Hello, I’m Steven, advanced clinical and sports massage therapist, chronic pain nerd, and long-term member of the I too have chronic back pain club.
My passion is chronic pain relief. Chronic pain is complex and very particular to each of us individually.
What to expect when working together
When I’ve sought treatment for my own back pain, I value a therapist who properly listens to me and involves me.
It took me many attempts and some unpleasant and painful experiences before I eventually discovered a therapist who listened to me and helped me to understand and manage my own chronic pain.
I feel that alliance was the key ingredient to relieving my pain.
That therapist inspired me to train in clinical massage for chronic pain relief. What I now try to do as a therapist is work in partnership with individuals, helping to demystify and to manage chronic pain.
What qualifies me to help with chronic pain relief?
All my massage training for the treatment of chronic pain has been at The Jing Massage Institute, in Brighton, UK. The school is world renowned and is the only school in the UK to offer a BTEC level 6 (degree level) diploma in massage.
The founders of Jing, Rachel Fairweather and Meghan Mari, are co-authors of the book Massage Fusion – The JingMethod™ for the treatment of chronic pain.
Their approach is evidence based. All the recent evidence published around chronic pain is that it is a biopsychosocial phenomenon, rather than simply a biomechanical issue.
The Jing approach is therefore to take a biopsychosocial approach. This means taking the whole person – body, mind, stuff – like stress and life events, into account during treatment.
This is why I have trained at Jing, rather than training at a sports massage school who tend to take a more biomechanical approach.
Training and Qualifications
BTEC Level 6 Diploma in Advanced Clinical & Sports Massage (currently in year 2)
The Jing BTEC Level 6 Diploma in Advanced Clinical & Sports Massage is the ‘highest’ level massage qualification in the UK. It is the vocational equivalent to a degree level course.
Certificate in Advanced Myofascial Release, Jing Advanced Massage Training
Certificate in Advanced Clinical Massage Therapy, Jing Advanced Massage Training
Diploma in Anatomy, Physiology and Body Massage Diploma, ITEC Ltd
Continual Professional Development (CPD)
The Jing Method: Online Consultation, Jing Advanced Massage Training
The Jing Method: Hip & Pelvis Pain, Jing Advanced Massage Training
The Jing Method: Neck & Shoulder Pain, Jing Advanced Massage Training
The Jing Method: Leg, Knee and Foot Pain, Jing Advanced Massage Training
The Jing Method: Forearm, Wrist & Hand Pain, Jing Advanced Massage Training
The Jing Method: Shoulder Girdle Pain, Jing Advanced Massage Training
The Jing Method: Low Back Pain, Jing Advanced Massage Training
Living Anatomy, Jing Advanced Massage Training
Foundation in Advanced Clinical Massage, Jing Advanced Massage Training
Massage for Trauma, Gerry Pyves Academy
Booking a Jing Method™ Advanced Clinical and Sports Massage
If you are in pain now and urgently need a Jing Method™ Advanced Clinical and Sports Massage, I may be able to see you at short notice. Click schedule appointment to see my availability. Alternatively, just give me a call.