Russell Lloyd Saunders

Head Massage Therapist

‘Stress is the inability of the body to cope!”

Whoever we are, however old we become, life can find a way of slowing us down. Injury and disfunction can change how we move and relate to life. Absorbing stresses in a psychological manner or in a physical capacity can have an effect of reducing our flexibility and positive mood.

I became involved in therapy I guess from the hospital bed. I sustained an injury which absolutely took everything I wished and loved to do. During many rehabilitation sessions I gained an interest in therapy and decided to learn more.

I am a member of the Federation of Holistic Therapists and in 2011 I have successfully completed the Oxford School of Sport Massage (OSSM) graduating with BTEC level 5 diploma – the highest level in Sports and Remedial massage and Soft Tissue therapy.

At OSSM, the training is of the highest standards in anatomy, physiology, practical application of massage, soft tissue release.
2 years later, respectively in 2013 I have completed the syllabus in training in The Bowen Therapy .

The human body is baffling and fantastic. It has the propensity to keep going on such limited fuel. I have seen so many people who dismiss the notion they have a mobility issue, however I still find problems within. Once released they are amazed at how better they feel and how they didn’t know it existed before.

I studied Human Science and have training in correctional therapy. Sometimes the problem becomes a puzzle with a requirement of an answer. The human form is a complex system of balance and symmetry. One area will always by reciprocal tension pull on another. Therefore the niggle or strain you feel may be a response from the inability to cope elsewhere!

I have seen the effects I can bring to the body from Clinical Sports Massage therapy, this can align the structural framework of the skeleton reduces pain and discomfort.

Bowen therapy is very relaxing and works on the release of the Fascia binding in the body. Fascia is the fabric that pulls all our components together, enclosing, separating and gliding. It potency is often underestimated but used correctly is extremely effective.

My passion is to restore the elements of mobility back to the person. This freedom allows such positive changes and happiness.

Injury brought me to the theatre, but knowledge and patience allowed me to grow as a therapist. I am keen to sport and enjoy realising the potential of other athletes through my therapy.

I am a therapist at heart and wish to spend my working days solely caring for others.