For as long as I can remember, I have been truly fascinated by the abilities of the human body and the workings of the brain. To think that we have been gifted with the most complex structure in the known universe within the confines of our heads is quite remarkable!
Glasgow Massage Therapy
That’s all fine and well I hear you say, but what on earth does that have to do with massage therapy in Glasgow?
Let’s talk brains.
I have been on a quest to challenge the workings of my own brain for as long as I can remember. Living and working in Glasgow has provided me with abundance of opportunities to expand on so many interests. To me, it made perfect sense to take advantage of those opportunities!
I trained in the martial arts of Jeet Kune Do and Muay Thai, learned to play the violin and guitar (not at the same time, my brain hasn’t worked that one out yet) and took up numerous forms of dancing. I learned to speak foreign languages and more recently I started focusing heavily on the body’s ability to move and flow, playing with daily movement patterns and exercises.
The brain can process and compute such a wide variety of tasks, movements and skills. If the brain can process and retain positive patterns, can it also retain pathways to common pain and injury patterns which can create negative consequences in our daily living?
I wanted to know more.
The logical step to progressing my knowledge was to go to university. One human biology degree later and I was working as a hospital laboratory assistant. More university studies ensued, this time in Biomedical Science and I then went on to work as a registered biomedical scientist.
In the hospitals, I learned a great deal about the human body, western medicine and the body’s response to pain, inflammation and disease. And yet I needed more. I wanted to utilise my knowledge of the human body into something worthwhile to others. I wanted to work with individuals, hear their stories, see their movement patterns. Cue another career change.
Massage was my calling.
I studied Swedish Massage and followed on with a diploma in Remedial and Sports Massage. In that time I fuelled my passion for movement and completed my Personal Training diploma and attended a number of workshops in orthopaedic massage, trigger point therapy, stretching, flexibility and natural movement patterns.
I combined my academic knowledge with my practical massage experience to be where I am today and what a joy it is to say that I work as a massage therapist helping people feel better and move better every day. Oh, and now I finally know what I want to be when I grow up!
For me, the real beauty of massage is in its complexity.
Every client is individual, each with their own stories and history. I approach every session with passion and care and am always developing my professional knowledge and skills to provide you with a massage of the highest standard.