Swedish Massage

What is Swedish massage?

The main purpose of Swedish massage is to increase the oxygen flow in the blood and release toxins from the muscles. Massage helps flush the tissues of harmful deposits such as lactic acid, uric acid, and other metabolic wastes – improving recovery time from muscular strain. Swedish massage also stretches the ligaments and tendons keeping them supple and pliable, and stimulates the skin and sooth the nervous system at the same time.

What are the benefits of Swedish massage?

Swedish massage not only feels exceptionally good, but is relaxing and invigorating. It affects the nerves, muscles, glands, circulation, and promotes our general health and wellbeing. As a treatment it helps reduce stress, both emotional and physical, and is often suggested in a program for stress management.The treatment is very sensitive to pressure and takes into account the delicate or tender areas of your body, so it should be comfortable and soothing.

Our Swedish massage therapists in London

Nusrat Ceesay, Swedish massage therapist

Nusrat is a very popular masseur in the Central London Osteopathy and Sports Injury Clinics and was even preparing herself to compete at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games in the 400 meter hurdles event. She is very much in demand, and early booking is advisable.

Anna Markee, Swedish massage therapist and teacher of sports massage

Apart from treating at the London Osteopathy and Sports Injury Clinics, Anna is a teacher of sports massage at the London School of Sports Massage, the premier college for sports massage in London. Her background as a professional dancer gives her a great understanding of the functional body. Amongst her massage techniques are myofascial release, soft tissue release, neuromuscular technique, muscle energy technique and connective tissue massage.

Katherina Zur, Swedish massage therapist

started as a complementary and beauty therapist in 2001. She has worked in many well known 5* hotels including The Sanderson, One Aldwych and Sofitel Hotels. She is fully qualified in Anatomy, Physiology, Body Massage, Indian Head Massage, Manual Lymphatic Drainage, Pregnancy Massage and Reflexology. She is fully insured with ITPI.

Rita Saha, Swedish massage therapist

Rita has been practising Massage Therapy - Performance, Prevention, Recovery and Rehabilitation for over 15 years. During this time she has had the privilege of working with a vast range of Clients, these include Members of the GB Athletics and Weightlifting Team, People with Spinal Cord Injury and Endurance Athletes.
Rita enjoys working with new Clients and the challenges this can involve. Rita has experience of working in Football and spent a number of years as a Therapist at a Premiership Rugby Club, travelling with them to away matches Domestic and European, as well as Preseason training overseas. Rita also works with young people and older people. A member of the 2012 Unit in Hackney, Rita continues to work as a Coach/ Instructor for the Borough.

Michael Bartley BSc(Hons), LSSM (Dip), Sports massage therapist

Michael qualified through the reputable London School of Sports Massage and has been covering at both clinics over the past 5 years; as well as having a degree in Sport Science and Human Nutrition. More recently he has undertaken a regular weekly slot at the Kings Cross clinic. Michael is a very keen runner, cyclist and fitness guru, with over 20 years of experience in the fitness industry; and will be more than happy to offer his expert advice will treating your tired and aching muscles.
Over the years Michael has acquired a diverse range of clients, including: runners, tri-athletes, semi-pro footballers, office workers, yoga practitionists and contortionists (to name a few).


"I am a keen runner and have suffered with long-term niggles from a slightly misaligned pelvis which can cause tightness in my hamstring and piriformis. Whilst training for the London Marathon and post-marathon I visited Michael on a number of occasions for in-depth sports massage on my legs and piriformis. Michael was the consummate professional and expertly and quickly was able to diagnose and apply the most appropriate level and type of massage using his extensive knowledge. His skilful massage most definitely improved my training, performance and post race recovery. I would recommend his services to all sports personnel whether they be novices or highly active"

Stephanie Douglas, sports massage therapist

Stephanie used to be a track athlete and competed at two Olympic Games (1992 and 1996), and World Championships representing Team GB and is still in the UK's Top 20 all time of fastest women over 60 and 100 metres. She has won both silver and bronze medals at the Commonwealth Games.
She is our newest sports massage therapist and fits well into the high standards of the Central London Osteopathy and Sports Injury Clinic with her first hand understanding through her own elte sports background. She provides a range of advanced sports and remedial massage techniques in order to prevent and treat injuries, optimize the healing process and maintain your body in tip top condition. Stephanie's aim is to help each client maximize the potential of their body in order that they can perform to their best, in work, in sport or at rest.

This can be achieved through regular treatment, education and body awareness. She is a fully qualified therapist with a Level 4 Diploma in Sport & Remedial Massage, and aims to use all her skills acquired in providing a first-class service to clients. Stephanie is also registered with the Sports Massage Association (the leading independent professional body for Sports Massage in the UK) and fully insured.

With osteopathy, physiotherapy, acupuncture, sports injury and swedish massage clinics in kings cross and Shoreditch, we are conveniently located for Central London, the City, North, West, South and East London.
Our Pentonville Road clinic is serving Islington, Kings Cross, Euston, St Pancras, Moorgate, West end, Camden, City, Chelsea, Harley Street, Kensington, Knightsbridge and post codes:N1, W1, W2, W8, NW1, WC1, WC2, EC1, EC2, EC3, EC4, SE1 for a complete health care.
Our Hoxton clinic is serving Shoreditch, City, Hackney, Canary Wharf, Liverpool Street and post codes: EC1, EC2, EC3, EC4, E1, E2, N1.