Massage Therapy

Profession
Services, therapies, and modalities
Music / arts / performance health, LMT Laryngeal Manual Therapy / Vocal Massage, Singers and professional voice users
Regions Covered
Scotland
Address
Glasgow
Practitioner Name
Qualifications/registration
Vocal Massage (2024), Sports & Remedial Massage (2024), Myofascial Cupping (2023), Therapeutic Massage with Oncology Massage (2022), BSc Hons – Glasgow University (2009), MA – Royal Conservatoire of Scotland (2010)
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Andrew Keay is a Vocal, Sports & Remedial massage therapist who specialises in working with performing arts freelancers and professional voice users - taking individual needs and requirements into consideration and developing a treatment plan to best suit each client. He discovered the real importance of massage through his work as a professional actor and voiceover artist. After training at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, he worked throughout the UK and toured internationally for the past 14 years with large scale, physically demanding, theatre productions including War Horse with the National Theatre and voiced characters for productions with Netflix, BBC & STV.

Andrew manages a busy client list at his Glasgow clinics, as well as hosting in-house theatre treatments throughout Scotland with clients including; Dundee Rep, Pitlochry Festival Theatre, Lyceum Theatre, Tron Theatre & MacRobert Arts Centre.

"I know what it takes to perform as the highest level physically, mentally & vocally and having massage treatment has 100% helped me maintain my body and mind through long, demanding contracts. I'm really passionate about massage therapy and believe it can play an important role in maintaining proper body function, performance, and health as well as having an overall positive effect on your physical and mental wellbeing".

Broad Category
Services, therapies, and modalities
Music / arts / performance health, Dance medicine and healthcare, Exercise, Jaw / temporomandibular joint (TMJ), LMT Laryngeal Manual Therapy / Vocal Massage, Singers and professional voice users, Teaching / coaching / education, Technique / ergonomics / posture / instruments / props / equipment
Regions Covered
London, Central London, South London, West London, Online/Telephone/Remote
Address
London, Fulham, Chelsea, South Kensington, Victoria, Oxford Circus
Practitioner Name
Qualifications/registration
BSc Hons Physiotherapy, OMT Medical Acupuncture, TOM cupping therapy, APPI level 1 & 2
Registration, insurance and DBS checks
Current professional registration, insurance and DBS confirmed
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Genevieve Tawiah is an experienced Performance Physiotherapist who uses sports massage, medical acupuncture, taping and more alongside a variety of exercise methods. She has experience teaching matwork and reformer pilates and a background in yoga practice which she often applies in sessions.

My goal is to provide you with the tools you need to optimise your wellbeing; learn more about your body and make a safe and efficient recovery from injury - back to the activities you love where possible.

Services and treatments include:

 

  • Assessment, Diagnosis and Treatment for injuries
  • Video call consultations
  • Sports Massage
  • Vocal Physiotherapy
  • Jaw (TMJ) Physiotherapy
  • Medical Acupuncture
  • Dry Cupping
  • Shockwave Therapy
  • Supportive Taping
  • Exercise advice: Pilates/ Yoga/ Strength and Conditioning
  • Injury prevention talks and workshops
Profession
Services, therapies, and modalities
Music / arts / performance health, LMT Laryngeal Manual Therapy / Vocal Massage
Regions Covered
Central London, Wales
Address
Cowbridge - Wales, Marylebone - London
Practitioner Name
Qualifications/registration
Estill Voice Master Teacher - 2013, B.Tec-Level 5-Soft Tissue Therapy LSSM (London, 2015), Additional Specialist Training, Osteopathic Techniques for LMT with Jacob Lieberman, Myofascial Release for Voice - Walt Fritz, Advanced Myofacial Release - Alex Fugallo form LSSM
Registration, insurance and DBS checks
Current professional registration, insurance and DBS confirmed
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Ian Nicholas is a Soft Tissue Therapist and highly experienced singer and singing teacher with a special interest in voice rehabilitation and vocal massage. As an experienced Estill Master Trainer (EMT), Ian was the first practitioner in the UK to hold both the EMT and the UK’s highest qualification in Soft Tissue Therapy. Ian combines voice training exercises and Laryngeal Manual Therapy (LMT), pioneering an integrated model for the treatment and rehabilitation of Muscle Tension Dysphonia and other issues. He works as part of a Multidisciplinary Voice Clinic team in South Wales, and also works closely with senior laryngeal surgeons in London.

