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A brief history of the Body Sage Clinic

Tuesday, 5 December 2017 10:00

My name is Trevor Hardwick, and I started the clinic in 2010 after being made redundant. Back in the early 90’s I used to work in the leisure industry, initially as a lifeguard, but later as a fitness instructor. I always had an interest in learning sports massage, but never really got around to it at the time. Changing careers in the early 2000’s shelved any plans to do so and being made redundant led me to reassess my life as well as my career options. As much as I enjoyed my job at the time it wasn't great for my health, being largely a desk bound job I had put on weight and some pre-exsisting back problems had gotten much worse. I knew I wanted a job that would encourage me to be healthier and less stressed, and to perhaps help others in the process. So in 2009 I headed off to Cheltenham to study Chinese massage (Tui Na) with the renowned Maria Mercati. Six months later I’d passed and started the business. Since then I have studied medical acupuncture with Osteon Manual Therapy Training and sports massage with Sports Therapy UK (VTCT), which are now the prime therapies I use within the clinic.