Vicky is passionate about health and the body, and helps clients resolve injury and re-balance after times of stress and ill-health.
She is a natural mover and has had an affinity with dance & movement throughout her life. She has a detailed background in studying martial arts, yoga, physical theatre & aerial dance and interweaves this knowledge to support clients along their path to recovery.
In 2001, she began training in martial arts and discovered a connection between the mind and the body. Supported by a practice in yoga, she studied “Ayurveda” (“Ayur” – life, “veda” – science) in India in 2006, which led to her work in Structural Integration (also known as Rolfing).
Graduating from The Guild of Structural Integration in Colorado in 2008, this modality uses deep-tissue bodywork to release scar tissue and areas of constriction in the connective tissue (myofascia). Clients develop a deeper awareness and relationship to gravity, enabling an ease of movement, more energy and a re-strengthening around injury.
Vicky currently teaches Aerial Dance (Silks) in Hammersmith, London, and integrates her structural knowledge with training dancers. Her work looks at the connection between strengthening functional movement patterns, posture & health for each individual.
The body is complex and beautiful. Alongside the structural and functional, there is the subtle movement & re-equilibrations that contribute to our overall health.
Craniosacral Therapy addresses the subtler levels of body recovery. It helps to re-establish the natural rhythms (of sleep, digestion, menstruation & immunity) and relieve the build-up of stress and anxiety. It is a light-touch method which enables the body’s natural healing mechanisms to re-activate.
Due to its gentle and non-invasive approach, Vicky provides Craniosacral Therapy for the charity Paul’s Cancer Support Centre supporting patients through their journey with cancer.
In 2017, she joined the teaching team at The Craniosacral Therapy Education Trust, assisting the 2-year practitioner training.
Alongside, Vicky is fascinated by the essence of human movement & its connection to health. She is involved in inter-disciplinary movement research across physical theatre, mask theatre, somatic movement, evolutionary biology & anatomy. From her background in Lecoq-based physical theatre, she is founder of Making Faces Theatre, a theatre company which brings together science, theatre and mask to study embodied movement in research & education.
- Craniosacral Therapy Education Trust, London
- Helikos International School of Theatre Creation, Italy
- The Guild of Structural Integration, Colorado
- Natural Sciences, MSci MA Cambridge University