Adrian Monti, Journalist – (writing for Runners World and national newspaper health pages)

"I came to see Maria about a tight adductor muscle which was causing persistent soreness in my inner thigh. I was training for a spring marathon so was very keen to get it sorted. Maria listened to how I’d been training and what might have caused it before a thorough examination. She used heat to relax the muscles before some deep tissue work, getting straight to the heart of the problem. Maria carefully explained at each stage, what she was doing and why. She also explained and demonstrated what could be done to speed up the healing process with specific exercises. I was very impressed with her knowledge and empathy as a fellow distance runner. Also she has a relaxed manner and in every sense I felt I was in safe hands. Maria got me back to running with the minimal of fuss at a key stage in my training plan. I really recommend Maria to fellow runners as well as those with other soft tissue injuries"