Soft Tissue Therapist

Testimonials

Jemma Deer, Aerial Circus Practitioner
Jemma Deer, Aerial Circus Practitioner

I had a foot reflexology massage with Maria and it was wonderful. She has a great touch, and having some attention paid to my (very neglected) feet was great. I felt extremely relaxed during and after the treatment, and slept really well that night. It was the perfect relaxation after a mega stressful week!

Cathy, Brighton
Cathy, Brighton

The best massage I've ever had. Maria is very professional and takes great care to ensure that you get the right massage to benefit you. I always feel so amazing afterwards, I can't wait for my next one!

Louise Granger, Brighton
Louise Granger, Brighton

Maria's treatment has been a real breakthrough for me! I ruptured my Achilles' tendon at the end of January and when I started seeing Maria just over 6 months later I was still having real difficulty walking and was in constant pain. After a course of her massage therapy and ultrasound I am making significant progress and my improved physical condition has also given me a much needed confidence boost. I would have no hesitation in recommending Maria - her treatment has made a world of difference to me!

Melanie Zimmermann
Melanie Zimmermann

I've seen Maria twice and it has been great! She will always make sure you're comfortable and get what you need, a relaxing or energising treatment. Very professional and friendly!

Sophie Catherine, Brighton
Sophie Catherine, Brighton

Just had a great massage from Maria, brilliant as ever! Really sorted out my shoulder that was really uncomfortable from sitting at a computer 40 hours a week (and overdoing it a bit at the gym!) Will be back same time next month!

Piera Manca, Brighton
Piera Manca, Brighton

Maria is absolutely brilliant at what she does and is very intuitive and knowledgable. I always come out from a treatment feeling incredibly relaxed and calm. My back is so much better after a few treatments, Cannot recommend Maria highly enough.

"I just wanted to say that the exercise that you said to do really is great. It is really working the right areas. I know you said it will be 6 weeks for muscle memory etc, but it is just the perfect exercise. Thank you, you are amazing. I know you will say it is your job but not everyone is good at their job"

John Russell

I have been going to see Maria for just over a year now. I used to exercise regularly – weight-training, running, karate – until an injury to my lower left back made it impossible to move freely without pain. I had 6 months of NHS physiotherapy but found that the pain, though diminished, still persisted making it impossible for me to exercise without pain. Although Pilates, which I took up as an alternative form of exercise, helped I still could not lift weights or run. Over the course of a year I made two visits to my GP to see if anything else could be done and was told it was just a problem I would have to live with.

I picked up one of Maria’s leaflets at my workplace and made an appointment to see her. She listened carefully to my history and tested my mobility. She explained the course of treatment to me and we began at the first session. Within three weekly sessions, the severity of my back pain had diminished to the point where it could best be described as a minor niggle. Over a longer period of time - 2-3 months – the pain, which previously would flare up if I had been sitting still for an hour or so or had gone on a long walk, was no longer an issue. What had been a constant pain which I felt whilst doing everyday tasks had diminished to something that I would become aware of only if I was doing something physically strenuous for a prolonged period. Even then, the pain is never anywhere near as severe as it was when I first met Maria.

The results of her treatments were tangible and obvious. I have been back at the gym for 18 months now and am lifting weights again and using the cross-trainer 3 time a week. I see Maria fortnightly for an hour as a kind of maintenance session. She keeps tabs on my progress and works on any areas that require attention.

The constant pain I used to suffer has gone and the ongoing sessions with Maria keep it that way. Her broad range of skills and experience have helped me immensely and I cannot recommend Maria highly enough as a therapist.

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Tara Harley
La La Theatre Company

"I was gifted a hot stone massage from my girlfriends and Maria was all set to give me a pampering massage. I told her I had pain between my shoulder blades and Maria said she was happy to adapt the massage to suit my needs, she combined the hot stones with other styles of massage and did some pressure point work, she also showed me exercises I could do, gentle stretches, to help loosen my muscles. You can tell Maria is very passionate about her work and it was a wonderful massage. I feel so much looser today and really mentally alert, (which doesn't happen too often these days!) Thanks Maria, I highly recommend you, Tara x"

Simon Boyd-Jones, Quality Systems Manager
Simon Boyd-Jones, Quality Systems Manager

"We look forward to and appreciate our sessions with Maria so much, that staff check the diary for when she is coming. We try not to book our holidays on those days!"

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Tracy Whittle, Brighton

"Thank you Maria for your wonderful treatment on my very tired legs today. I am sure this will enable me to complete the London to Brighton walk pain free"

Kerry Kipling
Kerry Kipling
Teaching Assistant

"At track doing interval training my calf suddenly tightened up and I could no longer run. I limped in to see Maria the next day and she confirmed that I had strained the muscle. She used Ultrasound Therapy on my calf and massage and then taped me. I left the clinic walking without limping. With a little more rest, and the exercises Maria gave me to do, I will be back to marathon training in no time at all"

Gemma Sowkey
Gemma Sowkey

"I went to see Maria during my pregnancy due to ongoing lower back pain. I found Maria's approach refreshing - bucking the 'no pain no gain' theory. She really listened to me and how I was feeling whenever she was doing a treatment and explained the treatment in terms of how it might help my back pain. I left every appointment feeling pain free and walking normally - even the day before I went into labour! I would not hesitate to recommend her to anyone - pregnant or not - for deep tissue massage"

"Maria was very professional and friendly and her careful and effective techniques were skillfully applied. I found the massages pre and post race incredibly beneficial, not to mention her wealth of knowledge and experience she shared that was invaluable for my first ever Marathon. I highly recommend her to runners and others with muscles in need of massage! Thanks a million Maria!"

Adrian Monti, Journalist – (writing for Runners World and national newspaper health pages)
Adrian Monti, Journalist – (writing for Runners World and national newspaper health pages)

"I came to see Maria about a tight adductor muscle which was causing persistent soreness in my inner thigh. I was training for a spring marathon so was very keen to get it sorted.
Maria listened to how I’d been training and what might have caused it before a thorough examination.
She used heat to relax the muscles before some deep tissue work, getting straight to the heart of the problem.
Maria carefully explained at each stage, what she was doing and why. She also explained and demonstrated what could be done to speed up the healing process with specific exercises. I was very impressed with her knowledge and empathy as a fellow distance runner. Also she has a relaxed manner and in every sense I felt I was in safe hands.
Maria got me back to running with the minimal of fuss at a key stage in my training plan. I really recommend Maria to fellow runners as well as those with other soft tissue injuries"

Kay Shepherd, Choreographer and Dance Teacher.
Kay Shepherd, Choreographer and Dance Teacher.

"Maria helped me with the pain caused by a frozen shoulder. The massage eased much of the associated tension and discomfort, allowing me to cope better with the condition. The use of Rock Tape to support my arm and shoulder had a particularly positive effect"

Rowen Hutchinson, Brighton
Rowen Hutchinson, Brighton

"I have been having a monthly massage with Maria for over a year now. I decided to start having a monthly treatment to help alleviate symptoms of RSI (Repetitive Strain Injury) that I have suffered from on and off for years. The treatments have been really effective in minimising my symptoms. I am now 5 months pregnant and I'm continuing to have treatments as Maria is able to accommodate this with adjusting her treatments to suit pregnancy. I would really recommend Maria's treatments to everyone"

Hugh Martin – Chartered Surveyor – Member of the 100 Marathon Club, (having run 106 marathons)
Hugh Martin – Chartered Surveyor – Member of the 100 Marathon Club, (having run 106 marathons)

"I went to see Maria primarily for treatment on my calves as I suffer from intermittent Achilles Tendonitis. She has provided the most comprehensive massages I have ever had including extensive stretching and advice on rehab exercises.
I find this not only physically beneficial, but also mentally relaxing. I have had no problems with the Achilles on the last two road races I have completed, including the Brighton Marathon where Maria showed me how to kinesiotape my Achilles. Maria has a pleasant and friendly manner and I have recommended her to friends with sports injuries"

Jane Gant, Bus Driver
Jane Gant, Bus Driver

"Hey! Thanks for yesterday. I woke this morning for the first time in a week without a headache. My head feel like its lost weight and all that pressure round the front has gone. It's a miracle cure! You certainly know your stuff"

Anna M Hopcroft, Hurstpierpoint.
Anna M Hopcroft, Hurstpierpoint.

"I had a hot and cold stone massage alongside a sports massage from Maria which was a new experience for me. I absolutely loved the hot stones which felt like they melted away the tight spots in my glutes. Maria's excellent sense of touch and intuition helped her to find and treat my site of injury with real intent and purpose. Maria really got stuck into my injured muscles and the next day it really felt like I'd had a pummelling but I could lift my leg much more freely when running. I've had this injury for over 11 years and Maria's treatment has really helped me on my road to recovery. I shall definitely be going back for more treatment and will be sending my husband to see Maria soon too! Maria is thoroughly professional and really uses her skills superbly to treat sports injuries and get rid of pain"

Tony Plank, UK Athletics Coach/ Personal Trainer (Teepee-Fitness), Brighton
Tony Plank, UK Athletics Coach/ Personal Trainer (Teepee-Fitness), Brighton

"Maria has treated me for a lower back problem. I found Maria’s treatment very thorough and professional. By the end of 3 treatments my back was a lot more relaxed and free from the sharp stabbing pains that I have experienced over the last few years. Maria’s gentle approach meant that I was more relaxed during the treatment compared to other treatments that I have had in the past. Maria gives you confidence and helps you to relax, so that the treatment is less stressful. I think this helped with the end result. I have no hesitation in recommending Maria to my clients for sports injuries or pain conditions"

Alison Davies, Administrator, Brighton
Alison Davies, Administrator, Brighton

"I have had several treatments from Maria for migraine and have noticed a significant improvement in my posture. Prior to treatments, my left shoulder was higher than the right, but now they are in line. The muscles between my shoulder blades feel less tense. This month I have not had my usual migraine attack and I now realise that these things are linked. The treatments have put me more in touch with my body and have helped me realise the importance of relaxation exercises and also strengthening exercises for my posture"

Lucia Manca – Jewellery Seller
Lucia Manca – Jewellery Seller

"I went to see Maria with a stiff and very sore shoulder that I had had for a very long time. After only two treatments my shoulder was pretty well pain free and after the third treatment using hot stones in conjunction with the massage, my shoulder feels great. Maria is a brilliant therapist and I will be recommending her to my friends a family. In short, wow! – A miracle worker!"

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Jan, Teacher/Musician

"Maria, you rock! (Excuse the pun) but the Hot Stones massage was fantastic.
Not too hot and really lovely steady strokes. The feet stuff was wild.
It was like walking on air afterwards. I will tell my friends"

Su Hardy, Director, Mooncup Ltd
Su Hardy, Director, Mooncup Ltd

"The team here at Mooncup Ltd spend the majority of their working day in front of a computer. As a responsible employer we perform regular work station assessments and remind about screen breaks, but we have found that the team really benefit from a regular massage. Maria brings her chair to our office and gives each person a mini consultation and 20 minute session, often recommending exercises specific to the individual. The team really appreciate the service and I am convinced that the advice and treatment that Maria gives help to reduce RSI in the office"

Pratik, Brighton
Pratik, Brighton

"I have suffered with serious back pain stemming from a motorcycle accident many years ago and have tried many massage therapies to make the pain more manageable. However, I always find that other therapists don’t use the right amount of pressure to get to the specific areas of pain. However, Maria really gets to where the pain originates from by asking for my feedback on the pressure and by checking my pain levels during the treatment. After only a few sessions I felt great satisfaction and relief. I have even noticed my posture improving as well as finally getting some good nights sleep. Maria’s techniques and her commitment to therapeutic massage have helped me immensely"

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Debbie Belcher, Marketing Manager

"Maria has worked wonders on my legs whilst training for a marathon over the last few months. Her expertise in massage and medical acupuncture has kept my shin splints at bay. She has always quickly identified problem areas and takes extra time to work on them. Her hot stones are also a great benefit and I love the stretches at the end"

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Wendy Hornet, Mental Health Nurse/Guitar Teacher

"I had weekly treatments from Maria for neck, shoulder and lower back problems. She would focus on one area at a time and spoke to me about muscle structure, posture and gave me exercises to aid my recovery. I have always felt very at ease to discuss issues and Maria always listens and interprets with much knowledge and professionalism. Maria’s massages are thoroughly focussed and really a pleasure to receive, in fact she has helped me so much that I believe she is a miracle maker!"

Bev, Brighton
Bev, Brighton

"Not only does Maria do 'Sports massage' for the fitness enthusiast, she also does a fantastic relaxing massage for those of us who just want a bit of 'me time!' Sensual bliss all round"

Sue Windham
Sue Windham

"Maria was recommended to me when I first started running and was following a training program for Brighton Marathon. I soon started feeling tightness and pulling in my right glute. Maria carried out an initial assessment and started working on the problem straight away. After a few visits the tightness had gone, but by that time I had realised the benefits of regular sports massage and continued to see Maria on a regular basis. These ‘maintenance’ sessions proved invaluable as she was able to identify and work on any troublesome areas before they took hold and became niggles or injuries. I have now completed my first marathon and genuinely believe my regular massages made a huge difference to my performance. Her manner is friendly and professional. I would recommend Maria to anyone regardless of whether their issue is sports related or not"

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Sue Baker, Brighton

"Maria, I can’t tell you how much the massage has helped my frozen shoulder. Such a relief to be out of the worst of the pain, you clever thing! Looking forward to my next session"

Ann, Hove
Ann, Hove

"I have regular sports massages with Maria to help ease the aches and pains associated with marathon training. With her help and advice I have so far managed to escape any serious injury during my training. I have also had a fantastic neck and shoulder massage - which I found extremely relaxing and did not want it to end! I would have no hesitation in recommending her to friends and family - and indeed have!"

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HB, Brighton

“Maria gave me an amazing massage! Although she’s gentle, she's deceptively strong and I really appreciated good pressure. She definitely helped ease the tension in my shoulder”.