Stephen Jeffrey LCSP
I attended St Mary's University college Twickenham where I obtained my diploma in sports massage therapy in 1997.
In 1998 I began my career at Thames Valley Harriers athletics club treating runners suffering from muscle tears, scar tissue and shin splints.
From 1999 to 2002 I worked from Holmes Place Gym's Ealing clinic, working closely with 2 osteopaths specializing in rehabilitation of chronic muscle skeletal back, neck and shoulder problems.
From 2003 to present day I have been in private practice. I continue to study anatomy and have developed my professional skills by taking many courses. including Myofascial release, kinesio taping, deep tissue massage and rehabilitation techniques combined with triggerpoint therapy. This has offered my clients many solutions to acute and chronic pain conditions that had not responded to other treatments.
During September 2012 I travelled to Ulm University Germany to do the latest training in Fascia research with Robert Schleip, Leon Chaitow and Jean Claude Guimberteau (please see below).
2012 was a very busy year for studying and in October I travelled to Sheffield to train in Dermoneuromodulation (how the brain, peripheral nerves and skin interact ) with Diane Jacobs PT. Diane has been a PT for 30yrs during which time she has studied neuroscience and married that knowledge into the DNM technique.
This course has opened a new direction with my work in that I will now be focusing much more on the nervous system and how each of my favoured techniques may be interacting with the brain.
DNM has been a delight to learn and add to my practice. This gentle technique is proving popular with clients who had previously thought it was only deep work that yielded the best results!
My clients are from all walks of life, most are seeking remedial bodywork for occupational problems. Typically those sat at computers for long hours then suffer acute or chronic build up of problems in postural muscles, resulting in back neck or shoulder pain.
I have special interests in insomnia, Dupuytrens contracture, thoracic outlet syndrome, Dowagers hump and Fibromyalgia. I am constantly updating my knowledge and sharing information with fellow therapists here in the UK, USA and Canada.
I am particularly keen to alert Dupuytren's contracture sufferers to the possibilities of massage therapy. Waiting to see the condition develope into surgical or enzyme injection intervention could be avoided, provided treatment is begun early upon the discovery of nodules or cords.
Next year will be my 20th year in massage therapy. Every day has been a privilege to offer therapeutic touch as a way of initiating positive change in the now thousands of people who have entrusted their rehabilitation to me.
In recent years I have been fortunate to connect with massage therapy professionals from around the globe and its clear the profession is embodied with an enthusiasm not found in other professions. Together we have participated in many online discussions and thrashed through many research papers leading to an enhanced appreciation of the wonder, the beauty and complexities that make up the human experience of modern life today.
After many years following in the footsteps of my peers and in studying the human nervous system I now seek to fully appreciate the role of mechanotransduction, its effects on the extracellularmatrix and consequential cell behaviour and even gene expression. I hope to translate these studies into a language that resonates within every massage therapist performing their art, and their science, unifying touch to thought.
Here is a collection of research papers I have been studying from Feb 2016 .
I am registered with the LCSP who are lead organisation for remedial massage in the UK. See this link to their web site.
I look forward to meeting you soon, please feel free to call and discuss any queries you may have.
September 2nd / 7th = a week at Ulm University Germany.
Robert Schleip's 2012 fascia research summer school.
74 participant's from 27 countries.