Mel currently provides our myofacial cupping therapy. She also provides pregnancy massage, sports massage and other holistic services and like all of the Myokinetics team has had a long history working in the sports and fitness industry.
She has first hand experience of the epic highs and crushing lows that the fitness lifestyle can bring. Mel began her journey with pole dancing as a means of combating a sedentary lifestyle (with all its attendant issues) and she soon found that she loved those fitness feels! In fact she loved them so much that her new skills, and increasing fitness and strength levels, soon saw her teaching pole dancing, and becoming a regular at her local muscle shop (AKA gym). In the same way that she excelled at Pole, her gym experience led to her also qualifying as a personal trainer. Having been the gym ‘noob’ to gaining her PT qualification, Mel knows that the journey to health and fitness can be tough. But it soon got tougher.
A serious spinal injury saw her having to stop pole, gym and PT work and focus exclusively on rehabilitating herself from injury. With her desire to continue her health and fitness journey as strong as ever, this set-back led Mel to explore in greater depth the rehabilitation side of the industry and, thankfully for us, led to Mel qualifying as a level 4 sports massage therapist, with specialisms in cupping and pregnancy massage. This last perhaps no surprise as she has also worked within the NHS for the last 9 years in maternity.
Mel, not surprisingly, has a deep intuitive understanding of the nature of injuries and chronic pain and uses this knowledge and understanding to guide her in the therapies that she uses and provides at Myokinetics. She’ll have you on your feet in no time!