Karen provides a warm and friendly welcome to R&R where she utilises her physiotherapy, sports massage and strength and conditioning knowledge and patient experience to facilitate her clients along a pathway from pain to function and fitness. Having suffered with chronic pain, multiple injuries and depression herself Karen has utilised many forms of practitioner and self lead treatment techniques and found a way to remain relatively pain free, 'managing' her symptoms to be the the strongest and fittest she has ever been. She is passionate about helping her clients on their journey too.
Karen says 'I thrive on helping people understand what is happening and why, getting them fully onboard with a treatment programme set specific to their individual needs. I use a combination of 'hands on' treatment as well as vital exercise programmes to ensure a swift return to function and fitness.'
BSc Hons Fitness and Health 2000
BSc Hons Physiotherapy 2003
BHR NHS Trust - Rotational Physiotherapist 2003-2006
Level 4 Sports Massage 2013
BHR NHS Trust Senior Orthopaedic Trauma Physiotherapist 2006-2014
Founded Relax&Rehab Ltd 2014
Level 4 Strength and Conditioning 2019
CPD workshops include : Hands Free Massage, Seated Chair Massage, An Introduction to Myofascial Release, Dry Needling, Kinesiology Taping for the Athlete
Gary is the product of the Sun, Sea and Sand of Barbados and carries the spirit, warmth and unique friendliness from the nation of his family wherever he goes! He came to massage later in life, yet life has given him a toolbox of skills and experiences that he draws upon to enhance his passion for the gift that he has acquired, and it is that passion that he brings to Relax&Rehab. Having been on many a treatment couch as a young aspiring professional cricketer, he knows the value of good therapeutic support!
Gary tells us ' I look at who you are, what you do and how you do it, including your emotional and spiritual well being. From that I create treatments that are tailored to you and your needs - you're in good hands!'
In addition to evening and weekend clinic appointments, Gary offers both workplace massage, enhancing the productivity and well being of your staff as well as mobile treatments for those who want to lavish in the luxury of massage at home, appointments available on request.
Level 4 Holistic Massage with Anatomy, Physiology & Pathology 2013
Massage Training Institute Regional Representative 2017 - Present
CPD workshops include : Hands Free Massage, Seated Chair Massage, Myofascial Release, Massage for Dancers, Postural Assessment, Mindfulness, Introduction to Hypnotherapy & Neuro Linguistic Programming, Kinesiology Taping for Sports