Catherine Stone

Sports & Remedial Massage Therapist

I like the variety that my job brings, and am constantly learning from the many different people I treat as well as my continuing professional development, which I enjoy very much. Sports and remedial massage, manual lymphatic drainage and pregnancy massage are all effective treatments and satisfying to carry out in their own way. Essentially, I like to help people and enjoy seeing improvements - reducing pain, aiding the healing process, achieving improved range of movement, enhanced perforamce and promoting relaxation.

My soft tissue / sports and remedial massage treatments include any appropriate muscle testing / range of movement assessments, deep, targeted massage and myofascial release, mobilizations, various neuromuscular techniques, stretching techniques such as post-isometric relaxation and soft tissue release, followed by homecare advice.

Manual lymphatic drainage stimulates the lymphatic system, your body’s cleansing and detox system, and is also connected to your immune system. Specific circular pumping techniques are used to speed up the flow of lymph, in a very gentle and rhythmical way (effective when focusing on the lymphatic vessels), making this a very relaxing treatment. It’s good for a number of conditions; including water retention; assisting the healing process; post-operation / post-injury oedema; muscle recovery after exercise; digestive issues, sinusitis; headaches, and just general detoxing. It’s also good for the complexion. Please note: I do not treat lymphoedema. For lymphoedema therapists (DLT), please visit: http://www.mlduk.org.uk/therapists/

Pregnancy massage is gentler and usually a general full body massage to assist relaxation and tackle any muscular aches and pains.

I am qualified with a BTEC Level 5 in sports and remedial massage, and a BTEC level 4 and ITEC Level 3 in holistic massage. I also hold diplomas in deep tissue and pregnancy massage; the Vodder Level 1 qualification in MLD; and a certificate in Thai Massage from the ITM school in Chiang Mai, Thailand. I am insured through the Federation of Holistic Therapists (FHT), and am a member of the Institute of Soft Tissue Therapists (ISRM), and Manual Lymphatic Drainage UK (MLDUK).

I am currently studying a BSc in acupuncture at the College of Integrated Chinese Medicine.