15th December 2018 

Massage Therapists - Who does what

Here we list therapists under the different kinds of massage skills which they offer. Find out more about individual massage therapists, their skills, expertise and fees by clicking the link or scroll down the page to browse:

Swedish or Holistic Sonja Breach, Olha Syeverova, Stefania de Cara, Shirin Elling
Deep Tissue , Stefania de Cara, Shirin Elling
Remedial Massage Sonja Breach, , Olha Syeverova, Shirin Elling
Sport Massage / Soft Tissue Olha Syeverova, Shirin Elling
Indian Head Massage Sonja Breach, Olha Syeverova
Facial Rejuvenation Sonja Breach, Olha Syeverova,
Myofascial Release Sonja Breach
Aromatherapy Oils Olha Syeverova
Pregnancy Sonja Breach, Olha Syeverova
LA Stone (Hot Stone) Olha Syeverova,

45 minutes: 37.00
60 minutes: 47.00
90 minutes: 62.00

How to Book
We have a number of appointments available to book online. If you don't find an appointment to suit though - just give us a ring as we have others available too. To make an online booking with any therapist click here or you can book via phone or email (see top left hand corner of this page) - especially useful if you need some advice about the best kind of massage for you or who to see.

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Massage Therapists. sonja breach 2

Sonja Breach

Myofascial Release
Indian Head Massage
Facial Rejuvenation Massage

When your body starts telling you it has had enough - whether it's stress, muscle strains and injuries or "office back" I can help. I am an experienced remedial massage therapist with a busy practice and as well as working during the week I have a Saturday clinic.

What some of her clients say:

I just wanted to say a massive thank you to Sonya for treating my mother. She came home seeming much more relaxed and happy, feeling able to deal with all that is going on in her life at the moment. I will definitely be booking her another session when she next visits! Thanks again!! SA

With a three day course coming up I wasn't looking forward to either the travel, heavy bags or the sitting still with a back gone into spasm but after a single session with Sonja I was barely aware of my back the whole way through and managed really well - thank you so much. EC

Facial Rejuvenation
Treat yourself to a boost with my new facial rejuvenation massage!
Many people suffer facial tension which builds up in the facial muscles causing puffiness, lines and wrinkles. This specifically
designed treatment uses a blend of Japanese Anma pressure point massage and Indian Ayurvedic massage techniques to gently relax, smooth, lift, plump and tone the face, releasing this tension, calming and balancing the mind and rejuvenating the body, helping you to both look and feel younger!

Facial Rejuvenation 60 mins 45 (from 1.10.18 48)

For remedial and de-stress massage treatments
30 minutes: 30.00 (follow up appointments only)
45 minutes: 37.00
60 minutes: 47.00
90 minutes: 62.00

To make an online booking with Sonja click here

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Massage Therapists. Olha Syeverova

Olha Syeverova

Swedish, Remedial, Sport, Indian Head, Facial Rejuvenation, Aromatherapy, Pregnancy, La Hot stone, Balinese
The greatest gift we have is our body and it is important to value and care for it. More and more people are realising how much they can benefit from an expert massage.

Tension, tiredness, pain from everyday living, desk work, heavy lifting, sports or even recovery from surgery can all be helped with a wide range of massage techniques drawn from a large reservoir of knowledge and practice built up over centuries.

Too often people are given medication to dull the pain when a course of massage could help them back to health and able to take part again in their favourite activities. Massage and Myofascial Release (MFR) can also be a part of post operative treatment, restoring pliability to scar tissue and speeding up recovery.

Sport massage unfortunately has a reputation for being painful – that’s just not right! It’s about using a wide range of much more advanced techniques to make your treatment more effective and rapid. The special soft tissue techniques have a much wider application than just preparation and recovery from sports activities too – they are also appropriate for long standing chronic or deep seated muscular injuries of many kinds.

I see my treatment as a fusion of different modalities to achieve the best result for you. I offer a bespoke treatment tailored to you personally. Using essential oils, comforting hot stones or warm bamboo canes and a wide range of techniques including advanced remedial, sport and soft tissue, in consultation with you, I work out a personal massage treatment tailored to your specific needs at that moment. One of my favourite massages is a wonderful face lifting massage, using my own aromatherapy scented creams and oils. All this is included in the price so there are no extra charges.

Advanced massage techniques can do wonders for you, but remember it can take some time. Longstanding pain and discomfort usually needs a series of treatments. So, if you choose this wonderful way of natural wellbeing to help with chronic pain which you have had for a long time, be ready to plan a series of appointments, preferably at weekly intervals and be prepared to help your recovery by doing any exercises which are advised in between sessions.

The human body is beautiful and fascinating but too often neglected. Make sure you look after yours!

Book now and start on your road to recovery.

