Jana holds a BA degree in Sports and Restorative therapy from her native Czech Republic and this extensive training is apparent in her brilliant understanding of how the body works. She has since mastered additional techniques including Hot Stone, Pregnancy and Ayurvedic massage. Her passion for massage therapy has seen her practice in London’s best spas before joining the Down to Earth team.
Olya is a sports massage therapist, yoga instructor, associate of the Federation of Holistic Therapists, and a bodyworker since 2004. She combines a holistic approach to therapy with strong strategic thinking grounded in specialist knowledge of anatomy, physiology and pathology. She offers:
- Deep Tissue Massage
- Sports and Remedial Massage
- Holistic Massage
- Ayurvedic Massage
- Yoga & Sports Therapy 1-2-1 Sessions
Olya uses sports massage techniques in treating lower and upper back issues, injuries, chronic pain, tension headaches, frozen shoulder, repetitive strain injuries. She also recommends sports massage for general fitness, to help improve general range of motion, joint health and posture.
Ayurvedic and holistic massage is best known for deep relaxation and multiple benefits for body and mind. It helps improve lymphatic circulation, increases oxygen and nutrients supply to the muscle tissue and skin. It can aid in treating digestion disorders, improve the quality of sleep, and general emotional wellbeing.
In personalised yoga sessions Olya utilises yoga postures, sports therapy techniques, and breathwork to help correcting skeleto-muscular imbalances, recovering from injuries, managing chronic pain, as well as psychological factors like anxiety, sleep disorders, depression and fatigue.
Claudio is a level 5 Remedial Sports Therapist with a diploma from the NLSSM.
Having been a professional basketball player, he has always been interested in the physiology and mechanics of the body. He is passionate about anatomy.
Claudio also studied biology at University level and qualified as a Yoga teacher to introduce a more holistic approach to his work.
Cary began her massage therapy training in San Diego, California in 1997. She studied for 4 years under the masterful guidance of the founders of the International Professional School of Bodywork in Pacific Beach, San Diego which encourages the development of psychologically sensitive bodyworkers. During her time there she focused primarily on Thai Massage, eventually making a trip to Thailand to study with her teacher’s teacher. She also wove the many modalities she studied while at the school into a form of bodywork on the table that integrates deep tissue with Swedish style massage and passive joint movement. She continues her education in massage and yoga, studying new modalities and keeping her practice fresh and connected.
Yazmin has been immersed in the the holistic and bodyworks industry for over a decade, having trained as a yoga teacher and Ayurvedic massage therapist whilst living in India.
Her curious nature, passion and dedication to understanding the human form lead her to the study of Osteopathic medicine at one of Europe’s top institutions, where she qualified as a Sports and Deep Tissue masseur.
Yazmin’s treatment is rooted in science and a deep understanding of anatomy, whilst bringing importance to a patient cantered and intuitive practice. Her intention is to hold space and assist individuals in maintaining or finding their way back to wellbeing.
Julia began to work with massage in the 90s. She trained with Touchpro and worked in large companies like AOL and The Framestore providing weekly on site massage for their employees. When she completed her shiatsu training in 2000 she went on to do post graduate training with Suzanne Yates (Well Mother) for pregnancy and post natal work and has also trained with Francoise Freedman of Birthlight. For the last 10 years she has worked at The Birth Company in Harley Street as a shiatsu practitioner.
Todd is a Certified Massage Therapist and holds Full Body Certifications in A.R.T. (Active Release Techniques). This includes certification for Lower Extremities, Upper Extremities, and Spine. Todd started his work in ART in San Francisco working with the Gaelic Football League and has received his training from leading physiotherapists and chiropractors in both the United States and Europe including Dr. Michael Leahy, developer of ART.