I completed my two year diploma in Sport and Therapeutic Massage Therapy through the Cape Institute for Allied Health Studies in 2004. After travelling for a few years, I joined the practice at Sport Science Physiotherapy Centre at the Sport Science Institute of South Africa where I gained insight to the treatment of sports injuries, rehabilitation and the importance of a holistic health network.
My experience at SSISA introduced me to a wide range of professionals from sports physicians, biokineticists and dieticians which provided understanding of the value of each profession and where it’s needed to effectively and efficiently diagnose and restore health.
I headed into private practice in 2010 and my practice extended from sports related pain and injury to chronic or recurring pain. I developed an interest in the long term effects this can have on the body and the emotional well-being of a person.
The body is an intricate and complex design which has an amazing ability to compensate for pain, but this compensation takes a lot of energy for the body to hold and can result in further pain, stress and strain on one’s emotional well-being.
Where one feels pain is not always the source, but rather a symptom, and I appreciate massage therapy as the body is viewed as a whole and is treated as such.