Joanna comes from a strong sports background, having previously played competitive volleyball as well as training for many years in horse riding, aerial arts and dance. This varied movement history has given her an appreciation for the multitude of ways in which the body can be used, as well as a personal understanding of the demands and stresses which can be placed on it.

Joanna is particularly interested in the psychological impact of pain, and how the different elements of a person's life may be contributing to their current condition. She works holistically, enjoying both the remedial, musculoskeletal aspects of massage as well as recognising that full recovery often requires more than just hands-on work. As such she is a sympathetic and present listener, tailoring her approach to the needs of each individual.

Her main massage training was completed at the highly regarded JING massage school in Brighton, where she is currently undergoing an Advanced Clinical Massage Therapist (ACMT) certification. Throughout her training she has acquired a wide range of soft tissue techniques, such as acupressure, myofascial release, trigger point therapy, muscle energy technique, active and passive stretching techniques as well as skills in movement assessment and exercise prescription. Her focus in every treatment is to provide bespoke and client-centred treatments in an environment that feels safe and accepting, improving both musculoskeletal health whilst making the experience as relaxing and welcoming as possible.

Joanna is fully insured and qualified in Deep Tissue and Relaxation Massage.

Therapist Qualifications

  ITEC Level 3 Diploma in Swedish Massage
  ITEC Level 3 Anatomy and Physiology
  Diploma in Deep Tissue Massage
  Diploma in Acupressure On-Site Chair Massage
  Foundation in Advanced Clinical Massage
  Clinical Massage for Lower Back Pain
  Clinical Massage for Neck and Shoulder Pain
  Diploma in Warm Bamboo Massage
  Clinical Massage for Lower Back Pain
  Certificate in Advanced Sports Stretching
  Advanced Clinical Massage for Hip and Pelvis Pain
  Diploma in Warm Bamboo Massage