Shrewsbury woman achieves dream of setting up her own massage therapy business

A Shropshire woman has realised a life-long ambition of becoming a full-time massage therapist with the recent launch of her new business.

With nearly 20 years’ experience of providing therapy on a part time basis as well as an impressive series of qualifications achieved and refreshed over that period, 44-year-old Shrewsbury based Mary Diggory established Mary Diggory Therapies in April.

Her impressive list of qualifications include: Reiki level one, Swedish massage, level three diploma in reflexology, level three in sports massage, level four in sports and remedial massage (also known as soft tissue release) and a diploma in manual lymphatic drainage - Mary is one of the few people in Shropshire offering this revolutionary treatment, which is designed to improve the metabolism, assist the body to eliminate waste and toxins and boost the immune system. Related to her most recent job with Shropshire Council, she also holds a B/TEC diploma in occupational therapy.  Once qualified, she will also be adding a mobile nail cutting service to the business from August.

Excited about her new venture and describing herself as professional but not over formal, Mary Diggory said: “From working as an occupational therapist and masseuse I have met and cared for a range of people from little children to older people in nursing and care homes, as well as those with physical or learning disabilities. This and the accumulated knowledge from my desire to learn about new treatments has provided me with an insight into people’s needs and led me to the point of setting up by myself full-time.”

Mary’s determination to succeed and her genuine desire to help others improve their physical and emotional well-being are not only related to her work. She single-handedly and successfully raised her eighteen-year-old daughter and is a keen runner and fitness enthusiast. She cycled solo from Land’s End to John O’Groats in 2011 and has already administered her sports therapy skills to athletes and competitors at a number of charitable events throughout Shropshire.

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