Our Therapists

Pain Care Clinic Therapists

Pain Care Clinic therapists are myofascial release (MFR) specialists and fully qualified massage therapists with additional training in other advanced mind–body therapies including ScarWork. They share a commitment to ethical and professional practice. All Pain Care Clinic clients benefit from their therapists’:



Specialist knowledge of acute injuries and chronic pain conditions


Particular experience of work-related RSI conditions


Confident and effective approach to ‘difficult to treat’ chronic pain conditions such as scar tissue and adhesions


Amanda Oswald

Amanda is lead therapist and owner of Pain Care Clinic.

Amanda works at the following locations

About Amanda Oswald

Amanda is a leading myofascial release therapist in the UK and author of Living Pain Free: Healing Chronic Pain with Myofascial Release and Trigger Points: Use the Power of Touch to Live Life Pain-Free (A Little Book of Self Care)

A keen amateur sportswoman, Amanda played rugby for several years and then took up marathon running. It was her experience of recovery from a prolapsed disc and RSI that inspired Amanda to leave her stressful office job and retrain as a massage therapist.

Amanda has a BTEC Professional Diploma in Advanced Clinical & Sports Massage and has completed extensive further advanced training in fascial techniques in the USA, UK and Europe, including:

Amanda is also a qualified cognitive hypnotherapist, using these additional skills to address the mind and emotional aspects of chronic pain. She is a regular attendee and speaker at international symposia and complementary therapy events. She is a member of the main professional bodies including the Fascia Research Society, the Complementary & Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC), and the Federation of Holistic Therapists (FHT).

Amanda is a qualified teacher. Having been instrumental in developing the highest-level UK Professional Diploma in Advanced Clinical & Sports Massage, she has created the Living Pain Free myofascial self-help range which includes products, videos and public workshops. She has also developed and teaches the post-graduate Diploma in Practical Myofascial Release which is a unique qualification for therapists wishing to specialise in this powerful technique.

Amanda in her own words

I enjoy working with clients as every day and every session is different. As well as helping people, I find that I’m always learning something new about how the mind–body works.

Melanie Smith

Melanie is an associate therapist working with Pain Care Clinic.

Melanie works at the following locations

About Melanie Smith

Melanie is a self-employed therapist working in association with Pain Care Clinic in Sussex.

Melanie has a BTEC Professional Diploma in Advanced Clinical & Sports Massage and additional advanced training in deep tissue work, myofascial release and pregnancy massage.

Melanie has worked as a massage therapist in a sports centre, dealing with a range of sports injuries, and at RSI Clinics, specialising in massage therapy for work-related pain conditions. Melanie has taught advanced massage to other therapists, and has a special interest in massage therapy for digestive disorders. Melanie’s advanced training includes:

Melanie in her own words

I find practising myofascial release creative and freeing, and I love the way it’s so beneficial to different body systems.