Diana has been a qualified and practicing massage therapist since 2007 following the completion of a diploma in Holistic Therapeutic Massage with Anatomy, Physiology and Pathology.
Immediately afterwards, Diana went on to study with Jing Advanced Massage & Training where she completed a course in Foundation Holistic Medical Massage. This course single handedly changed her practice and sparked her passion for working with and helping people suffering from pain.
Diana was taught how to incorporate volcanic basalt stone therapy into her massage practice following the completion of a workshop with Rosslyn Alternatives . The stones offer a very beneficial tool for the treatment of chronic muscle pain and fatigue.
Diana graduated with diplomas in Sports and Remedial Massage Therapy in 2012, Advanced Remedial Massage in 2015 and most recently in 2016 with the highest level of massage training available in Scotland, Orthopaedic Massage & Manipulation. Diana chose to study for these for 3 years with the Advanced Massage Techniques School who are affiliated with the Scottish Massage Therapists Organisation.
In tandem with her massage training, Diana also trained in Orthopaedic Dry Needling with The Irish Institute of Physical Therapy , in addition to Functional Cupping and Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Manipulation with Sports Therapy Scotland.
To complement her work as a massage therapist, Diana decided to complete her Pilates Teacher Training with Brigid McCarthy Pilates in 2019. She enjoys using both approaches, assisting and empowering people to build confidence and strength whilst helping them find their way out of musculoskeletal pain and dysfunction.
In January 2021, Diana embarked on a 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training with Seasonal Yoga where she is learning about the process of the changing energies of nature and the seasons combined with a physical practice. This unique style combines Yoga, Tai Chi, Chi Kung, along with a modern understanding of body movement. It incorporates Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) ideas about the changing nature of the seasons around us, and within.