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. Welcome to The Quiet Space.

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 over 21 years since July 2000. Before that I was based in New York where I originally completed my Massage Therapy training.

Most of what you need to know about The Quiet Space in order to decide is right here on the home page. I have put some reviews, a bit about me, a bit about the therapies... direct links to email or appointments and so forth. It is a bit repetitive but that is because people skim read and some of you cannot even read the location directions... and have to call for ‘search and rescue’ when you arrive at the workshops! 🤗

There is a lot of text on other pages on this site - but then you and your body are an encyclopaedic topic..! I will be overhauling the web site gradually.. In the meantime plough on through if you have the urge to as there is a lot of decent info written in everyday language on which to form an opinion of potential benefit to you in making an appointment here!

Yes, many (none?!) of the photos on the web pages do not look very 'slick' or 'professional'. This is because they have been taken at The Quiet Space over the past twenty one years..

The Quiet Space instagram and facebook pages, provide a little more personal background, give an insight into ethos etc. (Don’t judge🤗!). The web site is about you and therefore remains the most formal and up to date regarding any matter directly related to The Quiet Space and you.


On other pages I have focused on outlining in everyday language the actual potential benefits for you from each ‘type’ of massage rather than an educational anatomy and physiology approach.

I invite you to remember you are not a ‘text book’. You are a complex individual and I have not cut and paste what others have to say on any topic; only drawn on my observations and experience over the years to give a realistic insight into how you may benefit from your massage therapy.. So you are not going to find an ‘owners manual’ to the body!

Regarding formal standard anatomy and physiology: Once you are with me I can discuss issues with you that are relevant and pertinent to you. I will also be able to point you to good reliable sources of information or give you suggestions for other options if they will serve you better and more expediently. Until then lets keep it simple.

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Updated from from Tuesday 27th September at 18:00

WEDNESDAY Flexible during the day until 6pm
THURSDAY Currently no available appointments after 11am.
FRIDAY No available except 7pm. (Late evening are appointments for pre existing clients only)
SATURDAY Flexible times 9-12.30 and after 4pm
SUNDAY Despite Marathon lock in I am here early in the day.
MONDAY Flexible until 5.30pm
TUESDAY Flexible


Hours in general are between 8am-9pm spread variably over the week.

Once you make the appointment. I confirm it, the time is yours and I do not change it unless you request.

Timings are bespoke and not necessarily on the hour etc. I organise the week around booking requests and my own schedules. Therefore the info above is a 7 day calendar which is amended regularly but it is more of a guide and indication really for first time clients. Plans can change, bookings are made, timing requests come in..cancellations happen…that is why the guide is a general indication.

I encourage everyone to just text or email and ask! Email. Expect a response within one hour mostly, frequently immediate. If you wish to discuss ahead of making an appointment you will always need to text, email or leave a message. There is definitely no obligation or commitment in making an enquiry and I am happy to act as a resource and provide advice for you. Please note that I do not operate a marketing mailing list. Your email address is used by me for arranging appointments and answering queries not covered on the web pages.

Contact: My phone, just like most people’s is never far from sight. (Except during your appointment when it is most definitely off!). Request for an appointment via the click on buttons at the top of page or Email via contact form. The phone usually goes straight to voicemail so there is no advantage to calling.

When texting please write as you would in an email. Name phone number and briefly why you want an appointment as this helps screen out any inappropriate messages). Shielded numbers with no names do not get a response.

Appointments here especially during the pandemic are not taken closely together. This attitude and policy allows time both to air out the room and then of course reheat it.. and as a matter of fact is something I always have done…. I value your right to privacy. I also like the room to ‘rest’ and clear energetically in between appointments. There never was one person inside when you arrived and another sitting outside when you would leave…That is just not me. Of course since 2020, the freedom to really ensure your physical wellbeing ahead of a larger organisations financial wellbeing..has been one of the very nice benefits to being personally minute by minute being in control of my schedule.

One important clarification. If you are late for your appointment it will definitely not over run its scheduled time. Making any extra time for you at no extra charge is a decision that is made during your appointment. Punctuality is a non negotiable requirement to becoming a regular client at The Quiet Space. No chaos; we do calm focus and I aim to make the very best use of the time you have invested in yourself.


