Richard Hardy

By Lincoln College
Richard Hardy


Being in practice for over 10 years and working from the Garden Clinic since 2012, Richard has a passion to improve the quality of people’s lives and ease pain and discomfort through a unique combination of therapy of Swedish Massage, Deep Tissue and the Emmett Technique.

Richard has always had a keen interest in massage therapy, after working and living in Thailand where he experienced many forms of alternative therapy and gained interest in the benefits of massage.

After graduating with BSc (Hons) in Health Studies from the University of Lincoln, with careful consideration Richard began his training in massage and Emmett’s Technique, and he has experienced a positive change in his own health and wellbeing. He feels a sense of achievement when a client benefits from his treatment.

Richard has experience teaching within a primary school setting and Further education for over 12 years. Richard works part-time at Lincoln College as a Further and Higher Education lecturer specialising in teaching Level 5 Dip in Complementary Healthcare and Wellbeing teaching Advanced massage, Complementary Therapies for Health and Social Care and Health Psychology.

Richard has treated a wide variety of clients with a range of muscular skeletal issues: many that may have been caused by stress, poor posture and sometimes injuries. He has experience in treating both acute and chronic conditions, and specialises in pain relief.

Richard will look at the client as a whole - and not just the area of discomfort. From the information gathered at the initial consultation Richard will tailor a plan of treatments to suit your individual needs. Clients benefit greatly from this holistic approach. Working alongside an experienced herbalist at the garden clinic, means that he can effectively use a wide variety of essential oils, and balms for the best treatment outcomes.

Training and Qualifications

BSc (Hons) Health Studies

Level 3 ITEC Diploma Swedish Massage

EMMETT Technique Full Practitioner

IICT Advanced Therapeutic Massage (Deep Tissue)

Level 4 Myofascial Release