Sports and Remedial Massage

Sports Massage uses various techniques to combat the effects of repetitive actions, whether they are sports related or not, and also the aches and pains from periods of inactivity.  It can be of benefit to anyone whose lifestyle involves repetitious actions such as driving, desk based work, heavy (and less so) lifting, gardening and sports or activity of all sorts.  It’s also beneficial to those who perhaps cannot be as mobile through injury, illness, reduced coordination or getting on in years.


Traditional massage techniques are used alongside stretching and remedial techniques to improve function and performance and relive the symptoms of everyday stresses and strains.  Tightness and tensions in muscles can reduce your range of movement, meaning that extra effort is needed to do your usual activities, which can potentially lead to injury. 


Massage can help to keep your muscles feeling looser and relaxed, and help to keep you pain and injury free.   It can focus on one specific area or objective, or be for more general maintenance (which might be part of a training programme).


I trained with the Scottish Massage School.  Over eighteen months I gained a Diploma in Swedish Massage (DSM) followed by Diploma in Remedial and Sports Massage (DRSM).  These courses included modules of physiology, anatomy and practical massage.  I was awarded ‘Outstanding Student’ on each course, yup I was a geek!

Pregnancy massage

Pregnancy massage uses a variety of techniques to provide a deeply relaxing and restorative treatment which will always be tailored to your current individual needs as they change over the months. 


Massage can help with some of the changes you might be experiencing as you grow your human. It’s not just time to yourself, it can also help to reduce muscular aches and pains, promote circulation and aid with sleep.

During your massage you will be in a side-lying position, or partially reclined. You’ll be super comfy and cosy using specially designed ‘body support cushions’, which are just the bee’s knees.

I completed a Post Graduate Workshop with KnotStressed Training in Edinburgh.  The course is accredited by the Federation of Antenatal Educators (FEDANT).  This training course, covering three days, allowed me to gain an in depth understanding of pregnancy, the contraindications to working with pregnant clients, a holistic view of supporting pregnant women, and how to safely adapt positioning, massage and stretching techniques to pregnancy’s demands.

Kinesio Taping

Kinesio taping is widely used in the sporting world, but has many benefits to those less active too.  The tape comes in all sorts of colours and prints but really there isn’t much difference from one to another.  It generally all works the same, with the fascia to help deal with dysfunctions within soft tissue.


There are layers of fascia underneath the skin.  Think of the skin as one onesie and the fascia as another.  These web like layers are part of our ‘information highway’ and lymphatic fluid system.  The tape may be applied in many different ways depending on what the issue is or what is to be treated.  This includes reduction of swelling in tissue (including bruising), reducing pain and it is also believed that correct taping can help provide support to muscles by helping the muscle to not over-extend or over-contract.


Kinesio taping can be offered alongside massage therapy if we both agree there would be benefit.  It would be applied at the end of a treatment as long as there had been no reaction to a test patch.  Taping can also be offered as a standalone appointment, perhaps prior to an event, and it takes just a matter of minutes to apply.


I completed the ‘Fundamentals and Advanced’ Kinesio Taping workshops with Kinesio Taping Associated International.