Sports Masseurs, Personal Trainers, Pilates Teachers & Other Therapists

The prime purpose of massage is to help alleviate stress and tension that can build up in the body’s soft tissues (muscles, tendons and ligaments). In sport, this work takes on a special role in helping to enhance performance and prevent injury, by promoting recovery and monitoring the condition of the tissues. As well as the general therapeutic value of massage, it can also safely and effectively treat many minor soft tissue injuries. Most injuries in sport are of an overuse nature and the cause of this overuse needs to be identified and remedied, otherwise the injury is likely to recur.

Treatment using the Bowen Technique aims to support and boost the natural healing capabilities of the body. Bowen therapists believe that the body has the ability to adjust, adapt and heal itself.

Reflexology is a holistic therapy where the therapist uses a specific pressure technique applied to the feet or hands, where all the internal body structures, glands and organs are mirrored in miniature. By pressure on these reflexes, the therapist can treat the whole body. Reflexology helps the body to maintain a state of homeostasis and enhances energy flow, which encourages the body to heal itself and the systems of the body to work in harmony.

A number of specialists have been recommended by Serpie members (names in bold) and they are listed below. Members with additional recommendations are invited to email them in the same format.

Note that neither Serpentine RC nor its members may be held responsible for any diagnosis or treatment. Before engaging the services of any specialist, members should satisfy themselves as to training, experience and insurance. If in any doubt you should consult your GP.

It is strongly advised that you double check the cost with the specialist before commencing treatment.

