Chronic pain, restricted movement, heavy, tight muscles.  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, particularly at a computer, 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, massage and myofascial therapy can bring you long-term relief.

Every treatment is tailored to your needs…

and is likely to be a bit different every time! Depending on what you and your body tell me is needed, I combine deep tissue massage with myofascial release therapy (MFR), gentle mobilisation and manipulation of the joints, muscle energy techniques, passive stretching and trigger point therapy.

Myofascial release therapy is fast becoming a cornerstone of my treatments, as scientific research into fascia improves our understanding of this vital structure throughout our body. MFR is a very subtle technique that can lead to profound changes. You can find out more about this gentle yet highly effective technique by clicking on the link MFR UK.

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