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About Andrew

About Andrew

Andrew originally trained as a massage therapist. His treatments now incorporate Myofascial Release and KMI Structural Integration to relieve many of the aches and pains that people suffer from on a daily basis. In addition to this he can help to improve your postural alignment, flexibility and movement.

andy_chick_brighton_therapistAndrew has diplomas in Anatomy and Physiology, Sports and Deep Tissue Massage and KMI Structural Integration. He originally studied massage and sports massage at City College in Brighton, and then went on to train in Myofascial Therapy,  and Structural Integration. In 2008 Andrew completed his study of KMI Structural Integration with its developer Tom Myers.

Structural Bodywork principally uses Myofascial Techniques, but also combines Deep Tissue and Sports Massage Techniques, as well as the principles and techniques from KMI Structural Integration.

Although Andrew can offer each of these therapies individually he finds he gets great results by blending techniques and principles from all of them and tailoring the best treatment for your individual needs.

Andrew has been in full time practice for since 2003, he is fully insured to practice all of the above therapies with Balens Insurance.

 

Training

Certification courses
2007-08 KMI Structural Integration (taught by Tom Myers and James Earls Kinesis Inc and Kinesis UK, 500 hour certification training)
2004: 1st4 Sport Level 2 certificate in the Treatment and Management of Injuries in Football (taught by Mike Yaxley physiotherapist)
2004: VTCT Level 3 Diploma in Sports Massage Therapy Level 3 International Institute of Sports Therapy (Brighton City College)
2004:VTCT Level 3 Diploma in Indian Head Massage International Institute of Health and Holistic Therapies (Brighton City College)
2003: VTCT Certificate in Massage International Institute of Health and Holistic Therapies (Brighton City College)
2003: VTCT Diploma in Anatomy and Physiology International Institute of Health and Holistic Therapies (Brighton City College)
2003: VTCT Diploma Aromatherapy International Institute of Health and Holistic Therapies (Brighton City College)
2003: VTCT Diploma Reflexology International Institute of Health and Holistic Therapies (Brighton City College)

 

Continued professional development (CPD) courses
2010: Fascial Release Work around the Thorax with Special Emphasis on dealing with Idiopathic Scoliosis (Tutor Robert Schleip 14 hour course)

2010: Soft Tissue and Movement Strategies for Resolving Trauma to the Lower Body: An Integrated Approach for Rehabilitation (Tutor Art Riggs 14 hour course)

2009: CORE Myofascial Therapy Intensive: Back specific and chest, neck and head (Tutor George Kousaleos 14 hour course)

2007: Thomas Myers’ Anatomy Trains (North London School of Sports Massage UK Tutor James Earls 16 hour course)
2006: CranioSacral Therapy Level 2 (Upledger Institute, Tutor John Page 4 day course)

2006: 2 day course introduction to Visceral Manipulation (Natural Bodies Yoga Centre, Tutor Jo Crill)

2006: 1 day course in Soft Tissue Manipulation of Spinal Musculature (SportEx education, Tutor Tom Myers)

2006: Deep Tissue Massage (Ultimate Massage Training, Tutor Art Riggs 33 hour course)

2006: 1 day course in Myofascial unwinding (Jing Advanced Massage and Myofascial Release Clinic UK Tutors Rachael Fairweather and Anne Cruickshank)

2006: Integrated Myofascial Therapy Level 1, 2, 3 (Myofascial Release UK and Ireland Tutors Ruth Duncan and Mary Cunningham 6 day course 50 hours)

2005: CranioSacral Therapy Level 1 (Upledger Institute, Tutor John Page 4 day course)

2005: 6 day course in Myofascial Release (Jing Advanced Massage and Myofascial Release Clinic UK Tutors Rachael Fairweather and Anne Cruickshank)

2005: 1 day course Advanced Massage incorporating MET, NMT, STR techniques (The College of Classical Massage Brighton Tutor Michael Gibbons)

2005: 2 day Introduction to Upledger CranioSacral Therapy (Natural Bodies Yoga Centre Brighton Tutor Margaret Gill)

2004: 2 day course in Holistic Medical Massage for Neck and Shoulder Pain (certified by Jing Advanced Massage Tutors Rachael Fairweather and Meghan Mari)

2004: Certificate in Deep Tissue Massage (The Wilbury School of Natural Therapy, Tutor Kitty Fletcher)

2004: 1 day course in Advanced Massage for the Upper Back and Neck (The College of Classical Massage Brighton, Tutor Michael Gibbons)

2004: 1 day course in Advanced Massage for the Lower Back (The College of Classical Massage Brighton, Tutor Michael Gibbons)