Vicky Baars


About Vicky Baars

Vicky joined The Forge Clinic in 2011 as our Practice Manager and is now the Clinic Owner & Director. In addition to running the clinic, supporting the team and our patients, she is also a Massage Therapist.

Vicky has always had a passion for helping others and she has a real interest in understanding the way the body works. She strives to provide the best care possible to both her own patients, and the patients receiving treatment from all the practitioners at The Forge Clinic.

She is on hand, alongside our reception team, to answer any questions you may have about the practitioners, health insurance, treatment options and much more. She will do her best to assist you with any queries or concerns you may have. Vicky is also active in the local community, building links with local groups and businesses, so if we aren’t able to help you, she can usually put you in touch with someone who can.

When she is not at the clinic, Vicky likes to keep active training at her local gym and is also a keen cyclist. She believes keeping active is key in supporting both physical and mental wellbeing.

Vicky’s particular areas of Focus

Vicky believes that the benefits experienced from massage therapy extend beyond physical wellbeing and recovery. By building a rapport with patients and focusing on supporting both their physical and mental wellbeing she is able to offer a treatment which is bespoke to the individual.

Vicky has an interest in working with post surgical and cancer patients using Manual Lymphatic Drainage, a treatment which she has seen great results from. 

Vicky is continuously seeking to learn and expand her knowledge so she can provide the best care possible for each of her patients.

Qualifications & Work Experience
  • ITEC, Level 3 Swedish Massage 2006
  • ITEC, Level 3 Sports Massage
  • Manual Lymphatic Drainage Diploma
  • Brazilian Manual Lymphatic Drainage Diploma
  • Pregnancy Massage Diploma, St Mary’s University
  • Indian Head Massage Diploma
  • Deep Tissue and Advanced Skills Diploma
  • Complementary Therapist Association (CThA)
  • Federation of Holistic Therapists (FHT) Full Member



A big thank you to Vicky!

I saw Vicky for a massage at  The Forge Clinic as I had been suffering with middle back pain that just wasn’t going away, it was a nagging dull ache from my bad posture!

Vicky was brilliant, she is so professional and  thorough in her consultation. She loosened out my whole back and neck and fixed  that annoying pain in just one session!  Can’t wait for the next session, thanks again Vicky and see you soon. 



Vicky treated shoulder pain I have had for a few years. I forgot to the write this review because I just haven’t thought about my shoulder in weeks and weeks. Her treatment was fantastic. In 3 sessions she has done more than steroid injections managed. I would unhesitatingly recommend her for a deep tissue massage.



I have had first class, caring treatment at the Forge clinic, both with Maureen for Acupuncture and Vicky for Lymphatic Drainage and other massage and body work. I am recovering from hospital treatment and these two practitioners have been vital for my wellness. I would highly recommend the whole clinic.



I have been seeing Vicky for a few weeks now and I can’t recommend her more: she’s a great therapist, best lymphatic drainage massage I had in years, professional and most importantly, I can see big improvement in my circulation and skin.



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As an ex-gymnast it’s fair to say I’ve been to my fair share of physios to get patched up over the years. Trust me when I say these people are real experts. I’ve tried all their services from sports massage, physio to their Osteos.

I had a back injury which physio couldn’t solve. I went through 9 months of pain and sciatica.
3 sessions with Tristin and he put me back together again. My pain is completely gone and I literally thought I had it for life. I couldn’t be happier with the service.

Don’t waste your time elsewhere. This is the place to go. They always listen to you, genuinely want you to better and never give you the hard sell on any treatment like a lot of other places I went to.


I have been most impressed with Gareth's ability to quickly and efficiently diagnose the causes of my aches and pains, and treat them with great success. As a triathlete, there are always various niggles that come up, however Gareth has been able to sort them all out for me. I will definitely keep seeing him as my training season goes on.


Underwent physiotherapy with Bridget Burleigh for a problematic knee. A fantastic service, demeanour, and knowledge from Bridget especially during these Covid-safe times. The Forge is fully set-up to deal face to face in a safe manner. Bridget has been nothing but excellent in helping me on the path to recovery including during my relocation to Australia. A word of thanks must go to The Forge front of house reception who are always fantastically helpful too.


You can trust The Forge in more ways than one! I have so benefited from their various therapists over the years: from intense crisis management to more gentle maintenance programmes, that I thought it was time to say!
They have someone for every scenario, and it is wonderful to feel cared for under one roof. Physiotherapy, Osteopathy and Acupuncture have all provided perfect relief for me here, during different episodes of my ongoing physical problems. You are in Safe, Effective, and Kind hands at The Forge!