Can be made by

CASH in person at time of appointment.

DEBIT AND CREDIT CARDS using my SUM UP terminal which accepts.
VISA, MASTERCARD, AMERICAN EXPRESS, DINERS CLUB INTERNATIONAL, UNION PAY, DISCOVER, G PAY and APPLE PAY an immediate receipt of which is sent to you via your choice of text or email.

PAYPAL There is a paypal link rarely used and mainly for those who live overseas or outside of London paying for a friend or loved one. For all in person appointments and due to this Covid situation, it is preferable that you pay at the time of your appointment to avoid any complications should you subsequently need to cancel.

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


I believe there is something here for everyone and aim to provide a valuable experience which is worth both your time and your money. 30 minute appointments relate to time on the table not actual time spent here.

Cash Payments
£35 (30 mins) *See reviews for what is achievable in just 30 minutes!
£70 (1 hour)
£90 (1.5 hours)
Reiki £55 (1 hour)

Card Payments
£36 (30 mins)
£71.50 (1 hour)
£92 (1.5 hours)
Reiki £56 (1 hour)
Reiki distant Healing £25 (30 mins)

I have made some packages available as a way of giving you a bit of a nudge towards committing to looking after yourself and exploring what regular massage can do for you. My regular clients already know that when able I am generous with my time and genuinely interested in their wellbeing..

Packages of 3 massages (Card Payment). You are very welcome to share your massages with friends, parters, colleagues and family.
Please see terms and conditions below
£105.00 (30 mins)
£195.00 (60mins)
£270.00 (90 mins)

Packages of 5 massages (Card Payment) Again you are very welcome to share your massages. Please see terms of purchase below.
£170.00 (30 mins)
£320.00 (60 mins)
£440.00 (90 mins)

Payment to be made in person at time of appointment. Please do take note that all card payment advance payment packages will strictly expire within 90 days from purchase date with NO exemptions. As they are purchased at time of appointment there are NO refunds available on any outstanding balance.

However you are very welcome to pass along your massage time to a friend or colleague should life throw other plans at you and you find yourself unable to complete your massages within the 90 days. Simply notify me and the name and contact details of your ‘nomine(s)’ Massages are to be taken as purchased; meaning you cannot split a 90 minute massage into shorter times.

If passing along unused massages; Again the massages expiry times still remains the same as the original purchase date. There is no extension under any circumstance or any condition beyond the original 90 day date written on the card.
I got some cards printed they look like this. (Not asking you to print this page!)

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Biomechanics -‘fixing shoulders etc are mostly what prompts a new appointment with those wanting a ‘quick fix’ and a reset. Which is fine by me and I am happy to help with that. Do consider though that the benefits to you of massage are really multi dimensional.

The power of and the potential of body work has seemed to be lost in the pile it high sell it cheap approach to ‘getting a massage’ nowadays. Obviously I cannot totally predict an outcome for you as that is dependant on many variables.. but after all these years I definitely can construct the massage around an intended outcome for you as an individual and how you are presenting on that day at that time that week and with your schedule…So ask.. and understand that the pre massage chat and intake is for me the most important part of the appointment.

So…How do you want to feel generally after your massage?


Or do you simply /primarily want to take the opportunity for some controlled 'time out'
(Recent review comment - ‘refreshed’ I liked that description 😇

There is a bespoke massage waiting just for you here with me at The Quiet Space. Make an appointment


Regarding reviews, I had held off for literally decades on posting testimonials because I feel that your experience here at The Quiet Space should be completely confidential.

All of the below reviews are independently verifiable on Google which is where I found them myself. They have not been edited by me. They are from people who I never met before and who came for 30 minute massages.

I will admit they are very nice to read, cheer me up when bookings are low because I am rubbish at self promotion and marketing and I accept they help people make a decision.. but please keep in mind that you are here for you; not to file a report for others with totally different needs, history and goals.

On my side, I really do not want to be thinking about what you are going to publish to the world when working with you as then we cannot be trusting open and honest with each other with your best interests as the priority right from day one. Trust, albeit is sometimes engendered rapidly is in reality a slow process that evolves within multiple encounters and it is then that it produces the best results!

