Who I Work With
The short answer to this is everyone!
A really great massage can work wonders for us all, and each and every body is welcome in my clinic, but more specifically I treat people who are in pain, and have often tried many treatments and therapies without success.
I treat all types of acute and chronic musculoskeletal pain including back pain, sciatica, neck pain, whiplash, frozen shoulder, sports injuries, knee pain, plus ligament and tendon issues.
I also treat systemic conditions like fibromyalgia, myofascial pain syndrome, chronic fatigue syndrome, rheumatoid arthritis, long covid, and hypermobility conditions such as Ehler's Danlos Syndrome. As well as stress, anxiety, headaches and migraines, issues associated with the menopause and peri-menopause, and insomnia.
For jaw tension and facial pain, teeth grinding and/or clenching, being unable to open the mouth properly and tooth pain when it seems like there is nothing wrong with the tooth itself, I offer TMJ specialist clinical massage treatment.
What I Do
As a Jing Method™ therapist, I use the best advanced bodywork techniques from both the East and the West to get excellent results. A treatment with me can include hot stone massage, sports massage, deep tissue massage, trigger point massage, myofascial release, acupressure, and stretches.
The Jing Method™ is a holistic and unique approach based on the biopsychosocial model of pain and modern neuroscience. For many people, it is an effective alternative to going to an osteopath, chiropractor or physiotherapist.
Working with the nervous system and establishing a sense of trust is an important part of what I do. Bodies need to feel safe and supported in order to let me in and do the deeper work that follows.
We are more than just the bit that hurts. Eastern modalities such as acupuncture have always known this, and now finally the West is catching up. This is why working within the biopsychosocial model is now so widely recognised as being the most helpful approach to treating pain.
So that you get the best out of your treatment with me I provide a thorough consultation for no extra charge for all new appointments. This can be in-person, when you come for your massage, or beforehand, over zoom. As well as taking a detailed case history, your consultation will include range of motion assessment and special orthopaedic testing where clinically appropriate. This means I can fully understand the presenting issue, ensuring your treatment with me is effective at getting you out of pain as quickly as possible.
You will feel good after your first massage with me, but you should expect more significant improvement to happen around session 3. To treat and manage chronic pain and systemic conditions it is best to come on a regular basis and may be necessary to come more frequently to begin with.
I look forward to welcoming you in my clinic. I hope you will find it to be an inclusive and safe space.
“I floated out of the session in the most amazingly relaxed state. When I arrived my sciatica and back where so painful I couldn’t walk any distance. Two days after my massage, for the first time in months I had no pain. I have continued to work with Nicky for the last few months and am so so much better. I have never had any treatment that has relieved pain so quickly and been so effective”