Clinical Bodywork Therapist, Sports Massage Therapist, Medical Herbalist
Myofascial Release Techniques, Sports & Remedial Massage & Soft Tissue Therapy, Herbal Medicine
As a medical herbalist with a 4 year BSc (Hons) degree in Phytotherapy, CPP accreditation and NIMH qualifications, and a qualified massage therapist and tutor with APNT and BTEC Level 5 training, Isobel is ideally placed to promote and practise Specialist Clinical Bodywork and bespoke Herbal Medicine.
Isobel has been a professional clinical therapist for over 12 years, practising Herbal Medicine and Sports & Remedial Massage (specialising in Myofascial Release techniques). She builds the foundations of her treatments on identifying and resolving the source of problems as well as the symptoms. In addition to her clinical work, she is a passionate and enthusiastic massage/MFR tutor and examiner for the Association of Physical and Natural Therapists (APNT), and also has a position on their executive committee as their Sports Massage consultant.
Isobel takes an in-depth view of her clients’ well-being, providing individualised treatment and advice to relieve pain, discomfort and stress as well as to restore full function and optimum health. In her work as both teacher and practitioner, she combines her medical knowledge and clinical experience, with an analytical but holistic approach to both bodywork and herbal medicine.
“I believe that the future of medicine lies in an integrated approach to healthcare, and a holistic approach to the patient. Both herbal medicine and massage can not only provide solutions to existing problems, but also have a hugely important role to play in the prevention of and recovery from illness, injury and pain, stress, anxiety and depression. Both disciplines are also extremely effective as adjunctive treatments to palliative therapy and work well alongside acupuncture, nutritional therapy and osteopathy.”
Sports & Remedial Massage and Soft Tissue Therapy
Clinical & Swedish Massage
Integrated Soft Tissue Therapy (a combination of Myofascial techniques, Massage and advanced Soft Tissue techniques applied according the the individual needs of the client)
BSc (Hons) Phytotherapy (Herbal Medicine)
ISRM/BTEC Level 5 Diploma Sport and Remedial Massage Therapy/Soft Tissue Techniques
APNT Level 4 Diploma Sports Injuries and Massage
APNT Diploma Remedial Massage
APNT Diploma Integrated Myofascial Release Techniques
Post Graduate certificates of study with Anatomy Trains lecturer James Earls, Advanced Deep Tissue massage and Myofascial Release with US bodywork guru Art Riggs and UK’s award-winning Ruth Duncan.
Certificates in Athletic and Kinesiology Taping, Gait Analysis, First Aid and Teaching
Isobel is currently studying with Ruth Duncan to obtain the Advanced Clinical Diploma in Integrated Myofascial Therapy (iMFT), accredited by EdExcel as a QCF Level 5 qualification.
CPP (college of practitioners of Phytotherapy)
APNT (association of physical and natural therapists)
ISRM (Institute of Sports and Remedial Massage)