My Story

Vanessa discovered her interest for massage in France in 1998 while studying for her degree in languages.  A simple head/neck massage cleared her flu-like symptoms.  After completing her degree in 1999, she began to explore the concept of Complementary Medicine, trying out therapies and adopting a chemical-free way of treating ailments.

Sport has also been crucial to understanding body mechanics.  Having played tennis since the age of seven, Vanessa’s posture was far from perfect in her late 20s. Pilates, yoga and giving sports massages have taught Vanessa the importance of posture, flexibility and core strength.

Nowadays Vanessa’s sporting interests lie with adventure activities such as climbing and hiking in the Himalayas, the Chilterns and along the windy Cornish coast.

Professional Qualifications

Complete Worx Massage was established in 2007 after Vanessa qualified in Sports and Remedial Massage from the LSSM.  Over the next five years, she trained in Lastone Original Body (hot and cold stone massage), Deep Stone (sports massage with temperature), pregnancy and post natal massage with Well Mother.  By 2013 after a back injury, recognising how key her pilates teacher was to her rehabilitation, she became a Clinical Pilates Instructor.  Complete Worx Pilates was born in 2014.

Teaching has been a surprisingly rewarding aspect of her business.  In 2011 she spent three weeks teaching four blind students sports massage at Seeing Hands Nepal in Pokhara as a volunteer.  They taught her so much more.

Vanessa is always striving to offer the best possible sessions and advice to clients and continues to be inspired by the human body, its complexity and ability to heal given the right encouragement.

 

 

You can call me on 07906 186912 | 01491 577480 or Email me

"Sports Massage has become an integral part of my running training. Like getting your car serviced but perhaps better value, a monthly massage helps to reduce the risk of injury by giving early warning of muscles under stress and gives me a confidence boost for the next training cycle. Whether building up to a long distance event like a marathon or keeping my weekly mileage ticking over, it is a key element of training alongside my training program."

Company Director & Marathon Runner, 47