Jo Durnford Massage
Swedish massage – ITEC Level 3, Sports massage – VTCT Level 3 and Sports Strapping and Taping
I relocated to Cornwall two and a half years ago from Newbury Berkshire. I had always planned to live here and took the opportunity when the perfect time arose. I feel at home here and living close to the coast is a wonderful way to relax and be ‘in the moment’ after a busy day.
I am a great believer in the benefits of being outdoors, whether by the sea or out in the countryside and always take the opportunity to suggest this to my clients who come to me for relaxation massage. It is well known that taking time to be in these places can help to reduce stress levels and enhance our general wellbeing. I am fortunate that I have beaches very close to where I live and now that I have an energetic Labrador puppy that enjoys the beach too, I have another excuse to go there more often!
My children, now adults, live in Hampshire and we see each other regularly. Although I miss not seeing them as often as I used to, their happiness assures me that living here is the right thing for me. Of course, holidays in Cornwall are a bonus for them!
I qualified in Swedish massage in June 2012 and Sports massage in May 2016. My interest in massage grew after a taster day at my local college, although it was three years later that I decided to qualify. Everything happens at the right time and since then I haven’t looked back. Living in Cornwall with diving schools and gig rowing clubs close by I decided to qualify in Sports massage, which has proved to be a good decision. I enjoy the challenge of Sports massage, coming across different issues and finding new techniques to provide the best treatment and aftercare possible.
I thoroughly enjoy my work. Meeting my clients and working in a calm, holistic atmosphere is just as relaxing for me as it is for them, quite unlike my part time job in education. Regular massage, whether to address a problem or for relaxation can have numerous health benefits and I would encourage anyone who hasn’t received massage before to give it a try, you may be pleasantly surprised!
I am very much looking forward to joining the Inspiring Health team and I look forward to meeting you too.
Health and happiness,