I have trained at both the famous City Lit, overseen by the stringent City & Guilds educational body, and at the London School of Massage. I'm lucky to have found an occupation I love and proud that this shows in my ability to give each and every client a massage which addresses the reasons they booked but always tries to go one step further. I'm a member of the CThA (Complementary Therapists Association), CNHC (Complementary & Natural Healthcare Council) and am fully insured. My training included many aspects of health and safety, including hygiene and cleanliness. It also dealt with privacy, comfort and care - as everyone's situations and cultures differ. Not everyone that visits me comes with aching muscles or knots... some have stressful lives and need a relaxing moment in their otherwise hectic day... others book for a well earned treat that's just for them, good for the soul.
My journey started with exploring various massage styles which led me to my current disciplines: Namikoshi Shiatsu, Thai Massage and Deep Tissue. I am a member of the FHT and have been a massage therapist since 2005. Massage is a great tool to help creating a greater awareness and understanding of the body and mind. I focus on listening to the wishes of my clients and what they want to achieve through a massage!
Viveka Chauhan has trained as a Reiki practitioner and teacher of Reiki Energy Healing. Reiki healing involves sending universal life force energy (pranaa or chi) through the practitioners hands into various areas over the body to balance the flow of energy and alleviate the body’s own healing capabilities. Unblocking the energy centres or Chakra's through Reiki healing can have many beneficial effects for the body, mind and spirit. Viveka also conducts workshops on mindfulness and self-healing techniques. She combines Eastern meditation practices with Western psychology, blending her training in mental health with her exploration into healing and kundalini meditation practices. Sessions with Viveka are a way to explore nurturing through our capability to heal and transform from within so we can shine that light outwards in various areas of our lives such as work and relationships. Certified and Insured Reiki Practitioner Instagram and Twitter: @vivekachauhan Website: vivekaholistichealing.com Member of The Reiki Association (https://www.reikiassociation.net/) Member of The International Institute of Complimentary Therapists (https://www.iict.co.uk/#welcome)
Nestled on the edge of Southwark Park, The Lodge Space is a wellness centre in the Surrey Quays area of Rotherhithe. Offering a range of holistic and massage therapies, you’ll find everything you need to escape the stress of the city and unwind with a soothing session of indulgence.
Formerly the local park keeper’s lodge, it’s been transformed into a peaceful, zen space providing its clients with a relaxing retreat, ideal for anyone looking to disconnect and restore your mind and body. The oriental decor and chilled-out ambience set the tone for this oasis of tranquillity and there’s a beautiful courtyard for you to enjoy before and after your treatment, complete with an outdoor fire pit for warm summer evenings. The Lodge Space’s in-house chef also serves fresh healthy food in their modern kitchen area, with a range of delicious Vegan-friendly options on offer.
If you’re feeling stressed out or fatigued, book in for a Swedish massage that’ll soothe your muscles, ease tension and leave you feeling fully refreshed. Specialist treatments available include pregnancy massages, reiki and reflexology - all carried out by experienced professionals in a tranquil, private treatment room. Whatever treatment you choose, you’re guaranteed to leave feeling rejuvenated and at peace with the world, thanks to the expert therapists at The Lodge Space.
Open seven days a week for your convenience, the centre is located within walking distance of Surrey Quays train station and Canada Water underground.