At reCentre based on Balham High Rd, Tooting Bec, on the border of SW12 / SW17, we select only those therapists who we feel have the expertise and experience to give you a truly exceptional massage.

Our Massage Therapists

Alex Hooper Osteopath reCentre Health Balham Tooting SW London

Alex Hooper is a registered osteopath and sports massage therapist who has been at reCentre since 2012.

Alex worked as a fitness instructor while studying sport science and advanced exercise instruction before going on to study sports massage at The London School of Sports Massage.

He worked in a clinical setting providing massage therapy for over 6 years before deciding to become an osteopath, graduating with a Master's degree from The
British School of Osteopathy.

Alex has field experience working alongside physiotherapists at Tooting and Mitcham Football club and with the osteopath for Oxford University men's rowing team; he has also worked on set as an osteopath for film production companies, looking after the cast and crew members.

Alex provides assessment, diagnosis and treatment plans for a number of musculoskeletal based complaints, as well as providing sports and remedial massage for relief of general aches and pains. Clinically, his main interests are in clinical communication, pain and injuries related to physical activities.

Alex currently works at reCentre Wednesday to Saturday while completing a part-time Masters degree in Sport Rehabilitation at St Mary’s University, Twickenham.

Aaliyah is a deep tissue and sports massage therapist alongside a qualified personal trainer and Cheerleading coach with a strong passion for exercise and fitness.

 

Aaliyah has a degree in Dance, specialising in Cunningham Technique and has performed in a range of venues. She also has a Master’s degree in Sports Rehabilitation. During her Master’s degree she worked within the London Sports Institute, offering clinical treatments and rehabilitation to members of the community treating a variety of different injuries. Aaliyah is also part of the Therapy team at Old Colfeians RFC working alongside the players to manage injuries, providing pitch-side treatment and rehabilitation.

 

Prior to Coaching Aaliyah competed in Cheerleading for 4 years. In her spare time she enjoys ice skating, training in the gym and taking dance classes. 

Mary Fon Sing

Physiotherapist & Clinical Pilates Instructor

Mary graduated from University of Melbourne in 2011 and has recently moved to London from Melbourne to explore more of Europe. As a physiotherapist certified in Clinical Pilates and working at the Commonwealth Games 2018, Mary enjoys working with patients recovering from spinal problems and sports injuries.

Patients’ goals, especially returning back to work and sports, is one of Mary’s main focus areas when treating her patients.

Mary has a keen interest in sports injuries and spinal conditions.

Her physiotherapy management includes manual therapy, Pilates driven exercise rehabilitation, dry needling and taping. Mary also specialises in pelvic floor, abdominal muscle training, breathing awareness, postural and ergonomic education in her management.

In her spare time, Mary is an avid volleyball player, martial arts enthusiast and likes chasing waves to surf. Last but not least, she speaks French and can help out if you’re lost in translation!

Paige graduated from Surrey Institute of Osteopathic medicine (SIOM) in 2017 with a first class honours M’Ost degree. Paige’s love for helping others and improving their quality of life is the main reason she became an Osteopath. She is very passionate about Osteopathy and is keen to make a difference.

Paige enjoys treating patients from all walks of life and adopts a structural, holistic approach to all of her patients. Her treatment is patient centred and involves using a wide variety of techniques including soft tissue massage, joint manipulations, articulations, muscle energy techniques, and stretching in order to help relieve pain and improve functioning. She also looks at your overall wellbeing and provides advice on how you can prevent the injury from reoccurring.

Before training to become an Osteopath, Paige was an International swimmer, training over 4 hours a day and competing for London GB on a number of occasions. Having a long history in sport and being an athlete herself, Paige understands the need for all parts of the body to be fully functioning and in optimal condition in order for one to be at their best. This knowledge has helped her treat a number of athletes and runners competing in the London marathon, where she has volunteered for CRY Charity on a number of occasions.

Paige believes it is important to lead an active lifestyle and regularly partakes in swimming, Pilates and rock climbing.

She is qualified in dry needling, sports massage and APPI Matwork Pilates. She is fully insured and registered with the General Osteopathic Council. Paige is keen to expand her knowledge and plans to incorporate some additional qualifications into her skill set in the upcoming year.

