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  1. A career in Sports Massage in London?

    Massage as a Career?
    I get regular emails from people who want to know what it’s like being a sports and remedial massage therapist in London. So I thought this might be helpful for those who are considering it as a career. If you’ve any more questions don’t hesitate to ask!

    The Actual Massage Job

    Must love people first and foremost – have the sort of personality that attracts other’s trust instantly. Friendly, open and non-threatening. (Well I hope I am!)

    You must enjoy listening to and helping others. And be comfortable offering advice where appropriate and if within your remit.

    Must (obviously) be comfortable around nakedness / (and yes, very occasional hygiene issues too!) be able to deal with this tactfully and confidently.

    It’s physical – and sometimes it’s sheer, bloody hard work!

    The Self Employed bit of the job- a separate job completely

    Being well driven and motivated is essential – as is being focused, obsessive, confident, curious, experimental, energetic.

    Opportunities? Not many to speak of that arrive on a plate – ‘jobs’ are few and far between. I get CV’s emailed to me every week from sports massage therapists looking for a clinic to work from in London. Especially a massage therapy clinic in Mayfair/Islington!

    However everyone has muscles, and how many times do you hear the people around you complaining about aches and pains?. You must be a ‘survivor’ and be creative – and create your own opportunities.

    It took me around a year to get things going, after 2 I was cruising. And that was ‘going for it big time’ (being the obsessive type!)

    It’s not easy and most massage therapists drop by the wayside. That being said if you’re prepared to put everything in effort-wise, and, of course, are good at what you do, you’ll be fine!

    I studied sports and remedial massage therapy at a school that comes highly recommended!

    Good luck – and let me know if I can offer any advice or assistance in starting out..

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  2. Parking near the Healthy Living Centre in Islington

    A chap called Dino has just set up a parking lot & car wash on the site of the old Ford garage – 75-81 Canonbury Rd, N1 2DG – a short stroll from Healthy Living Centre. He only charges £1 per hour! I had a chat with him and he’s happy to let you run slightly over the hour if you’re coming to see me – and still only pay a pound! It’s a big space and unlikely to be full, but you can reserve a space if you’re concerned by calling Dino on 07973 316 6223.

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  3. From ‘Central for Health’ to ‘Natureworks’

    Clinic change! – Mons & Weds Sports Massage in London clinics are now next to Bond St tube & Selfridges, near London’s West End/Mayfair!

    Citysportsmassage has now left Central for Health, Exmouth Market and moved to gorgeous new premises, right in the centre of town, 3 minutes from Bond St tube (Central & Jubilee lines) and just a few steps off Oxford Street. The venue is Natureworks Health Centre located above Danceworks studio at 16 Balderton St, W1K 6TN. Tel: 020 7629 2927 Balderton Street is exactly opposite the clock of Selfridges Department store.

    And what’s it like? The rooms are light, cool and airy, the place is calm, relaxed and friendly and I’m sure you’ll love it. There’s even a fresh juice bar downstairs for a refreshing post massage vitamin kick. I cant wait to start on August 6th!

    Of course constantly having to walk past my most favourite shop Selfridges with the days takings means that in 6 months time it is likely I will be incredibly sharply dressed, yet sleeping rough in a shop doorway after the inevitable eviction from my flat for non-payment. Don’t worry, I’ll try to keep the clinic together, but you’ll be helping greatly if you pay me by cheque instead of cash ;-)

    Days & Times
    From August 6th, Mondays and Wednesdays will now be at Natureworks instead of Central and start at the slightly earlier time of 1pm – which means you might be able to nip out the office on your lunch break so I can finish you off for the afternoon! ;-)

    Days and times at the Healthy Living Centre will stay exactly the same – Tuesdays and Thursdays 215pm til 815pm.

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