My Journey to
After qualifying in 2004 with a BSc Hons Degree in Sports Rehabilitation and ITEC Aromatherapy from St Mary’s College, Twickenham, I have dedicated my career to sports, remedial, therapeutic, face and pregnancy massage.
Massage once considered a luxury, is now commonly recognised as an important therapy in helping to maintain our health and well-being, and benefits everyone from professional athletes to business executives to mums and dads.
My aim in opening Richings Health, is to offer you the "Ferrari" of remedial massage treatments in a tranquil, purpose built therapy room in Storrington, West Sussex, overlooking the South Downs National Park.
I strongly believe that regular massage is as important to your health as brushing your teeth, eating healthy foods, getting exercise and personal hygiene. These are all things which we know we need to maintain regularly in order to stay fit and healthy - after all we know we wont get fit from one run, or lose weight from eating one salad! Massage is no different. A regular treatment will positively impact every system in your body from your brain to your bones - so no matter who you are, or what you do, a course of tailored massage treatments can help you do it better!
Those that have had massages in the past will know that not all massages are created equal and that there is nothing worse than a disappointing, ineffective massage!!
I have worked extremely hard to be able to confidently say that my treatments are among the best in the business - please see my reviews which speak for themselves!
I have played sports all my life, have two young children and have moved house several times in recent years, so I know only too well how important it is to maintain my physical health in order to achieve my best performances on the sports field as well as just get through each busy day as a working mother!
Since qualifying I have been expanding my knowledge and honing my skills in massage through advanced courses and treating hundreds of clients from all walks of life. I completed advanced massage training in body, face and pregnancy massage and worked for 8 years from 2005-2013 at Pure Massage London, one of London’s leading massage clinics where I had the privilege to be mentored and taught by Beata Aleksandrowicz, the celebrated massage expert.
Beata and I worked together to create the Pure Massage Advanced Massage School and I took great pleasure in developing and teaching their advanced massage courses, certified by ITEC, before relocating with my family to Kent in 2013 where I joined Glenville Nutrition in Tunbridge Wells as their Clinic Manager. I gained a huge amount of additional knowledge from Dr Marilyn Glenville and her team of nutritional experts, on the importance and complexities of nutrition, and the part it plays in achieving and maintaining optimum health - you can’t out-train a bad diet!
In 2018 my partner, Alan Richings, and I have since relocated again to Storrington in West Sussex (hopefully for the final time!) and this has allowed us both the chance to finally fulfill lifelong career goals.
For me to launch my very own health and wellness business - Richings Health, where I am very proud to have clients who come from many surrounding villages including Washington, Pulborough, Ashington, Cootham, Sullington, Arundel, Amberley, Worthing, Brighton, Littlehampton and Horsham; as well as my loyal clients who have stayed with me for many years who now travel from as far afield as Rugby, Tunbridge Wells and Poole!
For my partner who is a second degree black belt in Choi Kwang Do, to open Richings Korean Martial Arts School www.richingskma.com
Our businesses are very much linked and focus around your complete health and well-being, from physical exercise and good nutrition to maintaining both physical and mental health and wellness through body massage treatments.
We only have one mind and body, so we need to take very good care of them and I am very passionate about helping all of my clients along their journey to richer health, and look forward to helping you too.
BSc Hons Degree in Sports Rehabilitation
Advanced treatments in deep tissue, pregnancy and face massage
Areas of expertise
Remedial Massage, Sports Massage, Deep Tissue Massage, Relaxation Massage, Pregnancy Massage & Face Massage