Ellen Woodley MISRM OSSM (Dip), CNHC
Ellen is a qualified Level 5 BTEC Clinical Sports and Remedial Massage Therapist – one of the most comprehensive qualifications in Sports Massage. Ellen specialises in the assessment, treatment and rehabilitation of muscles, tendons and ligaments – including sports injuries and work related pain.
As a full member of the Institute of Sports and Remedial Massage – the gold standard for complementary health practice – and the Complementary & Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC), Ellen is bound by their codes of conduct, ethics and practice to provide the highest possible standard of care.
Ellen has always been an active person enjoying horse riding from a young age, playing competitive ladies and mixed hockey through school, County and university, along with corporate teams. Ellen is no stranger to injuries and has always found injuries immensely frustrating, but now knows that there are so many solutions to getting back to good form.
More recently Ellen has enjoyed regular circuits training and running, completed several 10k and mud runner events the first half marathon in 2015 was a great achievement, although suffering terribly with plantar fasciitis along the way.
As a result of injuries and receiving Sports Massage herself, Ellen decided to retrain as a Soft Tissue Therapist, to help others in the ways that she has been helped.
April 2015: Introductory Massage Course, Oxford School of Sports Massage
2015/2016: BTEC Level 5 Clinical and Remedial Sports Massage at Oxford School of Sports Massage, including over 150 clinical hours of massage
May 2016: Anatomy on Cadavers with Mel Cash, Kings College London
“exploring the soft tissues in a functional, clinical and treatment context in relation to common injuries”
July 2016: Emergency First Aid at Work, OSSM, Oxford University
Sept 2016: Kinesiology Taping for the Athlete Masterclass – John Gibbons, Bodymaster Method, Oxford University
March 2016: Reading Half Marathon pre and post event massage
April 2016: London Marathon post race massage for NSPCC the main charity of 2016