Andrea is a member of the British Acupuncture Council (BAcC). After graduating with a first class honours degree in Chinese Medicine from the University of Portsmouth she was invited to complete a postgraduate clinical placement in at the Beijing Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine.
Andrea’s areas of special interest include sleeping disorders, stress and anxiety, pain management (including sports injuries, sciatica, headaches, RSI, etc), and digestive conditions such as IBS, colitis, constipation, diarrhoea and coeliac disease. She is also very interested in women’s health and has undertaken post-graduate training in the treatment of many gynaecological issues including menstrual disorders, pregnancy, postpartum depression, fertility and IVF assistance.
Beata is a fully qualified massage and aromatherapist with years of experience at London’s top venues including spas and 5-star hotels. She is also trained in Thai massage and aroma-therapeutic pregnancy massage. Her speciality is treating women who experience hormonal imbalances, digestive issues, and those suffering from stress, depression or anxiety.
Beata believes that massage therapy with the use of Aromatherapy (essential oils) will not only relieve pain but also help with healing and the prevention of certain conditions. Beata’s massage technique is firm but nurturing which helps speed up healing, calms the nervous system and improves circulation.
Beata is a full member of the Complementary Health Professionals and is on the register with CNHC.
Damian was awarded his Masters in Osteopathy from the renowned British School of Osteopathy, which has an excellent reputation, particularly for what is called ‘Structural Osteopathy’. This is the best known form of osteopathy and concentrates on understanding the interplay of forces through joints muscles and soft-tissues. Treatment uses articulation (Movement of joints to gradually increase range of motion), soft-tissue work (forms of massage type treatment to muscles and other soft-tissues) and manipulation (very small but fast movements of a joint which may result in an audible pop or click).
As an osteopath Damian is interested in why the dysfunction has occurred and will undertake a holistic review of the patient to address any asymmetries or imbalances, this will encompass more than just the musculoskeletal system and we may discuss any lifestyle factors which may contribute to your presentation.
Elayne is from London and has had a keen interest within health and fitness from a young age, especially martial arts. She completed a BA Hons in Social Science and has been fully qualified professional massage therapist since 2001 within Swedish and Aromatherapy. Thereafter she attended the Academy of On Site Massage and obtained a diploma within Seated Acupressure. She continued with her studies at the London School of Massage Deep Tissue and Trigger Points Therapy.
Whilst studying at St Mary’s University she awarded Sports Massage ITEC level 4 for Preventative & Injury Maintenance and Pregnancy massage. Has provided post event sports massage at London Marathon and Ride London 100. In addition, she is qualified within Indian Head Massage, La Stone and Reflexology. She is knowledgeable within both Therapeutic and Holistic treatments and a member of the Complimentary Therapies Association.
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Elda’s grandmother was a healer, so from a very young age she was surrounded by alternative therapies and has therefore always been curious to understand more about the practice of healing. She was particularly fascinated by the amazing intricacy and self-healing powers of the body.
As a member of the Federation of Holistic Therapies, Elda offers a range of massage therapies, including deep tissue, aromatherapy, bespoke facials, Indian head massage, but it is her unique approach of combining the healing power of Reiki and intuitively understanding her clients’ needs that sets her apart as a therapist.
Elda has completed BTEC Level 5 in Sports Massage at London School of Sports Massage. She also holds an NVQ2 and NVQ3 in Beauty Therapy, awarded by The London College of Beauty Therapy (LCBT) and one of her specialties is the Japanese facial lifting massage, based on the ancient Kobido technique.In addition to her work at Embody, Elda has enrolled on a 3 year acupuncture degree course at The College of Integrated Chinese Medicine in Reading.
After qualifying as a Massage Therapist in 2007, Evan started treating athletes, fitness trainers and corporate clients, holding clinics at a number of gyms and high-profile hotels and spas.
Evan is a fully qualified Massage Therapist (FHT Deep Tissue Massage & ITEC Level 4 Certificate in Sports Massage) and has undergone introductory courses in Alexander Technique, OMT Spinal Manipulation and Traditional Thai Massage. He also has an interest in holistic wellness and has studied both Meditation and Pilates Techniques (City Lit College London).
Evan believes his greatest strength lies in his long-standing passion and interest in soft tissue therapy, as well as his previous experience in athletics training; providing him with a valuable understanding of how the body works.
Helen is a degree qualified Naturopath and Medical Herbalist. She has a Bachelor Degree in Naturopathy as well as a Bachelor Degree Western Herbal Medicine, and a Degree in Plant Science. Helen is also a Certified Holistic Counsellor.
Helen has had good clinical success with improving digestive health and function, reflux, candida, intestinal permeability, inflammation, PCOS, endometriosis, painful periods, urinary tract infections, interstitial cystitis, respiratory infections, insomnia, pain, stress management, performance anxiety, adrenal exhaustion, thyroiditis and auto-immune conditions.
Helen uses differential and naturopathic diagnosis, medical and laboratory tests, research based herbal medicine, evidence based nutritional medicine and traditional botanical medicine. She uses nutrition in cure and prevention.
Helen is particularly interested in the co-evolution of people with plants, the quality of plant constituents, safety and effectiveness and the use of herbal extracts for the immune system especially as an effective alternative to antibiotics.
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With over 15 years in the health and beauty industry, Jennifer brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to Embody and her clients can rest assured they are in excellent hands.
