVIEW

COST: £250 

DURATION: 2 days/15 hours

PREREQUISITES: Body Massage Diploma, Level 3 Anatomy and Physiology

This course is intended for anyone who has already undertaken a basic body massage course training:-

  • and would like to further their knowledge of hip, pelvic, groin and gluteal injuries which may lead clients to book a treatment, with self help measures that they can suggest to their clients

CPD POINTS: 14

LEARNING OUTCOMES

  • to extend your knowledge of the anatomy and physiology of the hips, pelvis, groin and gluteal area
  • to understand the benefits of massage therapy for these injuries
  • to identify these injuries, taking a more medical approach, and be able to offer the client self help measures that they can do at home

ASSESSMENT

Theory assessment only - The overall pass mark must exceed 70%. If the mark is lower, a retake is available free of charge.

QUALIFICATION: Hip, Pelvic and Gluteal Injuries approved by the IGCT will act as an addition to your CPD.

 

COURSE CONTENT                                                                                                          

Legislation                                                                                                                                           

Professional Code of Conduct                                                                                     

Anatomy and Physiology                                                                                                

THE HIP                                                                                                                                

Hip Flexor Strains                                                                                                             

Snapping Hip syndrome                                                                                               

Femoroacetabular Impingement                                                                           

THE PELVIS                                                                                                                        

Pelvic Tilt                                                                                                                            

QL Muscles                                                                                                                      

Sacroiliitis                                                                                                                           

THE GROIN

Groin Strain                                                                                                                       

Sports Hernia (Gilmore’s Groin)                                                                               

THE GLUTES

Gluteal Injuries                                                                                                                

Deep Gluteal Syndrome                                                                                                

Gluteus Medius Syndrome (Runner’s Butt)                                                        

Gluteus Medius Tear                                                                                                      

Gluteus Minimus Strain                                                                                               

Gluteal Tendinopathy                                                                                                   

Gluteus Maximus Injury                                                                                        

 

 Related Courses

Understanding Upper Limb and Chest Injuries

https://www.medicalmassagelady.com/training/approved-cpd-courses/267-understanding-upper-limb-and-chest-injuries

Understanding Lower Limb Injuries

https://www.medicalmassagelady.com/training/approved-cpd-courses/understanding-lower-limb-injuries

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Common Medical Conditions

COURSE OVERVIEW

9)Common Medical Conditions

DURATION: 2 days/14 hours

COST: £250

PRE-REQUISITES:

This course is intended for anyone who has completed basic body massage/sports massage training and has level 3 anatomy and physiology.

CPD POINTS: 14

LEARNING OUTCOMES

  • to develop your understanding of common medical conditions that clients may have
  • to develop your knowledge of the anatomy and physiology of the human body
  • to familiarise yourself with the necessary precautions when treating such conditions
  • to understand physiological changes that happen with certain conditions down to a cellular level
  • to learn about preventive self help measures that you can recommend to your clients to ease their symptoms
  • to understand the difference between certain medical conditions being contraindicated or not

ASSESSMENT

Theory assessment –   The overall pass mark must exceed 70%. If the mark is lower, a retake is available free of charge.

QUALIFICATION: Common Medical Conditions approved by the IGCT will act as a valuable addition to your CPD portfolio.

 

COURSE CONTENT

Legislation                                                                                                                                                                          

Professional Code of Conduct                                                                                                                                                    

ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY:-

The Circulatory, Lymphatic, Endocrine, Respiratory, Nervous, Digestive and Urinary Systems                                                                                                                                                                                                         

Fibromyalgia                                                                                                                                                                     

Multiple Sclerosis                                                                                                                                            

Chronic Pain  

                                                                                                                                                                                                    

CONDITIONS OF THE ENDOCRINE SYSTEM

Type 1 (Insulin Dependant) Diabetes                                                                                                                      

Mitochondria and Metabolic Fitness in Diabetic Athletes                                              

Thyroid Conditions   

                                                                                                                                                                      

RESPIRATORY CONDITIONS

Asthma                                                                                                                                                                               

COPD                                                                                                                                                                                   

Cystic Fibrosis                                                                                                                                                                   

Bronchiectasis                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                

CARDIOVASCULAR HEALTH

Hypertension                                                                                                                                                                   

Peripheral Artery Disease                                                                                                                                                            

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Tunbridge Wells
Kent
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