Summary

I set up Posture Matters in London, January 2005 with the intention of helping people take responsibility for their own health and well being. Using Massage and Reflexology techniques,I provide holistic treatments tailored to the individual, that help to alleviate aches, pains, muscle strains and provide a coping strategy, whereby the person can over time rid themselves of stress and it's far reaching effects. I treat people either at my home based dedicated Therapy Room, or visit their homes or places of work.
Currently living in Lancashire as of January 2011.
M. 07932 443851
T. 0845 078 0716
e-mail. info@posturematters.co.uk
www.posturematters.net

Expertise


On-Site Stress Management (Chair Massage).
Thumb, finger, elbow and knuckle pressures are used to stimulate many of the acupressure points on the back, arms, hands, neck, head and legs.These technique helps to stimulate and balance the flow of energy throughout the body. This stimulates the body’s systems, (circulation, muscles, nerves, immune and lymphatic systems) and promotes the release of endorphins (the body’s ‘happy juices’), leaving the client feeling good in a relaxed, but energized way,with a clearly focused frame of mind, and stress free.
The sequence (performed through clothing) lasts no more than 15/20 minutes, which makes this ideal for the busy workplace.

Sports Massage is not just for Sports people.Regular activity, be it physical work or sport causes a buildup of tension in muscles, thereby stressing joints, ligaments and tendons, causing aches, pain,and muscle tears, and restrictions in movement. Sports Massage aids the healing process,and improves range of movement. It is an interactive treatment involving, deep tissue and stretching techniques.

Remedial Massage describes the use of a wide range of assessment and massage techniques to effect a cure in a client. Remedial means to cure.It is aimed at the complaint. It is not a full body therapeutic system.

Deep Tissue massage techniques are used more on a focused area of the body, such as muscle groups or even a specific muscle.Slow, deep pressure breaks down metabolic waste while being relaxing and soothing.

Reflexology works on points of the feet in order to encourage the body’s natural ability to restore balance and promote healing.
It is believed that reflex areas on the feet and hands are linked to other parts of the body. Treatments restore body wide flow of energy, ease tension, improves circulation and elimination of toxins. Reflexology can help acute, chronic or stress related conditions.After a treatment the client usually feels relaxed and more stress free; be pain free; may experience improved sleep and have a greater sense of well being.
Reflexology is a great coping strategy helping to mitigate the stresses and strains of modern day life.

Post treatment recommendations re-lifestyle, training or rehabilitation combine to provide personal service ensuring client gets the maximum benefit from treatments.
All of these treatments require a thorough knowledge of Anatomy and Physiology. I have public liability insurance and a 1st Aid Certificate.

Experience

  • John Lewis Partnership

    Assistant buyer
    100+ Employees 1975 - 1983
    Management trainee for 3years covering all types of departments on the sales floor. Promoted to Assistant Buyer and moved to Liberty Regent Street after 3 1/2 years
  • Liberty Regent Street. London

    Buyer Textiles and Haberdashery
    100+ Employees 1983 - 1988
    Sourced, Bought and Merchandised textiles and all accessories associated with Tailoring and Dressmaking. Developed a school for Dressmaking and Tailoring within the Department Store for the ;ast 2 years of my employ.
  • Gieves and Hawkes of Savile Row. London

    Menswear Buyer
    100+ Employees 1988 - 1992
    Sourced, Bought and Merchandised all items of Menswear and Gifts other than Suits and Shoes. Travelled throughout Europe.
  • Ede and Ravenscroft Ltd. Chancery Lane London.

    Distribution and Logistics Manager
    100+ Employees 1992 - 2005
    Worked on sales floor in Legal & Academic after being made redundant from G & H.Moved to Ladieswear after3years. Became Ladieswear and textile Buyer for UK and E&R Russia for 4 years, travelling throughout Europe, Far East and Russia.. Moved to Distribution and Logistics to develop Retail Warehousing and Distribution Centre.(5years)
  • Posture Matters

    Owner
    1 - 5 Employees 2005 - Current
    Posture Matters
    I am a sole trader, treating clients either in my dedicated Therapy Room at home, or I visit them at theirs , or their place of work. Posture Matters can also visit events and promotions.
  • Posture Matters, Sports/Remedial Massage

    1 - 5 Employees - Current

Education History

  • General Education

    St Hilda's RC Girls School
    1966 - 1973
    12 'O' levels 2 'A' levels
  • Business and Administration

    Preston plolytechnic
    1973 - 1975
    Economics. Business Organisation. Accounting. Marketing. Statistics.

Qualifications

BA Business & Admin (Preston Poly. 1975) ITEC Massage, Anatomy, Physiology. (Essentials for Health School of Massage 2003) ITEC Sports/Remedial Massage (Clare Maxwell-Hudson School of massage 2004) MOR Reflexology (London School of Reflexology 2006) Touch-Pro On Site Chair Massage (Touch Pro Institute of Massage 2005) APNT Sports injury massage (Quantum Metta School of Massage 2008) City and Guilds Certificate in Delivering learning. (Poplar Colege, London 2008)

Clubs and Associations

Member of Tangent ladies Club
Volunteer for Veteran's Association
Member of Association of Reflexolofy
Member of the Complementery Therapy Association
Member of Haworth Gilbert and Sullivan Society

Interests and Hobbies

Sport, Reading, Music, Theater, Travel. Skiing.

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