Jennifer completed a 3-year intensive health and beauty training course qualifying in 1995 with CIBTAC and City & Guilds, and holds an ITEC Diploma in Reflexology. Her first job was as a spa therapist on the renowned QE2 cruise liner where she travelled around the world offering first class spa treatments. Upon returning to England she worked as Spa Manager in a number of London health clubs. Since joining Embody, Jennifer has undergone extensive training with Caudalie to ensure premium product knowledge and expert skin advice, and her professional and friendly manner make her a welcome addition to the team. She is BABTAC insured and is a member of the Federation of Holistic Therapists.
Mesut has been working full time as a massage therapist since 2006. He is certified in a range of massage techniques including Level 3 and Level 5 Sports Massage, Trigger Point Therapy, Indian Head Massage and Medical Acupuncture. His approach is to first pinpoint the individual needs of his clients then deliver the most appropriate treatment which can range from a light relaxation session to remedial work addressing injury, sciatic conditions, postural issues as well as back neck and shoulder problems.
Michele is a dedicated full-time fitness professional. He is a fully qualified massage therapist (ITEC Level 3 Diploma in Massage and FHT Deep Tissue) specialising in Holistic and Deep Tissue Massage therapy, which has afforded him a comprehensive knowledge of biomechanics and muscle function.
Michele works closely with his clients whether it is to help them with with rehabilitation following an injury or just to aid relaxation in order to provide them with an enriching experience. Michele is also a fully qualified and practicing YMCA Level 3 Personal Trainer.
Mike recently completed a PgDip in Sports and Exercise Medicine at Queen Mary’s University. He has a very hands-on approach to physiotherapy and is a firm believer in the benefits of exercise. In short he likes his patients to be prepared to do some work. He has a specific interest in strength and conditioning and feels that rehabilitation and cardiovascular programs are an essential part to getting better.
Mike is a keen sportsman, playing rugby and football and taking part in regular road running and stamina events such as Tough Mudder. He enjoys challenges and likes to work in a team environment. On top of running Technique Physiotherapy and Square Mile Physiotherapy, Mike also works for a premiership football club developing young talent. Further to this he has been involved in injury prevention and rehabilitation in numerous other sports at the elite level including rugby, skiing, lacrosse and bobsleigh.
Monica Brunello was born in Malo, Vicenza, Italy and is a dancer, performer and founder/practitioner of Rei. She is also a qualified Reiki teacher/therapist.
Monica began her Reiki journey in 1995, and went on to research many other movement/ energy practices before developing her own movement practice called Rei. Monica has dedicated a large portion of her life to movement, energy work and healing in order to offer others a creative way to understand their body. She has delivered Rei workshops in the UK, Italy, Australia and Belgium.
She also utilises these skills in the world of dance and movement performance, known as ReiMoves, where she works with Rei as her base to create her artistic pieces, and train her rei-movers. Her work has included multimedia collaborations that have merged dance with architecture, film, visual art, poetry and music.
Paolo Salvatore graduated from the University of Rome “La Sapienza” with distinction in 2006. He began his career working in Italy for the regional centre of Cystic Fibrosis, before later working within the private sector. Paolo moved to London in 2010, and started to build his reputation working in private practice.
Throughout his career, Paolo has placed an onus on treating patients who are suffering from neuro-musculoskeletal disorders. He specialises in manual therapy and is a member of the Musculoskeletal Association of Chartered Physiotherapists (MACP).
Ragini is a fully qualified Ayurvedic practitioner and member of the Ayurvedic Practitioners Association (APA).
Her passion for Ayurveda and her holistic approach to health started with her study of the ancient healing practice of Shiatsu. This, combined with her Indian roots and having grown up within an Ayurvedic tradition, inspired Ragini to undertake a five year training programme at Middlesex University followed by a medical internship at SDM Hospital in Hassan, Karnataka where she gained a BSc and Post Graduate MSc Degree in Ayurvedic Medicine.
With over 5 years clinical experience in Ayurveda, Ragini has treated clients with a range of ailments including hypertension, skin conditions, fertility issues, IBS, digestive disorders, migraines, hay fever, sinusitis, diabetes, arthritis as well as muscular skeletal problems like sciatica, prolapsed discs and back problems. Her main interest and expertise lies in skin conditions and women’s health issues.
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Originally from Belarus with a science and medical background, Rita is a member of the Federation of Holistic Therapists and holds a CIBTAC Diploma in Aesthetic & Body Therapy from the prestigious London School of Beauty & Make-Up.
Since making the career transition to Beauty Therapist Rita has maintained a close eye on new developments in therapies, ensuring clients are offered the most innovative and effective treatments available.
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Zhanna is originally from Belarus where she trained and worked as a nurse for 12 years before moving to the UK. Taking advantage of her new start in a new country, she followed a long-time dream to train as a beauty therapist and was accepted into the prestigious London School of Beauty and Make Up where she qualified in Body Therapy and Aesthetic Treatments earning a CIBTAC as well as a CIDESCO Diploma in Beauty Therapy.
Zhanna is passionate about helping her clients feel and look their best, and welcomes the opportunity to share her extensive product and skin care knowledge to ensure effective and long lasting results for everyone.
With a background in music, dance and theatre training in London and New York, and a BSc in Social Anthropology Zoë has always had an interest in people and the human body. As a performance and visual artist it has immensely complimented her work and life in London to have trained in massage. To connect, nurture and help others is an incredibly rewarding role and Holistic Massage is a great way to encourage others to feel more in tune with their bodies.
Zoë graduated from the Quantum Metta School with an ITEC diploma in Holistic Massage Therapy, which incorporates Swedish Massage and Deep Tissue techniques. Through her continued contact with her teachers she is always enthusiastic to bring new skills and techniques to her treatments.
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