Feel Good Directory
Therapies offered: Massage
Locations: London Fields
I was lucky enough to be offered a treatment at MASAJ; a contemporary massage studio just a stone’s throw away from my home in Hackney. Their values, built upon sustainable and conscious business, resonated with my own, and arriving early was a must to check out the collection of beautiful eco-lifestyle goodies in the waiting room; shelves stacked with some of my favourite conscious brands, and not forgetting a re-fillable, and super affordable, bath salts offering.
MASAJ offer 5 different bodywork and relaxation treatments, lasting 60 or 90 minutes, that bring together their really authentic style - drawing from Thai, Ayurvedic, Stretch and Sports massage techniques. I chose a ‘ No. 2 - Deep Tissue’, and decided to book a whole 90 minutes to allow myself time to settle in and make the most of the time to myself (and the cosy heated beds). I was in total heaven - the therapist was so intuitive it felt like she could read my mind (perhaps the tension in my body gave it away). The result was that I floated out the door, down the stairs, picked up a delicious vegan treat from the next door cafe, and breezed home a lot lighter in body and in mind. Definitely the best massage I’ve had in a long time.
Name: The Nurture Co
Therapies offered: Massage and Holistic therapies
Location: Mobile (London)
Ali created The Nurture Co, a collective of holistic practitioners, to bring a retreat experience to the home. Each of the practitioners have different tools, but I was lucky enough to receive a treatment from Ali herself which incorporated hot stone and deep tissue remedial massage therapy with reiki and it was an incredible treatment I shifted a lot of stagnant energy and felt instantly rejuvenated, and it was all from the comfort of my own home, allowing me to enjoy the effects without losing them to the journey home.
Therapies offered: Osteopathy
Location: Kuu, Clapton
Elisa’s work is, quite honestly, magic. She opened her practice, Kuu, last year, which is where I first discovered her work. They were still putting finishing touches to the place, but I knew I would never want to go anywhere else again. Elisa’s Craneo-Osteopathy treatments are so much more than a physical healing. Generally, following my treatments, I feel a little restless a few hours after and then have the best, uninterrupted sleep as the energy settles and my body kicks in to continue the healing. She has the most incredible intuition and is realistic in her treatment plans. She wont tell you that you need to come in twice a week for three months if you don’t need to just to keep her practice going! She will treat you effectively and works honestly and I have nothing but praise for this wonderful practitioner. Rumour has it, Justin is great too. So if you can’t get an appointment with Elisa, there’s always a second option - and I believe you will land in the hands that will heal you best anyway!
Therapies offered: Reflexology
Locations: London (Mobile)
Yoga teacher and reflexologist Serena very kindly came to my home to share her therapy with me. In a time of unsettle whilst moving house, this grounding treatment was exactly what I needed. Serena also shares her love for nurturing the body through food and earlier this year she cooked on my retreat in Portugal. At the time she was just finishing her reflexology training and it’s pretty amazing for her work to be so powerful so soon. She travels in and around London to offer her reflexology treatments to private clients. If you’re hesitant to book a treatment that focuses on the feet, its worth noting that she treats the whole of your body using the feet, so its so much more than how it looks on first glance. Since my first treatment with Serena, I haven’t stopped thinking about it and it really was a pivotal experience in remembering to take the time, money and effort to ’indulge’ in real restful downtime. I couldn’t recommend her more highly!
Name: Michelle Roques-O’Neill
Therapies offered: a blend of aromatherapy and reiki healing magic
Location: West London
I had the absolute pleasure of meeting Michelle when she was offering treatments from one of the rooms at Selfridges. I wasn’t sure that I would be able to get the full experience in the middle of Oxford Street but I couldn’t have been more wrong. I connected so deeply with Michelle’s work and her vast experience. She really is brilliant at what she does and her beautiful own-brand products (Therapies) support her work perfectly.
Name: Laurie Winestock (The Colourful Dot)
Therapies: Crystal sound healing
Location: Stoke Newington
Website: Instagram @thecolourfuldot
Every thing that Laurie does is beautiful. I met her originally through her work as a make up artist where she shared some of her passion for crystals. She has a wonderful online shop called the colourful dot and she also offers beautiful sound healing. My experience was powerful, leaving me feeling calm, centred and supported.
Name: The Organic Pharmacy
Therapies: Vitamin and mineral scan
Locations: 3 London locations
A 20 minute treatment using electrical sensors to determine the vitamin and mineral levels in your body. Super helpful if you’re not feeling yourself and want some help finding out what’s going on! They’ll then advise on any necessary supplements to support and rebalance you.