He lectures in Singing at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, and was formerly a Vocal Tutor at the Faculty of Musical Theatre at Mountview, London. He has been a visiting or guest lecturer at Arts Ed, Bristol Old Vic Theatre School, Sibelius Academy, Helsinki and The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. Ian holds an Honours Degree in Music from Goldsmiths College, University of London.

Ian is extensively involved with the recording industry, preparing singers for major tours, and coaching in the recording studio. His clients work within Musical Theatre and in Contemporary Commercial Music.  He works at How The Voice Works, and supports individual singers in productions at the Helsinki City Theatre.  As an experienced choral performer and conductor, Ian has outstanding ensemble teaching skills and gives workshops and classes to theatre companies and choirs including recently working with Theatre Vanemuise, Estonia on their production of Sister Act.

Broad Category
Services, therapies, and modalities
Music / arts / performance health, Dance medicine and healthcare, Exercise, Singers and professional voice users, Technique / ergonomics / posture / instruments / props / equipment
Regions Covered
South East, Online/Telephone/Remote
Address
Shoreham-by-Sea / Brighton / Lewes
Practitioner Name
Qualifications/registration
BSc (Hons) Osteopathy, Mat Pilates CYQ 3 award, APNT Dip. Sports Massage.
Registration, insurance and DBS checks
Current professional registration, insurance and DBS confirmed
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Osteopathy, Pilates and Sports Massage practitioner with a particular interest in postural and ergonomic factors that affect the way in which the human spine works, especially in the context of dance and the performance arts. Jenefer has a background in dance and movement, plays piano and sings. She has treated instrumentalists, singers, actors and dancers (ballet, contemporary and musical theatre) and is based at Shoreham Osteopathy Centre, Shoreham-by-Sea. Please ask for Jenefer as this is a group practice. Since November 2023, Jenefer is also practising 9am-1pm at Valentine Voice Care Centre, Lewes.

Profession
Services, therapies, and modalities
Music / arts / performance health, LMT Laryngeal Manual Therapy / Vocal Massage, Singers and professional voice users, Technique / ergonomics / posture / instruments / props / equipment
Regions Covered
London, Central London, Scotland, South East
Address
Glasgow, Seaford, London
Practitioner Name
Qualifications/registration
Active IQ Level 3 Diploma in Sports Massage Therapy 2018; Certificate in Vocal Health First Aid 2020; Certificate in Advance Vocal Anatomy and Vocal Health Theory 2019; Certificate in Vocal Massage & Manual therapy 2019; Certificate in Laryngeal Manipulation 2019; Certificate in Voice Release Massage 2018; FHT
Registration, insurance and DBS checks
Current professional registration, insurance and DBS confirmed
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Kate Valentine is a Sports Massage Therapist who works extensively with singers and professional voice users, specialising in vocal massage, laryngeal manual therapy, vocal health, and injury prevention. Whilst enjoying a successful career as a principal artist on the international operatic stage Kate sustained a vocal injury which defined her career and sparked her fascination with vocal health, rehabilitation, and the long-term benefits of manual therapy for voice.

Kate runs her own practice in Seaford, East Sussex and manages a busy client list including English National Opera, the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Scottish Opera, Glyndebourne Festival Opera, and The Dunedin Consort. She also works with two multidisciplinary teams: the Voice Care Centre (London) and Clyde Consulting Rooms (Glasgow).

Kate is a passionate ambassador for vocal health. "It is my mission to help remove the mystery and stigma surrounding vocal wellbeing and injury, and to provide a safe space to help you with your journey – whichever part of that journey you are on".

