About Me

Having been interested in massage since early adulthood, I was inspired to learn the skill after receiving my first facial massage (which, as luck would have it, I had won in a raffle at a time when I was feeling very stressed by work). It felt such a beautiful, relaxing experience that I wanted to be able to offer the same gift to others. Since qualifying in holistic massage in 2015, I have also trained in reflexology, which I find one of the most relaxing treatments. You can find out more about the holistic treatments that I provide in the Treatments section of this website.

I discovered qigong (energy training) fifteen years ago and immediately knew that I wanted to teach it one day. As the saying goes "when the student is ready, the teacher appears" and so mine did. After practising qigong and tai chi for several years, I completed my three-year qigong teacher training course in 2019 and am now running classes in Berkshire. You can find more about these in the Qigong section of my website.

In 2021 I started my journey towards specialising in working with clients with ME, CFS and fibromyalgia, and in 2022 I completed the Chrysalis Effect Foundation Level Training and qualified in Wellbeing Coaching. I now provide that service to complement the other holistic therapies that I provide. You can learn more about that on the Wellbeing Coaching page.

In 2023 I qualified as a Specialist Practitioner with the Chrysalis Effect so that I can support clients with chronic exhaustive conditions, coaching them to improved wellbeing. You can learn more about that on the Support for Chronic Exhaustive Conditions page.

In my spare time I enjoy the stimulation of running, swimming and cycling, and relaxing with qigong and yoga. I love learning about health and wellbeing, so I usually have a book related to that on the go. And in terms of creativity, I write poetry when inspired (usually by the natural world) and have created a website of my work The Bubbling Spring. Do take a look if you are interested; I hope that you find something there that resonates with you.

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  • Federation of Holistic Therapists (FHT) Accreditation as a Chrysalis Effect Practitioner to support clients with chronic exhaustive conditions 2023
  • Institute of Leadership & Management (ILM) Accreditation in Wellbeing Coaching 2022
  • Chinese Internal Arts Association Qigong Practitioner Certificate 2019
  • ITEC Level 3 Diploma in Reflexology 2019
  • Certificate in Soft Tissue Release 2019
  • Certificate in Indian Head Massage 2016
  • Certificate in Deep Tissue Massage 2016
  • ITEC Level 3 Diploma in Anatomy, Physiology and Holistic Massage 2015.

I am a member of the Federation of Holistic Therapists and fully insured through them.