Scar Therapy for Female Abdominal Surgeries
Women's Movement & Exercise Coaching
PREGNANCY | POSTNATAL | POST SURGERY | PELVIC FLOOR
EAST HERTFORDSHIRE & WEST ESSEX
I am an Exercise and Wellness Coach with women's health at the centre of everything I do. I am a fully qualified soft tissue therapist and scar therapist, Pilates teacher and Holistic Core Restore® Coach. I am unashamedly passionate about supporting and empowering women before, during and after some of the biggest and most challenging periods of change during their lifetimes, particularly during pregnancy, after birth, hysterectomy and also during and after breast cancer treatment and surgery, helping them move and feel better. I am a member of the Register of Exercise Professionals (REPs) and the Institute of Sports and Remedial Massage (ISRM).
My work is hugely focused on pelvic floor and core health. I specialise in antenatal exercise and wellbeing, postnatal rehab and fitness, pre/post operative preparation and recovery, including c-sections, hysterectomy, other abdominal surgeries and breast cancer surgery. This support comes in the form of soft tissue therapy, scar massage, Holistic Core Restore® and Pilates based women's exercise prescription.
I have two young children, and it was after the birth of my first child that I began to focus my work on women’s health and wellness.
I initially trained in sports and remedial massage at the London School of Sports Massage (LSSM) and then went on to qualify as a Pilates teacher with the Future Fit School of Pilates. I have also attended a variety of CPD short courses and workshops to enhance my knowledge in the field of pre/postnatal and women's health. In April 2018, I began working with scars after completing a diploma in Sharon Wheeler's ScarWork and participated in an exclusive fast track specialist ScarWork training programme with Emma Holly, one of only two UK ScarWork trainers. I later advanced my scar therapy skill with Burrell Education's Scar Immersion training. In September 2019 I joined the Holistic Core Restore® family and as a HCR® Coach I receive regular, revolutionary exercise and hands-on therapy education and training.
Based in Hertfordshire, I teach group Pilates classes in Hoddesdon, including a pregnancy Pilates- based exercise class and a postnatal Pilates class. In addition to teaching Pilates classes, I operate from the Millhouse Osteopathic Clinic in Broxbourne and Restore Therapy Scar Clinic in Harpenden. I also run the HCR® 'Everywoman' programme as a small group class or 1-2-1 session in various locations across East Herts and West Essex.
Prior to setting up my own business, I worked in private clinics as a massage therapists and 1-2-1 Pilates teacher, offering pregnancy massage, postnatal massage and sports/remedial massage treating a variety of clients with minor injuries as well as everyday aches and pains caused by occupation, posture or lifestyle. I have worked as a physiotherapist assistant in the community, visiting patients in their own home, care or nursing home with a variety of issues such as dementia, cancer, arthritis, neurological conditions and post surgery.
In 2019, I volunteered at the UK Invictus Games Trials, providing ScarWork and soft tissue therapy to veteran athletes competing for a place on Team UK at the 2020 Invictus Games.
Qualifications & CPD
Soft Tissue Therapy
BTEC Level 5 Diploma in Clinical Sports & Remedial Massage (Soft Tissue Therapy)
Pregnancy Massage & Postnatal Remedial Therapy
Oncology Massage Therapy
Sharon Wheeler's ScarWork Diploma
C-Section, Hysterectomy and Abdominal Scar Immersion
Adapting ScarWork for Breast Cancer
Holistic Core Restore® Diastasis Healing (soft tissue strategies)
Holistic Core Restore® C-Section Recovery (soft tissue strategies)
Member of the Institute of Sports & Remedial Massage (ISRM)
Pilates, Movement & Exercise
VTCT Level 3 Diploma in Mat Pilates
VTCT Level 3 Award in Designing Physical Activity for Antenatal & Postnatal Clients (Pilates)
Modern Pregnancy Exercise & Wellness
Modern Postnatal Exercise & Wellness
Adapting Pilates for Breast Cancer workshop
Restore Your Pelvic Floor workshop
Pelvic Floor & Core Foundations
Holistic Core Restore® Coach
Holistic Core Restore® Diastasis Healing
Holistic Core Restore® C-Section Recovery
Pilates for Common Orthopedic Conditions
Pilates with Small Equipment certification
Member of the Register of Exercise Professionals (REPS)
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