The practice of using massage therapy as a healing method derives from customs and techniques rooted in ancient history. Civilizations in the East and West found that natural healing and massage could help recovery from injuries, relieve pain, and prevent and cure illnesses. What’s more, it helps reduce stress, produces deep relaxation and promotes wellbeing.

Massage is a healing art as well as a science. Practitioners require a balance of academic and technical knowledge, clinical skills, manual dexterity, sensitivity, and awareness. Massage Therapy involves working the soft tissue of the body, to ease day-to-day stresses and muscular tension, and promote relaxation. It helps to increase delivery of blood and oxygen to the treated areas and can also be used in support of other therapies to assist in the rehabilitation of muscular injuries. Massage is used for a variety of reasons, varying from relieving stress and tension and to unwind, or regular treatments to cope with physical, mental and emotional problems. 

Penny Cook


Penny graduated in massage therapy from the Middlesex School of Complimentary Medicine in 2006.  Also qualifying as a Reiki practitioner Level 1 and 2 in the same year.

Penny founded My Menopause Hub in 2022 after following her passion to support women going through the symptoms of peri menopause and menopause.  She is one of only nine therapists in the UK to complete and pass the first Massage for Menopause course developed specifically to target and help alleviate some of the symptoms women experience going through the menopause.

Penny uses a blend of traditional massage techniques, Hammam scarf relaxation techniques and Reiki with each treatment adapted to her individual clients needs.

She is currently studying for her Diploma in Reflexology and will specialise in this therapy for menopausal women when graduating in 2023.


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