20th July 2019 

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, Rachel Usher, Letty Lunan
Deep Tissue Stefania de Cara, Rachel Usher, Letty Lunan,
Remedial Massage Sonja Breach, Olha Syeverova,
Sport Massage / Soft Tissue Olha Syeverova,
Indian Head Massage Sonja Breach, Olha Syeverova, Letty Lunan
Japanese Hand Massage Letty Lunan
Thai Foot Massage Letty Lunan
Facial Rejuvenation Sonja Breach, Olha Syeverova,
Myofascial Release Sonja Breach
Aromatherapy Oils Olha Syeverova, Rachel Usher
Reflexology Olha Syeverova, Rachel Usher
Pregnancy Sonja Breach, Olha Syeverova
LA Stone (Hot Stone) Olha Syeverova, Letty Lunan

Prices:
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

Swedish
Remedial
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!


Rates
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.

Manual Lymphatic Drainage
In today’s Western Culture diet can stress the lymphatic system with excess wastes, toxins and lack of fluid contributing to a sluggish lymphatic system. Used as part of a detoxification program it can help with improved energy, an increase in cellular oxygenation and enhanced immunity.

Manual lymphatic drainage is extremely gentle and feels wonderfully relaxing. Most people either fall asleep or go into a highly relaxed state, due to the slow, gentle rhythmic motions involved, which stimulate the movement of lymph through the lymph vessels.

What is Manual Lymphatic Drainage Massage good for?
  • If you are prone to common illnesses like colds and flu.
  • If you lead a sedentary lifestyle,
  • If you want to reduce oedema, puffiness or swelling.


It has been cited as having a positive effect on:
    Problem skin & cellulite
    Dysfunctional respiratory systems
    Low energy


It is an effective treatment for a variety of issues including oedema, skin disorders, headache, sinus congestion, sprains and aches, stress, digestive disorders and it can be used before and after surgery to remove tissue congestion and minimize scar formation. It is particularly useful as part of post-mastectomy therapy oedema and fibrosis.

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
S G
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.

CM
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.

R HL
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!

J H
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. Rachel Usher temp

Rachel Usher

Organic Swedish, Reflexology, Advanced Massage Techniques, Aromatherapy

Looking for a massage tailored to you as an individual to help your body heal and/or maintain health and wellbeing?

Primarily using Swedish massage techniques I also use a wide range of techniques drawn from Thai, Lomi Lomi and elements of deep tissue massage according to what I feel will be most useful to you and your individual issues. I can deliver a strong deep massage if that is what is wanted and required.

I also offer a range of holistic therapies including Aromatherapy and Reflexology. If you require help with specific ailments, be it emotional, physical or spiritual, then I can incorporate a mixture of essential oils into the massage. Aromatherapy can speed up the healing process, aid in sleep, increase energy levels and help anxiety and depression. All of the oils I use do not contain animal products and have not been tested on animals.

All of my products are 100% organic. It's easy to be careful about the food we eat but also remember that the products we use on our skin are also absorbed into our bodies. Although you may be coming for a massage because of pain or injury massage is also detoxing your body so the purer the oils, the better the chance of overall healing. Because of this I like to use only the cleanest and gentlest products:

  • an almond base oil that is Soil Association Organic, Vegan, Hexane free and no GMO which leaves your skin feels luxurious
  • Tisserand essential oils which are renowned for quality and purity, 100% organic and ethically harvested from sustainable wild crafted crops
  • for Reflexology: Dr. Bronner's soap, Avalon Organics moisturiser and Corrine Taylor's talc.


Reflexology works on the premise that the entire body is reflected or mapped out on the foot, and that massage and manipulation of a specific areas on the foot will send blood to, ease tension in and promote healing in the corresponding area. It usually takes about six sessions to get to the root of a problem, even though single sessions can be very beneficial too. There is a special reduced price if you book for a series of sessions.

It was during a trip to India that I initially discovered holistic therapies and fell in love with body work, mind work and self-development in such a way that I was compelled to turn it into a career. On my return home I went on to full time study in Massage, Reflexology, Aromatherapy and Anatomy & Physiology for the next two years. After qualifying I moved to Australia where I practised massage in a busy Naturopathic clinic. I was blown away as I witnessed again and again how the body has the natural ability to heal itself given the right conditions and right environment.

Sometimes we need to get back to basics, to the simplicity of relaxation techniques, good nutrition, gentle exercise and general self care. Massage, Aromatherapy and Reflexology are just a few of these basics.

Appointment length and fees:

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

To make an online booking with Rachel click here

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Massage Therapists. Letty Lunan

Letty Lunan

Swedish, Deep Tissues, Indian Head, Japanese Hand, Thai Foot, Hot Stone

I offer a range of massage treatments which help to alleviate muscle pain caused by bad posture, computer work, heavy lifting, stress, exercise and overworked hands and feet.

By using different techniques including soft tissue release, frictions, knuckling and trigger pointing, we can get deeper into the muscle, helping to relieve pain, stiffness and lack of movement and flexibility. Massage will help you to relax, sleep better, release toxins, improve muscle tone and recover more quickly from strenuous exercise. Whether you chose a Swedish Massage, Deep Tissue, or an Indian Head Massage, you will leave with a lovely feeling of relaxation and calmness.

Do you have 45 mins to spare in town? Why not try a beautifully calming Japanese Hand Massage or stimulating Thai Foot Massage and experience the benefits these massages can bring to your overall wellbeing. If you’re on your feet all day or if you spend hours typing at the computer, these massages can really help relax the muscles in these overworked areas.

I love staying active, whether it’s classes at the gym, netball, running or dog walking, I'm a strong believer in the health benefits of exercise. I also understand the tension that strenuous exercise can put on your muscles and I'm furthering my knowledge in this area by studying Sports Massage so that I can offer these additional skills from May 2019.

Appointment length and fees:

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

To make an online booking with Letty 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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