Sarah Davies Therapies
Clinical & Therapeutic Massage
Headaches, Pregnancy & Post-partum
Nantgarw | Pontypridd
As a teenager I suffered from anxiety and tension headaches. Frustrated from the lack of support from my GP, I looked into natural alternative ways to cope and fell in love with Aromatherapy. Using the oils helped me to stay grounded and calm during panic attacks and ease muscle tension when I had headaches.
My life changed!
In 2002 I plucked up the courage to receive counselling. Impressed by how much it helped, I wanted to support others in the same way. So, I studied counselling for three years, with plans to go to uni to do a degree in Psychology.
My Gap Year!
In 2006 I took a year out, but instead of travelling, I wanted to do something just for me, so I signed up for an Aromatherapy Course in Coleg Morgannwg. The course was cancelled, but I had the option to take the Holistic Therapy Diploma that also covered Swedish Massage, Reflexology & Reiki. I finally found my calling, and haven't looked back.
I loved every aspect of he course, so went on to Glamorgan University to study the Foundation Degree in Complementary Therapy. Here I signed up for the extra training in Pregnancy Massage, Hot Stone Massage & Indian Head Massage.
Look Out Cardiff!
While at Uni I worked at Holm House & The Spa Academy. Although it offered great experience, I quickly learnt that the Spa life wasn't suited for me. I wanted to be provide massages that were tailored to the needs of the individual. So, I set up as a self-employed therapist in 2010 and joined the ACT Clinic in Cardiff.
I stayed at ACT until it closed, and then moved to several other clinics in Cardiff including The Whitchurch Clinic in 2013, where I worked alongside a Chiropractor who introduced to the benefits of Rehabilitation and working with people in chronic pain.
My Own Space!
In 2017 I made the leap and opened up my own space in Nantgarw on Treforest Industrial Estate. I believe my own journey fuels my passion of helping other who also suffer from headaches & anxiety. This is why I always put comfort first above anything else. As I know, if a client doesn't feel relaxed, neither will their muscles!
2020 Lessons in Lockdown
The lockdown has provided me with an unique opportunity to return to study. I'm currently studying as an Advanced Clinical Massage Therapist, with JING. The course has allowed me to blend the theory of Sports Massage with my holistic training to provide a treatment that is deep enough to help with chronic pain, yet gentle enough it allows you to relax.
2021 - Right here, right now!
As I enjoyed the 1st year with Jing so much, I signed up for the following 2 years so I could get the full BTEC Level 6 which is the equivalent of a full degree and is the highest qualification for massage therapists in Europe!
Its exciting to be a part of a movement that aims to have massage accepted and recognised as a valuable service for physical ,emotional and mental well-being.
Massage for Tension Headaches
Over the next two years, as part of the course, I'll be making my own study and writing a paper on one of my passions. Either the effects of massage for tension headaches, or looking at how massage can support during the post-partum period. If either of these apply to you, watch this space to find out more!