PUT YOUR BODY
IN GOOD HANDS
TheBackSmith IS NOT JUST ANOTHER MASSAGE, THIS IS A SPECIALISED COMPREHENSIVE BODYWORK TREATMENT TO GET YOU MOVING AGAIN. FROM ACTORS TO ATHLETES, FROM DANCERS TO DIVERS, FROM SUFFERERS OF PARKINSONS AND ARTHRITIS TO THOSE WITH RSI. WE KNOW WHICH WAY YOUR MUSCLES WORK, WE PUT THE 'O' INTO 'GO'!
"... so much more than a massage, more like a complete physiotherapy!"
Carynn, Assistant Stage Manager, Cape Town Opera
"...after a few strenuous performances, I was back on my feet dancing for the evening show!"
Megan, Dancer, Aladdin, Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury
Ian (Singer/Dancer "H" from STEPS/'Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat')
"THE BEST EVER! And, yes, I'd call it physio too! I'm careful about making recommendations but I was so impressed by Philippa that I immediately spread the word so that others in the show could get the kind of treatment I was getting. They were all as bowled over by her as I was.
Charlotte (Actress/ 'The 39 Steps' Touring Company)
"I felt like a new woman! An amazing deep tissue massage, the best ever, and I've had quite a lot. I was completely energised after Philippa's treatments and the damage I'd suffered on stage that wasn't repairing, looked and felt so much better. Her approach immediately kick started a speedy recovery."
OUR SPECIALIST BODYWORK TREATMENT
QUALIFICATIONS AND ACCREDITATIONS
TREATMENTS are always uniquely personal according to your needs and comfort. Techniques also include: ADVANCED BODYWORK MASSAGE, DEEP TISSUE MASSAGE, TRIGGER POINT THERAPY and STRETCHING.
You talk, we listen, we tailor, we talk again, we listen, we get you moving again.
Using slow, carefully considered application of pressure with hands and forearms, to sink through superficial muscles to the deeper musculature hidden below.
Our methods create a powerful treatment, aimed to separate muscle fibres that have adhered to one another, treat the body's extensive connective tissue, encourage blood flow to damaged areas to kickstart repair, and incorporates HOLISTIC MASSAGE to prepare and soothe the muscles throughout the treatment.
HOLISTIC MASSAGE is also available for those who prefer a lighter touch.
Owned and run by Philippa Summersby, who has worked as a bodyworks therapist with a wide variety of clients including people with sports injury, RSI, Parkinsons, Arthritis, as well as within the dance and theatre community for thirteen years, continuously updating her skills through highly accredited training schools in the UK, from St Thomas' hospital to JING in Brighton. Always putting her clients' well-being and safety above all else, Philippa holds high standard qualifications, and Government approved safety and security certificates and is always happy to provide documented evidence on arrival at your door :
* Industry Recognised Qualifications (eg ITEC 2005)
* UK Government Regulatory Body Registration (CNHC)
* Professional Association Membership (CThA www.embodyforyou.com)
* Fully Insured Status
* a commitment to CPD (Continuing Professional Development)
* First Aid at Work Certification
* an ENHANCED DBS (formerly CRB) Certificate (a full criminal record check for those likely to work with VULNERABLE ADULTS).
"It is my philosophy to try to get you moving again."
£45 single hour session
£65 one and a half hours
£80 two hours
GIFT CERTIFICATES ARE AVAILABLE
WE ACCEPT PAYPAL
When two people book at same appointment time/same premises £80 for 1 hour each OR £100 for one and a half hours each
GROUP BOOKINGS are generally limited to 5 people. Charges vary and discounts may apply.
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MOBILE SPECIALIST DEEP TISSUE BODYWORK THERAPY.
PAIN MANAGEMENT. ENHANCED FLEXIBILITY.
WE COVER CANTERBURY, THANET AND THE SURROUNDING AREAS
WITH A DEDICATED TREATMENT ROOM IN RAMSGATE