Remedial massage therapist Elena brings to Bodysmart over 12 years of remedial massage therapy experience. Elena has a special interest in the treatment of neck, shoulder and back pain in office workers. Elena also enjoys helping clients with reducing stress related tension, lymphatic drainage, sports and with pregnancy related massage.
The benefits of prenatal massage performed during pregnancy can decrease pain associated with common musculo-skeletal conditions e.g. muscle aches, join pain (hip and sacroilliac), carpal tunnel syndrome, reducing oedema and improving circulation, improving postural patterns and reducing symptoms of anxiety and depression.
Elena has worked also with people with conditions such as Parkinson’s, Motor-Neuron and Multiple Sclerosis, and Fibromyalgia, which has brought about further learning in how to deal with pain management, more effectively with certain conditions.
Elena care’s about how she works and applies her skill sets with each client to bring about the best result with each person.? So that they have an understanding in how to better manage with a clearer mind and more awareness and apply ‘body-smartness’, on an everyday basis.
Elena commonly uses a range of Remedial Massage Techniques, Soft and Deep Tissue, Trigger point therapy, Acupressure, Postural care, Relaxation and Myofascial Release.
Elena is also trained in the Alexander Technique, since 1998 (and is a teacher in this technique), Reflexology – hand and feet, Bowen, Pranic healing and Aromatherapy.
Furthering her ardent learning in how the body functions, she is a keen student of dance, in Tap having completed 7 medals, including a Seal.
Now tapping at the Brush Factory with Renee Coyle, and Flamenco/Spanish dancing at ‘Casa De Compas’ with Farida Rabih, and Circus acrobatic training at ‘Cirquest’, for the young and old at heart.