I guess you could say I have had a rather varied start to my career! I have worked in banking where I trained users how to use banking software, I’ve worked in promotions looking after customers and led a team during the rather crazy festival seasons, and I’ve worked with children with various needs as a teaching assistant. My journey really began though when I decided to use my enjoyment for health and fitness to develop a career as a Personal Trainer and massage really helped me to keep going when I started to become injured.
This is where I became interested in the rehabilitation side of exercise and ways to help the body and mind to recover after training and how to quieten a busy mind. I would take my clients post training through guided meditation and mindfulness allowing their entire system to wind down and this shift in mind-set led me to gaining my qualification in Sports Massage. I had finally found my passion. I started to become very interested in how the body heals, and so I fused sports massage with a more holistic approach, adding in Thai Massage therapy, Myofascial release, Trigger Point Therapy, traditional Chinese cupping, medical acupuncture and further advanced deep tissue massage techniques. My fusion of therapies became very popular and I have never looked back.
I had always enjoyed coaching others and I qualified in the Award in Education and Training and Assessing Vocationally Related Achievement which led to me tutoring courses all over the U.K
I had previously attended some courses with Gateway, and I really liked the way they came across as a company and the way I felt so relaxed and engaged on the training days with such a wonderful array of courses on offer. As fate would have it, a few months later an opportunity came up to work with Gateway alongside a move from Cheshire to London, and I am now part of their lovely central London team of massage tutors! I absolutely love teaching and my passion shines through, creating an uplifting and positive learning environment.
The rest, as they say, is history and I so look forward to meeting you all on a course in the near future.