I first became interested in how the body works when I joined a gym in 1997. Over the next ten years, I worked out regularly, learning a wide range of gym exercises and experimenting with different types of martial arts. I qualified as a gym instructor in 2007.
Since then I have developed a number of specialisms, and am qualified as a personal trainer, sport and remedial massage therapist, Thai masseur, and Pilates teacher. I am also trained to adapt all exercise to meet the needs of ante- and post-natal women.
After seeing the benefits of Rolfing on one of my Pilates clients, I decided to try it for myself. The effect that it had on me psychologically, energetically and emotionally, together with the feeling of general wellbeing it induced, was so profound that I decided to become a Rolfer myself.
I began my two-year training in May 2012 as part of the first generation of Rolfers to attend The British Academy of Rolfing Structural Integration. I believe that Rolfing introduces new levels of precision into movement, providing a highly intelligent way of adapting exercise to the needs of the individual.
In 2017, I qualified in Osteopathic Spinal Manipulation. This kind of physical therapy technique is used by Osteopaths and Chiropractors. It opens up another mode of treatment for anyone with back pain or spinal problems.