A SWINDON entrepreneur and sports science expert appeared as a keynote trainer at a national health show.

Dawn Morse ran the University of Bath foundation degree in Sports Therapy at Swindon College for nine years and now runs her own accredited Level 4 and Level 5 Sports and Remedial Massage courses across the UK,

Her expertise and reputation as a leading trainer in sports massage and sports therapy at her company Core Elements got her invited to the Holistic Health Show at the NEC Birmingham

The 42-year-old said: “I’m thrilled to be asked to work with the Federation of Holistic Therapists as part of their training congress which takes place as part of this two-day event. The FHT already accredits my courses and I’m honoured they’ve asked me to talk about and demonstrate dry cupping, which is becoming increasingly popular for therapists and personal trainers.”

During cupping therapy therapists apply glass, bamboo or silicone cups to the skin for a few minutes to create suction. The cups are placed over several areas to create a vacuum which lifts the soft tissue and creates an upward stretch within the muscle and skin. This results in a reduction in muscle tension and associated pain.