Sports massage Area Recommendation
Kinga Bornemisza
K-Sports Massage
078 4277 7922 (text only please)
NW London "Kinga is based near Swiss Cottage but accessible around London, I have used her now for more than a year and she helped me to get through a season of long hours and intense workload. I have not been injured since I started to work with her on a regular basis. Her knowledge and methods are way ahead of her years. Not only does she show great attention to detail on current physical issues, bus also shows a wider interest in the source of injuries by questioning and researching past problems and techniques. Kinga is herself an active Serpie runner and triathlete. I fully recommend her to the serious athlete or anyone trying to keep on top of a busy training and race schedule." Martin Muldoon
Nick Castle
Nick Castle Sports Massage
078 3004 0067
SW London "Nick Castle is based in South Kensington/Chelsea but I believe he is also available to work in other locations. He has great experience is working with sports injuries and is also a personal trainer. He has a thorough approach to understanding the clients need and asks for constant feedback throughout the session. He is responsive and works hard to fit in around your schedule. I highly recommend his professional and friendly approach!" Sylvie Lloyd
Discount for Serpentine members
Sarah Chatwin
Alexander Technique with Sarah Chatwin
078 2863 6244
City (WC1N) "Sarah has a calm and open approach, gently highlighting the huge impact that achieving "effortless equilibrium" has on your running but also on your whole life! Her website is an education in itself, but is no substitute for a few sessions with excellent follow up. If you work on a computer all day, be prepared for a life changing experience!" Robin Tuddenham
Roberto Ciurleo
079 7478 4144
  "Roberto has performed the miracle that I always hoped physios could do. He has made me faster without much work from me. (Barring a bit of a stretch now and again). My legs feel free and my stride length has increased which is obviously leading to faster times." Dan Bent
Nikki Collis
Pressurepoints Therapy
079 0595 6717
City & SW "Nikki is a fantastic sports massage therapist she is very friendly and works in a very professional manner at all times. I would definitely recommend her to all and will using her services again."
Antonio Latorre
Charlotte Cunliffe
Vital Hands
078 7989 7896
Tunbridge Wells "She an excellent sport massage therapist." Ludovica Bruno
Timo Dahlstedt
Timo Massage Therapy 077 8526 8379
Pineapple Studios, Covent Garden
"I've been seeing him for about a year now and he has worked his magic on my body many times. I can honestly say I feel like a new man after I've seen him. He used to work as a sports massage therapist at The Royal Ballet massaging some of the best dancers in the world before setting up on his own at The Pineapple dance studios. On top of that he's a really good bloke with a real interest in sport." Julian Nagi
Emily Davies
078 0314 7362
City (EC2A) and NW3 "I would like to recommend Emily because I had an injury and she gave me an hour session last Sunday which was very good and I felt much relief from the muscular pain. After 4 days I was able to run and cycle as normal. She understood my request and needs and gave me the best treatment and advice for the future. I cannot wait to go back once a month for  injury prevention. I fully recommend Emily to anyone." Hector Cortes
Discount for Serpentine members
Mark Edmonds
1 Stop Body Shop
Canary Wharf, Monument & Somerset House "Many Serpies will know Mark already from his swim coaching. He was (and still is occasionally!) one of the fastest triathletes in the country, and comes highly recommended as a sports massage therapist based out of the Reebok Sports Club in Canary Wharf, Physio in the City in EC4 and Covent Garden Physiotherapy Clinic, WC2." Richard Melik
Discount for Serpentine members
Charlotte Edmundson
Helping Hands Massage
Islington & Kensington "I ran the Paris marathon on Sunday, and much to my surprise posted a new PB time of 3:28:03 after fairly mediocre training. I can only put my unexpected success down to my massage after my last run before the marathon. Not only did I get an unexpected PB I also don't have sore legs (a first for me after a marathon)." Steve Turner
Will Green
Move Sports Massage
077 8097 4271
Alexandra Palace "I visited Will regularly in the run up to London marathon 2016. His input was vital in helping my body withstand the rigours of marathon training and he undoubtedly contributed towards me achieving a pb. As well as an excellent musculoskeletal knowledge, Will is also a keen (and talented) runner which definitely helps him relate to sports related aches and pains. I’d wholeheartedly recommend his services." Martin O'Connell
Sam de la Haye
075 3562 3989
Clapham "She is extremely good and has done various events, such as the marathon de' sable, so has a good insider knowledge of sports injuries/ muscle tension and knows where to find all your tender spots." Jonathan Watts
Chris Horlock
K2 Sports Massage
078 9498 3429 &
020 8896 1451
Home sports massage therapy - will visit "I had several massages from Chris while I was training for FLM and I can honestly say that, if it wasn't for him sorting out one niggling injury after another, I would never have completed the training and got through it on the day. He is also a mine of information about injury prevention, cross training and stretching." Siobhan Reddy
Peta McSharry
Sports Massage Zone
077 9903 7773
City "Peta has lots of experience as an athlete which helps her to provide a fantastic massage, understanding the pains and niggles we inevitably pick up. I would highly recommend her services." Ivan Gowan
Laura Miller
Hands on Sport
077 8622 7527
Battersea or Clapham "I can highly recommend Laura Miller if you live in the Battersea or Clapham area. She has a permanent massage table set up at her home just near Clapham Common and both Laura and her husband are competitive runners/ triathletes."
Richard Melik
Andrew Reeves
077 2556 3075
NW6 (Kilburn) "I received a course of treatment from Andrew during his training and was immediately impressed that he knew what he was doing. He takes an individual approach to treatment and is ready to reassess the situation for each session, and I have found him to be quite effective. He also runs quite fast." Malcolm Hinsley
Discount for Serpentine members
Janey Sattentau
Active Calm
079 7361 4403
& Kentish Town
"I thoroughly recommend Janey. She has helped me through injury using remedial massage techniques and by prescribing specific yoga postures, and I sincerely believe that she's had an impact on my performance. Her manner is extremely personable and she is clearly very knowledgeable." Tom Diethe
Discount for Serpentine members
Annette Springer
079 7710 5993
Canary Wharf (E14) "I can recommend Annette Springer very highly to any Serpies looking for a massage to soothe those sore muscles or injuries. She's helped various niggling things of mine and she came recommended by a fellow Serpie to me. She does sports and deep tissue massage and sports injury prevention. Very competitively priced too." Rachel Smith
Brian Swanton
Physio in the City
0844 800 7312
First Floor, Seymour Leisure Centre, Seymour Place, London, W1H 5TJ "Physio in the City, at the Seymour Centre, is a Flora recommended 'marathon clinic', with every kind of specialist you could need on hand there. Brian Swanton - Sports Massage Therapist and Stephanie Melis - Physiotherapist, can work together, or separately, to ensure the cause, treatment and prevention of injuries and 'niggles' are fully addressed. Both have done such a good job, I now need to go less, which has got to be a good recommendation! Plus Brian said he's happy to do post run sessions after Wednesday or Saturday club runs, so you can't get more convenient than that!" Laura Denness
Discount for Serpentine members
Bowen therapist Area  Recommendation
Nikke Ariff
Mind Body Positive
020 7388 9818 & 079 4141 7441
W1 "Bowen Technique is a soft tissue manipulation therapy working on the acupressure points. It is extremely gentle but can be very effective on injuries or for general maintenance since it encourages the body to heal itself. I have found it especially effective in aiding recuperation after marathons." Andrew Maynard
Personal Trainers, Pilates Teachers, Yoga Teachers Area Recommendation
Iyengar Yoga Class with Suzet Suryano Dryburgh Hall, Abbots Manor, London SW1V 4ET "An iyengar yoga class which I have been attending for over four years and which has really helped to avoid injury - especially as I am mid-fifties. This is a small class, each member receiving individual attention which makes it very effective. As a real yogi Suzet doesn't give out contact details but if anyone wants any further info they can e-mail me!" Cath Ferguson. Every Tuesday evening 6.30pm to 8pm. Please come (with a yoga mat).
Laura Williams
077 1200 1525
Will work at your home in London "Laura holds great courses at the Serpentine Running Club and holds additional qualifications in sports conditioning and movement analysis. I can highly recommend her." Beate Vogt