It’s my 2 year anniversary!
Wow, how the business has grown and developed over the last 12 months! Here’s a little break down of what went on and a sneak peak of what’s to come…
April – June 2017
I trained to Level 3 Mat Pilates with HFE.
Pain and weakness are often associated with muscles that need strengthening so Pilates is an important part of my business!
I began my Pilates career by covering classes for other instructors whilst they were sick or on holiday. This was a valuable way to get myself known as a Pilates instructor.
I provided a warm up and post race massage at the Four Farms Challenge, Deddington.
July – September 2017
I got plenty of positive feedback from gym members who had attended my cover classes. This afforded me my very own classes at Bannatynes gym and BPPP. I love to be creative and find varied movements to challenge my determined class members!
I provided massage for the Deddington Vets football team (D.U.S.T.) after their 100 mile charity bike ride for Katherine House Hospice.
September was my busiest month this year for sports massage clients. My theory is that many people returned to their sport after a less active summer and felt the burn!
October – December 2017
I provided sports massage to the elite runners and VIPs at the Virgin Oxford Half Marathon. The 5 fastest runners I treated all told me that they receive sports massage at least once a fortnight to aid recovery.
I attended The Therapy Expo with friends from OSSM. I enjoyed experiencing new innovations and research in soft tissue therapy and catching up with friends and colleagues!
In October I had my first holiday since opening the business. I stayed in a villa in Portugal with my family and had some well deserved down time in the pool.
January- March 2018
I began working as a tutor assistant on the Level 5 diploma in Sports and Remedial Massage at The Oxford School of Sports Massage. It’s a pleasure to be involved in teaching new therapists!
Reset Sports Massage sponsored home and away kit for D.U.S.T.
I enrolled on a self study course in biomechanics. This will deepen my knowledge of posture and efficient movement. All being well (and self disciplined) I expect to finish this around February/March 2019.
I began to learn the art of Warm Bamboo Massage with Liz Knight from Gateway in Leicester. This holistic course was aimed more towards spa therapists. Regardless, combined with my soft tissue therapy skills, it creates a very effective treatment!
April & May 2018
Kieran at Foothealth trained me in casting for prescription orthotics, yet another tool I can use to help my clients out of pain. Your feet are your foundation and prescription orthotics can ensure you have a stable base to move from.
I’m welcoming Jo Monk into the business to help me out with bits and pieces behind the scenes. You may never meet Jo in the treatment room but if you give us a ring it may be her that you speak to!
I am very proud of my business development across the past two years and I aim to continue growing! I fulfilled last year’s aims to establish myself as a Pilates instructor, and to begin working with OSSM.
My goals for the next year include completing my qualifications in biomechanics. I will also travel back to Leicester to qualify in Thai massage, which could be described as passive yoga combined with acupressure. I have other goals that I am working on behind the scenes, but for the moment these are staying under wraps 😉
I’m looking forward to continuing to build relationships with my clients and other professionals, expanding my business, and maintaining a good work/life balance. It’s exciting to wonder what opportunities are in store for me and my business next year!