If you like soft, pampering massage such as given out in a thousand spas up and down the country each day, do not come to me. I do not do massage by numbers.
Come to me if you want me to break down held tensions, finding areas of the body that are not functioning as they should be, or with the freedom that they need. Come to me if you can feel the stress of life in your muscles, your posture, your breathing, your thoughts.
The kind of work I do brings a much deeper sense of relaxation. I combine firm pressure on areas of tension with lighter, more calming strokes to induce a sense of wellbeing and connectedness.
Each massage is different – it can be restorative, invigorating, calming, deeply relaxing, but it can never be mechanical.
Having a massage is a remarkably effective and pleasurable way of looking after yourself and keeping healthy. Try it some time.
(For more about massage, click on the Blog link above)
When do I need a massage?
You need a massage long before you realise you need one.
I'm just after a really good relaxing massage – is that something you do?
A lot of what I do is for those who have no particular complaint but simply want a deep relaxing massage to revitalise. It is maintenance of the mind and body. A massage is a great way of staying out of trouble.
Do you ever do soft 'holistic' massage with whale songs and candles? Never
Is deep-tissue massage painful?
Throughout the massage you'll get moments when you feel ‘good pain’ – I always respect your tolerance for this kind of work. ‘No pain no gain’ is a nonsense.
Should I choose 55 minutes or 80 minutes?
In the shorter session I can work on one or two specific areas – back, neck and shoulders, for example. If you want me to work on both upper and lower body, it's best to book an 80-minute massage. Also, if you want a deep, relaxing full-body massage with some stretching, an 80-minute session is needed.
Do you use stretching in the massage?
Absolutely. I love stretching clients in ways they cannot stretch themselves – and they love it too.
Is massage good for everything?
No. I often refer clients to my colleague Radi, an exceptionally talented osteopath who works in Stoke Newington: 07871 373680. He also does sports massage.
How can I buy a massage as a gift for someone?
Just click on the link below – choose either a 55 minute or 80 minute massage. Let me know the address of the person you want to buy the gift for and I'll send them a card which serves as a voucher they can use within 3 months.
Do you offer discounts? I offer discounts to full-time students, members of the police force, frontline NHS nurses and others who need help to afford a treatment. I may ask you to come on a particular day and time and the discount must be agreed with me in advance.
Is there parking?
Why drive? The Tube and Overground station is just a few minutes away.