I’m a fully qualified fitness instructor, older coach, personal trainer and soft tissue therapist, originally from Preston. I now live in Perth, I have 3 beautiful daughters and 1 granddaughter. I am currently studying for a sports therapy HND/degree.
I have always been physically active and enjoyed athletics from primary school age, winning many competitions, with Preston Harriers. Now you’ll see me lifting weights, walking, sprinting hills or visiting beautiful places.
Naturally after being qualified as a PT for a number of years, I wanted to learn more, therefore undertook the soft tissue therapy HNC. I find soft tissue therapy is the ying to my yang. It’s calming, restorative and relaxes, in comparison to my normal physically active days.
I was a little cynical at first regarding the power of massage, but believe me. It has helped immensely recover from training and improved my own functional movements.
Now I’m a strong believer in it’s power.
One thing I have learnt along the way is, whether you’re an athlete, an office worker, an avid fitness fanatic or suffer from chronic ailments. We all need regular soft tissue therapy treatment, to help be the best we can be.
Bradley Blair – Bsc(Hons) Osteopath
Bradley completed his 5 year BSc (Hons) training and graduated from the College of Osteopaths in 2007. Bradley also has diplomas in Sports Therapy, Spinal Acupuncture, and Cranial Osteopathy and is a fitness instructor and personal trainer. Bradley has worked as an osteopath in London, Gleneagles Hotel and Glasgow. In his free time he enjoys spending time with his family. Bradley is very passionate about exercise and how it can help with injuries and positive self esteem.
Kirsten Sturman BSc (Hons) MBAcC
Kirsten is a graduate from the University of Salford where she completed her three-year Acupuncture training and gained registration to the British Acupuncture Council in 2003. She has also completed a post-graduate training course with a teaching hospital in China.
Throughout her time training and practicing she had the opportunity to experience other complementary therapies. She was taught Swedish massage while at university as part of the course, this was the standard knowledge she needed to pursue other types of therapies including Reflexology, Indian head massage and Hopi ear candling.
After spending 7 years working in France as a water sports instructor in the summer, and chalet hosting/ski guiding in the winter, I pursued my passion for fitness by completing a diploma in Personal Training in 2013. For my own personal development within the fitness industry, I wanted to understand more about the functioning of the human body with regards to alternative methods for recovery so I completed a course in Swedish, Remedial and Sports Massage. After many injuries whilst snowboarding, and receiving massage treatment for a dislocated shoulder, I was amazed by what was achievable from the variety of different techniques used within a sports and remedial massage. The techniques I learned from this qualification and incorporating the knowledge gained as a personal trainer, has helped me to be able to assess and treat the muscles, tendons, ligaments and connective tissues of the body to assist in rehabilitation, and pain and injury management, in both a clinical and sporting environment.
Amanda Gwynne RGN. RM. ITEC. MNSPH.
After a long career as a Registered Nurse and Midwife, Amanda has a desire to provide holistic care to her patients and this has led her on a journey of exploration and learning. To complement her skills and expertise, Amanda has qualified in complementary therapies and Bio-resonance therapy. She believes in the benefits of bio-resonance as a natural, vibrational, healing therapy; the holistic approach to treat the whole person.
Claire Burbage IFPA Holistic Massage
"I qualified as a holistic massage practitioner in 2018 and I'm undergoing training for my clinical aromatherapy diploma. I recently relocated to Perth to start a new chapter with my partner and I'm really looking forward to discovering the city and all the opportunities on offer.
Being passionate about complementary therapies, I have always dreamed about becoming self employed and doing a job I love.
I enjoy using organic and natural products for my treatments, which is why I'm also an independent consultant for neals yard remedies. Their ethos is about ethical and sustainable skincare which I feel is really important and it also helps that their products are amazing.