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 your quiet space. There is a lot of information on this site - probably too much but then you and your body are an encyclopaedic topic..!

Most of what you need to know in order to make an appointment 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.

Many of the photos do not look very 'slick' or 'professional'. This is because they have been taken at The Quiet Space over the past twenty years.. Honesty over image. Likewise this is a place for you to be you. (The photo above though is new-not 20 years ago!)

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.


Covid.
If you would like information on Covid precautions which are quite simple and uncomplicated in a small venue like mine I have dedicated a whole page to them going into every detail of what I am doing for both of our wellbeing. You are of course welcome to Email as well after you have read that but it is very comprehensive and bespoke to this environment. On the facebook for The Quiet Space which is a bit of a lighthearted look at Massage Therapy and Reiki benefits I also did one serious post detailing statistics from ONS and also on ‘underlying health issues referred to frequently in the media.



Thursday 15th October.
The Quiet Space remains open as normal.



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This week’s generally available appointment times

First time? Hours in general are between 8am-9pm spread variably over the week (pre 8am appointments available during summer months!) and vary according to bookings that are made and my own schedules.

The info below is amended regularly. A booking app does not work for me. Email works very promptly and is bespoke to you! It is a 7 days rolling calendar but of course you can book further ahead. Please note I do not operate a mailing list. Your email address is used by me for arranging appointments and answering queries not covered on the pages .

Been here before? Just send me an email/text identify yourself and we will arrange.



Updated on Monday 26th October at 6.15pm
TUESDAY Flexible up to 6pm finish
WEDNESDAY Flexible 6pm Finish
THURSDAY Flexible 6pm Finish
FRIDAY Flexible
SATURDAY Flexible
SUNDAY Flexible
MONDAY Flexible


As the timing is individually agreed with you by me rather than a booking app.... Any specific times that are posted are based on 60 minute treatment times. If you do not see a time that suits write via text or email as there are further options not listed to accommodate 30 and 90 minute appointments. Email


HOW TO BOOK

1Request via text to 07939026830 or Email via contact form.

2 You will get a very prompt response from me personally. Keep in mind that I may be engaged in a treatment but potentially I could actually be free within the next hour to take an appointment. It is always worth leaving a message. There is no obligation or commitment in making an enquiry.

Generally regarding contact:The majority of us have our phone as a constant and I am no different. As it is just me the phone is set to voicemail so if you wish to discuss ahead of making an appointment you will always need to text, email or leave a message.
(When texting please write as you would in an email. Name phone number where you got The Quiet Space details and why you want an appointment)

3 You can pay:

-in person at time of appointment using CASH

-online using the PAYPAL link on appointments page

- by debit credit card 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.

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.



How do you want to feel after your sports, ante natal or wellbeing massage?

Aside from the basics of tight neck and shoulder muscles etc..
ENERGISED?
RELAXED?
MENTALLY FOCUSED?
‘CENTRED’?
MORE COORDINATED with an enhanced understanding of your body/self?
READY TO TAKE ON THE WORLD?
READY FOR A GOOD NIGHT’S 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 :)- )

The true benefits to you of massage are multi dimensional. Biomechanics -fixing shoulders,, tight muscles etc are mostly the easy part to sort, how we manage to achieve it is why clients return again and again. There is a bespoke massage waiting just for you here with me at The Quiet Space. Make an appointment



Real life relatable benefits.

Please click on any of the links further down this long page 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.

Remember you are not a ‘text book’ but an 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...

Once you are with me I can point you to good reliable sources of information, until then lets keep it simple and focused on you and your daily life.

Feel free to email me any questions though after skimming through as there is a lot of verbiage there due to the encyclopaedic topic...and I will be happy to respond.




Fees.

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.

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Reviews

Regarding reviews, I have reluctantly begun to join in and include them.

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

A massage therapy appointment is a highly individualised 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’.

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.

What you can consider though is that the part of your brain function called your mind has led you here to read this web site so likely there is something here for you. I hope you find the reviews reassuring in trusting your own instincts!

All of the below reviews are published by a referral app that I work with and are published anonymously by them on google. They have not been edited by me. There are now also other direct and once again unsolicited reviews that have been written and posted on google. I will admit they are very nice to read and I accept they help people make a decision.. but again please keep in mind that you are here for you not to file a report for others with totally different needs, history and goals. That is not what I want to be thinking about 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 is a slow process that produces the best results!




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


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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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.

A 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!

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/

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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A little bit of information about me

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.



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Strength, Co-ordination and Flexibility

Skill is a combination of all of the above. Also consider that flexibility is also adaptability. Flexibility is not just about stretching your hamstrings...it is about your muscles ability to adapt and react using different co-ordination patterns to achieve the same result...Skilled massage...can help you discover self limiting patterns and habitual responses and to begin to change them.



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?

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

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



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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.



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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!
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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.

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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