Kate offers services in Vocal Massage, Manual Therapy for Voice & Swallowing disorders, Laryngeal Manipulation, Myofascial Therapy, VoiceRelease Massage and Sports Massage Therapy. She can help with issues relating to relieving postoperative and post viral tension, globus pharyngeus/globus hystericus (a sense of a ‘lump’ in the throat), muscle tension dysphonia, improving vocal function, alleviating acid reflux symptoms, releasing emotional tension, improving vocal stamina, range and flexibility, freeing up the breathing mechanism, jaw and tongue root tension, releasing muscles which have been overcompensating, performance anxiety, vocal pacing, vocal health advice and injury prevention.

Broad Category
Profession
Services, therapies, and modalities
Music / arts / performance health, Exercise, Teaching / coaching / education, Technique / ergonomics / posture / instruments / props / equipment
Regions Covered
South East
Address
Surrey
Practitioner Name
Qualifications/registration
Level 5 Professional Soft Tissue Therapy - 2021, Sports Massage Therapy - 2012, Sport & Exercise Science - 2007; FHT
Registration, insurance and DBS checks
Current professional registration, insurance and DBS confirmed
Website
Information (Note: telephone numbers are available via BAPAM helpline)
Krish Narraidoo is a Level 5 sports massage and soft tissue therapist and personal trainer with a diploma in sport and exercise science. He combines personal training, sports massage, soft tissue therapy and biomechanics to achieve the best results. Krish can help with issues relating to all soft tissue pain, including but not exclusive to lower back pain, neck and shoulder pain, leg pain, sciatic pain, knee and hip pain, postural problems, recovery improvement, stress, muscular pulls, and strains and tears. He also delivers services in manual therapy and exercise prescription.
Profession
Services, therapies, and modalities
LMT Laryngeal Manual Therapy / Vocal Massage, Singers and professional voice users, Teaching / coaching / education
Regions Covered
South East
Address
Oxford
Practitioner Name
Qualifications/registration
BA in Drama, the University of Virginia, May 2018, MA in Music Theatre, the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, September 2019, Vocal Health First Aid, Vocal Health Education, July 2020, Diploma in Holistic and Deep Tissue Massage, Jing Advanced Massage Training, April 2021, Certificate in Vocal Massage and Laryngeal Manipulation, April 2021, Certificate in Advanced Clinical Massage, Jing Advanced Massage Training, September 2022
Registration, insurance and DBS checks
Current professional registration, insurance and DBS confirmed
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Lydia Flock (she/her) is a massage therapist, vocal coach, and published researcher. She was endorsed for the prestigious Global Talent Visa (under Exceptional Promise Criteria) by Arts Council England. She has published research in the peer-reviewed academic journals Voice and Speech Review and the Journal of Singing (in press). Her latest research is titled 'Developing a Vocal Manual Therapy Intervention for the Treatment of Laryngopharyngeal Reflux in Professional Voice Users: A Pilot Study of Two Elite Singers'. 

She holds an MA in Music Theatre from the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama and a BA in Drama from the University of Virginia (with honours). She also trained at Ithaca College’s BFA Musical Theatre programme. Lydia qualified as a Holistic & Deep Tissue massage therapist with Jing Advanced Massage Training and specialises in Vocal Massage & Laryngeal Manipulation. She is the founder of her private voice coaching company, Flockstars Coaching and works as a vocal massage therapist at the Voice Care Centre in London. Lydia highly values continued professional development and is in the process of completing her Certificate in Advanced Clinical Massage with Jing Advanced Massage Training (exp. 2022).

Lydia works with vocalists, actors, singers, speakers, and patients with any musculoskeletal voice-related issues, such as globus pharyngeus or a sense of a ‘lump’ in the throat, freeing up belt voice quality, muscle tension dysphonia, laryngopharyngeal reflux (LPR) symptoms, loss of range or smooth transitions between vocal registers, difficulty swallowing or swallowing disorders, jaw and tongue root tension (including TMJ), vocal tiredness or fatigue. Lydia also offers assessments in manual therapy, myofascial release, advanced stretching techniques, laryngeal manipulation and self-care exercises.

