Welcome to Trayah and thank you for visiting...
When I first decided to move away from a secure government job, embark on a journey of learning, self-development and self-discovery and start up my own remedial massage venture, I didn’t have the slightest clue what I was going to call it. I knew what I wanted it to be, I knew the services I wanted to offer and the way I wanted to help people, but any idea of a name completely escaped me…until I started seeing the number 3 everywhere.
The number 3 would pop up wherever I went, it seemed, and from then on whenever I thought about a name for my new business, it was there in the forefront of my mind.
Then I made the connection: Trayah means 3 in Sanskrit, an ancient, sacred language that first came to being in India. Spiritually, the number 3 represents a sign that the chosen path is the right one, that hard work should be undertaken to achieve goals, to trust decisions and have faith in one’s own ability.
This was all I needed to know. I knew everything would be okay.
And so, Trayah was born.
Being able to help people through this business has, in a sense, allowed me to help myself. After several decades of emotional and mental trials, paddling like mad to stay afloat and conform with the societal norm, I had lost my dharma - my purpose. I was entrenched in routine. I worked with some of society’s most difficult individuals and was emotionally drained from the negativity that sadly shrouded some of them.
At that point my mind was clouded with thoughts of “Is this it? Is this what life is supposed to be for me?”. I’d had enough. I began searching for guidance.
It was then I discovered Reiki, having been recommended the treatment by a friend. The rest, as they say, is history. I set an intention prior to my treatment and asked for guidance on what to do with my life. I asked for help to find my purpose.
Over the next few weeks, I realised what I wanted to do. I simply wanted to make people feel better - physically, emotionally and mentally (of course, all ‘3’ - the mind, body and soul - are intrinsically linked). I wanted to help people to smile again from the inside. I wanted to help them to find hope and positivity. I just wasn't sure how to go about it.
Having previously been what seemed to be a permanently injured runner – even in a wheelchair at one point - I valued the power of an amazingly performed massage. I was more than aware of the effect bodywork had on my mind, body and soul and how physical pain can impact mental well-being. I wanted to help others, as I had been helped.
One day whilst sitting in the garden it came to me. I felt drawn to become a Reiki Master and Remedial Massage Therapist to help others to feel better about and within themselves. I researched, planning courses and timeframes and decided to take a leap of faith and embark on my new journey.
Following full time study for 18 months, I qualified as a Clinical Remedial & Sports Therapist specialising in Remedial & Sports Massage. I gained my Diploma in Remedial Massage in Australia, which included performing over 200 hours of actual assessed treatment hours in sports, remedial, deep tissue and trigger point therapy.
I use a range of techniques to try and address the actual source of your problem rather than just the symptoms. These techniques include soft tissue release, deep tissue, trigger point therapy, joint mobilisations, passive/active release techniques, muscle energy techniques (METs), myofascial release and stretching, cupping, gua sha and active/passive stretching to name just a few.
Visit Remedial@Trayah to find out what a remedial/sports massage is and to discover the types of conditions I treat, what is involved in your treatment and what to expect at your appointment.
I am a “forever” student – always improving my skills and staying up to date with the latest developments to benefit my clients. I continue with further sports therapy training and mentorship with Stuart Hinds, who is one of Australia's leading sports performance and soft tissue specialists with over 27 years’ experience. He is also internationally recognised for his work with the Australian Olympic team across 4 different Olympic games and regularly lectures at Victoria University. This further training helps me to support all my clients – not just those who participate in sports.
Upon return to the UK from Australia, I decided that setting up a new life, business, home and social life was not stressful enough and decided to take on further studies and empower my passion in Lymphoedema to reality! I am now a qualified Decongestive Lymphatic Therapist (DLT) and offer wraparound Lymphoedema/Lipoedema advice and management including the 4 Cornerstones of Care - skin care, exercise prescription, Simple Lymphatic Drainage and compression. I am also able to offer more intensive treatment including Manual Lymphatic Drainage and multi layer lymphoedema bandaging. I am a current member of the British Lymphology Society (BLS), Lymphoedema Support Network (LSN) and MLD UK. I am trained and supported by Lymphoedema Wales (NHS) through Swansea Bay University Health Board. Click on Lymphoedema@Trayah for more information.
I am exceptionally passionate about what I do. Regardless of which of my services you’re accessing, I can guarantee you will be listened to, treated with kindness and compassion and will receive a tailored treatment plan specific to what your body needs. I look at the body holistically and understand that the mind, body and soul are extrinsically linked.
I am fully insured, licenced with Council, am an FHT Member. I am also trained in First Aid and CPR and have strict policies and procedures to ensure my professionalism and your safety. This includes being exceptionally COVID–19 safe. My qualifications are also accepted by private health insurers, should your policy cover massage.
So, as part of my journey and chosen life path, I look forward to welcoming you to Trayah and supporting YOU on your journey to wellness.