How did you come to practice reflexology and massage?
I had grown up in an environment where natural remedies and healing had always been used before the conventional medicine and I had always had strong interest in complementary therapies. After my children were born I had decided to enroll myself on to a massage course and gain a qualification so I could pass on my passion onto others.
I have found and an enormous pleasure in treating people and changing the way they feel and there are so many wonderful therapies available out there, that my studies have just continued since.
What is it that you like about the Therapy Rooms Pembrokeshire?
I have been searching for a suitable clinic for some time, but just could not find the right place.
As soon as I walked in to the Therapy Rooms, I knew I had found what I was looking for. The Therapy Rooms are a little hidden gem that is worth a visit. Clients can choose from a wide range of treatments and the facilities are modern and stylish, but with a very warm and cosy feel.
What do you enjoy about your work?
I am a very sociable person and I enjoy meeting new people. And having the knowledge and being able to help clients make a difference to how they feel, improve their health or quality of life is just amazing.
Who comes to see you for treatments?
Over the years I have treated a wide range of clients, from children to retired people, professional athletes or non athletes. During the summer months it’s mainly clients who are training for different events and suffer with injuries or just need to improve or maintain health their performance. And during winter months It is mainly clients suffering with aches and pains or long term health issues. It really varies.
What happens during typical treatment?
It is very difficult to describe as none of my treatments are ever the same. It all depends on clients issues. However all my treatments start with a thorough assessment, I want all my clients to feel that I have time to listen to them and what ever brings them my way. I often assess the client’s posture and gait and then we decide on the treatment.
During every treatment I make sure the client is comfortable and happy with the way the treatment is going. I always tell my clients to inform me if they feel pain or discomfort.
After the treatment we can discuss stretches, changes to lifestyle or health benefits of other treatments.
What’s next for you?
As a therapist I have to keep up to date with latest techniques guidelines and I also love learning. So I would like to attend more courses and seminars. I have always liked the idea of a Lomi-Lomi massage, so perhaps that will be on my list of next to do things.
Give us your three top health and wellbeing tips.
1. I love the quote by Hermann M. Biggs “The human body is the only machine for which there no spare parts”, so my first tip is care for every part of your body with equal measures.
2. Spend as much time as possible outside, nature is a great healer.
3. Enjoy every day as if it’s your last, make time for yourself and others around you.