I have been qualified as a Massage Therapist for nearly 10 years and have a wide depth of knowledge and experience with all kinds of people.
I possess a natural empathy and a desire to help people; whether that is to help ease the pain of chronic tension, to soothe the muscles following over-exertion or simply to relax and take away anxiety. I treat people holistically and as individuals.
I grew up in Skipton, North Yorkshire, where I qualified in Swedish Body Massage and Indian Head Massage before spending time travelling to far away places including Thailand. I fell in love with Thailand and it’s people, and specifically their ancient Massage techniques and following a year long round-the-world trip, I knew massage was going to be important to me and went back to Thailand, to the Northern city of Chiang Mai, where I spent 6 weeks learning the advanced techniques of Traditional Thai Massage
What I found most endearing and enlightening was the way in which Massage is truly a part of life in Thailand (and in many Eastern cultures) I watched as Mothers massaged their children and friends sat at the roadside, waiting for a bus and absent-mindedly massaging one another. It brought me to the conclusion that the Western world could really learn a lot from looking to the East from the importance they place on human touch.
I feel in England in particular, we are quite reserved with our affection and enclosed from one another. Touch alone can bring great healing and pleasure to anyone and as a massage therapist I hope I am doing my part in bringing the gift of massage to people who truly need it.
I have been seeing Amy regularly since the beginning of the year and it's such a lovely pregnancy treat. Amy is really friendly and manages to find all those areas of tension - even ones that I wasn't aware of! Now that I am in my third trimester, it's really helping with my sciatica and general backache. My husband also goes regularly - although for deep tissue/sports massage! He says that he walks out feeling taller after a combination of hot stones and Thai. Sarah F
When I go to see her she does a fantastic mix of Swedish, Thai and hot stone massage and I always leave feeling much better than when I arrive. She takes the time to find out what I want each session - if there's something in particular that I want her to focus on, and doesn't just assume my need is the same each week. She's also very good at finding areas I've got so stiff even I can't spot there is a problem any more. Finally she's very good at working out when you want to chat and when you just want to switch off and relax - I tend to be quite chatty when I first arrive and then zone out a little and though never making me feel as if she is just chatting to be polite, she always lets the conversation drop when I pause. And if that wasn't enough her rates are very reasonable - I've paid much more for massages I've enjoyed less and found less beneficial. Laura
Another fan here - Amy is great. I saw her throughout my pregnancy and have continued afterwards, have no hesitation about recommending her. I have been to many massage therapists over the years and she is one of the best and excellent value too. Catherine
The relief I felt after my most recent massage was like entering a parallel universe! Deep relaxation with an almost spiritual feeing of contentment! I couldn't recommend Amy highly enough...a miracle worker. Cheers me dear! Carl
When Amy uses pressure points, I can feel muscles releasing that I never knew were connected together before. It's like a chain reaction of release and when I leave after a treatment I really feel like my body has been totally restored. Thanks Amy Richard
I've been going to Amy for massage treatments for the past couple of years, including throughout my pregnancy. I have been really happy with all massage treatments received, be it for general relaxation, specific aches/pains/injuries or to relieve pregnancy niggles. Amy has always tailored the massage to what I have needed at the time and always has the room prepped with lovely oils burning and music playing to match the reason for booking an appointment. I always leave feeling like a new person and have no hesitation in recommending Amy! Kim N
Hi, I would like to tell everyone on the forum how wonderful the massage was that I had yesterday... I have suffered with back and neck pain for years and although I've always found massage to be helpful, I've NEVER experienced a relief like I had after my treatment with Amy! Honestly, she has healing hands, she's personable and warm and highly empathetic and her therapy room is like a mini sanctuary for relaxation. She is often busy, which is a good reflection of her highly honed skills, so if anyone needs some healing, relaxation or just some good old pampering, I would definitely urge you to go and see her. LouLou
Amy's style of massage is very different to any I've had before. She is so precise in moving the knots of tension that it feels like she is gentle, but at the same time her subtle approach is pain free, deeply relaxing and so very effective I am a complete convert. I first had pregnancy massage with her and relished in her gentle nurturing touch, and even after the baby I found I didn't want someone pummelling at me and causing more pain than I began with. Amy sorted out my breast-feeding shoulders whilst I just zoned out with complete trust - perfect. Claire