Appointment length and fees:

45 minutes: 37.00
60 minutes: 47.00
90 minutes: 62.00
To make an online booking with Olha click here

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Massage Therapists. Stefania de Cara

Stefania De Cara

Holistic, Deep Tissue

Do you spend long hours sitting in front of a computer screen?

Is your back aching, your neck stiff?

Are you feeling stressed and finding it difficult to let go and relax?

Whether you are desk bound and suffering from lack of movement or a mum who is on the go all the time and carrying small children around, holistic massage can help you rebalance those tired aching muscles, let go and relax.

I was born and raised in Genoa, Italy but always had a fascination with English culture and long dreamt of moving to London. After finally making the leap in 2006, I immersed myself in a busy career and London life. It was during this period, dominated by short evenings and weekends, that an old back injury came back to haunt me. This severe, debilitating back pain led me from specialist to specialist until I finally found an effective cure in physio and massage - and with it, discovered my passion for massage therapy. So I really understand both the stresses and strains of a busy life and the difficulty of living with pain. Now with a small son of my own I also know how important it is for a new mum to have some help with the stresses and strains, both physical and emotional, of life with small children.

I studied Holistic Massage in Hammersmith Hospital, London, and with an ambition to help others experiencing back pain, joint pain, anxiety and numerous other injuries, conditions and disorders, I set about starting my career as a therapist. I have now relocated to Exeter, and expanded my skills with a certificate in deep tissue massage. I am now studying remedial techniques.

What her clients say
Stefania has a great sense of the muscles she is working on, teasing and easing them into losing the tension they hold. She also checks regularly that her client is comfortable and that she is applying the right amount of pressure. I would recommend Stefania to anyone.

I have been going to Stefania for a regular massage for a few months now. She is very attentive, checks you are comfortable and adapts to what you need. I love how determined she is to help my aches feel better! Highly recommended.

I've had 3 x separate massages from Stefania and all of them have been incredible and keep me coming back for more! As well as being a truly relaxing experience, I have ongoing shoulder pain which Stefania has helped enormously with. Couldn't recommend her more highly!

Stefania is amazing and I couldn't recommend her highly enough. Very relaxing, set within a great place to unwind and de-stress. Stefania also fixed my shoulder within two sessions and now it feels back to normal !

Appointment length and fees:

45 minutes: 37.00
60 minutes: 47.00
90 minutes: 62.00
Payment can be by cash, cheque or most debit and credit cards.

To make an online booking with Stefania click here

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Massage Therapists. Shirin Elling

Shirin Elling

Swedish, Deep Tissue, Neuromuscular techniques, Sport, Remedial
Shirin Elling brings a wealth of bodywork experience to Massage & Wellbeing.

With over 20 years experience of working with a wide range of clients from professional athletes to stressed out executives, treating them for a variety of conditions, Shirin can help a wide range of problems including:

  • Increase mobility in muscles and joints
  • Hip problems – eg ease sciatica
  • Leg tension – release of hamstrings and IT bands
  • Relief of neck stiffness
  • Shoulders – facilitate joint movement
  • Treat general aches and pains
  • Create a state of relaxation in the body

    Having completed her BSc (Hons): Health Sciences in 1999 at the University of Westminster, London, Shirin specialised in bodywork and continues to use advanced techniques to achieve excellent results for her clients.

    After 8 years of working as a freelance massage therapist in 5* hotels and spas in London, she opened her own business. Earthspa was an extremely popular treatment centre with a loyal customer following in Belgravia, London and ran for 14 years. The business was sold in December 2017 and Shirin has now moved to Devon to begin a new phase of her therapy career.

    Appointment length and fees:

    45 minutes: 37.00
    60 minutes: 47.00
    90 minutes: 62.00

    To make an online booking with Shirin click here

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  • Looking for a place to practise?

    Qualified Massage therapist?
    Serious about building a massage practice?

    Stop press: We are currently looking for two professional massage therapists, trained to level 3 or above - with or without an established practice. - If that's you please contact us and have a chat.

    I hugely appreciate all that you have done to get me going. I loved working from your clinic. Thank you, thank you.
    SC Massage therapist.

    Whether you are already established with your own client base or just starting out come and see our lovely light and spacious rooms and have a chat about what we have to offer.
    Start up packages, flexibility, help with marketing and building your practice at an established massage therapy centre.
    Phone 07887 891218 or email to find out more.

    Please note that all our therapists are appropriately qualified and are all self employed professionals independently accountable.

    Strictly professional massage only

    DIRECTIONS Massage and Wellbeing Centre, 18 Gandy Street, Exeter, Devon EX4 3LS - you will find us at the Museum end of Gandy Street, just off the High Street and right in the heart of the city. The entrance is next door to Moko. Walk through into the courtyard and the door is on the right. Press the intercom for entry, come up to the first floor reception area and take a seat. Your therapist will come out to fetch you. Please make an appointment online or by phoning or emailing as per the contact details at the top of the page.
    To make an online booking with any therapist click here
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