Shona is passionate about movement and the human body's inherent capacity for responding and changing. She has been a remedial massage therapist since 2010 and locates areas of tension throughout the body with accurate sensitivity. Her training in the Feldenkrais method influences the style of her remedial massage treatments.
my treatment approach
Remedial massage therapy responds to what is going on in your body; it is not a routine. The best massages come from a kinaesthetic and verbal dialogue between client and practitioner. The pressure and techniques used will vary accordingly. It is about finding the right intensity to be effective, no more, no less, the depth will be determined by your level of comfort.
I don’t focus solely on one area at a time. My approach is to alternate between connecting tension patterns to leverage release, creating gentle movement and loosening an area via the surrounding structures. The resting period in-between direct contact is just as important, giving your body a chance to unravel of its own accord.
why I love what I do
I love the detective process of investigating which structures are involved in causing a pattern of pain, stripping back the layers to find the key area that can unravel the rest of the holding pattern. I am currently training in The Feldenkrais Method, a movement approach that teaches people how to sense these connections for themselves. I love that teaching people about movement in their body empowers them to be able to look after themselves and not end up tight in the first place! It's very fulfilling helping people shift from being stuck to finding a new freedom and feeling of lightness in their body.