Hi, I’m Clare. I’m a sensitive and intuitive massage therapist with over 15 years’ experience.
I believe in the importance of trying to untangle what our bodies are telling us
How I work:
In my years as a massage therapist I have trod many paths and bring this experience into my creative, client-led approach. I love supporting people with their innate healing capacity on whatever level is right for them. Whether you have pain and discomfort or need space to switch off (or both). There is no one way of treating the body, it varies for each of us. This is reflected in the way that I work, making sure that the treatment addresses your individual needs.
I am passionate about the healing nature of touch. It’s so powerful! Used with care, it brings safety, support and softening – both for the structure of your body, it’s muscles, tendons and fascia; and for your mind, soul and inner well-being. I use my careful, respectful touch to see what I can find beneath the surface, listening with my hands to what I can learn from your body.
This is ALWAYS done within the boundaries of what is ok with you. Building your trust and confidence is at the forefront of what I do.
A little background:
I started out with training as a Level 3 Holistic Massage Therapist in 2004 at the Wilbury School. From there, I have broadened my skills by learning from some wonderful tutors. I have obtained a Level 4 Sports Massage Diploma (College of Classical Massage) and trained in hot stone and pregnancy massage, among a variety of other things.
I also have a love of anatomy. I find the complexity of the human body fascinating. Its soft tissues, bony structures, vessels and spaces. How linked we are on every layer – and there are many layers! In the hundreds of years since the original anatomists began dissections, we have developed new ways of looking at the body. Advancing technology has enabled the ability to look inside in greater detail, both at the way we are ‘put together’ structurally and at the role of the nervous system in how our bodies work, experience pain and repair.
I have experienced injuries and back problems myself. So I have also learnt through my own body the multi-layered affect pain can have on an individual. I have been on my own journey of how I might ‘fix’ myself. That, together with my professional experience of working with other practitioners, means I can support you with empathy and knowledge as well as hands-on work.
I draw on this varied background to create a caring and nurturing space for you.
About me personally:
I live in Brighton with my partner. As well as working as a massage therapist, I have a part-time administrative job at a University, a job I love. I have spent all of my working life in administrative jobs, some good, some not so good, but all have enabled me to learn around them. And for that I am very grateful. As well as being passionate about my work, both of them, I love learning.
I am an auntie to two wonderful little people (well, in the case of one, not so little these days) as well as godmother to two very grown up boys! My family and friends are very important to me.
Outside of work, I can either be found running (used in the loosest possible sense!), pawing over an Anna Jones cookery book or not doing much in honesty. I love cooking, reading, learning and growing. And more recently, exploring the wonderful world of Instagram, which has reignited old passions in me, leading to new and exciting things! Strangely, that part of modern life has taken me back to slower times, highlighting what is important to me and how much of that is missing from the frenetic world in which we live.