Broad Category
Services, therapies, and modalities
Music / arts / performance health, LMT Laryngeal Manual Therapy / Vocal Massage, Singers and professional voice users
Regions Covered
West Midlands, Online/Telephone/Remote
Address
Kenilworth, Warwickshire / Coventry
Practitioner Name
Qualifications/registration
Sports Massage Diploma level 4, Level 5 Sports Therapy Qualification
Registration, insurance and DBS checks
Current professional registration, insurance and DBS confirmed
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Charles Ward is a former professional session singer who trained as a Massage Therapist who continues to be a keen songwriter, guitarist and singer. He has a special interest in working with voice users including singers, actors and public speakers. He has been treating high profile singers since 2014 and has treated artists on tour at music venues around the UK. Charles provides vocal massage and Laryngeal Manual Therapy (LMT), and has helped many performers with problems including vocal fatigue, muscle tension dysphonia, physical symptoms of stress and anxiety, poor breathing and technique, as well as general maintenance and injury prevention. Charles has published articles for the Voice Council and presented for various Music Colleges and Universities, as well as for The British Voice Association in relation to LMT. He understands the importance of vocal health, how precious and essential the voice is, and the impact that it can have when things go wrong. Charles is also expert at diagnosing and treating sports and musculoskeletal injuries and is a keen cyclist.

Broad Category
Profession
Services, therapies, and modalities
Music / arts / performance health, Technique / ergonomics / posture / instruments / props / equipment
Regions Covered
London, East London, South London, Online/Telephone/Remote
Address
London - Monument / Rotherhithe / Canada Water / Clapham
Practitioner Name
Qualifications/registration
BTEC Level 5 Diploma Clinical Sports & Remedial Massage Therapy, Certificate in Advanced Myofascial Release
Registration, insurance and DBS checks
Current professional registration, insurance and DBS confirmed
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Zoltan Zavody is a musician and martial artist who understands the range of injuries, impediments to joyful play(ing), and pain that can result from soft tissue conditions and muscular imbalances. He specialises in helping performers with pain and tension release, injury rehabilitation, pre- and post-performance MOT, and structural alignment. Zoltan sees clients in Central and South-East London – Monument, Rotherhithe, Canada Water and Clapham.

"I'm a fully qualified, professional Clinical Massage Therapist. I am a member of the Institute of Sport and Remedial Massage (ISRM), the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC), and the British Association for Performing Arts Medicine (BAPAM).

I treat muscles, tendons, ligaments, and the connective tissue that binds these all together. Treatment may be to address a specific pain or injury; an area of tightness or inflexibility; or a more structural issue of constriction or misalignment. It may also be in preparation for an event or performance, for example to ensure that muscles are all working smoothly; or after such an event, quickly to flush out waste products and relax stressed muscles, for rapid recovery.

Through an understanding of the daily reality of trying to train and perform with pain or injury,  I can support you with a realistic rehabilitation programme to return you to performing at your best.

I believe in continuity of professional healthcare. So we will not just give you a massage and send you on your way "hoping it worked". First we will look at the cause of any muscular or structural imbalance, and afterwards we will develop a potential rehabilitation programme that may involve exercises, stretching, or just subtly different ways of moving. I will support you with any rehabilitation work in between sessions. And where massage alone is not enough, we will discuss other treatments you might usefully explore."

