Ruth Berresford - Massage Therapy

Ruth Berresford

“I felt fantastic after a treatment with Ruth. She really got to the muscles that needed attention. I left with a feeling of lightness, and had a much better range of movement.” Kath - violinist

"I often visit Ruth with a great deal of tension in my neck, shoulders and back. She gets deep into the muscles and I always feel much better after a treatment and in good spirits. She also has a very pleasant disposition which is an added bonus" Arnold

"I see Ruth every month to ease my neck and upper body from playing the flute. She loosens everything up for me brilliantly and I always leave feeling great. She has also helped me enormously recently with a leg problem after a running injury" Helen - flautist

Therapeutic Massage

Holistic - Deep Tissue - Sports Massage

Massage Therapy

After a period of illness and subsequently suffering from many muscular aches and pains, in 2008 I decided I wanted to learn more about the body. I wanted to be more knowledgeable about maintaining a strong, healthy body and mind necessary to cope with both the physical and mental demands of being a professional musician.

Back MassageMassage

I took a diploma in Anatomy and Physiology along with a diploma in holistic massage. I very quickly realised I had a feel for it and after graduating from the Raworth Centre I started working in the graduate clinic at Neals Yard therapy rooms in Covent Garden. I became fascinated by the strains and injuries musicians suffer caused from repetitive strain and sitting for long periods of time in awkward positions, often on unsuitable chairs. This led me to study sports massage at City and Islington College to enable me to work at a more specialised level.

MassageLeg massage

I now continue to work at Neals Yard in my Sunday clinic and take private clients, mostly musicians at home. I hold ITEC qualifications in holistic, deep tissue and sports massage.

Each treatment is tailor made to suit the individual client. I pride myself in really listening to the client to find out exactly what they need to help alleviate muscular pain caused by injury, tight muscles and stress.

Shoulder massage

I am dedicated to bodywork and continue to research and add to my skills.

Based in Walthamstow and Neal's Yard in Central London.