Lastly if you really think about it, how crazy is that really if you are laying there on a massage table running some kind of internal comparative dialogue about what someone else ‘said’ about something that may or may not have happened to them in the past and comparing that against YOUR experience?!

Week of 31/10/2021

Massage Therapy (60 mins)
Such an amazing massage! Definitely will be back for more!

Week of 10/10/2021
Reiki (60 min)
Amazing and powerful experience - highly recommend

Week of 27/09/2020
Massage Therapy (30 min)

Massage Therapy (30 min)
Anne made me feel very welcome and comfortable. Really dug into what my issues were in order to best assist them. Can definitely see myself returning!

Week of 09/08/2020

Massage Therapy (30 min)
Lovely massage with lovely therapist in a lovely setting! Such good value. Will definitely be coming back again

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

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

Week of 02/02/2020

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)

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

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

Massage Therapy (30 min)

One of the best massages I’ve ever had

Massage Therapy (30 min)

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

Massage Therapy (30 min)

Excellent..would definitely come back!

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

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 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!"

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Consider that you have the whole internet to resource what massage can do for ‘everybody’ but only yourself to know, discover or experience what it can do for you.... at this time,. There are literally thousands of nuances from a multitude of perspectives ranging from the physical through to mental and emotional each and every visit and indeed within each session. A massage therapy appointment is a highly individualised experience - for you. For me to work with you with full integrity; for us to explore what unfolds sometimes as long held tensions release and you unravel or revisit what life has thrown your way requires trust on both sides and not one eye on the potential ‘star rating’.

Instead of the reviews..Try trusting the connection between your conscious and subconscious mind that is still scanning through this website and has maybe recognised that there is something here for you at The Quiet Space.


As mentioned above your massage here at The Quiet Space is not a generic ‘commodity’. It is an investment in your health and wellbeing! I hope you choose to come to me for the experience, knowledge and care that I can provide and facilitate for you.

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.

So by 'type' I do not just mean Sports Massage, Wellbeing. Ante Natal etc. We are discussing you and your goals and aims not ordering a product off the internet!

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

read about massage and its benefits , (external link)
Curious/cynical about Reiki? Copy the link below; it will take you to another nhs related article this time written by an anaesthetist.



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 continued with my massage therapy practice at The Quiet Space in my free time. 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.

However, I always did know 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 still took a long time to extricate myself from the nursing role. I finally managed it in November 2019 and was completely satisfied with the decision until Covid. I am currently still retaining my registration as a nurse but my focus now is solely on The Quiet Space and my original and true vocation as a therapist.

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.


Wouldn’t it be wonderful if all you had to do was lay down on my massage table and acquire these attributes! That is so not going to magically happen! This is a massage (various methodology aside, it is not a training session and there is plenty of work to be done within the massage ‘just’ massaging, trust me on that one!

Any physical endeavour is a combination of strength, coordination and flexibility.. Skilled massage...can help you discover self limiting patterns and habitual responses and to begin to change them. The change and work still lies with you. The massage is an opportunity to become more aware and sensitive to yourself.

For the less ‘muscle bound’ feeling good and at ease in your body sends a positive message to your brain and therefore your mind state.


We will discuss your goals or issues and I will work towards those goals with you to improve coordination and ‘skill’, developing the awareness in your habitual movements will release more power from your muscles regardless of which sport or activity you are currently engaged in while you are in the relaxed environment of a massage.

First of all you do not have to be a pro athlete for me to work with you!

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The 'baby' of the first 'mother to be' that I gave a massage to at The Quiet Space would now be 21years old! The first one ever, closer to 25...
February 22 update. Met the first one of those QS ‘ babies’ for a massage; now am awaiting the first Ante Natal massage with one; unlikely in this transient E14 population but you never know!

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. Email

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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.

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.

My room is found by entering the doorway ‘INSIDE’ the actual archway. Most people just don’t notice it and walk straight past it and into the courtyard!

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.


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. 20 Years ago skilled therapeutic massage was not really so widely available in London and generally people were less well educated about the benefits.

In any case, 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 20 years ago 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!


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

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