about jo

Jo's work at Equilibria allows her to focus many years of professional experience in the areas of health and sport, in a treatment approach which values the whole person.


Jo trained originally as a physiotherapist, qualifying in 1990 with a Graduate Diploma from Coventry School of Physiotherapy. She then worked for 10 years as a physiotherapist within the NHS, covering areas of speciality including chronic pain, spinal injury & orthopaedics. In 1995 she gained an MSc in Physiotherapy from University College London which allowed her to further her particular interest in the treatment of musculoskeletal injury. In 2000 Jo left the physiotherapy profession to focus on family and other interests, but never lost her fascination with the body and the ways in which we can cultivate good health.


In 2009, seeking to re-engage with bodywork from a more integrated perspective, Jo retrained as a Massage Therapist, building on her previous experience. In 2011 she undertook additional training in Integrated Myofascial Therapy, allowing her to more effectively address problems with body alignment and posture alongside direct muscle work. In 2016 she completed an Advanced Clinical Diploma in Integrated Myofascial Therapy.


Jo now enjoys practising her skills in a setting where she can give clients the time and attention they need. Combining myofascial work with a variety of other massage and soft tissue techniques, Jo has developed a treatment approach that she has found to be powerful and effective.


Jo has also worked in the past as a swimming teacher and volunteer coach with Wycombe District Swimming Club, having spent many years in a pool herself as a competitive swimmer. As a therapist she worked with Wycombe Phoenix athletics team from 2010 -2014.


Jo holds the following qualifications and affiliations:


Advanced Clinical Diploma in Integrated Myofascial Therapy

BTEC Diploma in Sports Massage and Sports Treatments

BTEC Diploma in Holistic Massage

Accredited practitioner in Kinesiology Taping


Registered with the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC) Member of the Federation of Holistic Therapists (FHT)

© 2016 by Jo Howard/Equilibria

(Jo Howard is a specialist in myofascial massage therapy. Convenient for the High Wycombe, Beaconsfield, Marlow and Amersham area)