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)
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 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.
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