Paula Edwards

Paula Edwards Soft Tissue Therapist

‘Paula was incredibly thorough, and the release techniques she used really worked on my overused calf and forearm muscles and tendons, which honestly now feel ten years younger after just one session!’  
Tim, Poole

Professional Profile

I graduated from the London School of Sports Massage in 1997 and I taught at the North London School of Sports Massage for 16 years. It was a great joy to see how the students developed over the years.

I use techniques derived from sports massage, Thai yoga massage and Barral Institute visceral and neuro-meningeal manipulation to ease the body into unwinding tensions stuck in the fascia connecting everything.  I have a special interest in hypermobility, digestive dysfunctions and pelvic health (both men and women). I am especially interested in helping a person achieve good movement and performance of their body. As an avid Pilates follower, I encourage clients to keep the benefits of treatment by moving!

I love being a sports massage and soft tissue therapist because

I love how every client is individual and I enjoy problem solving using anatomy and my understanding of how the body moves and heals itself – with a nudge from my therapies! I am never bored with work!

Why I chose sports massage and soft tissue therapies

I was lucky to follow my love of biology and anatomy after school and have never stopped studying to evolve to where I am today. The body can tell us how it works in various ways. The soft tissues are one of the ways it communicates, via fascia, ligaments and tendons and the neurological systems. I was hooked to learn more from the day my biology teacher had a practical on the heart!

Personal Profile

Born in Cape Town, South Africa, I wanted to travel and see more of the world. My skills meant I could work internationally and the wanderlust keeps me learning about all cultures and their massage systems. My husband, Mark, and I along with our 2 cats, Marley and Duffy, moved to Dorset in 2017 to spend more time doing photography walks.

Looking after ourselves can feel like a full-time job, but I relish in finding that middle ground between fun and work. My own hypermobility condition and a severe whiplash injury means I love my Pilates and walking and it gives me a clear understanding of why my clients find themselves in my room for treatment.

I am grateful for the everyday beauty and life in nature and I aim to bring my best to those I meet, supporting them with advice and treatment.

When I am not at work

I am keen on doing something creative in my new sewing room and to play with my fabric stash! I also love pottering in the garden and find it hard to pass a garden centre… I have started a few raised veg beds this year as a new project.

The future

My Dorset clinics are growing thanks to gracious colleagues referring and word of mouth from clients. I am keen to support the local communities of Shaftesbury at Trinity Practice and here in Wimborne.

I am continuing my studies into gut health and visceral and neuro-meningeal manipulation to help those with complex histories!

You can book appointments with Paula here.

For further information, please contact Paula directly:

Tel: 07957 224633

Email: paula@bodymobile.com

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