Sports and Remedial Massage Therapy.
Based in Wood Green, Haringey, London.
Fully qualified practitioner and member of The Sports Massage Association.
Trained at NLSSM - North London School of Sports Massage.***PLEASE SCROLL DOWN FOR IMPORTANT COVID-19 UPDATE***
As a professional dancer and choreographer, I know the trials and tribulations of maintaining optimum health and fitness. It can be the most frustrating thing in the world to be unable to do, pain-free, what used to be effortless. Knowing this battle of body maintenance and fending off injury, and having - throughout my career in dance and in my wider experience of illness and dysfunction - seen the benefits of massage in rehabilitating and preventing injury and reducing symptoms and pain, I sought to train in Sports And Remedial Massage Therapy at the highly regarded North London School of Sports Massage (NLSSM).
I have worked with runners, cyclists, field athletes, dancers, aerial artists, actors, puppeteers, musicians, singers, arthritis sufferers and those simply wanting to reduce stress levels and offer their body a regular dose of care and attention for their overall improved well-being.
Soft Tissue Therapy can help in a multitude of contexts and can be of great benefit to a lot of people!
Just some of the ways in which sports and remedial massage could benefit you:
- Preparation for competitions, events and performances
- Pre- and post-event treatments
- Rehabilitation from injury
- Prevention of injury and body maintenance throughout training
- Optimising sporting/athletic performance
- Post-surgery recovery and rehabilitation
- Addressing postural and bio-mechanical dysfunction
- Stress relief and reduction in anxiety
- Restoring and developing proprioception
- Restoring range of motion and flexibility
- Improvement to lymphatic system and fluid exchange
- Aiding digestive complaints
- Pain relief and management
- Optimising health of soft tissue and the musculoskeletal system
- Reducing symptoms of arthritis
- Rebalancing of sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems
Every good soft tissue therapist will listen carefully to your needs and reasons for seeking treatment - they vary a lot! There is no one-size-fits-all way to manage a specific complaint, injury, condition or dysfunction. In order to tailor your treatment to suit your goals, treatment includes a range of assessment and planning, including appropriate home care advice and exercises to help you continue improvement and maintain the benefits of treatment beyond the clinic.
***IMPORTANT COVID-19 UPDATE***
The SMA have been working hard to protect therapists and ensure the safety of their practice. I have received an email from The SMA informing me that they can no longer reconcile government advice on social distancing with the provision of massage services. Unfortunately, this means that I will no longer be providing face to face services. - It is unfortunate, but it is necessary, and despite the repercussions, safety - for all of us - must remain priority.
I will be offering other services as below:
Important note on fees: I am self-employed and entirely understand the precariousness and fear you may be experiencing if your income or work has already been affected. PLEASE do not refrain from booking due to cost - get in touch and we’ll work something out that works for both of us - looking out for each other right now is key.
*** Self Massage and/or Home Care Appointments - Online via Skype, Zoom or FaceTime
These sessions will be tailored to your needs as informed by your previous appointments and your current symptoms and experience. I’ll guide you through self-massage techniques, using our hands, tennis balls, foam rollers - even the floor or a wall! - There’s a lot we can do to ensure you have an effective treatment! Another element of these sessions can be tailoring, and doing together, a home care work out to target weak or tight areas and balance out dysfunctional patterns in the body. This way, you can ensure you are staying on top of maintenance and preventing the development of problems in this less-active period.
The balance of these two elements is up to you - a bit of both; all massage; all home-care - up to you!
*** Diagnostics Appointments - via phone, or online via Skype, Zoom or FaceTime
Suited to those regularly training who want a ‘check-in’, or those experiencing the reccurance of, or a new, injury or dysfunction. This is an opportunity to chat to me about what you’re experiencing and to get some advice. What to do and not to do over the next week, and some home care exercises to help resolve the issue.
*** Stretch and/or Strengthening Classes - Online via Skype, Zoom or FaceTime
For those of you who don’t know - I am a professional dancer aside from being a massage therapist! I have heaps of experience in fitness and dance practices and have worked in fitness and health for many years. If you could benefit from a focussed stretch class, and strengthening work-out - or some balance between the two, I am equipped and ready to help. This, as with all other services will be a bespoke work-out; we’ll have a chat about your needs and desires and I’ll prepare something nice for you - whether you want to be pushed, include some cardio, take it gently, include some meditative and breathing practice, or work to compliment your other training regimes. If you’re unsure, just give me a call and we can work out if this is something you might benefit from. This session will take a little more preparation on my part, so prices are a little closer to regular fees.
*** Other needs or Dance Classes - Online via Skype, Zoom or FaceTime
If you have another idea about what you need or want, please get in touch and discuss with me - we can negotiate and figure out how to best serve you. Everything regarding content, duration and price is negotiable! Perhaps you fancy a bit of escapism and just want to dance to your favourite music for a hour with a more structured routine and a sequence to learn, while tending to your fitness.
CANCELLATION POLICY: From time to time, you may need to re-schedule or cancel your appointment. Where possible, please do so with no less than 2 working days notice.
If you cancel with more than 2 working days notice, or if your appointment can be filled by another client, there will be no charge.
Appointments cancelled with less than 2 working days notice (where the appointment slot cannot be filled) will be charged at 50% of the cost of treatment.
Less than 24hrs notice, or "No-Shows" will be charged 100% of the treatment cost.