• When I first consulted Amanda I was suffering from RSI that was preventing me from doing my job as a writer. My right wrist, arm, shoulder and back had seized up and I was unable to type. The pain had not been alleviated by several months of physio, wearing a wrist brace, applying ice packs and taking large quantities ...read more
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    Pain Care Clinic Therapists

    Pain Care Clinic therapists are all fully qualified massage therapists with additional training in advanced massage techniques and myofascial release or MFR . They share a commitment to ethical and professional massage practice. All Pain Care Clinic client’s benefit from their therapists’:

    Therapist Profiles

    Amanda Oswald

    Amanda Oswald contemplating myofascial release
    Amanda is lead therapist and owner of Pain Care Clinic. She works in the London Harley StreetLeeds, Yorkshire and Ilkley, Yorkshire Clinics.

    Amanda is a business graduate with an MBA.  She is also an BTEC qualified massage therapist. Amanda held senior positions with UK and overseas companies for over 20 years. It was her personal experience of recovery from a prolapsed disc and RSI that inspired Amanda to start the Pain Care Clinic.

    A keen amateur sportswoman, Amanda played rugby for Saracens and London Region for several years, following which she took up long distance running and successfully completed the London and Edinburgh marathons.

    Amanda holds a BTEC Level 6 Professional Diploma in Advanced Clinical & Sports Massage. She has also continued with further advanced training in the following disciplines in the UK, Europe and the USA :

    • Myofascial Release (with John Barnes)
    • Craniosacral Therapy (Upledger Institute)
    • Visceral Manipulation (Jean Pierre Barral)
    • Manual Therapy (The Centre For Professional Development in Osteopathy)
    • Musculo-skeletal Anatomy (The Jing Institute)

    In addition to practising advanced massage therapy Amanda regularly writes for industry publications, and teaches massage.

    Amanda in her own words: “I enjoy working with clients as every day and every session is different. As well as helping people, I find that I am always learning something new about how the body works.”

    Melanie Smith

    Melanie is a consultant therapist at Pain Care Clinic and works in the Brighton & Hove clinic.

    Melanie is an BTEC qualified massage therapist with additional advanced training in deep tissue work, myofascial release and pregnancy massage.

    Before joining Pain Care Clinic Melanie worked as a massage therapist in a sports centre, dealing with a range of sports injuries, and at RSI Clinics, specialising in massage therapy for work-related pain conditions. Melanie has been teaching advanced massage to other therapists since 2006, and has a special interest in massage therapy for digestive disorders. Melanie’s advanced training includes:

    • Myofascial Release
    • Anatomy Trains (James Earl)
    • Carpal Tunnel Therapy (The Jing Institute)
    • Craniosacral Therapy 1: Working with Trauma (Upledger Institute)
    • Deep Tissue Massage (The Wilbury School)
    • Palpatory Anatomy of the Belly: Digestive System (Marty Ryan)
    • Visceral Manipulation (Jo Crill)

    Melanie in her own words: “I find massage practice creative and freeing, and I love the way massage is so beneficial to different body systems.”

    Kahn Priestley (trainee massage therapist)

    Kahn is our long-time web editor and all-round useful person. She’s currently in training to become an ITEC-qualified massage therapist.

    Kahn in her own words: “For me, massage is all about balancing mind and body. It’s the perfect antidote to desk work and deadlines.”