Meet the team
I have studied sports massage for the past 5 years and continually add to my list of qualifications. I am currently the UK and European massage therapist for the Australian Olympic and Para-olympic sailing team and I work closely with local athletic associations like the Egdon Harriers running club, as an essential part of their training.
With my extensive background as a professional dancer and more recently as a fitness instructor, I know first hand about the stresses and strains on the body and mind and how important it is to maintain a workable and healthy lifestyle. Whether an athletic, fitness, health related issue or just wanting to unwind myself and my team are result-driven and look forward to helping you.
Rachael is an Active IQ Level 3 Sports massage therapist; Fitness Instructor and Biomechanics trainer. Studied in London with Mike Grice who is a qualified osteopath/sports massage therapist and a well respected Biomechanics coach at the International Olympic Committee’s conference for Injury prevention.
Rachael has been working in the fitness industry for 17 years as well as training and competing for years in swimming and triathlon herself. She knows from personal experience about stresses, strains, muscle imbalance and injury and wants to help others maintain or return to their full physical fitness.
After many years of personally having alternative treatments and experiencing the many great benefits, I wanted to be able to provide them to others. Along with lifestyle changes, such as diet and exercise, various therapies such as reflexology are able to make a huge difference to a person’s life. I qualified at level 3 with VTCT reflexology, my main passion, and anatomy & physiology in 2006 at Weymouth College, Dorset. I have since gained further diplomas and qualifications in various massages, rose quartz facial, thermo-auricular ear candling, lymphatic facial drainage massage, facial reflexology and seated acupressure massage.
I am always trying to further my knowledge and looking at new exciting therapies to bring to my clients. I love seeing the positive changes they bring, and working closely with my clients to gain a better understanding of their situation and give them a better quality of life.
I am happy to answer any questions that you may have on my treatments and aim to give you relaxing and rejuvenating therapies in a confidential and caring manner.
I look forward to hearing from you soon.
Zoe – IIHHT FHT Dip
Abbie is a BSc(Hons) Graduate Sports Therapist and member of the society of sports therapists (MSST). Graduated from the University of Gloucestershire.
She has been completing an internship at premier league football club AFC Bournemouth. Aside from this she has gained vital experience in other footballing environments including professional clubs such as Oxford United and Bristol Rovers as well as semi-professional teams such as Weymouth FC and Bishops Cleeve.
During her degree, she completed placements within private sports injury, physiotherapy and chiropractic clinics as well as providing treatment to the Gloucestershire fire service. Her main skill set includes: injury diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation. She is also trained in kinesiotaping, joint mobilisations as well as Instrument assisted massage/IASTM.
Abbie is a highly skilled and well-practiced massage therapist having qualified in massage in 2012 and has been on board with Massage Weymouth since 2014. Her passion lies in seeing individuals return back stronger than before using all of her available skills and knowledge. She specialises in sports injuries but has worked with a wide range of individuals with differing issues such as: back pain, neck pain, sciatica, marathon/triathlon prep, achilles tendinopathy, plantar fasciitis to name a few.