About Me

My name is Nicola, and I am an Advanced Clinical Massage Therapist in Oakley offering advanced clinical and sports massage, hot stone massage, pregnancy massage, aromatherapy facials, and Indian Head Massage.  If you are looking for an experienced massage therapist who can help you manage your general aches and pains, sports injury or post-operative recovery, or just lessen the stress of your day to day life, then I can help you.

 

My work as a massage therapist has led me to study advanced techniques for chronic pain treatment including trigger point therapy, myofascial release and deep tissue massage.  I use advanced clinical and sports techniques to ease pain, aid healing, and encourage recovery from certain conditions, as well as general relaxation to help ease away the stresses of everyday life. Every treatment is customised to suit the client’s needs.

 

I first started to study massage in 2002, and quickly became fascinated by the way that different techniques can help soothe and heal the body. I’ve continued to study ever since, improving my understanding of human anatomy whilst learning new techniques and treatments from around the world; I was delighted when at the beginning of 2016, I graduated from my degree-level course in Advanced Clinical and Sports Remedial Massage, which made me one of only a hundred therapists in the country with this level of qualification.  I studied this at

the Jing Institute of Advanced Massage Training, the most highly respected clinical massage training institute in the UK.

 

Since starting my massage career, I have worked in a 5 Star spa, managed a successful salon, and taught massage at a Further Education College.  In 2012 I started my own massage business at my practice in Oakley, which has gone from strength to strength, with regular clients visiting me from Oakley, Basingstoke, Overton and Odiham, and as far afield as Winchester and Southampton.

Qualifications

BTEC Level 6 in Advanced Clinical and Sports Remedial Massage, covering the following:

o    Sports and Events Techniques

o    Soft Tissue Release

o    Advanced Myofascial Certificate incorporating:

  • Fascial Foundation

  • Structure Integration: Indirect Myofascial

o    Marketing and Business Development for the Massage Therapist

o    Structural Fascial Bodywork: Direct Myofascial Release

o    Anatomy of Injury

o    Pathology for the Massage Therapist

o    Orthopedic Assessment

o    Rehabilitation

 

ACMT – Certificate in Advanced Clinical Massage (post graduate level qualification), covering the following:

o    Lower Back Pain

o    Living Anatomy

o    Neck and Upper Shoulder Pain

o    Shoulder Girdle Pain

o    Carpel Tunnel, Wrist and Arm Pain

o    Advanced Stretching Techniques

o    Hip and Pelvis

o    Leg, Knee and Foot Pain

 

Additional study/qualifications:

o    Advanced Fascial Masterclass 

o    Dissection of the Human Body at Guys Hospital – London

o    Myofascial Taping – Physio Training Academy at Guys Hospital – London

o    Medical Acupuncture (dry needling) – Osteon Manual Therapy – London

o    Cupping massage – Ganesha Institute

o    TMJ (Temporo-mandibular Joint), face and jaw pain

o    Pregnancy and post-natal massage

o    Table Thai Massage

o    Hot Stone Fusion Comprehensive 

o    Working with cancer – massage and simple lymphatic drainage

o    Chartered Management Institute - Assessor & Verifier Award

o    Edexcel BTEC Level 3 Certificate and Level 5 Diploma – Teaching in the Lifelong Learning Sector

o    NVQ Level 2 & 3 – Beauty Therapy

o    VTCT Diploma – Indian Head Massage

o    Auricular Thermal Therapy

o    CIPD Level 3 – Certificate in Personnel Practice