BSc Hons Complementary Therapy, MAR MTI AOR
There’s only one word to describe me and that’s ‘workaholic’, I have to be reminded to take some time off. i’ve always been a caring person who wants to make people feel better and i’m not good with blood and needles, so becoming a nurse was out for me.
My massage experience all started when I was 15 and on holiday in Cornwall with my family, when I spotted an article for a weekend workshop for massage and aromatherapy. I knew instantly that I wanted to attend, so I phoned the number and to my surprise I was able to book a place on the course. I begged my dad to bring me back to Cornwall for the course a few weeks later and that’s when I knew I had found my career path.
After finishing my a levels I attended UWIC for a three year degree in Complementary therapy where I qualified in massage, aromatherapy and reflexology.
In 2009 I started working at the Courtyard Clinic and have loved every minute. Since working here I have also qualified in Chinese Cupping, Neuro massage, hot stones massage and pregnancy massage.
My main field of interest is working with people who have multiple sclerosis and helping them manage their symptoms through massage or reflexology.
Because I love my job so much I don’t just work in the clinic, I also undertake home visits. I don’t like the thought of someone who needs a massage treatment not being able to receive one, just because they can’t make it into the clinic.
The most rewarding part of my career is when patients come in and say they felt so much better after their previous treatment. It still gives me a buzz and puts a smile on my face today.