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Joanne’s Profile

me2As a former IT Director in the City I know the impact a demanding job has on your neck, shoulders & back.   I set up Vitality Therapy and created a variety of services to address these problems and now offer them with my team within companies and at my clinic.

I have studied a wide variety of complementary therapy modalities to understand the impact office life and life outside the office have on your body specifically your neck, shoulders and back.  I understand how to use a wide variety of massage techniques and fascia release work when office workers just feel general tight or tension.  I frequently find irritated points within the muscles or trigger points are the source of clients pain.

I use my intuition to guide me to through a treatment to maximise the benefit to the client while focusing on your priorities.  With over a decade of experience of treating office based clients, I have seen and treated a wide range of neck, shoulder and back issues.

My Qualifications

    • NVQ Level 3 in Aromatherapy Massage    ( September 1998)

I studied Swedish massage and Aromatherapy massage with Deirdre Moynihan and Stephanie Mealey of AVCS who were advisers to the government when the NVQ in Aromatherapy Massage was created.

    • Reflexology    (July 1999)

I studied Reflexology with Mary Martin who was an ex-nurse who founded the Association of Reflexologists (one of the governing bodies for Reflexology) in 1984.

    • Kinetic Energen Therapist   ( June 2000)
    • Reiki Level 1    (February 2001)
    • Reiki Level 2    (May 2001)
    • Seated Acupressure Massage   ( August 2001)

I studied Seated Acupressure Massage with Patricia Abercromby and Davina Thomson who run the main training organisations for chair masseurs and wrote the definitive text book on the subject.

    • Kinesiology – Touch for Health Level 1    (November 2001)
    • Kinesiology – Touch for Health Level 2    (February 2003)
    • Cranial Sacral Therapy in Reflexology     (October 2004)
    • Kinetic Energen Therapy and Cancer   (June 2005)
    • Reiki Master Teacher    (July 2006)
    • Aura Soma Practitioner   ( July 2007)
    • Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) Practitioner    (June 2008)
    • Inner Power Therapeutic Coach     (June 2008)

I trained as a coach and NLP practitioner with Andy Harrington who was personally trained by Anthony Robbins.

    • Health Creation Mentoring    (May 2010)

I trained as a Health Creation Mentor with Dr Rosy Daniel, who is widely recognised as a world authority on the holistic approach to cancer care and who to implement healthy lifestyle changes.

    • Hot Stone Therapy    (July 2010)

I qualified in Hot Stone Therapy after studying under Rosie Malcolm-MacEwan who previously taught at Champneys in Tring, Hertfordshire.

    • Btec Level 5 Sports Massage    (March 2015)

I qualified in Sports Massage after studying with Essentials for Health.

Memberships of Professional Bodies

I am a member (membership number G6060) of the Complementary Therapists Association (CThA), and the Association of Reflexologists (membership number 7830).