Darren specialises in Sports Massage as well as other complementary therapies such as Swedish massage, Indian Head Massage, Deep Tissue massage and Aromatherapy.

He studied Remedial Therapy at the Royal National College for the Blind, in Hereford, between 2000 to 2001, where he also gained an I.T.E.C Diploma in Swedish massage, Indian Head Massage & Reflexology. He also gained a BETC Diploma in Sports Massage & Sports Injuries in 2002 at the London School of Sports Massage, recognised by the Sports Massage Association. Darren is now additionally qualified in On-Site Chair Massage & Aromatherapy.

While previously working as a Fitness Instructor Darren had the opportunity to compete in judo for Great Britain, in the Sydney and Athens Paralympic Games as well as the World Judo Championships, held in Rome, Paris and Canada. While training as an international judo player he soon learnt to appreciate what Complementary Therapies, especially Sports/Deep Tissue Massage had to offer and once qualified he had the opportunity to massage in the South of France, Brazil, Germany and Italy. After completing the advanced gym apprenticeship in 2008, Darren decided he would improve his career by teaching studio fitness classes as well. At present he still teaches Circuit Training, Spinning and Pilates at the local Leisure Centres, based in Enfield.

As well as keeping up to date with alternative Therapies Darren has recently finished a Foundation Degree in Rehab Work Visual Impairment, in order to assist people adapt to life with having sight loss. On top of his work commitments and continued professional development courses he attends, he is also a busy family man with two young boys and a wife. The latest course he attended was related to working as an Eye Clinic Liaison Officer with the NHS. Darren has recently started a part time job as a Resource Centre Support Worker for Thomas Pocklington Trust and while working with people that have sight loss he also manages a successful complementary Therapy practice.

Swedish Massage Therapy is a very effective form of massage that can aid relaxation by using the calming quality of touch. There are many techniques that together can relieve stiff muscles and joints, improve circulation and lymph drainage, calm the nervous system, aid digestion and excretion as well as improve skin tone. Massage can also relieve physical, mental and emotional fatigue, thus creating a more positive feeling. Massage is often used as a preventative treatment to maintain and improve people’s quality of life.

Visit his website Healing Hands for more information or call Darren on 07815094043.