I got into sports massage due to sport and being injured…decided it was probably easier to treat myself than go for therapy that didn’t work!
At school I started with the 75m hurdles and shot putt whilst also trying a couple of pentathlons coming seventh out of twenty seven on one occasion. Later I moved up to the 100mH and then on to the 400mH.
In the early 1990s with a job move for Dad we ended up in Southern California I attended San Diego Community College where I competed in both the 100m and 400m hurdles. We had a group of fantastic coaches there who had either been medalists in Olympics games or international athletes themselves. The physio department had an unbelievable level of facilities so life out there was great and there are plenty of things I miss about the States.
When we came back to England I carried on with my athletics training but eventually got fed up with being injured and gave up. However, after a six year break I took up road running, this time covering distances between 5km up to marathon.
I have tried many different activities over the years including horse riding, speed skating, figure skating, cycling with Baxter in a basket on the front, latin & ballroom dancing amongst others. These days I tend to just dog walk, do the occasional spin round the local ice rink and go on hiking holidays with my pooch.
I like to travel a lot, not just in the UK but also the USA, Canada and to the European Christmas Markets. I enjoy reading, watching dvds, going to the cinema, eating out and meeting friends. I donate to animal charities and if there’s a local dog fair on, Baxter and I usually go with Mom tagging along.
I enjoy meeting people and will always do my upmost during therapy to make people better or at least improve their situation. I have been fortunate enough to work on some really top level sportspeople and celebrities but these days concentrate on all my regular clients. One thing I won’t do is keep you coming back unnecessarily – if I can’t help you, I’ll steer you in the right direction.
I work hard and until 9pm in the evenings five days a week but will always be 100% honest with you whilst giving complete hands on therapy. I have a strong work ethic and believe that has been part of the reason why I’ve been doing this for so long.