Sports & Remedial Massage Practitioner
Sports massage a second career post RAF service, I graduated from the London School of Sports Massage in Feb 2005.
Working in an ethical and patient focus regime, patients well being is my prime focus. Dedicated to further training, I have enjoyed my learning experience to become a versatile and effective Sports and Remedial Massage Practitioner.
Brought up in Hull, I became a competitive athlete in 1973 aged 14, starting with sprints and graduating up to an endurance runner. I joined the RAF in 1976 as an avionics tech and serve 29 years, retiring in Nov 2005. The highlight of my RAF career was my 16 years, maintaining Search and Rescue Sea King Helicopters at RAF Boulmer, Leconfield and Valley. Post RAF, I retrained at the London School of Sports Massage to my present profession, graduating in Feb 2005.
I joined Prestons in Jan 2006, started a learning experience that has seen me progress to a competent professional Therapist. I still get a buzz from seeing some body shuffle in the treatment room in discomfort and walk out a new person.
I am dedicated to expanding my toolbox of soft tissue techniques and see myself as more than a sports massage therapist, advanced techniques covered include, myofascial release techniques, positional release, active isolated stretching to name a few.
I see myself as patient focused and will not hesitate to refer a patient on to my physiotherapist colleagues when I feel my skills are not the answer, this attribute I am particularly proud if.
Outside of work I still train, but don’t compete much now and in recent years. I am a qualified athletics coach, but time restraints prevent me looking after a group, but assist coaching sprinters at Hunts A.C. I follow football and support Cambridge United and attend home and away matches.