Suzanne qualified as a massage therapist, at the Cotswold Academy of Health and Beauty in Cirencester, in 2013. With a diploma in massage, she specialises in Pregnancy and Deep Tissue massage and therefore can easily adapt her style to suit a wide variety of client needs.
As a keen rower, when she was younger, she really benefitted from regular deep tissue massages. Having such a positive experience, she was inspired to move into massage therapy and support others with similar issues. She has now ‘retired’ from rowing but runs regularly and is acutely aware of the importance of massage as part of any sports training programme. Any level of massage will help; from relaxation to remedial and deep tissue massage.
As well as her interest in sport, she is also a mum of 2 girls. She has a good understanding of the wide variety of matters massage can help relieve during pregnancy and beyond – even if it is just an hour to yourself!
Beatrice is currently on maternity leave
Over the last five years Beatrice has worked with a wide range of clients and has a particular interest in treating musicians. Her approach is gentle but her range of skills allows her to vary this according to each individual client’s needs. Regular clients have included guitarists, gardeners, office workers with postural problems and headaches, retirees with osteoarthritis and triathletes in training for Iron Man.
After her initial years as a McTimoney Chiropractor, Beatrice began training in Sports and Remedial Massage in order to build further skills into her practice. Gaining more massage experience, she realised that this was where her passion lay. She started to offer massage as a standalone treatment and after some time decided to focus entirely on massage therapy, finding it extremely rewarding and worthwhile.
Beatrice now also offers pregnancy massage.
Pregnancy massage is very similar to standard massage but uses different positioning for the comfort and safety of mother and baby, as well as avoiding deep techniques and certain areas of the body. It is a very relaxing treatment and has been found to reduce stress, anxiety and depression.
Pregnancy massage provides relief for pain in the back and other muscles and joints, and helps reduce swelling in the feet and ankles. As well as its physical benefits, it can also provide much-needed emotional support during pregnancy.
Qualifications and further training
Member of the Complementary Therapists Association (CThA) and also registered with the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC), the UK's voluntary regulator for natural therapies.
Beatrice also practices in Stroud. You can visit her website here.