The Quiet Space Massage Therapy for Sports, Injury Recovery,
Pregnancy and General Well-being and Relaxation
Canary Wharf, East London

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Hello. My name is Annie and I have been providing Massage Therapy for Sport, Pregnancy, General Wellbeing and Reiki to those who work and live in Canary Wharf, The Docklands and East London for 20 years since July 2000. Before that I was based in New York where I originally completed my training. There is a lot of information on this site but most of what you need to know in order to make an appointment is right here on the home page.



How do you want to feel after your massage?

Energised? Relaxed? Focused? Centred? More Co-ordinated with an enhanced understanding of your body/self? Ready to take on the world? Ready for a good nights sleep? In less pain? Calmer? Or simply taking the opportunity for some controlled 'time out'
Or any combination of the above?! (Recent review comment - ‘refreshed’ like that description :)- )
There is a bespoke massage waiting just for you here with me at The Quiet Space.


Covid
Firstly: Please don’t worry. I will (with your co-operation) look after both of us to my very best ability, knowledge and personal integrity. Remember I also have to feel comfortable and safe and at ease in my treatment space, and I also have to take into consideration the physical, mental and emotional wellbeing of everyone as a collective whole and therefore apply a cautious approach to everyone without exception.

Just because the government has announced we can open, it does not mean everything is different. In my opinion with the measures listed here I could have remained open throughout the entire lockdown period without any concern. These measures have been thought through by me drawing on my experience with infection control. So regardless of the ‘next discovery’ or announcement this is how we could have proceeded and this is how we are going to proceed!

So.... I thought you might be interested in what I wear during your massage. For me it is a lot less cumbersome than what I have worn at times at the hospital so I will have no issues regarding my comfort and therefore no distraction and therefore for me a totally normal ability to focus on you during your appointment.

The government are currently recommending just a visor.. If we are considering the risk of direct interpersonal transmission: My decision on my mask visor set up is so that you can relax when face up and I can work freely on your neck and shoulders without your feeling any anxiety about our proximity. I will be wearing what you see as then I am not breathing directly down over you.


PROXIMITY
The average adult is obviously more than a metre in height... During your massage unlike a hairdresser..I will be mostly one metre plus away from your head and at least fifty percent of the time you will be face down.. Therefore with the mask and visor that is quite an obstacle course for an errant droplet to navigate for either of us..

Other issues to consider are the surfaces inside my treatment room that you will come in contact with and air quality.

AIR
My room is big, it has two windows taller than you! It also has enough room for several people to maintain a distance from each other. This is not a multi room spa with a tiny dark air conditioned/filtered treatment room. I don't do back to back appointments; I never have. I like to give time to my clients and I have always liked the room to 'rest' and become neutral again in between appointments. So considering the direct ventilation, the fact that it is just us and that I have complete control over the internal environment, the timing of my appointments and who I choose to take an appointment with.... I am feeling ok in my treatment room and am confident that you will too!

SURFACES
in general while all of the published knowledge is so ‘variable according to the latest political announcement’ I am maintaining my room with the same level of care and ingrained habitual awareness that I would when working in an operating theatre. I have made some small adjustments to the treatment room and incorporated and drawn on my hospital experience to make those changes. The changes will not be intrusive to you and for example; I have upgraded my surface wipes to the exact same brand I used in the NHS and changed to waterproof pillowcase liners and other couch accessories to be used under my normal linen. - No they dont make any rustle noises when you use them and you would not know unless I actually showed you. There is also a little more space for you to get changed and to place your watch and jewellery etc.


So between what I am wearing, the natural ventilation and whatever you will bring along (mask, visor, piece of material)
I hope and anticipate you will be able to relax and enjoy your massage and not worry about breathing!

I am looking forward to returning to The Quiet Space and offering you some time out from these “unprecedented times”

Copy and paste the link below to read latest summary of simply written information for the general public.

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/wuhan-novel-coronavirus-infection-prevention-and-control/transmission-characteristics-and-principles-of-infection-prevention-and-control

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This week and next current available appointments

Times are initially flexible while diary fills. The hours posted are based on 60 minute treatment times. If you do not see a time that suits just send a quick text or email as there are further options not listed to accommodate 30 and 90 minute appointments.

You are welcome to send an email or text requesting to be contacted for a possible appointment when I re-open. I hope in the meantime the information provided on this home page is helpful to you in making that decision!




Limited appointments available from Monday.

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Regarding Covid Disclaimers:
More relevant with spas and gyms with numerous rooms and employees but I am beginning to see examples circulating online of what we are supposed to do being circulated... nothing new really in terms of my getting to know you during an intake.. As you can see from reviews my intake has always been thorough.

I am waiting for any direct instruction from the government regarding this.
In my case it will be most relevant in doing my best to inhibit spread and transmission by taking into account any government required monitoring.

On your side: Please don't be shy about asking me any questions at all ahead of your appointment I will not be offended in any way. The Quiet Space is and always has been a place where it is safe to be how and who you are and a place to gain education and self knowledge and empowerment.

Simple requirements:
Call me when you arrive entrance of Cannon Workshops. I will come and escort you. (Nothing new there as most people get lost on arrival to the workshops).
Bring a comfortable face covering.
If you have particular anxieties or questions I am happy to go through these with you at the time you are requesting your appointment.

HOW TO BOOK

1.Send a quick text to 07939026830 or email via contact form with request.

2 You will get a very prompt response from me personally. (The only consideration to this being that I may be engaged in a treatment or if it is the middle of the night.. asleep!)

3. You can pay online using the paypal link or in person at time of appointment using cash or by debit credit card using my Sum Up terminal.








Appointment Fees






Postcode E14 4AS Scroll further down page for more detailed location directions.

FREE PARKING is available during your appointment time. See map and appointments page for full directions. I will need your car make, colour and reg as the parking permit system is camera and licence plate recognition controlled.

Nearest DLR/Tube: Canary Wharf, West India Quay, Westferry London E14

Bus: D3, D8, D7, 277, 135, D6

Cycling The treatment room can easily accomadate your bike.

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Reviews

I feel that your experience here at The Quiet Space should be confidential. A massage therapy appointment is a highly individualised and deeply personal experience for you. For me to work with you with full integrity, ‘hold the space‘ for what unfolds sometimes as long held tensions release and then for you to unravel or revisit what life has thrown your way requires trust on both sides and not one eye on the potential ‘star rating’

However as I also practice in another venue and with App referrals where they encourage reviews. I have placed the most recent of these below. Please note I do not ever request my fully private QS clients to write reviews.

All of the below reviews are published by the app anonymously.


Week of 09/02/2020
yesterday
Massage Therapy (30 min)

Annie was amazing, very caring and helpful. Will definitely come back!

Week of 02/02/2020
4 days ago

Massage Therapy (30 min)

Impressed with this therapy session, expected just a standard massage but this was far better and more like a treatment where you benefit from the knowledge and experience of the practitioner. Saved me. Will be back.


Week of 02/02/2020
4 days ago

Massage Therapy (30 min)

Great massage. Annie takes the time to get to know her clients and determine how to make the massage benefit them best.

Week of 26/01/2020
1 day ago

Massage Therapy (30 min)

One of the best massages I’ve ever had
5 days ago

Massage Therapy (30 min)

Annie is awesome. Thoroughly recommend. Will be back.
Week of 19/01/2020
1 week ago


Massage Therapy (30 min)

Excellent..would definitely come back!
4 days ago

Massage Therapy (30 min)

Annie is amazing. Very patient in explaining her massage approach and answer any questions that I have. I feel a lot better after the session!


Massage Therapy (30 min)

I feel that Annie is a master and definitely above the level of any massage therapists I’ve visited. She listens to what your body needs and simply adjusts what the session should contain. My body felt so refreshed after only 30 mins!
Week of 05/01/2020
3 days ago

Massage Therapy (30 min)

Had a great massage. Masseuse didn’t catch her name was very considerate and did a lot in the short period of time. Pleasant ambience. Nicely presented. Be sure to know where you are going first.
5 days ago

Massage Therapy (30 min)

One of the best massages I have had. Her 20 years experience really make her good at what she’s doing , it was amazing. She knows how to fix my tension within 30mins
1 week ago

Massage Therapy (30 min)

Amazing therapist who does this work for passion. Highly recommended

Massage with Anne
Most valuable massage experience I have ever had! Anne is incredibly knowledgable and was able to instantly map out my problem areas and to provide me with actionable advice on how to alter my day-to-day behaviour to reduce pain and aches in my back. In addition, the massage provided instant relief to my body which is under constant abuse from office work combined with an irregular, but at times very intense, exercise routine. I was hoping for a 30 minute massage that would, at best, make me feel a little more relaxed but this appointment truly exceeded my expectations and I would strongly recommend anyone to book an appointment with Anne. Thank you!

Massage with Anne
"I can honestly say this was the best massage I’ve had in a very long time. I’ve got a spinal fusion and Anne really helped relieve the pain and tension in my back, something that no physiotherapist or masseuse has ever been able to do in the past. Thanks Anne I will definitely be back for a longer session"

Week of 08/12/2019




Massage Therapy (30 min)
Anne is very thorough with the consultation and makes sure to really understand your needs and give you the best possible experience - she’s very very knowledgeable and I’ll definitely go back ! I was so tight after some tough weeks between work and classes and my muscles now feel definitely relieved! Thanks

Massage Therapy (30 min)
I had a great experience. Anne was knowledgeable and considerate and tailored the session to my personal needs. I’ll be returning regularly

Reiki (60 min)
I came in feeling mentally and spiritually completely drained and messed up. I left feeling reborn ahha :)
Week of 10/11/2019


Reiki (60 min)
This was my first reiki experience. Annie took the time to guide me through And answer questions afterwards. Very unique experience And highly recommended.

Massage Therapy (30 min)
This mornings session was fab, Anna really knows her stuff and has helped my shoulder heaps and just within half an hour. Will definitely be returning for more sessions.

Reiki (60 min)
Lovely, warm therapist with magic hands. I’d highly recommend her!

Massage Therapy (30 min)
Fantastic first time massage experience, so wonderful and relaxing - just what I needed. Annie was wonderful and so attentive. Takes a really personalised approach to your massage with time before and after to talk it through. Thank you Annie! Look forward to booking another massage soon!


Massage Therapy (30 min)
Fantastic massage . Anne was very welcoming , understanding and knowledgeable. She took her time with the treatment and after suggested stretches that could work for my needs . Highly recommend !


Massage Therapy (30 min)
Incredible. Best massage I had in ages! Couldn't recommend enough. Do make sure to give yourself time for the pre-treatment discussion.

QUALITY:- Fantastic massage - "best in many a year. Thank you!"

Excellent! Quality -" Anne was very professional, understanding and had a lot of experience. Would not hesitate to rebook!"



A little information about my training and experience.

My original training was at The Swedish Institute in Manhattan USA in 1998.
On graduation from The Swedish institute we were qualified to and expected to apply our skills as required with sport and injuries, with pregnancy or medical conditions both in our private practice and when working in collaboration with chiropractors, in hospitals or with medical insurance companies

I have training, qualifications and have practiced in Shiatsu and five element theory and Dr.Vodder Lymphatic Drainage but I do not offer them anymore as standalone therapies as I have always focused on massage therapy.

I have also been Reiki attuned since 2000 and am currently undergoing a very traditional albeit long distance apprenticeship in Reiki master with my original teacher who lives and practices in New York. We are of the Usui lineage and our branch or lineage is comprised of six prior masters.

For a period of time from 2009-2019 I worked within the NHS and so I operated The Quiet Space in my free time. It took a long time to extricate myself from the nursing role despite always knowing for most of those years that if for example I had ever won the lottery and did not need to work I would have quit the nursing in the very next heartbeat - but would have been totally bereft if I could not be a massage therapist anymore! It was very fulfilling to take care of acutely and seriously unwell patients, an honour and a privilege, I liked and admired many of my colleagues and often felt very proud to be part of some of the experiences, but the management and politics totally drove me away. I finally managed it and have been back full time with my true vocation since November 2019. Working as a therapist I can bring all of my care and knowledge and after 20 years I can tell you that the process of your self discovery and ability to continue to develop your potential is a lifetimes work. You are comprised of layer upon layer upon layer. of habits, levels of awareness . .. It is never the same never a routine unless of course that is what you want. It is never about what I want for you. I see everything but what is important is what you see and feel. As years and expertise are gained the therapist is able to truly set aside their own agenda and it is never about me, only about you!

Interesting link to current medical research on reiki


You are always welcome to call me or email enquiries prior to making an appointment at The Quiet Space.

If you have free time and want to read more about the numerous benefits of massage or more about my background it is all available to you on other pages.

Please click on any of the links for a description of what to expect and an outline of some of the potential benefits. I have focused on outlining the actual potential benefits for you from each massage rather than an educational anatomy and physiology approach. Feel free to email me any questions though and I will be happy to respond.

MASSAGE THERAPY, for
SPORTS, EXERCISE AND INJURY RECOVERY,
PREGNANCY ,
POST NATAL,
GENERAL HEALTH AND WELLBEING,
MASSAGE THERAPY FOR MEDICAL CONDITIONS,
MASSAGE FOR YOGA ENTHUSIASTS,
REIKI,
read about massage and its benefits , (external link)



Your massage here at The Quiet Space



I am a completely independant practitioner therefore I can be flexible and take the time and approach that we need to complete a treatment with you as the individual that you are. I am also free to give you appropriate recomendations and advice and referrals to others who may be better placed to help you or complement our work together.

The ‘type’ of massage we will engage with during your appointment will be structured according to our discussion and will take fully into account your desired outcome together with my assessment in how to achieve that for you within either a one off session, several or long term series of appointments.

If you want to ask me something the next day or later at any time in the future you can easily contact me without going through a booking agent or receptionist.

I value your right to privacy and have never liked a conveyor belt approach to treating people. There won’t be someone else here when you arrive and another sitting outside when you leave. Therefore if we need a few extra minutes we can take them at no extra charge, if you are on a tight schedule we can accomadate that. (To facilitate all of this it is therefore very important both for me and for your maximum benefit also that you arrive on time for your appointment).



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PREGNANCY MASSAGE

It is possible to enjoy and benefit from an ante natal massage at any time during your pregnancy. Post natal massage to relax and rejuvenate is also highly beneficial.

I was just thinking that the 'baby' of the first 'mother to be' that I gave a massage to would now be 20 years old!



Location directions.

My treatment room is located within the Grade 2 Listed buildings of The Cannon Workshops on Hertsmere Road just off West India Quay.
Post code is E14 4AS. See map on side bar.

It is a 5 minute walk from Cabot Square.
Cross over the pedestrian bridge onto The West India Quay; turn left as you come off the bridge and you will see The Cannon Workshops ahead of you facing the end of the quay. (The water is now on your left and the bars and restaurants are on your right and The cannon Workshops will be visible straight ahead of you once you pass The Docklands museum.)
West India Quay DLR is three minutes walk along the quayside same as above.
Westferry DLR is five minutes walk.
See photo images of directions on the appointments page if still unsure.

If you are driving we are fortunate that you may park for free during your appointment inside The Cannon Workshops Courtyard.

If cycling my treatment room can easily accommodate your bicycle.



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SPORTS MASSAGE

There is a lot of Sports massage available in Canary Wharf and E14...So is a sports and injury massage at The Quiet Space relevant to you?
We all have numerous imbalances in our bodies that normally pass unnoticed until we begin to challenge ourselves physically beyond normal activities. Whether that change is because of an increase in the weights you are lifting, a technique improvement, stamina or flexibility training or simply pain and discomfort from prolonged sitting at a desk; a long day in high heels; a stint in the garden or moving furniture! We will discuss your goals or issues and I will work towards those goals with you to improve coordination and ‘skill’, develop the awareness in your habitual movements and release the power of your muscles regardless of which sport or activity you are currently engaged in while you are in the relaxed environment of a massage. Read more



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Does this image remind you of anyone?!

Massage can help alleviate the aches, reset your muscles and develop a better posture. So while you are in the position... and if your neck and shoulders are actually aching a little now or you are noticing that your head is very far forward of your shoulders...think about texting for some APPOINTMENTS to see how beneficial it can be!



Never had a therapeutic massage before?!

I wrote the text featured at the bottom of the page titled ‘Thoughts on Massage’ way back in 2000 when I first returned to London. 19 Years ago skilled therapeutic massage was not really so widely available in London and generally people were less well educated about the benefits.
Times and attitudes have certainly changed and massage therapy clients are now familiar with concepts of deep tissue, trigger point, sport massage and so forth. However the words I wrote below when still relatively inexperienced still hold true and apply in some way to every type of massage whether it be sport, deep tissue, general relaxation, remedial or pregnancy or any other description currently in vogue!

THOUGHTS ON MASSAGE

Dear Body and Mind

When you are tense your muscles are literally squeezing you internally, inhibiting the free flow of energy.
You can think of this energy as blood circulation; nerve impulses; ideas; openness; enthusiasm and a zest for life...a general sense of wellbeing...the resilience of your immune system.

Easing of this tension with the help of massage can assist in enhancing the energy you have for your daily activities, how you relate to the people in your life and of course your general health.

A massage using a deep tissue approach, but applied with skill and a soothing sensitivity; is not only deeply relaxing at the time; but can also be highly beneficial in managing various medical conditions, an aid to exercise programs and assist in speedier recovery from injuries.

Quite impressive for a one hour relaxing experience!

Yours faithfully
Annie



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