‘Ruth’s unique ability in figuring out the pattern of what causes certain pain is just brilliant. Whether the issue is in the muscles or tendons, fascia related, or body alignment, if you need deep tissue massage or acupuncture, Ruth is my person to go to. Trust is most important when you know that a  big part of your performance depends on the treatment you receive, and for me personally, Ruth’s brilliance, efficiency and quick results has earned my trust forever.’  – JD, National Ballet of Canada

‘I have been seeing Ruth for the last 6 years – either weekly or fortnightly.  It sounds over dramatic, which is certainly not my style, but I honestly cannot imagine what I am now going to do without those visits as she moves abroad.  She is a master of knowledge and skill in providing treatments according to problems, aches and pains.  Targeted therapy and an innate sense of what the body needs. I cannot recommend her highly enough. She treated me post chemotherapy, and onwards.  She has been a treasured component of my life since then.’ – RY, Talent Agent

‘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

‘I have done so much physio and Pilates before but I have NEVER been able to engage my pelvic floor like this. I feel like this is really helping.’ – ER, Post-surgical recovery

‘At least every year I treat myself to a massage from Ruth and I wanted to recommend her. She clicks me in places I didn’t know were holding tension and I feel on top of the world after seeing her. She’s just sorted out pain I’ve been carrying for around a month and I always kick myself for not seeing her more often.’ – APS, Casting Director

‘One of the very best therapists in London!’ – DB, Dancer

‘Ruth has a genuine, uncompromising desire to get to the source of the problem as efficiently & 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, Runner/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 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

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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 deeper treatments are not right for everyone, so I also offer relaxation and pregnancy massage treatments (after 12 weeks), medical acupuncture and cupping therapy. A 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, I treat every body as truly individual.
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.
The rules and considerations around close contact services can be confusing as they have changed so frequently. However, rest assured, my venues are fully compliant with all local government regulations and cleanliness is always a top priority. Please confirm before your appointment that you remain feeling well and have not been a close contact in the last 7 days.


Postnatal FAQ’s

It’s fine to restart after your 6-week check if your Midwife, Health Visitor or GP gives you the go-ahead.
As long as your scar is healing well and your midwife says you are safe to start exercising, then please get in touch regarding your needs. 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, this can be easily checked for you and you will be advised 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 your pregnancy and birth experience so the exercises are designed to suit you.
It’s really not a problem in Pilates. There are always postural exercises you can practice while feeding and I am happy to help hands-on during 1:1 sessions too. I have a lot of experience teaching while holding a baby! However for massage appointments, let’s focus on you and leave the little ones with another carer.