Meet The Team

The MAT Clinic team are a unique, skilled and knowledgeable set of professionals who share a wealth of experience across an integrated and linked approach to services and treatments. For more information or to book an appointment with any of our therapists contact info@thematclinic.org
 
Stuart McCabe | Olena Baker | Lynnette Moodey
 Jo Miller | Hayely Doody | Danile Marcondes
 
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Stuart McCabe

Bodyworker | Sports Massage | Yoga Teacher | Tai Chi Teacher | Chi Kung Teacher | Pilates Teacher | Advanced PT | Sports Nutritionist | BioMechanics

Stuart is the founder and owner of The Movement and Therapy Clinic, running this alongside his partner Olena Baker.

 

Welcome to the MAT Clinic, if you would like to know a bit about my journey you can go to www.akarmalife.com this is the studio I founded and where the classes and practises that support the work we do at the MAT Clinic operate from.

You can book into these classes or view the Live Timetable here

 

Everything I have done up to now has led me to this point and everyone I have met has influenced my thinking in some way; whether that is in training, treating, business or personally. Every modality and skill I have learned along the 31 years I have spent on this journey, I bring to you in my therapies integrated into my bodywork approach and also @ the MAT Clinic. I have been fortunate to work with world leaders in every field mentioned above with a list too long to mention but cumulating in my latest studies in anatomy with prosections and dissections at Kings College London, Nottingham University and the University of St. Andrews.

Being injured in my youth as much as I was has actually been a gift, from gymnastics to boxing, bodybuilding to martial arts, there is opportunity in everything if you know where to look. It has kept me driving forwards, seeking out the best to work with and train with, along with new research and approaches. The MAT Clinic is a unique integrated approach to healing, body and mind and dare I say it, soul. Everyone who is on our team has come to us through opportunity and choice, not chance.
 

Having trained many former students up to teach and work alongside me only for them to outstrip my knowledge in each of their unique areas has been a privilege to watch and be part of. Meeting my partner has been a journey through many challenges and taken my own teaching down new paths I could not have imagined. More than any others, Olena Baker, Steph Hammond, Lynnette Moodey and  Melanie Collins  are the people, teachers and therapists who have influenced the process of getting to where we are now, the MAT Clinic. Success breeds success and each of them have worked tirelessly to bring you the opportunity the MAT Clinic offers.

We are committed, enthusiastic and involved in all we deliver, some of it can be painful at times, but breaking new ground always is. Doing nothing is never an option, we are here to keep you moving forwards, we are 'Therapy in Motion'.

Stuart can be contacted on info@thematclinic.org

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Olena Baker

Trauma Release Exercises (TRE) | Integral Eye Movement Therapy (IEMT) | Safe & Sound Protocol (SSP) | iRest Meditation & Yoga Therapy for PTSD & Anxiety | Soul Midwifery | Yoga Teacher | Shamanic Practices

Embodiment practices for heart-centred living and dying.

Your nervous system is wired to respond to biological, environmental or behavioural stressors and your mental and emotional state affect your tension and movement patterns. We are not hard wired but a highly adaptable (neuroplastic) being receptive to new ways of understanding and programming that changes our relationship to ourselves and others. Learn how to be more in your body and in life with more ease and resilience.


For anxiety, stress, emotional or cognitive issues as well as deeply seated structural patterns and muscular issues you can book in with Olena on Tuesdays and Fridays. She uses a range of practices and techniques based on where you are at and your nervous system response, including breathwork, meditation/yoga nidra, Trauma and Tension Releasing Exercises (TRE), Yoga and Corrective Exercises, Integral Eye Movement Therapy (IEMT), the Safe and Sound Protocol (SSP) and shamanic healing. Additionally, Olena is a Reiki Master Teacher and Soul Midwife, supporting people to transition at end of life and have a good death.

Olena can be contacted on info@thematclinic.org

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Jo Miller

Swedish Massage | Aromatherapy | Hot Stone Therapy | Pregnancy Massage 
| DTM | Indian Head

Jo is a Registered Nurse Practioner with 22 years experience, qualifying with a BCs Honours in Adult Nursing, she is also a Nursery Nurse and in 2016 qualified as a Masseur Therapist. Since then Jo has been doing continued CPD. She brings a unique approach to her work and to MAT Clinic offering; Swedish Massage, Aromatherapy, Hot Stone Therapy, Pregnancy Massage, Indian Head and DTM. Jo says, "I use an intuitive approach utilising all my clinical experience as a Nurse practioner along with my understanding of the bodies natural abilities to heal itself into my therapies. Creating a unique environment that allows me to hone in on an individual's needs. Those who have benefitted from my work are pregnant women to athletes, those in Chronic pain, suffering from Anxiety, depression, disturbed sleeping patterns, migraines or those simply looking for overall wellness and relaxation".

