Catherine’s journey into manual therapy began after a fall from a horse during her youth, which resulted to a trip to an Osteopath, Jackie Gowland. Jackie played a pivotal role in Catherine’s recovery and subsequent return to fitness following further riding and sports-related injuries over the years.  

Catherine’s interest in manual therapy developed as she sought treatments for her horse with an animal osteopath. Jackie tried on many occasions to persuade Catherine to follow a path to a career in osteopathy, however, Catherine decided to pursue a career in business analytics.


Catherine has completed both level 3 and level 4 in Sports Massage Therapy, which cover anatomy and physiology, the principles of exercise, soft tissue dysfunction and injuries, classical sports massage, soft tissue release, neuromuscular and muscle energy techniques. 

Her Approach

Catherine likes to spend time getting to know her clients, which helps in her pre-treatment assessments of soft tissue dysfunction and in devising treatment plans which allows her to select the appropriate techniques to support the soft tissue repair process. She utilises a range of soft tissue massage, release, mobilisation and neuromuscular techniques in her treatment, and where necessary will advise on suitable exercises to aid the return to sport.

Personal life

A keen horsewoman Catherine regularly competes in equestrian dressage competitions, both independently and for Team England with her horse DL. Catherine enjoys sailing, motorsports, and traveling. 

Catherine Brindley - Sports Massage Therapist
Sports Massage