Sports Massage Therapist
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Sports Massage ITEC Level 3
STOTT Pilates Matwork Instructor
London School of Osteopathy – final year
Hi, I’m Katy and I joined the Vanbrugh Team in 2017. As I started to learn in depth about the benefits of manual therapy in my Osteopathy training, I wished to enhance my skills working with the soft tissues of the body. I previously worked as a contemporary dancer and had always found massage not only relaxing, but essential in injury prevention and aiding physical endurance and performance.
As a Sports Massage Therapist, I am keen to enhance movement through the body using a variety of techniques tailored to an individual’s needs including effleurage, petrissage, myofascial release, trigger point therapy, tapotement, active release, general stretches and MET’s. These techniques benefit the body by improving circulation of the blood and lymph, as well as improving tissue health through breaking down adhesions and welcoming balance to the body.
I am also trained in Pregnancy Massage which I’ve found to be an amazing way for a woman to relax and relieve some of the many aches and pains once in the second and third trimester of their pregnancy. This type of massage not only improves circulation and fluid drainage but can have a relaxing effect on mother and baby.
I’m currently in my final year at The London School of Osteopathy and am thoroughly enjoying my studies and deepening my understanding of the human body. Working with the team at Vanbrugh has really enhanced my learning.
Outside of work and study, I ride my bike everywhere; enjoying being outdoors and seeing the city in this way. I also practise yoga and pilates. On holiday you’ll find me trying my hand at surfing, which is always a good giggle.