Adam has been a practicing massage therapist since 2009, and is certified in a range of massage techniques including Swedish/holistic, deep tissue, Thai massage, and onsite chair massage.
Adam’s interest in massage began with his wish to help his father who suffered with chronic back pain for many years, and ever since he has been firmly committed to helping people live a healthier and more active life. As a therapist, his primary focus is on delivering the best possible treatment tailored to each client’s specific needs, while maintaining the highest standards of professionalism and courtesy.
Adam Schamroth is a General Osteopathic Council certified osteopath with a Masters of Osteopathy degree from the British School of Osteopathy in addition to Bsc in Environmental Sciences from the University of Manchester.
Having previously worked with both Chiropractors as well as Osteopaths he now specialises in postural correction and posture related conditions such as back, neck and shoulder pain. He is skilled in a variety of techniques including spinal manipulations, joint articulation, medical acupuncture, kinesio taping and soft tissue techniques.
Originally from North London and now living in Dulwich he is a keen runner and swimmer. He is also a passionate skier and snowboarder as well as rock climbing and playing squash. With all this activity he is no stranger to sporting related injuries with experience both treating and being treated. When not exercising he also volunteers his osteopathic skills at Stanmore orthopaedic hospital working with the Disability foundation, a registered charity providing complementary therapies for people living with disabilities.
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 acupuncture 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.
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.
As a professional practitioner with years of experience in a broad range of massage disciplines, Elayne draws on a wealth of knowledge and skills to help heal, balance and energise her clients.
Elayne is a member of the Complimentary Therapists Association (CThA) and the Federation of Holistic Therapists (FHT).
Katerina is a caring and experienced massage therapist trained in a wide range of massage methods and techniques. She specialises in providing both relaxing and therapeutic treatments designed to effectively address the individual needs of her clients.
Katerina is a member of the Federation of Holistic Therapists.
Laetitia is a qualified and insured sports and holistic massage therapist. She is also a performer and barre fitness instructor. One of the highlights of her career has been performing at The Royal Albert Hall. Being a professional dancer has made Laetitia very aware of the human body especially in terms of posture and alignment.
After breaking her leg four years ago in a road accident and going through a long recovery process and two operations, Laetitia was inspired to do something to help others. She wanted to make others feel better and reduce their pain. During her recovery she decided to do a module in human biology with the Open University. She had always been interested in the human body and this enabled her to study from home.
Laetitia then went on to train at St Mary’s University earning ITEC Level 3 in both holistic and sports massage.
Italian-born Monica Brunello is a qualified Reiki Master teacher/therapist and is a Master Teacher Member of the UK Reiki Federation (Mem. No: 6564C). She is also a movement artist and founder/practitioner of the movement practice ReiMoves.
Monica began her Reiki journey in 1995, and went on to research many other movement/energy practices before developing ReiMoves. 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. Monica has taught Reiki courses and delivered ReiMoves workshops internationally.
Monica also utilises these skills in the world of dance and movement performance as her base to create her artistic pieces, and train Rei-movers. Her work has included multimedia collaborations that have merged dance with architecture, film, visual art, poetry and music.
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.
Senior Beauty Therapist
Ricardina is originally from Portugal. From a young age she knew she wanted a career in beauty so immediately after finishing her A Levels she trained as a beauty therapist and soon gained her CIDESCO diploma. Her first position was with Estée Lauder during which time she progressed her training further by qualifying in Manual Lymphatic Drainage, Reflexology, Indian Head Massage and Pregnancy Massage. She has also completed an Honours degree in Nutrition and is a true Skincare specialist. Over the years she has worked with many beauty and spa brands including ESPA, La Prairie, Phytomer, Crème de La Mer and Sisley.
In 2003, after almost 14 years with Darphin at Estée Lauder companies, Ricardina accepted the prestigious position of Spa Manager for La Prarie in Cascais on the coast near Lisbon. She moved to England at the end of 2009 where she worked as a Spa Manager for Urban Retreat at Harrods before joining the team at Embody. For Ricardina, being a beauty therapist is hugely rewarding, and one of her greatest pleasures is meeting new people and seeing them leave her treatment room feeling happy, relaxed and refreshed.
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