MEET THE THERAPISTS
"I've handpicked some of the finest massage therapists in Cambridge to join me in providing high quality massage therapy."
Deep Tissue Massage
Pre & Post Natal Massage
Hot Stone Massage
Hours - Varies
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.
Fellow of the Federation of Holistic Therapists (FFHT)
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.
Member of the International Federation of Professional Aromatherapists (MIFPA) and a member of the Federation of Holistic Therapists (MFHT)
I am a Level 3 qualified Facialist and I truly believe in the benefits of facial massage for both well-being and enhancing the skin.
I started my training in 2016 knowing that facial massage therapy would always be at the heart of my treatments. From there I have consistently added to my skill set over seven years and can offer a unique combination of techniques to my clients.
My facial treatments often include lymphatic drainage, acupressure and muscle stimulation to leave you glowing. I am very happy to be here at Emma Kenny Therapies where I can blend all of my skills to create beautiful and effective treatments for you, the client, as an individual and to step away from any 'one size fits all' routine. To be able to provide you with a moment of relaxation and offer you a space for self-care is so special to me. There is no better feeling for me than seeing you leave your appointment well rested and rejuvenated.
I’m really looking forward to seeing you in the treatment room.
Elizabeth is a Member of The Federation of Holistic Therapists
As a bodyworker, I am guided by a fascination with anatomy. No two people are the same, yet as a species we function very similarly. I see my job as a quest to pose the ‘why’ and ‘how’ questions to help the body reveal its immense wisdom.
I firmly believe that no one is a better expert in their own body than the person who inhabits it. To get an idea of what it is for you to be you I spend a good chunk of the first appointment doing a thorough consultation. My sessions tend to more dynamic than a massage treatment. I may ask you to engage certain muscle groups or perform certain movements. My aim is to help you find the tools to look after your wonderful self, and collaborative work is a great way to achieve that.
Since I first started training in bodywork in 2016, I have been lucky to be taught and in some cases work alongside the most astonishing individuals: Meghan Mari and Rachel Fairweather of the Jing Institute of Advanced Massage Training, Carl Major of the Cambridge School of Sports Massage, Emma Kenny of Emma Kenny Massage Therapies, Vicki Marsh of HeadStart Clinics, Dr Trevor Campbell and Andy Mansfield of the European School of Osteopathy, Danny Church of the University College of Osteopathy, Marc Deora of the Osteopathic Centre for Family and Children and many others.
I am currently studying towards a Masters in Osteopathy at the University College of Osteopathy (former BSO).
I am in every Thursday and offer two types of appointments, myofascial release and functional bodywork. You can find further description in the booking menu.
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.
Member of the Federation of Holistic Therapists
Sam offers Holistic Massage Therapy tailored to individual needs. Holistic Massage can help with relaxation, reduce stress, aid repair to the body, promote general well being and can people with:
Work-related postural issues
Neck and back pain
Repetitive strain injuries
Joint mobility issues
Stress, anxiety or depression
Disrupted sleep patterns
Sam has a level 4 diploma in Holistic Massage Therapy with Anatomy, Physiology and Pathology from the Massage Training Institute (MTI). She is fully insured, follows the MTI professional code of conduct, and also holds level 3 emergency first aid.
Sam practices with a number of different techniques from skin deep massage, deep tissue massage, PNF stretching, Myofascial release, joint mobilisation as well as more traditional massage techniques. Every massage is tailored to the needs of the client.
Scent has always been important to me; from the perfume my mum would wear to the various herbs growing in the garden to visiting Fragonard perfumery in the South of France during family holidays. So, it’s no surprise I fell in love with Aromatherapy!
With no idea what to do after school, I stumbled onto a Beauty Therapy course and instantly knew it was for me. So much so I declined a place at university! I have had my own business from the age of 19, starting with a therapy room at home then establishing Finn Jordan, a hair and beauty salon in the heart of Cambridge. Having decided to step away from that business in 2019 to pursue a new way of living, I took some time out to reconnect to what’s important to me; my love of nature, of scent and aromatherapy and my love of supporting other people’s wellbeing.
I am now a qualified and accredited Life Coach & NLP Practitioner, supporting my clients to find more joy, purpose and balance, whatever that looks like to them. Alongside that I am so excited to be returning to my roots of massage at Emma Kenny Massage Therapies. I offer holistic treatments, tailored to each client’s individual needs, with a focus of giving space for you to slow down, relax and destress the body and mind.
Friends of Emma Kenny Massage Therapies
Amanda Savage - Pre/Post-natal Physiotherapy www.supportedmums.com
Kerry Snelling - Councelling www.kerrysnellingcouncellor.com
Gwenda Kyd - Bach Flowers Remedies www.cambridge-bach.co.uk
Cambridgeshire Doulas - www.cambsdoulas.co.uk
Tina Disley -Homeopathy www.tinadisley.com
Sophie Messager - Author & Healer www.sophiemessager.com
Bryony Vickers - Pre & post natal support www.bryonyvickers.co.uk
Sarah Jordan - Life Coach / NLP www.sarahjordan.co
Federation of Holistic Therapists - www.fht.org.uk
South Cambridge Physiotherapy - www.southcambridgephysio.co.uk
Jing School of Massage - www.jingmassage.com