Aromatherapist, Massage Therapist, Facialist & Reflexologist
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 doing a better job when my client is starting to feel relaxed even before they have climbed onto the massage table. 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 19 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 thousands of 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 Independent Associate Therapist's who share my values and vision of supporting people with skill, compassion and efficiency... and so began a new chapter at Emma Kenny Massage Therapies. Emma Kenny Fellow of the Federation of Holistic Therapists (FFHT)
INDEPENDENT ASSOCIATE THERAPISTS
Each of these incredible Therapists can be booked through the websites online booking system. Please note, Associate Therapists are independent of Emma Kenny Therapies and may have their own policies.
Clinical Aromatherapist & Level 4 Advanced Massage Therapist (Jing, MIFPA)
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)
Level 3 Massage Therapist & Reflexologist (FHT)
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
Level 3 Facialist/Facial Massage Therapist (FHT)
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
Level 4 Sports and Remedial Massage (NLSSM)
Emma qualifed as a Level 4 Sports and Remedial Massage Therapist in 2007 at the North London School of Sports Massage. Her journey to massage came via her career as a dancer and then training to be a Pilates teacher. She became fascinated by how the body works and moves and what happens when imbalance creates pain and tension. Massage therapy was a natural progression and Emma has continued her wellbeing journey by training as a yoga teacher as well as numerous CPD courses including cadaver study. She has a special interest in hypermobility. Sports massage isn’t just for sports people! Treatment can benefit anyone and can be useful for active bodies as well as those who may be sedentary in their work or prefer a treatment which targets specific muscle groups. Techniques include stretches, muscle energy technique, and myofascial release. Deep tissue massage is a treatment that works to untangle and free up areas of tightness and tension that can build up in the body, sometimes without us even being aware there is a problem. The treatment will create space in the joints and bring a great sense of wellbeing to the mind and body. Emma is delighted to be joining the team at Emma Kenny's wonderful space and looks forward to meetng you.
Level 3 Massage Therapist and Clinical Aromatherapist (MIFPA)
I left my longstanding career as a Geophysicist when I had my fourth child, I love children and motherhood but as my family grew, I began to look at retraining. I found aromatherapy in the search for more natural ways to support my family with common ailments. So, I decided to retrain as an Aromatherapist! As I trained with Neals Yard Remedies, I discovered a love for the associated bodywork. The more I learn and work with the body, the more I want to know! I truly love how essential oils can aid my bodywork beyond that of my hands alone. I love how they aid me in the support of clients in a wealth of different ways from relaxation, insomnia, anxiety, all the way though to supporting sports preparation, and pregnancy. My passion while working is solely creating treatments for clients that are truly individual to them, I love to listen and support each client though their journey whatever that may be, in a way that is 100% guided by them.
HALEY HOSTEAD (FHT)
Level 5 Reflexologist
A friend of mine qualified in reflexology in 2009, and from my first treatment with her, I was amazed at the calming and healing effects I felt. I had regular treatments for both my physical and mental wellbeing. Fast forward to 2019 and I am working in an osteopathic clinic where my boss persuaded me to begin my training as a reflexologist. I completed my level 5 reflexology practitioner course and I am happy to now be part of the team at Emma Kenny Therapies.
CLARE POTOSI (FHT)
Level 3 Massage Therapist and Reflexologist
Having always been interested in natural ways of healing and wellbeing, I decided to train as a massage therapist which led to me being invited to be a case study for a friend who was training in Reflexology. I was amazed by the benefits of Reflexology and how it improved my hormonal and mental health, so I also trained as a Reflexologist. I haven't stopped learning since and have completed many CPD courses to develop my knowledge to better support people in improving their physical and mental wellbeing.
LUCY ARABADZHIEVA (FHT)
Level 3 Massage Therapist, Reflexologist & Thai Yoga Massage practitioner
Aches and pains set me on a path of mindful movement, leading to me bocoming a Yoga instructor but it was the power of touch that truly awakened my passion for holistic healing. In 2007, whilst living in vibrant Singapore, I dove into the world of massage, mastering techniques like holistic massage, reflexology and reike. I discovered Thai Yoga massage, a unique blend of yoga stretches and mindful touch that felt like a dance for body and soul. I offer a personalised approach to massage therapy, blending Eastern and Western techniques to create a treatment plan that is right for you.
These Therapists work from our therapy rooms but remain independent so you'll need to contact them directly for therapy information and to book appointments. They may well have their own gift vouchers to offer so are unable to accept 'Emma Kenny' vouchers.
Manual Lymphatic Drainage Practitioner (MLD) & Scar Therapy Practitioner
After qualifying at the Dr Vodder School in Austria, Carol has spent many years specialising in manual lymphatic drainage and the treatment of lymphoedema. However, she also believes in the value of MLD for many different conditions ranging from mild to chronic or long-term, and, fundamentally, as a relaxing treatment. More recently Carol has qualified as a Restore Scar Therapy Specialist (Oncology). The scar massage and fascial release techniques of this therapy are appropriate for any type of scar, old and new, and not just those related to oncology. Scar therapy integrates perfectly with manual lymphatic drainage, both are gentle in their approach and nature, but powerful in stimulating change. Carol continues to enjoy treating, advising and supporting clients with a wide range of health conditions including lymphoedema. lipoedema and following surgical procedures. For further information please see www.mldtreatment.com. You can email Carol at email@example.com
Somatic Movement Practitioner
Ashley is a certified yoga teacher (E-RYT 200), a certified Trauma Centre Trauma Sensitive Yoga facilitator (TCTSY-F), and has nearly completed her training to be an Integrative Movement, Body Therapist/Educator (IBMT). Through her training at the Boston Trauma Centre, Ashley is certified to work with clients who have experienced Complex Trauma, Developmental Trauma and PTSD. Ashley works with a range of clients from those just curious about moving with awareness to those working with severe trauma (and everything in-between). Ashley believes in using movement to create pathways for connection: better connections to self, in relationship and with the world around us. Yoga and somatic movement inform Ashley’s life on and off the mat. And trauma informed movement has supported her own journey to recovery. For more information or to book please email firstname.lastname@example.org or see Ashley's website www.ashleymacdonald.co.uk