A little bit about me :
I was brought up on a farm just outside Peebles (for those who know Crookston Farm you'll know how very lucky I was to grow up in such a beautiful place) and attended school in Peebles. After that I started my working life in the motor trade and didn't really leave for 24 years! For most of those years I worked as the sales administrator at the local Ford garage and I enjoyed my job as it was so varied and challenging.
However in my early 30s I had a "what am I doing with my life?" moment which led me to look at retraining and changing my career which, in turn, led me (somewhat unexpectedly) to massage.
I studied with the Scottish School of Professional Massage, beginning my training in 2005. Once I had gained my diploma in Therapeutic and Foundation Remedial Massage I continued with the diploma in Sports Massage and I started the business in 2006. In 2009 I began training in Manual Lymph Drainage and completed the final stage in 2012 thus allowing me to carry out Combined Decongestive Therapy for those with primary or secondary lymphoedema. After 5 years of building up my client base and working extremely long hours I took the plunge to go full time with the business in 2011 and, fortunately, have never looked back. Over the years, I've also studied Myofascial Therapy (hopefully completing an Advanced Clinical diploma some time this millennium) , Kinesio Taping and an extensive course of advanced remedial massage workshops. I'm also very much looking forward to doing a Scarworks course which will allow me to work more effectively with all types of scarring thus improving their appearance and limiting the negative effects and restrictions that scars can place on the underlying tissue.
I am a member of the Sports Massage Association, the Institute for Sports and Remedial Massage, MLDuk and the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council. These professional bodies are vital as they provide a potential client with the knowledge that their members are working at a consistently high level of expertise. Should you be interested in the work of these professional organisations please click here for links to their websites.
I am fully insured and have First Aid qualifications.
The majority of my clients are not particularly sporty or are weekend warriors however I have worked a lot in the past at various sporting events including the Edinburgh Rat Race, the Edinburgh Half Marathon and the Great Scottish Run in Glasgow. I worked with Peebles RFC for 7 seasons and have been fortunate to be able to assist the Scottish Womens Rugby Union team, the South African Springboks and several elite sports people from biking, running, judo and equestrian.