"To become part of the MAT Clinic and be working with such unique, experienced Team offering supportive, linked up services along with everything akarmalife offers with regards their practises is an amazing opportunity. Everyone here supports one another and everyone supports all those we treat. There is such a sense of community and belonging whilst remaining client focused, it is an amazing place and space."

 

Jo can be contacted on info@thematclinic.org

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Lynnette Moodey

Acupuncture | Tui Na Massage (Acupressure) Master Therapist |
Tai Chi Teacher | Qi Gong (Chi Kung) Teacher | Yin Yoga Teacher

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is now a way of life for Lynnette, everything she teaches and all the therapies she offers stem from this ancient tradition of healing helping people to improve their quality of life. She is a Tai chi/ Qi gong / Yin yoga instructor and a Tui Na (Chinese massage) master therapist.  

Her journey started when she became very ill with a chronic neurological disease. She started to look for an alternative medicine to help reduce her pain. Having tried Tai Chi very briefly in her twenties, she decided to go back to it. Tai Chi, along with a change of lifestyle, helped her to completely heal herself. Her love, belief and interest in Traditional Chinese Medicine blossomed. She started her studies 2012. Lynnette has a ‘yin’ like quality to her teaching and therapeutic approach, sharing her knowledge in the belief that it does and will make a difference to peoples lives. 

 Tui Na massage is an ancient Chinese healing art dating back thousands of years. Lynnette studied her foundation diploma in 2015, followed by her masters. She spends many hours massaging people and never gets tired of the fantastic reaction she gets from her patients when they first experience Tui Na. This has led her onto Acupuncture, Gua Sha, Fascia Release, further Tai Chi and Chi Kung Studies as well as many other CPD qualifications.

A chance meeting back in 2012 at a completely unrelated event was when she first met Stuart McCabe. From then until now he has been her teacher. "To bring together a Traditional Chinese Medicine approach to healing the body and be able to support that process working alongside Stuart and the rest of the MAT Clinic team is such a unique opportunity. It was a chance conversation in a car with Stuart whilst we were on our way back from a training course as he was explaining where he wanted to take his integrated therapy approach that inspired the MAT Clinic. I believe in what we have created and am so excited about the potential of this approach going forwards".

Lynnette runs 2 Chinese Medicine Clinics, 1 in Ampthill out of the MAT Clinic @ akarmalife and the other is in Dunstable. 

 

Lynnette can be contacted on info@thematclinic.org

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Hayley Doody

Sports Massage | Deep Tissue Massage| Reiki Massage | Yoga, Barre and Pilates Teacher

Hayley is a Level 3 Sports / Soft Tissue Therapist and Reiki Level 2 Practitioner, as well as teaching yoga, barre, and pilates at the studio. Hayley can help with rehabilitating physical imbalances and assist injury recovery with tissue manipulation. She also focuses on the energetic body during sessions, helping clients to become more balanced and heal naturally. Hayley offers the following treatments:

  • Deep Tissue Massage

  • Aromatherapy Massage

  • Reiki

  • Reiki Massage

 

Whether you are looking for body or mind work, Hayley can help. You can book in with her during day times Monday to Thursday.

 

Hayley can be contacted on info@thematclinic.org

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Danile Marcondes

Deepe Tissue Massage | Lymphatic Drainage Massage | Sports Massage | Injury Analysis & Rehab | Pilates Teacher

Danile joins the therapy team this month. A qualified physiotherapist since 2001 and certified Romana Kryzanowska's Classical Pilates Method teacher since 2005. You can catch up with her in Pilates classes on Fridays and Sundays. For 1:1 attention, you can book in with Danile Friday-Sunday for:

  • Lymphatic Drainage Massage

  • Deep Tissue Massage

  • Sports Massage

  • Injury analysis and rehab

 

Danile can be contacted on info@thematclinic.org