Soft Tissue Specialist / Exercise and Yoga Therapist / Holistic Lifestyle Coach
Nicky has been in the fitness and well-being industry for 21 years. Entry to the industry was as an Aerobics Instructor training with the YMCA, which led the way to becoming a Fitness Instructor/Personal Trainer.
She began to specialise in the rehabilitation of complex physical issues, and so furthered her education studying Sports and Remedial Massage Therapy with the LSSM (London School of Sports Massage). This led her to a further interest in dealing with the treatment and rehabilitation of acute and chronic pain. Further specialist training with the internationally acclaimed CHEK Institute has enabled Nicky to prescribe specific exercise, holistic lifestyle and nutrition protocols, which has maximised her clients’ success in dealing with pain rehabilitation.
After 10 years of focusing on fitness and rehabilitation, Nicky took a different path and spent time training in Yoga in all its aspects – covering Pranayama, Meditation and Asana. For the past 11 years Nicky has attended many different Yoga trainings all over the world and continuously returns to its roots in India to practice with her primary teacher.
In 2009 she co authored “Anatomy of Yoga for Posture and Health” which was published worldwide last year. Nicky has managed to take her knowledge of anatomy into her understanding of Yoga, making her approach to Yoga a scientific understanding, creating specific yoga practices to the individual’s anatomy, in-order to improve posture, energy and vitality, or recovery from injury and rehabilitation.
Over the last six years Nicky has focused on increasing her skills in remedial massage therapy by training in KMI (Kinesis Myofascial Integration) Advanced Anatomy and Physiology & Fascial Release, Thai Yoga Massage, Pre & Post Natal Massage.
At present Nicky is studying the relationship between stress and pain, her focus being to teach individuals how to relax physically, mentally and emotionally. This involves practices of Yoga Nidra, Breath Meditation and Mindfulness. These practices have many benefits not only in the management of pain but also in improving the health of the entire body.