In 2012 I ruptured my Achilles tendon. After a string of system failures and a whole year of recovery the tendon hadn’t healed properly and I had to have surgery which took me back to square one. The frustration, pain, and the accompanying lack of mobility motivated me to learn how the human body responds to injury and the processes that can aid recovery. My interest was drawn to Sports and Remedial Massage from this – besides injury recovery it can help optimise training for a wide range of physical activities, improve balance and posture, and help fight every day aches and pains (back, shoulders, neck, etc.). 3 years after my injury I graduated in Sports & Remedial Massage Therapy (Soft Tissue Therapy) (BTEC Level 5) at the Oxford School of Sports Massage in February 2015. To further my education and to enable me not just to "fix" my clients but to equip them with the tools to keep well and pain free, I decided to train as a Pilates teacher. I started my training with Body Control Pilates in January 2017 and qualified in February 2018.
Moved to Scotland (Peebles) in April 2017, opened my own practice in Peebles in July 2017. In January 2018 started to work for Stobo Castle as a massage therapist and from June 2019 as a Sports Massage therapist and in August 2018 became part of the Peebles Rugby Club medical team until September 2019. November 2018 moved to bigger premises where I have my practice and teach Pilates. September 2019 started to work for the University of Edinburgh as part of the FASIC team.
BTEC Level 5 Diploma Sports & Remedial Massage. Oxford School of Sports Massage, February 2015
Level 3 Matwork Pilates Teacher. Body Control Pilates, February 2018
Pilates for Performance, Body Control Pilates, May 2018
Pilates for Runners, Body Control Pilates, May 2018
Pilates for Golfers, Body Control Pilates, February 2019
Intermediate Matwork Course, Body Control Pilates, August 2019