Latest availability information for myofascial release treatments:

From 4th January 2022, I’m delighted to offer appointments almost every day, at Orion House on Barn Hill in central Stamford, simply use this link  ONLINE BOOKINGS

Alternatively, just send an email to catherine@thebodytherapist.co.uk  or a text or WhatsApp message to 07748 637555.  I’ll need your name and a bit of detail about what you’re looking for from your treatment please!  Expect a reply within about 24 hours.

I am currently welcoming new clients; please check the Appointments pages for details.

If Government guidance changes, I’ll update here; please just check back.  (1st January 2021)


Chronic pain, restricted movement, that heavy, tight feeling.  These can have a profound effect on the way we live, how we feel about our day-to-day activities and even how we manage our relationships.

Whether you have been left with pain after an accident or illness, are frequently stressed, sit or stand for long periods of time, spend long hours using a computer screen, have a condition such as ME or fibromyalgia, depression or anxiety.  Or simply have a body that’s starting to show its age!

I can help…

Cath headshotI’m Catherine Franks and I offer safe, effective treatment to reduce pain and restore movement, making you feel lighter, more mobile and better able to get on with your life.

Your pain and restricted movement may have been caused by past injury, postural problems, repetitive strain, overdoing things, emotional issues or general wear and tear. Whatever the cause, the right  treatment, can bring you long-term relief.

Every treatment is tailored to your needs…

which means it will be different every time!  I use myofascial release therapy (MFR), along with gentle mobilisation and manipulation of the joints, direct trigger point work and muscle energy techniques to help your body to heal.  By removing fascial restrictions you will gain a sense of freedom and balance that you didn’t even realise you were missing!

Coming from a background in remedial massage, MFR has fast become the cornerstone of my treatments, as scientific research into fascia improves our understanding of this vital structure that connects every part of our body. MFR is a very subtle technique that can lead to profound changes. Click through these links to find out a bit more about fasciait’s involvement in chronic pain, and myofascial release

I also have a particular interest in neurological disorders, with some experience in treating patients with acquired brain injury, brain tumour, multiple sclerosis and Parkinsons.