I am a qualified Massage Therapist from Italy with over 15 years’ experience in the industry. I specialise in an array of massage techniques from both Western and Eastern cultures including aesthetic, circulatory, Indian head, relaxing, deep tissue and sports massage. In 2017 I completed my Raynor Massage qualification. This new form to deep relaxation massage has enabled me to work holistically, not only with my massage techniques, but also with rhythms and the encouragement of clients breathing technique during treatments. I'm dedicated to delivering the highest quality of treatments that are tailored to each of my client’s individual needs, my simple philosophy is to find every bit of tension in the body and free this up.
I am qualified in holistic massage - which includes deep tissue, sports, and Swedish massage. I have been a massage therapist for over four years now. My experience in a clinical environment enables me to find the most suitable approach to achieving the wellbeing of each client regarding their needs and expectations.
I am a Physiotherapist, who graduated from the Faculty of Sports and Physical Education, Romania, in 2014. In 2016, I completed a master’s program in Physical Therapy in Sports Traumatology. The professors with whom I interacted with helped me to develop a genuine interest in orthopaedic/sport injuries. I also had the opportunity to practice different types of sports and, also, to apply the theoretical knowledge at an empirical level. I have attended various courses and workshops, conducted by the best specialists in Romania, in order to improve and consolidate my knowledge. Additionally, I volunteered in a hospital where I had the chance to work with patients of all ages, treating a range of pathologies, such as: post-traumatic injuries, orthopaedic injuries, spine diseases, cerebral motor infirmity, neurological diseases, cardiovascular system diseases, respiratory system diseases, down syndrome etc. I also have experience in providing massage treatment, as well as collaborating with specific clinics from Romania. I start from the premise that a massage is a source of energy, fineness and vitality; so, every patient should enjoy the benefits of an adequate massage. I am a jovial person, active, and motivated by helping people through my job. Paying special attention to and taking time to know my patients and communicating with them in a natural way is one of my strengths.
I am a qualified and a registered member of the GOSC (General Osteopathic Council), with 17 years of experience in various health care disciplines such as sport massage, injury rehabilitation, medical acupuncture, therapeutic massage, deep tissue, zen shiatsu, kinesiology and yoga. I graduated with a Bachelor (Hons) in Osteopathic Medicine at the College of Osteopaths and Middlesex University of London. Locally, I am known as a family osteopath and holistic therapist with extensive experience in addressing musculoskeletal problems. My focus is on providing bespoke treatments that are in line with each patient’s age, condition and lifestyle in order to improve their quality of life and wellbeing. I am interested in the long-term health of the patient and have a proven record and testimonials of helping people to recover and maintain their health. Apart from being passionate about helping others to achieve wellbeing through my clinical practice, I am an enthusiastic osteopath who promotes good health care and have been a yoga teacher for many years. To support my clinical practice on a daily basis, I keep a record of current updates of the latest research and training by attending CPD seminars and postgraduate courses.
I became a Reiki Therapist in 1999 after experiencing its healing power myself, when due to the auto immune disease called Rheumatoid Arthritis, I took medical retirement from office work after twenty-five years. I passed the College of Psychic Studies’ Healing Course in 2001, and I run one of its Healing Clinics. I was also a volunteer home visitor / healer with Paul’s Cancer Support Centre for many years. I love healing and feel honoured and grateful to be used as a channel for Spirit, who often gives me helpful insights into the client’s life and feelings. I have also trained in Atlantean Healing and The Healing Code. When not healing, I enjoy the usual things such as travelling, theatre, and people who help me to laugh, appreciate and enjoy our precious life.
I am experienced Sport Massage Therapist with a demonstrated history of working in the health, wellness and fitness industry. I possess a qualification in Physiotherapy from Podhale State Vocational School of Higher Education - Institute of Physiotherapy, in Nowy Targ, Poland. I am highly skilled in coaching, mentoring, sports medicine, injury prevention, and medicine. One of my career highlights was being the Head Physiotherapist who supported the Polish Canoe Team to qualify for the 2008 Beijing Olympics, the other was working at a Medical Centre where, unlike the physically efficient athletes I worked with before, the patients were people who had just undergone surgery, were injured, or recently experienced heart attacks or strokes. These two experiences allowed me to develop my own techniques for treating and relaxing my patients.
After 11 years of a successful business and real estate career in corporate America, constant stress and personal emotional traumas, I felt tired, unfulfilled and ready for a change. Turning to alternative solutions for a busy lifestyle, I started regular yoga and meditation practice in 2009, and in 2012 I devoted all my focus and energy on personal development alone. I moved to California and started learning and practicing different alternative therapy techniques like Reiki, Energy & Prana Healing, Acupressure, Reflexology, Ayurveda, NLP, EFT, Life Coaching and many other natural modalities including healing with sound, vibration, mantras, colours, crystals etc. I healed myself and understood that overall wellness depends on the balance between body, mind and soul, and it is the solution to letting go of all physical, emotional and mental pain. In my work I encourage people to find that balance and successfully deal with stress, fatigue, sleeping problems, anxiety, lack of focus, mood swings, depression, tiredness, physical and emotional blockages and pain, different life changes, personal growth and self-development challenges, relationship difficulties, feeling confused and lost etc.
I qualified as a Physiotherapist in 2010 from ESSVS - CESPU in Portugal. I also possess a post graduate qualification in Pilates, kinesio taping and knee and shoulder pain management techniques. During my time in Portugal, I worked in private clinics and hospitals. I have been working in London for the past 6 years and have gained more experience with the management of a wide range of musculoskeletal injuries. In my spare time, I enjoy reading, going to the gym and travelling.
Established in May 2009, Stepping Stones brings together experienced, qualified practitioners in some of the most established alternative therapies in a purpose built environment. We offer a natural way to tackle issues of both mind and body, ways that compliment medical treatments and supports you to achieve a healthier life.
Stepping Stones aims to set new standards in natural health care. Our clinic in Clapham Junction was our first step towards creating a new concept in natural health clinics; clinics with qualified, experienced practitioners, clinics created to offer a special environment for the delivery of treatment, and clinics that evolve, always looking for new ways to offer the best in care for our customers.
What really makes our care clinics so special are the people who work for us! We understand that our clients receive the best care, when treated by therapists who are experienced, well qualified, and also share our core values. All our therapists are recruited subject to completing a high standard of professional training, are appropriately registered, insured and hold a valid Enhanced DBS check.
From the moment you walk through the door, you'll understand what we are about. Our clinics are somewhere special for you to get the very best in natural health care, to treat problems, to re-energise and to be pampered, easing away the stresses and strains of modern life.