At 16, I started a career in Electrical Engineering as an apprentice at British Steel Corporation in Pontypool. After 38 years in engineering with many changes in the working environment, I decide a change of employment was required to reduce my stress, tension, anxiety and depression. Therefore, I decided to pursue a career in massage therapy.
I had taken up training in massage after being shown by a physiotherapist how to relieve my facial muscle pain. My initial course was Indian head massage therapy. This course was followed by courses in on-site seated massage, sports massage and anatomy, physiology and pathology.
I put these massage modules into practice by providing a mobile massage therapy service with a clinic set up in Cwmbran. I then diversified, widening my scope with an aromatherapy massage therapy course.