I’m slightly fascinated with the way in which the human body operates.
I say ‘slightly fascinated’; obsessed is a better word for it.
Human anatomy and physiology is kinda my thing. I graduated from Glasgow Caledonian University in 20018 with a BSc (hons) in Human Biology, Sociology and Psychology; a perfect introduction to the complexities of being human. From evolutionary biopsychology to pathophysiology, I chose to study Berzerker rage and human emotions for my final year project.
Completely unaware that my studies on the flight-or-flight response would be such a key element of the work I carry out daily as a massage therapist by the way!
Graduating in the summer of 2008 wasn’t the best (hello recession!) and due to the financial downturn, jobs were few and far between.
After a mad panic and thinking I’d be stuck on the dole for life, I was fortunate to be offered a Microbiology Medical Laboratory post in 2009 and spent the next 7 years working in the Clinical laboratories of NHS Lanarkshire and NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde. During this time I went back to good ol’ Caley and studied Biomedical Science and eventually, after a somewhat never-ending period of work and study, qualified as an IBMS-registered Biomedical Scientist in Haematology and Blood Transfusion.
My time in the NHS was a fantastic learning experience: being able to put knowledge into practice and be part of the diagnostic process of illness and disease was such a privilege. But with my own personal development branching into holistic health, I wanted to be more involved in the preventative side of health and wellbeing. There is so much work to be done.
And so I started my journey into massage whilst still working in the NHS and gained my Swedish and Sport & Remedial Massage diplomas. Learning is never complete and along the way I’ve attended weekend workshops in trigger point therapy, orthopaedic massage and primal movement and gained my Personal Training diploma to help deliver more effective massage to my weekend warrior and fitness clients.
Glasgow Massage Therapy
Working within the Glasgow Treatment Rooms is a fantastic learning environment. Collectively, we strive to deliver the best massage therapy services in Glasgow and as a team we’re forever topping up our knowledge and skills to make sure you receive a first-class treatment with every visit.
Outside of massage I’m a keen sports person, albeit not a very good one! Currently loving kettlebell sport, pole dance, yoga, handstands (the struggle!) and BMX biking.
Maintenance massage and mobility work is so important to keep me doing the things I love for longer; I definitely practice what I preach and I hope that it inspires my clients enjoy more active endeavours and to have fun along the way.
I’m sure there are many other weird and wonderful facts and stories, but you can always pick my brains at your next visit to the Glasgow Treatment Rooms!