‘Thank you!! I was shocked at how much better my foot was after only 1 session… I can’t believe how much better it is!’ – TH, English National Ballet

‘Ruth has a genuine, uncompromising desire to get to the source of the problem as efficiently and as quickly as possible. I felt remarkably different after the first treatment and things continued to improve as we progressed. Over a two month period, I went from being unable to jog around the block to running normally again!’ – BM, Acupuncturist

‘Thank you Ruth for an excellent treatment, your knowledge of anatomy and the causes of muscular pain is impressive! I’ll be back!’ – MT, Physiotherapist

‘Ruth very kindly volunteered her services during a 300 mile charity bike ride. Ruth was on hand constantly for four consecutive days to assist riders with much needed treatment throughout the day and evenings. Ruth’s professional attitude and amazing knowledge meant that everyone completed the ride and recovered well – her expertise proved invaluable.’ – CG, Iron Man Competitor 

‘Having experimented with a number of massage therapists in the past, I was very pleased to find Ruth. She has been treating me for three years. She has an excellent knowledge of the body and has successfully dealt with the various niggles I present. She gives effective, practical advice is professional and highly skilled. I refer all my friends to her and she has converted every one.’ – CB, Acupuncturist

Details of my union which requires the highest level of qualification for membership
My Tuesday Pilates class is run through JCW, plus a range of other fitness classes in Muswell Hill
I teach baby massage and baby yoga on Katy Appleton’s postnatal teacher trainings

Sports Massage FAQ’s

Well, probably, a little. You will often hear people associating Sports Massage with ‘pain’ but it does not have to be torture to be effective! If you have a particularly problematic, tight area or injury, then needless to say, working on it may be painful, as we need to make a difference to your body. There’s no sense in just pushing the skin around and hoping for the deeper issue to resolve.
Sports Massage is for everyone! The most common complaint is general back aches and stiff necks mainly caused by office-based jobs, driving long distances, sleep issues, pregnancy or stress.
NO. This is what we call a general contraindication as it is a viral infection. Massage stimulates circulation and can spread infection around the body, especially if you have a temperature.
For massage, just your underwear if you feel comfortable with that, or some gym shorts. Towels are used for your modesty. For Pilates, just wear comfortable clothes that allow you to move, and bare feet.
You may well have already been advised to take up Pilates or seek massage therapy by your GP or Physiotherapist. Although it is always advisable to check with your GP before undertaking a change in your exercise routine, my treatments and classes are very safe and tailored around your needs. A short consultation will take place during our first meeting.
Yes. I am experienced in dealing with a range of rehabilitation techniques and can also offer advice as to particular exercises that may help you.
I am happy to treat all ages. Growing pains can be extremely painful to put up with and effectively helped with massage. Under 16’s must be accompanied by a parent or guardian throughout the treatment session. Pilates is generally suitable from 14+.
Everyone is different. Some clients will have treatment and leave feeling on top of the world, but sometimes with chronic issues, it takes longer to resolve. You may also simply have a more sensitive system, so it’s not uncommon to feel sore or even bruised the next day, it’s often the day after that when the benefits really start to feel apparent. Just stay well hydrated.
I understand not everyone wants to be pummelled so I also offer relaxation and pregnancy massage treatments, medical acupuncture and cupping therapy. A more gentle, full body treatment is very effective in combating the general stresses and strains of everyday life, improving circulation and can help ensure a good nights sleep.
As I generally have a waiting list for appointments, 24 hours minimum notice must be given to cancel or rearrange a massage appointment, otherwise the treatment time must be paid for in full.

Postnatal FAQ’s

It’s fine to attend class after your 6-week check if your Midwife, Health Visitor or GP gives you the go-ahead.
The same rules apply as above, as long as your scar is healing well and your midwife says you are safe to start exercising, then please come along. You will be asked about your birth experience in the registration questionnaire.
Don’t worry. If you have diastasis recti (abdominal separation) or if you don’t know, Ruth will check this for you and advise as to exercise adaptations which are right for you as this heals.
Post-natal Pilates is fine for the experienced and beginners alike. It’s all about recovering from pregnancy and birth so the exercises are gentle and easy to follow.
Everyone is in the same boat! Just carry on, feeding and changing as necessary is encouraged and supported during class. There are always postural exercises you can practice while feeding and I am happy to help hands-on during 1:1 sessions too.