Massage and Covid-19
Here are the steps I take to practice safely and in line with the current regulation.
I can massage in all tier systems, and even during lockdown since I am a sports massage and remedial soft tissue therapist with a level 5 BTEC. Since November 2020 there is a new classification for us, and we are recognized as Health Professionals for Sports Massage Therapists (SOC 2020,#2229)
You would need to have a specific condition or pain in order to book during lockdown.
I use various techniques (deep tissue, soft tissue release, muscle energy technique, trigger point release, myofascial release) combined with my 10 years experience as a professional dancer and my understanding of the body. I obtained a BTEC level 5 in sports massage and remedial therapy from one of the best massage school, the North London School of Sports Massage. I am qualified in Swedish massage Vtct level 3 and I am a member of the Sports Massage Association which ensures quality and professionalism in the industry.
I have experience working with athletes (football players, marathon runners, cyclists, boxers, dancers), actors, general public as well as corporate staff. I massaged for the London Marathon with the British heart foundation, and the Aerial society at Imperial College London.
I am a passionate massage therapist interested in health and challenging the barriers that prevent us from leading a happier and more integrated life.
Why sports massage?
To relieve general and specific tension, if you suffer from an injury or chronic pain, to help rehabilitation, to improve posture, flexibility and joint functionality, before or after an event, to prepare for a competition or a performance, to boost energy levels.
Sports massage is for everyone! Whether you are into sports or not, it is an efficient way to address soft tissues conditions and give you a better understanding of how your body works, helping you in your daily life.
What is remedial?
Remedial means I can work with injuries at different stages of recovery and with chronic pain. I can modify and adapt to various conditions you may have (diabetes, RA, frozen shoulder, plantar fasciitis…).
Please get in touch beforehand if you suffer from any conditions so we can discuss in which way it affects you and how to best proceed to the treatment. In certain circumstances I may ask a referral letter from your GP.
Why deep tissue massage?
To relieve tensions, I adapt the pressure to your needs. Addressing chronic aches and pain, contracted areas such as a stiff neck and upper back, low back pain, leg muscle tightness, and sore shoulders.
Pregnancy massage and post-natal
Pregnancy massage is both beneficial for the mum and the baby. It can have a very relaxing and soothing effect, as well as targeting some sensitive areas with care. Some mums also come because of back, neck or shoulder pain, or increased stress levels.
If you have any complications it is important you tell me before the massage and I may ask to get in touch with your GP or have a referral letter.
Post-natal massage can be done especially to help recover after the pregnancy and help with scar tissue, blood circulation, lymphatic flow, and enhancing the mood. Please consult your doctor prior to booking to make sure there are no contra-indication to massage.
Benefits of massage