About Catherine

Cath headshotHello, I’m Catherine Franks, a remedial massage therapist now specialising in myofascial release therapy and I’m here to help you feel better.

A member of the National Association of Massage and Manipulative Therapists (NAMMT), I trained with the Midlands School of Massage and Manipulative Therapy and more recently with MFR UK after leaving the world of charity marketing and project management in 2008.

I hold a Diploma in Remedial Massage and an Advanced Diploma in Manipulative Therapy. My early training included an in-depth knowledge of anatomy and physiology as well as practical skills in massage and manipulation based on osteopathic techniques.

Since 2014 I have developed my skills in myofascial release, an exciting and rapidly growing field in physical therapy.  Practical skills are backed up by sound scientific research to release restrictions in myo- (muscular) fascia (connective tissue) caused by physical and emotional issues.  Techniques to release this tissue are especially effective in the treatment of chronic conditions such as ME, fibromyalgia and long-term pain conditions.  Please read here for more information as this is the work I now use with all clients.

I spend a lot of a treatment session listening – not only to what you say, but to what my hands tell me. Body-reading, by sight and touch, is an important tool in making sure you get the best treatment.

To ensure I always provide the best treatment possible I undertake regular Continuing Professional Development, exploring new practical techniques and keeping up-to-date on theoretical knowledge. This has included intensive courses in areas such as muscle energy techniques, trigger point therapy and the physiology of pain.

I find my work extremely rewarding and never cease to be amazed at the difference a skilled treatment can make to my clients, many of whom have suffered long-term problems with pain and restricted movement. See what some of them have to say by clicking here