MEET THE THERAPISTS

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"I've handpicked some of the finest massage therapists in Cambridge to join me in providing high quality massage therapy."

                                                                                                Emma Kenny

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Tuesday 11-5pm

Friday 11-5pm

Saturday 11-5pm

 

Massage Therapy / Aromatherapy / Deep Tissue / Organic Facials / Reflexology / Maternity Therapies

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Director/Therapist

Emma Kenny

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Sunday 11-4pm & Monday 5-8pm

 

Massage Therapy - Graduate Clinic

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Associate Graduate Therapist

Jessica Unwin

FHT Fellow

Sunday 10-2:30pm & Monday 5-8pm

 

Massage Therapy / Reflexology - Graduate Clinic

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Associate Graduate Therapist

Marianna Armstrong

Monday 10-2pm

Thursday 10-4pm

 

 

Aromatherapy / Maternity TherapiesMassage Therapy / Deep Tissue

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Associate Therapist

Nicola Leighton

Wednesday 9:15-1pm

 

Clinical Bodywork Session

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Associate Therapist

Anastasia Drake

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Emma Kenny Massage Therapies is a member of the Ferderation of Holistic Therapists
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A question I'm often asked by clients is "Which treatment do you like to give the most? The simple answer would be massage, facial, reflexology etc., but this would not be the whole truth. 

 

Upon qualifying in 2005, I considered a job well done when my client appeared relaxed at the end of their treatment. Fast forwarding to today, I realise I am only doing a good job when my client is relaxed before their treatment begins.

I have learned that when a client books time for themselves they deserve to be listened to. They have unique needs and expectations and it is my role to exceed these.

 

So, in answer to the question, my favourite treatments are ones where I have listened to and fully understood the client, and provided the treatment they needed. 

I have 15 years dedicated Massage Therapy experience, 10 years experience of teaching Intermediate Level Complementary Therapies to Cambridge University Massage Society and 11 years experience as a Therapist at Neal's Yard Remedies.

I have been a mentor to newly qualified Therapists and have had the pleasure of working independently with over 4000 clients to date.  My most recent achievement was to be awarded Fellow status with the FHT for 'Outstanding service and experience in my field'. In  2018 I chose to relocate to new premises and expand my business by bringing together a team of exceptional Associate Therapist's who share my values and vision of supporting people with skill, compassion and efficiency... and so begins a new chapter at Emma Kenny Massage Therapies.

 

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Fellow of the Federation of Holistic Therapists (FFHT)

 

Nicola Leighton

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FHT Fellow

Nicola is available on Mondays and Thursdays

I first discovered the power of aromatherapy and massage while working in a particularly stressful city job.  It wasn’t long until I was totally hooked on the benefits these techniques can bring, both physically and emotionally, so after having my first child I retrained so that I could help others find the emotional and physical relief that I had so desperately needed.

I competed my initial diploma in Massage and Essential Oil Science with Neal's Yard Remedies in 2013.  Subsequently, I have trained in pregnancy massage and completed a one year Advanced Clinical Massage Therapy Certificate with Jing Advanced Massage Training.  I also work as a mentor to students on the Neal’s Yard diploma course.

Through the use of aromatherapy and advanced massage techniques, I aim to create the ideal treatment to help relieve your symptoms, treat the root cause of any pain and leave you with a sense of wellbeing.  Having experienced pregnancy twice and had two very different births, I love being able to help sooth both the physical and emotional needs of these special clients during and after pregnancy.

 

Nicola Leighton

Member of the International Federation of Professional Aromatherapists (MIFPA) and a member of the Federation of Holistic Therapists (MFHT)

 

Jessica Unwin

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FHT Fellow

Jessica is available on Sundays in our Graduate Clinic

The power of nature and specifically plants has always been a feature in my life – from making my own natural beauty products, creating an urban garden retreat at home, to relying on lavender in times of stress and overwhelm; the journey into aromatherapy felt like a natural path for me to take. My background is in Communications and PR, and I have worked in many different establishments, from charities, to education settings and garden design companies.

