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Following undergraduate studies for a BSc (Hons) in Human Physiology in 1995, Soraya trained at the British School of Osteopathy in London and attained a Bsc (Hons) in Osteopathy in 2000. Since this time Soraya has worked in private practice in London, Cambridge and Saffron Walden. This has given her a great and varied clinical experience treating patients of all ages from children through to the elderly.
She has treated various professional sports people from numerous circles including football, rugby, rowing, motorsports, golf and darts. She has completed post-graduate studies in cranial osteopathy at the Sutherland Cranial College enabling her to provide both a structural and cranial approach to patient treatment and management according to each individuals needs.
Soraya used to compete both at County Level showing and in dressage and eventing. Her main interest now lies in thoroughbred races horses, not only on the track but in their retraining for other disciplines. With this lifelong passion for horses Soraya gained a Post-Graduate Diploma in Animal Osteopathy following an additional year of study. From these studies Soraya mostly treats horses and dogs. Her equine osteopathic treatments consider not only the pain and dysfunction of the horse but also the impact of the rider and as such tailors her treatment approach to ensure both are of optimum health to obtain improved performance. Through the treatment of animals, Soraya has developed her sense of touch and observation to isolate injured tissues as animals are unable to communicate which areas are causing pain.
Having worked at Saffron Walden Osteopaths since qualifying in July 2000, Soraya purchased the clinic in November 2008 and has since expanded the team of therapists to provide a wide range of treatments all offering a holistic approach to each patient.
Matthew trained at the British School of Osteopathy in London and attained a Bsc (Hons) in Osteopathy in 1996.
He has worked at the Saffron Walden Osteopathic Clinic since 1998 and in 2011 completed training to Specialise in elderly balance and strength.
In his spare time he Teaches wing chun Kung fu and makes traditional english longbows and arrows.
Matthew is married with two children.
Christopher is registered with the British Acupuncture Council and has worked in professional practice as an acupuncturist for more than 30 years. He has also had years of experience in the holistic medicine field and developed a form of light touch acu-point therapy. In 2005 Christopher completed a PhD research study which explored the impacts of Chinese healing therapies on the body . You can see the main study findings in his contribution to the book ‘Energy Medicine East and West’.
Christopher has seen at firsthand how people can benefit from acupuncture across a wide range of ailments.
Because of its known effects on the body many people, clinicians and medical scientists included, are waking up to the potential of acupuncture. He has also found that his study and practice of tai qi, daoyin healing and meditation over many years helps bring an added depth and calm to the work which appears to benefit his patients.
Alex qualified as a Sports and Remedial Massage Therapist in December 2012 with a level 5 BTEC Diploma. He has always had an interest in sports and has been an active participant for many years. Musculoskeletal form and it’s mechanics in relation to sport have always been of interest to Alex and a fascination with the means by which the body can adapt to and repair injury led him to pursue a career in sports and remedial massage.
Sporting activities are not the only cause of injury, postural issues can also give rise to injuries that can be just as debilitating. Whether it is from a sports injury or day to day posture-related injuries such as aches in the legs, neck, shoulders and/or back from work they are all important.
Due to his involvement in sports, Alex can fully appreciate how being injured is an inconvenient hindrance and that the need to quickly get back to fitness and strength is vital. The objective of sports and remedial massage is to bring about a by sustained recovery as quickly as possible without causing further injury. Alex is continually furthering his learning in order to develop his skills and techniques to assist with this.
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Nikki trained as a Holistic Massage Therapist in 1991 with further training in 1997 as an Indian Head Massage Therapist. In 2011, she expanded her training with a course run by the Stress Consultancy team to incorporate Relaxation Therapy in to her practice. She treats people of all ages, specialising in supporting and working with children and adults with learning disabilities.
Nikki offers a massage tailored to a person’s individual needs, focusing on mind and body. She incorporates Indian head massage into the traditional type of deep holistic massage for complete relaxation.
Nikki’s Stress Consultancy uses Relaxation Methods to support people who are under stress and who would like to learn some relaxation techniques to improve their overall health and well-being. Nikki will work with each individual to formulate a relaxation programme using deep breathing, muscle relaxation and guided imagery, combining these teachings with your own relaxation preferences.
Lyndsay McQuat qualified 8 years ago from The University of Central Lancashire with a BSc Hons in Sports Therapy and also gained her Diploma in Sports Massage. Lyndsay is the current Sports Therapist for the Men's Cambridge University Boat Club to prepare them for the annual Boat Race.
Lyndsay has provided Sports Massage and Sports Therapy treatment within private clinics and at elite events such as London Olympics 2012 and the Commonwealth Games 2014. She has a passion for triathlons and enjoys working at Triathlon events each year. She has provided Sports Massage to people from all walks of life, from elite athletes to the general public and has a wide range of skills and knowledge to offer.
Lyndsay is a member of The Society of Sports Therapy and The Sports Massage Association.