Our Journey

Here at The Reform Clinic, we pride ourselves on providing a welcoming, calming and non-judgmental environment.

About Us

All the staff here are dedicated to helping you improve your health and wellbeing. Each of them has been on their own personal journey, and each has their own experience of the therapies that we offer. Take a look at their stories below.

Mike

What was your background before The Reform Clinic?

Originally from Cumbria, I had worked in the construction industry from the age of 16. By my mid-30s, I was leading some of the largest Railway Modification projects in Europe, working 14-hour shifts, 7 days a week. It began to take its toll and I left the industry in 2001 to run my own business. However, the feeling that I was stuck in a rut never really left me.

Why did you make such a dramatic career change?

I started to make life changes by joining the gym and quitting smoking using the Laser Therapy and things escalated from there.  I started training in Body Work and Emotional Release techniques which allowed me to support people on a similar journey that I had been on.  

Why did you decide to train with the Hawaiian elders?

I started training with Kanoa (a Kahuna and elder) on my first visit to Hawaii and was so inspired by the results of his work that I was compelled to learn more.   

How has it changed your life?

Quitting smoking obviously brings numerous benefits but the mind body treatments have allowed me to find balance in my own life.  To help others do the same is one of the most fulfilling things I have ever done.  In this type of role you never stop learning and I visit Hawaii often to train with the Kahunas so to say my life has taken a turnaround is an understatement.    

Jac

What was your background before The Reform Clinic?

I qualified as a nurse 15 years ago and had been employed as a senior addiction nurse for 8 years. During this time, I was seconded to a unique post as an outreach nurse working in Glasgow city centre, providing care to rough sleepers and drug users. This experience was nothing short of life changing and challenged my knowledge and perceptions surrounding homelessness, drug use and existing interventions.

Why did you join the Clinic?

I was invited to a week-long yoga retreat and was immersed in a new world of spiritual and physical challenges. My introduction to skeletal realignment was a recommendation from a colleague as I had been experiencing problems with a knee injury. I was amazed by the immediate pain relief and sense of well-being after my first treatment and that is when I decided to complete the training. 

Do you work full time at the clinic?

Alongside working at the clinic I am a senior addiction nurse still have a post in the community.  I enjoy working with clients regardless of their needs but find it most rewarding to be able to use my experience in addictions to support people looking to make sustainable lifestyle changes. 

How has it changed your life?

The journey I unknowingly embarked upon was triggered by a host of experiences. It has equipped me with a new understanding of life, a new set of skills and a drive and passion to support others to experience the possibilities for change and improvement.

Nicola

What was your background before The Reform Clinic?

For over 20 years I worked as a Management Consultant and Coach helping clients with Business Transformation. I loved my work, but my life was out of balance and I felt the need to explore support mechanisms to deal with burnout. The amount of travelling involved meant it was difficult to find consistency, but practicing yoga helped me. I decided to become a qualified yoga instructor and my learning journey started from there.

How did you get involved in body work?

I began to focus more on my clients’ personal journeys rather than just the goals of their businesses. This led me to studying Somatic Coaching at the Strozzi Institute in California, a postgrad degree in Psychosynthesis and Leadership Coaching and Systemic Coaching with John Whittington. This allowed exploration of the emotional barriers preventing clients from achieving their goals. I wanted to go deeper into the mind/body connection and that is when I learned about myofascial release.  This was the missing piece that would allow me to work with my clients using whole body thinking and tap into innate knowledge.

Why did you decide to open a clinic?

The idea of creating a place that would cater for a multidisciplinary view of individual needs was a thought that I held for ten years.  I decided to approach Mike and Jac with the idea of building a clinic that could bring this new approach to a wider audience. In a way, I was trying to build what I had been searching for myself; a place to gain the physical, mental and emotional balance that I needed after years of travel and pressure.  

How has it changed your life? 

All of the training I have completed requires you to go though the experience yourself and as such I have improved my personal health and well being.  The incorporation of the body work with the Somatic Leadership Coaching and Psychosynthesis allows me to be more effective in supporting my clients.  My goal was to create a place where people can experience treatments that balance the body and relax the mind and I am delighted with the end result.