Marta Porrini is our Knead to Relax Osteopath in Stirling. She graduated from Istituto Superiore di Osteopatia (ISO Milan) with a B.Sc. Honours in Osteopathy validated by the University of Wales, and has then widened her approach by observing and practicing osteopathy in different countries. She has a particular interest in pediatric osteopathy, but you will find her treating patients at all stages in life, combining structural, visceral and cranial techniques in order to achieve the best outcome.
Sandy Winterbottom spent over 20 years as a University lecturer and academic before deciding on a career change. With a long interest in holistic therapies, massage was a perfect choice for a new way of life. Sandy wholeheartedly believes that massage should be part of everyone's life given the increasing amounts of daily pressure we now have to cope with.
Sandy is qualified in advanced remedial techniques for the upper body and has a strong interest in office work related upper body disorders especially neck and shoulder pain, RSI, headaches and migraines which are very often caused and exacerbated by postural imbalances resulting from stress and/or prolonged computer work. She firmly believes that staff should not suffer pain and discomfort as a result of their jobs and is a keen proponent of proper work-station training and awareness for office staff. In addition, workplace stress often plays an key role in work related musculoskeletal disorders and Sandy believes that a combination of remedial and relaxation massage along with gentle holistic exercise and stress management techniques have a significant role to play in enabling employees to cope with the rigours of modern day office life.
Sandy is also an award winning clinical aromatherapist and founder of MoogWax professional massage products. Aromatherapy can be used to treat a wide range of physical conditions and can be a powerful and effective tool for managing and changing emotional states. Sandy's particular specialty is Temple Style Lomi Lomi Hawaiian massage which is designed to relax and soothe body, mind and spirit. She also teaches holistic fitness throughout Central Scotland and runs regular retreats in Scotland and Spain.
Angela Mudge is an experienced international athlete. She has competed for Great Britain and Scotland in hill running and cross country. In 2000 Angela was World Mountain Running Champion is still competing internationally. She combines her own sporting experiences with her professional qualifications to give her clients optimal treatment whilst understanding the sporting psyche. Angela studied massage on a SMA accredited course at the University of Sunderland and has 7 years experience in massage. She also holds a Sports Performance Services Diploma in Sports Massage, an OCR Award and is a Member of Sports Massage Association level 4.
Graham Brown trained at the Western School of Massage in Glasgow and qualified as a sports and remedial therapist in 2015. Graham's particular interests lie in the biomechanics of movement and in studying how injuries can affect movement patterns especially in the upper body. Graham also specialises in issues for the neck and shoulders for those that are primarily working at computers for most of their day.
Ross Clark is a graduate of the Western School of Massage. He holds diplomas in Sports and Remedial massage, Aromatherapy, Reflexology and Therapeutic massage. After attaining qualifications in Slavic, Hawaiian (Lomi Lomi )and Advanced hands free massage, Ross undertook a course in Sports and Remedial massage through the Western School and graduated in 2015. This year long course enabled him to incorporate postural analysis, mobilisation techniques, PNF stretching and myofascial stripping to help restore appropriate balance to his clients muscles and joints.
Ross has a mixed client base which ranges from athletes who attend regular treatments as a preventive measure to injury and help them train more effectively for events alongside those who suffer from muscular conditions.
Ross is also a member of the Federation of Holistic therapists and regularly attends CPD courses to further his knowledge and skills.