A remedial and sports massage therapist, Laura takes a holistic approach to working with the body, bringing 15 years embodied movement and dance practice to her treatments. Also a dancer and circus artist, she began study in anatomy, physiology and massage for a deeper understanding of the body and how to work with injury. Drawn to the healing potential of massage, bodywork and movement, she regularly treats circus artists, acrobats, nurses, chefs, climbers, and full-time carers.
She runs her practice from treatment rooms and clinics in and around Bristol, and has worked as a holistic therapist for a renowned well-being spa. She has worked at various sporting events and travels to offer onsite treatments at workshops and residencies such as aerial and acrobatic conventions, and backstage body-maintenance for touring theatre and circus companies.
Remedial and Sports massage
A remedial and sports massage treatment will focus on a particular area of the body or specific issue. Massage techniques, stretches and fascial release are applied to muscle and connective tissue, alongside trigger point release and joint mobilisations.
Remedial massage can help to increase range of movement, relieve muscle soreness, aid recovery from injury and improve overall health of the tissues. It can be beneficial to any body, however physical their lifestyle.
All treatments begin with a consultation and postural or mobility assessment, to tailor treatment and aftercare to your individual needs.
A healing practice used since ancient times, massage promotes a state of relaxation and balance, enabling the body to engage it’s own innate self-healing processes. Treatments draw on techniques from a range of massage and bodywork traditions.
The intention of these treatments is to promote a general sense of well-being, allowing time to unwind, to reconnect with yourself and your body. This in turn has shown to address many ailments, including reduced muscular aches and pains, tension headaches and the effects of stress, and to improve sleep patterns, circulation and energy levels.
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Laura is a fully qualified and insured therapist, and attends regular mentoring and professional development training. She trained at Bristol College of Massage and Bodywork and holds a level 5 diploma in Remedial and Sports massage accredited by the Massage Training Institute.