My journey towards treating the whole body (hence the name Bodyfix Therapies) started in London in 1990 where I taught aerobics and other similar fitness classes in local gyms. After qualifying as a lawyer in 1999, I moved to Horsham where, in 2006, I became a personal trainer, working with clients one-to-one and running local bootcamps. I obtained further qualifications in pilates (2008) and sports massage (2010), and incorporated these into my classes and therapeutic work with clients.
I entered the world of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) in 2012 to learn more about the human body and treatment of health issues. As a sports massage practitioner, it was a natural step for me to start learning Tuina, a type of medical massage and manipulation used in China, in which I qualified in 2015. This led to my study of acupuncture, which is very effective in the treatment of muscular skeletal problems and a variety of health imbalances (e.g. anxiety, digestive issues, chronic pain, skin problems etc etc), and subsequent qualification in 2016.
I embarked in 2018 on the third element of TCM which is herbal medicine. This is a relatively new discipline in the UK (c. 50 years) but herbs have been part of healthcare in China for many centuries and are used extensively in other East Asian countries such as Japan, Taiwan and Hong Kong. Over 400 plants are used in Chinese herbal medicine, including many that are common in the West such as cinnamon, ginger, mint and goji berry. I qualified as a TCM herbalist in 2021 and now offer the full range of TCM treatments from my home clinic in Horsham, West Sussex.
I draw on my learning from the different disciplines I have studied to provide a bespoke treatment for each person. My patients tell me that they value the whole-person approach to health that I incorporate into each treatment.