I think perhaps the pandemic helped me to focus on what I wanted my future to look like, and I felt strongly that I needed to do something practical, useful and helpful to others, which also encompassed my belief in essential oils to heal us physically and emotionally. I began training in massage in 2020.

I am now a newly qualified massage therapist (ITEC) and will be offering holistic massage at a graduate rate whilst I continue my Clinical Aromatherapy Diploma (IFPA). Emma has very kindly taken me on in this capacity and will be guiding me along the way, as will the rest of this amazing team.

I’m looking forward to meeting you!

Jessica is a Member of The Federation of Holistic Therapists

Anastasia Drake

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Anastasia is available on Wednesday's

 

I am a Bodyworker and student of Osteopathy. I work with my hands to relieve pain and discomfort using the different modalities which I am trained in. These include; Clinical and deep tissue massage, Sports Massage (not just for athletes!), Trigger point therapy (all about those tender 'knots' in your body), Myofascial release (a gentle yet profoundly deep approach to body mechanics), Advanced stretching techniques (it feels great to let someone else do the stretch for you!) and Orthopaedic tests as used by Physio's - for when that joint just wont move.

 

You don't need to know the difference between these techniques before you come and see me. It is my job to understand your concern and find the most appropriate tools in my toolbox to help you.  I will be moving you around and asking you questions throughout your session to work effectively, in this way the sessions are quite different from other massage styles.

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Marianna Armstrong

Marianna is available on Monday and Sunday as part of our Graduate Clinic

In a former career, a reflexologist was brought in by the company I worked for to offer reflexology to staff.  This was my first encounter with the world of reflexology and I became eager to learn more about complementary therapies and how they can encourage relaxation and a feeling of wellness and, in turn, balance the body and mind.  

This led to studying a Level 3 diploma in Reflexology at the Central London School of Reflexology in Covent Garden and later studying an ITEC Diploma in Holistic Massage,  also in London.  I regularly update my skills and knowledge by attending courses and through CPD, therefore I feel able to offer my clients the latest information.  

I also work part-time at the Arthur Rank Hospice, where I treat patients and family members.  It is here that I have learnt that massage is all about intention.  I take this approach into every treatment and ensure that I listen, empathise and create a peaceful space for clients.  

In addition, I have run talks for junior doctors and nursing professionals to highlight the benefits of complementary therapies, and I am interested in developing the role of complementary therapies within the NHS and working in research to develop its use in NHS services.

I am thrilled to be joining the team at Emma Kenny and offering both holistic massage and reflexology.   

Whether your aim is to become more relaxed, relieve tension in the body, feel a greater sense of balance, promote a sense of wellbeing, pamper yourself or self-maintenance, my intention to be able to help you achieve this by listening to your needs and wishes and adapting the treatment for you as an individual.  

A tailored, holistic approach is at the heart of the treatments I offer.  

 

Marianna  

Member of the Federation of Holistic Therapists  

 

Friends of Emma Kenny Massage Therapies

Amanda Savage - Pre/Post-natal Physiotherapy www.supportedmums.com

Kerry Snelling  - Homeopathy/Counceling  www.kerrysnelling.com

Gwenda Kyd - Bach Flowers Remedies www.cambridge-bach.co.uk

Jenni Cowdrey - www.jennifercowdrey.com

Cambridgeshire Doulas - www.cambsdoulas.co.uk

Tina Disley - Massage/Homeopathy www.tinadisley.com

Sophie Messager - Doula/Reiki healer www.sophiemessager.com

Bryony Vickers - Doula/Maternity Yoga www.bryonyvickers.co.uk

Organisations

Federation of Holistic Therapists - www.fht.org.uk

Complementary and Natural Heathcare Council - www.cnhc.org.uk

South Cambridge Physiotherapy - www.southcambridgephysio.co.uk

Jing School of Massage - www.jingmassage.com