Jill McLaggan 

Jill McLaggan 

Jill McLaggan

Jill is a fully qualified and insured Advanced Clinical Massage Therapist offering Outcome Based Treatments, the aim of which is to reduce the patient’s pain and increase their range of movement, thereby improving their quality of life.

Jill is an expert in the treatment of chronic (i.e.long-term) pain, with an excellent understanding of the different stages of pain and a sound knowledge of a great many common pathologies. Techniques that may be used in treatment include: soft tissue and myofascial release; deep tissue massage; stretching; craniosacral therapy; and Trigger Point work.

If relaxation is more your priority, just request a Relaxation Treatment when booking. Every treatment is unique, as is every patient, and the best therapy for you will be discussed during the consultation.  One massage does not fit all.

Jill has been working to improve patient's health since 1991 - initially in her capacity as a Fitness Instructor and Personal Trainer, before qualifying as a Massage Therapist in 1998.

Cat Rush

Cat Rush

Cat Rush

  • Holistic Massage
  • Deep Tissue Massage
  • Trigger Point Therapy
  • Advanced Sports Stretching 
  • Pregnancy Massage

Holistic Massage: using Swedish massage techniques for relaxation

Deep Tissue Massage: using a combination of myofascial release and focused muscle stripping to release tight muscles

Trigger Point Therapy: using palpation and a knowledge of referred pain patterns to locate and treat trigger points within tight bands of muscle and/or associated fascia   

Advanced Sports Stretching: offering an appropriate range of stretches, including Passive Stretching, PNF and Active Isolated Stretching  

Pregnancy Massage: massage specially aimed at expectant mothers

Cat began her training in massage therapy in 2010 with an ITEC accredited qualification in Holistic Massage. This diploma combined traditional Swedish massage techniques with the principles of mindfulness and meditation to create an excellent grounding in client care and body work. 

Since 2013, Cat has increased her skills and expanded her understanding of anatomy and physiology by undertaking a qualification in Advanced Clinical Massage Therapy with the Jing Institute of Advanced Massage Training. This allows her to offer appropriate clinical application and integration of Myofascial Release, Trigger Point Therapy and Advanced Sports Stretching, whilst using Eastern techniques of acupressure, meridian lines and mindfulness.

During an appointment with Cat, she will assess your motivation for receiving treatment and create an appropriate individual treatment plan. This plan could be primarily to combat stress and for relaxation or it could be more focused on specific muscle work to deal with tight or painful areas of the body.

Cat originally trained in the visual arts, completing a BA and MA in traditional tapestry weaving.  Because of a progressive visual impairment, Cat retrained in massage therapy in order to possess an entirely touch-based skill, and feels incredibly lucky to have discovered body work as it is such a rewarding profession.    


2011    Diploma in Massage ITEC Level 3 

            Holistic Massage Training with Lolit Gilbert, Edinburgh 

2015    Certificate in Advanced Clinical Massage Therapy 

            Jing Institute of Advanced Massage Training, Brighton 

Member of Complementary Therapists Association since 2011