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!

PHOTOS ON THIS WEBSITE
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..

iINSTAGRAM AND FACEBOOK PAGES
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.



REAL LIFE RELATABLE BENEFITS

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. Because that gives more scope to describe the multi-dimensional affect that massage can have.

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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THIS WEEK’S GENERALLY AVAILABLE APPOINTMENT TIMES

Updated from from SATURDAY 3rd December
(Availability can change and I cannot always update this section immediately, this is mostly because people are not as prompt on confirming as I am!)


SUNDAYFlexible
MONDAY From 1pm-3pm and from 5.30pm
TUESDAY From 1pm
WEDNESDAY 10am-6.30pm
THURSDAY From 1pm
FRIDAY Flexible
SATURDAY Flexible

HOW IT WORKS

What I have outlined below sounds complicated when it is written down but is perfectly straightforward really as I am not seeing crowds of people every week!

Phone always goes to voice mail. All appointments are arranged by text or email.

When you first enquire I always respond promptly. Don’t ask me what is free; ask me for the time and day you want. If it is free I will immediately put the time aside for you, reply to your message to say the time is available and offer you the appointment. When and if you reply… I confirm it.


MORE DETAILS FOR THOSE WHO NEED THEM🤗

After my first response, I do not ever press for confirmation from you (unless someone else also wants the time), because I appreciate and understand that you have your own schedule to organise before you get back to me or you may have changed your mind etc.

If someone else does also subsequently want the same time and I haven’t heard from you since you enquired, I will; if it has been less than a day or so contact you first to give you the opportunity to confirm with me. There will then be a timeframe within which you can reply.

Therefore my reserving and offering you the time for you to agree to is not the same as a confirmation. Until I hear back from you that yes you will take the time and I write ‘confirmed’ to you it is not confirmed.

(Remember that I am always happy to respond to enquiries personal to your suitability for an appointment that are not generally covered on the web page; act as resource for advice etc)


CANCELLATIONS and ARRIVING LATE
Of course you can cancel!

Late cancelling however is never good for me though and so you don’t get many opportunities to do that…

‘No shows’ are a total rarity, I can’t actually remember so think there has been just one or two in the past twenty years.

If you don’t show and don’t call or if you arrive late first time and then go on to make a habit of lateness I simply don’t take any more appointments from you.🙂



FEES

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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YOUR SPORTS, ANTE NATAL, POST NATAL, GENERAL RELAXATION MASSAGE ETC ETC ETC…

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?

ENERGISED? RELAXED? MENTALLY FOCUSED? ‘CENTRED’? MORE COORDINATED? READY TO TAKE ON THE WORLD? READY FOR A GOOD NIGHT’S SLEEP? IN LESS PAIN? CALMER?

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



REVIEWS

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 reviews here and on the Review Page 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 many of whom came for 30 minute massages.

I will admit they are very nice to read, 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.

As the reviews on the other page testify quite uniformly, this is not a standardised one size, one technique experience. Wanting what someone else seemed to have got is yet another boundary to actually getting and receiving what you want and need. You are not them, they are not you.




Very unique and amazing experience - Annie is like a muscle whisperer, she knows exactly how to fix the most tense corners and knots! Very customised, not your standard buffet spa. Had a great experience and highly recommend

Great experience! Annie is an experienced and wise therapist. She listens to your needs and tries to find the way to really help you. It is not like the random therapist that you could find online. Really recommend her to anyone looking to improve their general well-being.

She probably could have told me what I had for breakfast based on some miniscule detail. Very impressive stuff!

She was professional, friendly and informative throughout. I would highly recommend The Quiet Space.

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)
Amazing!


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

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)



MORE ABOUT YOUR MASSAGE HERE 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.


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)
Curious/cynical about Reiki? Copy the link below; it will take you to another nhs related article this time written by an anaesthetist.
https://reikirays.com/19023/my-experience-of-healing-in-the-nhs/


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MINI BIOGRAPHY

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.



STRENGTH COORDINATION AND FLEXIBILITY

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.



SPORTS MASSAGE

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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PREGNANCY MASSAGE

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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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.

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.



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. 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!

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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