Helena trained as a medical massage therapist in her home country of Austria, where she worked in collaboration with the Austrian national and private health services. In 2005 she moved to the UK and started practising in clinics and health clubs in London including First Physio, Natureworks, The Bowskill Clinic, Virgin Active and The Hilton Park Lane.
Her work involves treatment of patients suffering from sports injuries, musculoskeletal dysfunction, neurological disorders (including post-stroke impairments, cerebral palsy, peripheral nerve injuries), lymphedema, as well as post-operative rehabilitative therapy following orthopaedic surgeries.
Through her work with patients, in particular those suffering from neurological conditions and pain, she developed a strong wish to gain a more profound understanding of nervous system physiology and pathology. She went back to full-time study and graduated from UCL with an MSci in Neuroscience in 2015, following a 4-year undergraduate degree. Her 3rd year dissertation on muscular pain and final year laboratory project in the field of peripheral nervous tissue engineering allowed her to gain scientific knowledge in these fields, brilliantly complementing her work as a massage therapist.
Helena offers Sports, Deep Tissue and Connective Tissue Massage as well as Manual Lymphatic Drainage, Reflexology and Kinesio Taping.