Hannah graduated with a BSc Hons in Physiology with Sports Biomedicine before completing an MSc in Physiotherapy from Kings College London in 2013. She is a Chartered Physiotherapist with over seven years experience, working in Sports and Orthopaedic medicine in a FIFA Medical Centre of Excellence. Hannah’s underlying philosophy is that “exercise is medicine”, whilst maintaining the traditional hands-on approach. Hannah works holistically to treat the body as a whole in order to resolve pain, and restore movement, strength, and function. This may include a combination of manual therapy, acupuncture, taping, electrotherapy, education, and exercise prescription.

Since having her baby in 2017, Hannah has developed a strong interest in Women’s Health. She is a Mummy MOT Practitioner and passionate about helping mums recover and achieve their goals from their 6-8 week post natal check and beyond.

In her spare time, Hannah enjoys Yoga, walking her dog, and is a bit of a health and fitness fanatic! She thrives off empowering others, loves being by the sea, and spending time with family and friends.

Chris Cleaver MCSP

Chris qualified as a physiotherapist in 2014 at Sheffield Hallam University and more recently completed a Masters degree. He has worked in a large variety of clinical settings before his current position as a team lead at the St John's Therapy Centre for the NHS.

Chris has a passion for musculoskeletal physiotherapy and aims to create therapy programmes tailored to his clients' specific needs. His in-depth approach allows him to not only get people better, but keep them that way.

His therapy skills include manual therapy, massage, acupuncture, sports specific rehab, taping and exercise therapy. Additionally he has a specialist interest in treating knee, foot and lower back pain.

Chris is a sports lover with his biggest passion coming from cycling and competing in triathlons. He also loves to try his competitive hand at anything from basketball to golf.

Aga is a Polish physiotherapist, currently awaiting her UK registration with HCPC and working as a physiotherapy assistant and massage therapist in the meantime.

Aga has extensive knowledge and a broad range of massage approaches including sports massage, deep tissue, rolfing and myofascial release.

She qualified with a Masters degree in Physiotherapy in Poland in 2018 where she started practicing as Physiotherapist before moving to the UK. During her postgraduate practice she treated a range of musculo-skeletal conditions including those related to degenerative diseases, work-related injuries, sports injuries and rehabilitation and post-surgical rehabilitation. Alongside her physiotherapy training she has attained qualifications in fascial manipulation by Stecco, trigger point therapy and kinesiology taping.

In her free time, Aga practices yoga and swims. She also loves reading books and practicing her sewing skills.

Aga is passionate about human body and recognises how a little tension in the wrong place can influence posture and movement.

"I think everyone deserves to know that a relaxed body leads to better quality of life."

Elaine has over 25 years of experience in the field of massage and offers a wide range of highly specialised treatments ranging from pre and post pregnancy massage, deep tissue muscular release therapy, myofascial and trigger point therapy, intra-oral massage for treating TMJ (tooth grinding/clenching) issues, Manual Lymphatic Drainage, specialised massage therapy for cancer and range of beautiful facial treatments with the added luxury of hot and cold stones. She is also a qualified Aromatherapist and Rosalena's Senior FaceFit therapist.

Her treatments are always bespoke; tailor made for each and every individual with a unique set of skills and creative offering that makes her a very popular therapist and truly an expert in her field.

Elaine is our senior reCentre massage therapist and is currently Head of Massage training for Neal's Yard Remedies, developing and delivering a wide range of training courses in the UK and overseas. She is highly qualified and is committed to providing a first class service.

Francesca Walsh Massage Therapist reCentre Balham

Francesca Walsh is a very experienced and highly-qualified massage therapist who is well-liked by her clients. She is totally committed to continuing professional development in order to provide the most effective treatments for her clients and was recently awarded a Distinction in her BTEC Level 6 qualification in Advanced Clinical Massage and Sports Massage, this being the highest massage qualification in the UK.

Francesca's style of massage is a unique, creative and intuitive combination of various techniques from sports/deep tissue massage, soft tissue release, myofascial release, trigger point therapy, hot stones massage, aromatherapy and stretching. She tailors her massage to the individual requirements of each client - from a specific injury recovery treatment to the ultimate in deeply relaxing hot stones massage.

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APPOINTMENT TIMES IN BALHAM SW12 & TOOTING SW17
Monday–Thursday: 8.15am – 9.30pm
Friday: 8.15am - 8.30pm
Saturday: 9.00am – 5.00pm
Sunday: 9.00am – 2.00pm

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