Broad Category
Profession
Services, therapies, and modalities
Music / arts / performance health
Regions Covered
London, North London, Online/Telephone/Remote
Address
London, Muswell Hill
Practitioner Name
Qualifications/registration
MTI Level 4 Diploma in Holistic Massage, A,P&P 2009
Registration, insurance and DBS checks
Current professional registration, insurance and DBS confirmed
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Holistic Massage Therapist with professional experience as a stage manager and arts administrator. Has worked with actors, comedians, dancers, musicians, singers, stage managers, props makers and wardrobe personnel. Helps with conditions including carpal tunnel, RSI, muscle fatigue, frozen shoulder, arthritis, postural issues, back pain, sciatica, joint problems, knee & hip issues, stress, anxiety, insomnia, pregnancy. Jennie is also a meditation practitioner and works holistically to 'help reduce stress levels, generate both physical and mental balance – and enable you to lead a relaxed and more productive life'.

Broad Category
Services, therapies, and modalities
Music / arts / performance health, Dance medicine and healthcare, Technique / ergonomics / posture / instruments / props / equipment
Regions Covered
Wales, Online/Telephone/Remote
Address
Cardiff
Practitioner Name
Qualifications/registration
BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy 2003, BSc (Hons) Applied Sport Sciences 2000
Registration, insurance and DBS checks
Current professional registration, insurance and DBS confirmed
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Neil treats a variety of performance professionals and students including actors and dancers (including ballet and ice) presenting with problems in areas such as lumbar spine, cervical spine, upper and lower limb. He is based at Step Forward Physiotherapy. Locations include Merthyr, University of South Wales, Cardiff and Abergavenny.

Services, therapies, and modalities
Music / arts / performance health, Circus health, Dance medicine and healthcare, Exercise, LMT Laryngeal Manual Therapy / Vocal Massage, Singers and professional voice users, Technique / ergonomics / posture / instruments / props / equipment
Regions Covered
London, Central London, North London, Online/Telephone/Remote
Address
London, Belsize Park
Practitioner Name
Information (Note: telephone numbers are available via BAPAM helpline)

Physio Ed Medical was established in 2004 to provide professional physiotherapy services to the general public and entertainment industry. The clinic specialises in manual therapy techniques which optimise and accelerate injury recovery.

A large gym and rehabilitation space are available for specialist rehabilitation needs.

Specialist physiotherapy services are provided for all dance, sport and general musculoskeletal injuries. Physio Ed Medical are renowned for their work with the entertainment industry, particularly stage, music and television, and for vocal physiotherapy for both professional and amateur voice users.

About Companies and Group Practices listed on the BAPAM Directory

Broad Category
Services, therapies, and modalities
Music / arts / performance health, Exercise, NHS consultations (including Choose and Book), Paediatrics / children, Technique / ergonomics / posture / instruments / props / equipment
Regions Covered
South East
Address
Lewes, East Hoathly, East Sussex
Practitioner Name
Qualifications/registration
HCPC; MCSP; BSc Hons (2009) Physiotherapy, Pilates Instructor with Australian Pilates and Physiotherapy Institute 2017, Bare Control Instructor Feb 2021, Sports Massage Therapist Feb 2023
Registration, insurance and DBS checks
Current professional registration, insurance and DBS confirmed
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Mrs Rachel Galvin-Homes is a physiotherapist and massage therapist specialising in adolescent/young adult musculoskeletal injuries. She is also experienced in treating musicians and dancers with issues relating to back pain, painful clicky hips, anterior knee pain, chronic shoulder pain, repetitive strain injury of wrist extensors and back pain. She has also treated dancers after suffering trauma such as inversion sprains and undergoing surgery such as ACL reconstruction.

Rachel works in the NHS as a paediatric/young adult musculoskeletal physiotherapist and can offer detailed assessments. She can also provide manual therapy, sports massage, carefully tailored exercise programs, therapeutic taping and Pilates rehabilitation programs.

