Sue Over ITEC DIP ESSTM cert Rolfer
Clinical massage therapist
My aim is to help enable people to feel flexible and pain free and to have optimum range of motion by freeing up tight compressive tissue. My approach is a fusion of many different approaches, which are tailored to each body. This can be a deeply relaxing treatment or one which can focus on lengthen and opening the body. My passion is working with shoulders and neck pain to help realign and release tension
Training and Qualifications
Sue started her training in therapeutic massage in 1990 with Clare maxwell-Hudson.This lead to regular courses in other massage modalities including Shiatsu and Rolfing.
- ITEC Massage Therapy, Anatomy & Physiology
- Diploma Shiatsu & Movement
- Diploma On Site Massage
- Diploma Natural Nutrition
- Certified Rolfer, Structural Integration
- Rolfing Movement Practitioner
By attending to the whole person on a physical and emotional level we focus on deep tissue muscle work, lymphatic drainage, trigger point therapy, stretching and energy work to ease pain or discomfort and rebalance the mind body connection.
Therapeutic Massage is the manipulation of soft tissue helping to release areas of tension, free up painful knots and restore flexibility to the muscular system. My particular type of massage is unique and uses a fusion of swedish massage, Shiatsu and deep tissue techniques. It can be firm, but does not mean that it is painful. It can be a deeply relaxing session or of if there is a persistent area of tension, the session can focus on smaller localised areas, e.g. back, neck and shoulder or lower back and legs.
Myofascial Release is a whole body treatment that recognises that tightness and restrictions in one area of the body can cause compensatory patterns which affect the whole structure.
It works directly on restricted fascia, which is like a thin tissue that covers all muscles and organs of the body. Fascia gives the body support and structure, it can be thought of as a deep body stocking. If the body experiences, stress, trauma, emotional or physical, or becomes used to being in a particular position, e.g sitting for long periods in front of a screen, the fascia becomes short and tight and pulls on the skeleton. This uneven stress can be transmitted through the fascia to other parts of the body causing discomfort and compensatory patterns of tension.
Myofascial Release for Better Posture, Flexibility and Mobility.
Thai Foot Massage
Thai Foot Massage is a massage of the feet and also lower legs. Thai foot massage is both invigorating and deeply relaxing and involves hands on elements of Shiatsu, Reflexology and Chinese massage, incorporated into the treatment. Traditional Thai foot massage includes the use of traditional Thai massage stick as well as using the palms, fingers, thumbs and knuckles to work the feet.
This holistic approach to relieving feelings of stress introduces a fusion of techniques and aromas, using Aveda’s Stress-Fix aromatic blend, infused with organic French Lavender, Lavender and Clary Sage with deep tissue work, acupressure, reflexology and hot towels to induce deep relaxation and release stress from the body.