Clare has been a clinical massage therapist in private practice, since qualifying in Manual Lymphatic Drainage and Holistic Body Therapies in 2004. She completed a foundation degree (FdSc) in Complementary Approaches to Healthcare at Thames Valley University in 2008, then, after studying Sports massage and Patterns of Dysfunction at the University of Westminster, received a scholarship to study BSc (Hons) Health Sciences: Remedial Massage and Neuromuscular Therapy there, which she completed in 2010 with 1st class honours. She went on to study a Master's degree in Complementary Medicine, which she completed in 2015 with Distinction.
Clare has developed extensive skills and experience in post-surgical recovery, lymphoedema management, postural restrictions caused by scarring, long-term pain and stress related conditions working with patients with complex problems. She specialises in Manual lymphatic drainage, myofascial release and corrective taping.
From 2004-2008 she worked for an HIV/AIDS charity, where she was practitioner trustee and developed and delivered HIV awareness training. Having always worked with cancer patients, from 2008-2011, she worked as a complementary therapist for the NHS at University College London Hospitals (UCLH), in Cancer Services. Since leaving the NHS, she has worked with oncology, orthopaedic and cosmetic surgical patients, as well as patients with post-traumatic stress, anxiety and breathing pattern disorders.
As a complementary therapist, addressing the link between mental stress and physical symptoms is intrinsic to many cases. Clare believes in facilitating change by not only using evidence based techniques, but by giving patients the knowledge and skills to improve their own circumstances or to manage their pain more effectively.