Practitioners

Catriona Rush

Holistic Massage: using Swedish massage techniques for relaxation

Deep Tissue Massage: using a combination of myofascial release and focused muscle stripping to release tight muscles

Trigger Point Therapy: using palpation and a knowledge of referred pain patterns to locate and treat trigger points within tight bands of muscle and/or associated fascia   

Advanced Sports Stretching: offering an appropriate range of stretches, including Passive Stretching, PNF and Active Isolated Stretching  

Pregnancy Massage: massage specially aimed at expectant mothers

 

Cat began her training in massage therapy in 2010 with an ITEC accredited qualification in Holistic Massage. This diploma combined traditional Swedish massage techniques with the principles of mindfulness and meditation to create an excellent grounding in client care and body work. 

Since 2013, Cat has increased her skills and expanded her understanding of anatomy and physiology by undertaking a qualification in Advanced Clinical Massage Therapy with the Jing Institute of Advanced Massage Training. This allows her to offer appropriate clinical application and integration of Myofascial Release, Trigger Point Therapy and Advanced Sports Stretching, whilst using Eastern techniques of acupressure, meridian lines and mindfulness.

During an appointment with Cat, she will assess your motivation for receiving treatment and create an appropriate individual treatment plan. This plan could be primarily to combat stress and for relaxation or it could be more focused on specific muscle work to deal with tight or painful areas of the body.

Cat originally trained in the visual arts, completing a BA and MA in traditional tapestry weaving.  Because of a progressive visual impairment, Cat retrained in massage therapy in order to possess an entirely touch-based skill, and feels incredibly lucky to have discovered body work as it is such a rewarding profession.    

 

Qualifications

2011    Diploma in Massage ITEC Level 3 

            Holistic Massage Training with Lolit Gilbert, Edinburgh 

 

2015    Certificate in Advanced Clinical Massage Therapy 

            Jing Institute of Advanced Massage Training, Brighton 

 

Member of Complementary Therapists Association since 2011

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Catriona RushCatriona Rush

Cat practises a range of therapies and techniques including Holistic Massage for relaxation (using Swedish massage techniques); Deep Tissue Massage; Trigger Point Therapy and Advanced Sports Stretching.

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