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 massage was not really so widely available and generally people were less well educated about the benefits. I was also concerned about the kind of responses I might get from the leaflet I was distributing around Mayfair promoting massage with just a mobile phone number !
Times and attitudes have certainly changed and our clients are now familiar with concepts of deep tissue, trigger point, sport massage and so forth, but the words below 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!
In my original training at The Swedish Institute in Manhattan NYC. USA, every type of methodology was taught. Graduates from The Swedish institute in New York City were equipped to work in collaboration with chiropractors or medical insurance companies, with sport and injuries , with pregnancy or medical conditions and to utilise all deep tissue methodologies. It was all considered part of the basic full time five days per week year long training. Graduates were expected to apply their skills as required. My work as a therapist this past twenty years has always reflected this and your massage is guided by what I discover during your massage.
It is your body and you are still a unique individual and that is how I treat you.
*Each week's Massage Therapy and Reiki appointment times are regularly updated on the appointments, page. As a general guide for this week Please see below
FRIDAY Please email
SATURDAY 9am-2pm flexible start times
SUNDAY 9am-11am flexible start times
The Quiet Space has 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. It is located within the historic Cannon Workshops, a 5 minute walk from Cabot Square over the bridge onto The West India Quay.
MASSAGE THERAPY, for
Sports, Exercise and Injury Recovery,
General Health and Wellbeing,
Massage for Yoga enthusiasts,
Please click on any link for a description of what to expect on the therapies page.
Free Parking is available during your appointment time. See map and appointments page for full directions.
Nearest DLR/Tube: /B>Canary Wharf, West India Quay, Westferry London E14<
Bus: D3, D8, D7, 277, 135, D6
REFLEXOLOGY and DR.VODDER LYMPHATIC DRAINAGE I am interested to hear from a reflexologist and/or Dr.Vodder therapist who may like to practice here with me The Quiet Space. Please send emails via the link on this site.
When you are tense your muscles are literally squeezing you internally, inhibiting the free flow of energy.
You can think go this energy as circulation, nerve impulses, ideas, openness, enthusiasm and zest for life...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 program's and assist in speedier recovery from injuries.
Quite impressive for a one hour relaxing experience!
You are always welcome to call or email enquiries prior to making an appointment at The Quiet Space.
(There is an edit of the web site in progress. As this web site is all for you please let me know any suggestions.)
So far my ‘editors’ otherwise known as loyal clients😌 have told me my photos are not professional but I could say they are real and not from the web. All photos on this web site have been taken at The Quiet Space over the years.
The other main request has been to provide education in the text. So plenty to work on....I am trying to find a way to tell visitors to the site about how massage is potentially beneficial without quoting a cut and paste type of text book entry and most importantly without any hint of a breech of confidentiality in which someone may recognise themselves no matter how indirectly.
SUGGSTION. Ask me a question with permission to publish your question unidentified of course on the site and I will answer it from my own perspective based on all the years of massage experience I have accrued.
Pregnancy Massage edit in progress
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.