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“With over 10 years of experience in movement training, coupled with her clinical sports massage and now currently studying to be an osteopath, Natasha treats a wide range of musculoskeletal problems including injuries, rehab, postural rebalancing, back pain and RSI. She uses a unique blend of soft tissue therapy with Pilates based strength training to get people pain free, strong and moving again” 

Abercrombie Movement and Massage

Sometimes it’s difficult to find THAT therapist. The one who really just gets in there and finds all those troublesome areas that many therapists either, just pass over or don’t even seem to go near. This too was a massive frustration for me. During my time studying dance I became injured, my journey to find someone who made a difference to the pain, was long and disappointing. Most of us at some point have suffered aches, pains, restricted movement, sprains, strains, RSI etc. Were you ever left feeling misunderstood? or perhaps felt misinformed about the discomfort you were in and the steps required to make any substantial change?

Eventually, I did find some amazing therapists! Regular manual therapy and Pilates alongside one another had an increased positive effect both mentally and physically. The deep massage and fascial techniques helped to alleviate pain and re-align the tissues. Then by integrating the postural awareness and strengthening exercises of Pilates, I found that it made an excellent rehabilitative programme.

Abercrombie Movement and Massage

As I began this journey, I became fascinated with how the body functions, from biomechanics and posture, to pain, injury, healing and mental health and how they are all inextricably linked. This set me on the path to study movement and massage…

Abercrombie Movement and Massage
Abercrombie Movement and Massage
Abercrombie Movement and Massage

QUALIFICATIONS

My experience starts with a sports and dance back ground creating an interest in movement therapy and the benefits both physically and mentally. In 2012 I qualified as a level 3 Body Control matwork Pilates teacher. Body Control is one of the most prestigious training providers in the UK, with a very high teaching standard of sign offs to ensure sufficient knowledge of the human body and safety and efficacy of the Pilates movement repertoire. I continued with CPD, attending small equipment and pre- and post-natal courses. I was then keen to explore the mind body connection, as I noticed that injury healing time and insidious pain appeared to have an association with stress levels and mental health. In 2014 I travelled to India to qualify as a vinyasa yoga teacher. We trained intensively for 6 weeks with a daily yoga movement practice, breathwork, meditation and spiritual philosophy. Meditation, breathing/breathing mechanics has now become an integral aspect of my work.

After seeing clients with a multitude of musculoskeletal injuries, I wanted to be able to offer more in my ability to help aid their pain and healing. I trained as a level 5 sport and remedial soft tissue therapist at the LSSM. There are only a few training providers in the uk that offer a level 5 qualification, this level requires an in-depth knowledge of anatomy and the use of a wide range of soft tissue techniques to treat musculoskeletal conditions.

Over the following few years, I continued with CPD; attending a kinesio taping course, the world-renowned Tomas Myers anatomy trains fascial courses plus, the reformer and cadillac Pilates studio equipment teaching qualifications. I am now currently studying part-time to be an Osteopath at the London School of Osteopathy and oh what a journey! The human body is fascinating!

WORK EXPERIENCE

Over the past 10 years I have worked in London as a freelance practitioner and as a corporate matwork Pilates and yoga teacher.  Worked as a rehab Pilates teacher and soft tissue therapist for both a chiropractic clinic in the City and a physio reformer studio in Balham. My work has also taken me to Ibiza as a freelancer in luxury villas plus teaching and treating for high end fitness retreats and also to the French Alps working for high end chalets companies.

I now live in Cornwall where I grew up, working from my home in Nancledra near St.Ives and available for home visits.

“If your spine is inflexibly stiff at 30, you are old; if it is completely flexible at 60, you are young” 

Joseph Pilates

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