 

Profession
Services, therapies, and modalities
Music / arts / performance health, Jaw / temporomandibular joint (TMJ), LMT Laryngeal Manual Therapy / Vocal Massage, Singers and professional voice users, Teaching / coaching / education, Technique / ergonomics / posture / instruments / props / equipment
Regions Covered
London, Central London
Address
Westminster, London
Practitioner Name
Qualifications/registration
MA Voice Studies, Central School of Speech and Drama 2004, Certificate in Vocal Massage 2021, Advanced Clinical and Sports Massage Diploma 2024; CNHC
Registration, insurance and DBS checks
Current professional registration, insurance and DBS status unconfirmed - we advise you to check these details with this practitioner
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Robert Price is a vocal manual therapist and Advanced Clinical Massage Therapist who works with the multi disciplinary team at the Voice Care Centre. Robert has worked extensively in the professional theatre and at many of the most prestigious drama schools in Britain and Ireland, including Rada – where he held the senior post in voice – as well as Lamda, East 15, the Central School of Speech and Drama, Arts Ed, BADA, Rose Bruford and the Lir in Dublin. He holds a Masters Degree in Voice Studies from the Central School of Speech and Drama and was awarded a Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy for his work with voices in the British Conservatoire. He trained in Vocal Massage with Stephen King of The Voice Care Centre and has pursued post graduate training in Manual Therapy for Voice and Swallowing disorders with Walt Fritz. He is also a Jing Method Holistic and Deep Tissue Therapist and a Medical Acupuncturist. Robert has also been a professional actor and theatre director.

Robert specialises in working with singers from all styles along with actors and other elite voice users. He can help with issues relating to muscle tension dysphonia, globus pharyngeus, temporomandibular joint disorders and any conditions responsive to manual therapy. He also does work relating to chronic musculoskeletal problems including lower back and neck pain.

Robert offers trigger point therapy, deep tissue release and myofascial release type contact. He also offers a broad and eclectic range of touch therapies combined with voice work and self care.

Broad Category
Profession
Services, therapies, and modalities
Music / arts / performance health, Circus health, Dance medicine and healthcare
Regions Covered
London, Central London
Address
Regent Street, London
Practitioner Name
Qualifications/registration
Level 5 Diploma in Sports and Remedial Massage, SMA, CNHC05066
Registration, insurance and DBS checks
Current professional registration, insurance and DBS confirmed
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Serena Morgan is a massage therapist with over 10 years' professional experience in dance and performance. Her own experiences of massage treatment while touring as a performer taught her the importance of tailoring treatment to each individual's specific physical, emotional and psychological needs. She has experience working with dancers, singers, musical theatre, circus, musicians and stage technicians. She can help with Soft tissue Therapy/Manual Therapy and tackles issues relating to hypermobility, tendonitis, joint mobility, strains, sprains, chronic pain, acute pain and exercise rehabilitation.

Profession
Services, therapies, and modalities
Music / arts / performance health, LMT Laryngeal Manual Therapy / Vocal Massage, Singers and professional voice users, Teaching / coaching / education, Technique / ergonomics / posture / instruments / props / equipment
Regions Covered
Scotland
Address
Glasgow, Helensburgh
Practitioner Name
Qualifications/registration
ITEC Level 3 Diploma in Massage (2013), Vocal Health First Aider (2020), Vocal Habilitation Professional (2021), Counselling Skills for singing teachers level 3 (2023); CNHC
Registration, insurance and DBS checks
Current professional registration, insurance and DBS confirmed
Information (Note: telephone numbers are available via BAPAM helpline)

Siân Winstanley is a CNHC registered holistic massage therapist, professional singer and singing teacher whose work encapsulates mindfulness, performance technique, massage and rehab exercises. Siân works extensively with performers including professional and elite voice users who have been diagnosed with Muscle Tension Dysphonia (MTD) or require help in the use of their voice for work. She also works with musicians, actors, dancers, teachers and the general public. She is based Glasgow and Helensburgh and sees clients both in person and online. She works closely with multidisciplinary colleagues including Speech and Language Therapists and ENT Consultants. She has a wealth of experience of life as a performer and vocal care specialist, and is qualified to advise, treat and rehabilitate voice users with MTD, post-injury or post-surgery, in spoken and sung voice. Siân uses a holistic approach and works in a blame-free environment, believing injuries result from circumstance, not fault.