Training and Qualifications
- ITEC Level 3 & 4 Sports Massage, St Mary’s University
- ITEC Level 3 Holistic Massage, St Mary’s University
- ITEC Level 3 Anatomy & Physiology
- Jing Institute of Massage, Advance Clinical Massage Foundation Course
- Doterra Aromatouch Licence
- Pregnancy Massage, St Mary’s University
- Massage for Relaxation, Stamford University, Connecticut, USA
Louise is a qualified sports, holistic and pregnancy massage therapist. She is a very keen sportswoman having played hockey and athletics at a competitive level. Louise is passionate about the power of massage to treat and heal patients and advocates strengthening and stretching to improve her clients’ health, recovery and ongoing maintenance. Louise has worked on many clients varying from international athletes to busy mums suffering from common postural aches and pains. She has worked at many sporting events including the London Marathon and the Richmond Cabbage Patch Run.
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.
Sports Massage Therapy
The manipulation and rehabilitation of soft tissues in the body including muscles, ligaments and tendons to release deep lying tension and increase muscle tone. Helps to assist with mental preparation for sporting participation, such as marathons.
Pregnancy is a time of both physical and emotional change for any expectant mother. Due to this the mother will experience increased stress, which, if left untreated can have a negative impact on the pregnancy. Learning to relax is an integral part of any pregnancy plan. It has been proven that relaxation has positive results for both mother and baby and increases the chance of a positive birth experience. Professional pregnancy massage will provide much needed comfort, support and relaxation for both mother and baby.
Massage in pregnancy can provide the following benefits:
- pain relief
- a feeling of well being
- improves blood circulation
- assists with digestion and elimination of toxins
- pumps the lymphatic system which helps fight infection
- generally increases our health and reduces stress
A professional pregnancy massage will take into consideration how you feel both emotionally and physically. Special positions and techniques for your comfort and safety during the massage are our priority.
Holistic Deep Tissue Massage
Holistic massage focuses on the whole person’s physical, psychological and emotional aspects. Relieving muscular tension by using various techniques of deep tissue, soft tissue release and trigger point therapy can have a profound effect on softening the stress in the muscle tissues. The build up of these ‘knots’ in the muscle fibres are often referred to as ‘trigger points’, they will become hard and tight over a period of time, causing pain. Anne uses a fusion of various massage techniques to relieve stress and pain, such as lymphatic draining to help disperse toxins, passive stretching skills to encourage muscular relaxation and energy work to rebalance the mind body connection in order to achieve homeostasis.
Treatments are ideal for any stress related conditions such as:
- muscular aches and pains
- sleep problems
- anxiety and fatigue.
- Regular treatments can provide a deeply relaxing and revitalising experience with the benefits of improving overall health.