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I'm Vicci, a qualified clinical remedial & sports massage therapist who trained at London School of Sports Massage (LSSM), a school synonymous as the premier Sports Massage School in the UK
My BTEC Level 5 qualification ensures a detailed knowledge of techniques influenced by senior healthcare professionals, all designed to allieviate pain & restore muscular & postural balance
Through my extensive working knowledge of the human body's physiology and anatomy, I trace a clients source of discomfort & pain to the muscle groups, ligaments & tendons and use a range of techniques to manipulate joints & soft tissue, releasing muscle tension & allieviating pain
A little bit about me
I am generally 'sporty' & active daily. Over the years I've competed in multiple running & cycling events, sprint triathlons & completed the 3 Peaks Challenge in 2008 and attempting it again in 2019, I will get under the 24 hours! Recent years have decreased my appetite for competitive events but I am still a keen pleasure cyclist, attend Pilates, do Bootcamp and HIIT classes most days, jog/walk several times a day (both with the dog & with Nordic poles!) & ski every year. I am also walking the 653 miles of the SW Coast Path, only 45 to go!
My full-time love and passion is for surfing, which I have found is excellent for core strength & keeping the body loose and supple, negating the need to attend an indoor gym. I follow the philiosophy that exercise should be exerting but FUN & where possible done in the fresh air. The sunset beach on my website is the beach that I surf regularly in North Devon & is a very spiritual place for me for health & well-being
What I am passionate about!
In a nutshell, stretching and keep the body flexible
Stretching is fundamental to exercising safely & functional exercises are great for developing good core strength, maximising mobility & flexibility
Dynamic stretching should ALWAYS be completed as part of a warm up with Static stretching forming part of any cool down after exercise.I am an ardent supporter of Pilates, for myself and clients; it improves posture, makes clients more 'posturally-aware' & sustains the benefits gained from treatment
My lifetime experience of semi-competitive sport & understanding first-hand the stress associated with working in a corporate environment ensures clients know of my personal experience as well as training to resolve injuries & strains & reduce stress. I get a great kick out of allieviating pain, helping people to perform better & feeling passionate about my work
As a member of Institute of Sport and Remedial Massage Therapists (ISRM), clients can be confident of my dedication to applied knowledge of emerging & new soft tissue techniques; the toolset to ensure my clients get optimum results.
ISRM membership can only be achieved if a member attends regular training & workshops, this ensures high standards are maintained & ISRM members gain continual professional development