“What’s it like to train with you?”. I get asked this a lot because people want to know my methods. I fell into training Sports Massage when my tutor Bruce Craven thought I’d be good at it and asked me to teach with him. He saw something in me that I didn’t. I had previously been a computer systems trainer so combining my love of massage with my transferable teaching skills seemed to be the perfect combination. I can’t explain how much I get out of watching other people learn.

I have learnt to teach massage really simply – it’s a few varied moves, following a guide of simple steps, applied appropriately. My way is of encouragement – often undergraduates are not asked to give their opinion so when I am interested in what they think they are shocked.

“I always thought I struggled with learning, however, training with you made me realise it was the style of learning I struggled with.”

None of us retain a lot of information and most of us remember it visually. It’s the reason why things go in one ear and out the other when we learn them for a test or exam.

So to see something being done then to feel it yourself is, in my experience, the best way to learn. If you watch a dancer remembering their steps – the body takes over the movement as soon as the nerves kick in. Muscle memory is a powerful thing!

“Such a great course, with such a great teacher. Not only were we taught Sports Massage but also invaluable skills about how to work safely and effectively as a Therapist.”

The fundamental principle I teach is to work ‘with’ and not against the body. Muscles will contract by going too deep too quickly.

Because of this a pain scale is imperative to know how much damage we could be doing to the soft tissue. This is the major difference that most people feedback – that they’ve either been tickled with too light a touch or pummelled with a brutal indignity.

“Thank you to my gorgeous friend and mentor Harriet for all your support and teaching me everything I know.

I want to be just like her when I grow up!”

During Covid19 I have thought long and hard about how I can transfer Massage courses online. Through video instruction the visual element can be replicated and following the simple steps anyone can use soft tissue skills safely and effectively.

I am offering a FREE training along with a more in depth paid course for those who wish to delve deeper here: