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 since July 2000. 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.
My treatment room is located within the Grade 2 Listed buildings of The Cannon Workshops on Hertsmere Road just off West India Quay.
Walking From Canary Wharf? It is a pleasant 5 minute walk from Cabot Square. Just cross over the bridge onto The West India Quay; look to your left as you come off the bridge and you will see The Cannon Workshops ahead of you facing the end of the quay. West India Quay DLR is three minutes walk, Westferry DLR is five minutes walk. See photo images of directions on the appointments page.
If you are driving we are fortunate that you may park for free during your appointment inside The Cannon Workshops Courtyard.
Starting soon Set yourself up for the day. Early morning appointments from 7am available by request.
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
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. You wont be the seventh massage I have done that day and there wont be someone else there 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. (So it is very important to me and for your maximum benefit also that you arrive on time for your appointment).
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.
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.
This week's current available appointments.
* Massage Therapy and Reiki appointment times for upcoming two weeks are regularly updated on the APPOINTMENTS, page.
You are always welcome to text or email in case this has changed and yet to be updated. This week is quite limited. Next week is currently much better
WEDNESDAY 6.45pm, 8.15pm
THURSDAY Flexible 9am-1pm and 7-9pm
SATURDAY From 12noon (Please email: appointments schedule is initially constructed flexibly around booking requests)
SUNDAY (Please email: appointments schedule is always initially constructed flexibly around booking requests) current availability 8.30am and then from 1.30pm onwards.
PAYING FOR YOUR APPOINTMENT
You can use any of the options below to pay for your appointment. If you want to utilise the PayPal button
please wait for confirmation from me that the time is still available before any advance payment is made. I am currently researching the various app. options for online booking and payments. If I can find one that is really suitable for massage therapy and secure I will incorporate it into the options. In the meantime you can pay by:
1. Cash payment at time of your appointment.
2. Most credit/debit cards: Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Union Pay, Diners Club, Discover /contactless and Google or Applepay at the time of your appointment. I use Sum Up which can be found at the till at many small businesses, cafes and salons.
3. There is the paypal link on this website. (Please confirm with me first that the time is available if paying via paypal. I can normally respond to enquiries within a two hour time frame.)
Payment by debit/credit or via PayPal does incur a small additional charge to cover the processing fees charged by PayPal and SumUp.
New Advance Payment packages of three or five massages (valid for three months duration now available). To be purchased in person at time of appointment. See appointments page for more information.
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,
GENERAL HEALTH AND WELLBEING,
MASSAGE THERAPY FOR MEDICAL CONDITIONS,
MASSAGE FOR YOGA ENTHUSIASTS,
read about massage and its benefits , (external link)
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.
I feel that your experience here at The Quiet Space should be highly personal and confidential. Unusual it would seem today while everyone is publishing everything on Social Media but I am adverse to any hint of a breach of confidentiality in which someone may be recognised no matter how indirectly. Over the years -other than the ‘intrepid few’ - most people have found their way here via personal recommendations and referrals. A truly unique and bespoke massage experience though is exactly that: A truly unique experience not relevent to anyone other than you on that day at that time specifically for how you are on that day!
However as I also practice in another venue where they encourage reviews. I have placed the most recent of these below. Please note I do not request my QS clients to write reviews.
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"
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!"
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!
We all have numerous imbalances in our bodies that normally pass unnoticed until we begin to challenge ourselves physically beyond normal activities. Whether that be 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! Read more
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!
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!
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!