About Me

My Way Of Health & Life

My name is Debbie Cutts, I moved up here to Macclesfield in July 2011. Initially I was working in a local children’s day nursery on the bank, hoping for it to become a full time job. Unfortunately this didn’t happen, so I accepted a job in a nursing home in Mobberley. In addition to working full time and working many long hours, I was also studying the VTCT Level 3 Swedish Massage course at Macclesfield College. I then went on to South Cheshire College to study VTCT Level 3 and Level 4 Sports Massage. I also completed some other courses at college and various organisations, as I wanted to be able to offer a wider range of treatments.

Since leaving school and throughout my adult life I have been involved in many lines of work. However, although I enjoyed most of them, I never felt truly fulfilled in my career. I have worked in dog kennels and a cattery, in a restaurant kitchen, as a nursery nurse, as a carer in a nursing home and as an office manager in administration, but my true passion lies in the fitness and health industry.

I have always been active and I love to go for long runs and work out at the gym, where I take part in a wide range of activities and classes. I have also recently started getting more into strength and conditioning training. 

Unfortunately, in my early 20s I sustained an injury from running. This happened because I didn’t listen to my body; I hadn’t strengthened my muscles so that they could cope with the repetitive impact from striking the ground when running long distances. I had a race coming up and I was in absolute agony with my right leg: I had an extremely bad case of shin splints as I couldn’t put weight on my leg without being in acute pain. I needed some medical advice, so I went to see a physiotherapist who confirmed the diagnosis and gave me some deep tissue massages, acupuncture and strengthening exercises. I was able to recover in time for my race, and this is what sparked my interest in sports massage.

I love to participate in races and challenges. I have completed many Race for Life events, the Wilmslow 10 km race, the full Tough Mudder course twice and virtual Race At Your Pace where I ran 50 miles in a calendar month. I’ve participated in many weekly park runs. I will complete my first Local fitness race in Macclesfield called The Deadly Dozen on 22nd June 2024. I have many plans to participate in more races in the future, with my long-term goal being to run a marathon.

My Training

When I was still working full time at the nursing home, I decided to go back to college in Macclesfield. Studying alongside shift work and working long unsociable hours was challenging, however I believe that if you truly want to do something you will always find a way to do it.

I knew I wanted to practice Sports Massage, so I went back to college to sign up for a basic course called Swedish Massage. At the time you needed this to be able to get on to the other courses. I studied VTCT Level 3 in Swedish Massage and then I completed a hot stone therapy course.

After completing these two courses and before enrolling on my VTCT Level 3 Sports Massage course, I learned about a relatively new type of massage in the UK called Warm Bamboo Massage. I decided to have a look around and found a training school called the Natural Therapy Studio that offered this, which wasn’t too far from Macclesfield. It was here that I went on to gain my diplomas in Warm Bamboo Massage, Indian Head Massage and a manicure qualification.

I then attended South Cheshire College where I studied VTCT Level 3 and following this, VTCT Level 4 in Sports Massage. I also completed my VTCT Level 3 in Applying Hot and Cold Therapy in Sport and Active Leisure alongside my level 4.

My most recent qualifications are a Diploma in Pregnancy massage therapy. and Manual Lymphatic Drainage massage (MLD) I gained these qualifications in Manchester and Warrington at Gateway workshops. I had many requests for preganancy massage and soon came to realise Macclesfield didn’t have many pregnancy massage therapists readily available. So now Macclesfield and surrounding areas has a new pregnancy massage therapist! I trained in MLD massage to further my skills and to also aid my next qualification whic will be in Oncology massage.

I am now fully qualified to a high standard in massage therapy and I am always looking at completing more courses in the future to keep me up to date and to provide a better service. If you ever have a treatment in mind that I don’t offer, then please do say – if I get enough interest in it I will certainly look into training for it. It’s great to be able to keep studying as you never stop learning in life.

I am a fully qualified and insured therapist, and a member of the STA (Sports Therapy Association) so you can rest assured that you are in good hands. I offer a high standard of treatment and follow the Code of Practice and Ethics which lays down the standards of hygiene and professionalism.

What My Clients Say About Me

Our clients enjoy leaving reviews about BodyTune Therapy and so I will let them do the talking

I have had a few massages now from Debbie, she is very professional and knowledgably and never fails to ease my aches and pains! Highly Recommend!
Lucy Mayo