Lenka – Massage and Spa tTherapist
My name is Lenka I am an ITEC qualified Massage Therapist and the founder of Massenka.
I studied massage therapy at the Inspire Massage Workshops (Roehampton University, London), qualifying in anatomy & physiology and holistic massage. I have successfully completed the following courses:
- Body Massage L3
- Anatomy & Physiology L3
- Upper Remedial Bodywork
- Lower Remedial Bodywork
- Trigger Point Release
- Myofascial Release
- Chinese Cupping Therapy
- Natural Face-lift Massage
- Indian Head Massage
- Thai Foot Massage
- Hands Free Massage
- Pregnancy Massage
- Colon and Deep Organ Massage
- Holistic Facial & Skincare L2
- Organic Facials
- Faith Lift
- Manicure & Pedicure Spa Treatments Level 2
- Brow Tinting & Shaping
- Eyelash Lift & Tint
I am very passionate about what I do and dedicated to helping people release tension and stress stored in their bodies so they can feel really wonderful and remember what it feels like to be relaxed. I approach each client on an individual basis, tailoring the treatments to their needs. Over all I aim to provide an effective treatment that feels good.
My interest in body work started as a result of seeking to find and understand wellness on a personal level while having serious health problems in my early 20`s.By seeking and learning about `alternative therapies` and `complementary medicine` I learned to be more in touch with my body and what wellness meant for myself and others.
I`m interested in massage, movement, dance, creativity and the arts for healing. After an exchange program to USA I went on to study massage and bodywork at The New Mexico Academy of Healing Arts. I have a 700 hour Diploma in therapeutic massage from USA including, Therapeutic, deep tissue, medical, sports, pre-natal, aromatherapy, lomi lomi (Hawaiian), Intuitive Massage and reflexology. I have taken continuing education courses in Hot Stone massage, Thai Yoga massage, Ayurvedic massage, Myofacial release, rotator cuff issues, cranial sacral unwinding. I`ve worked as a massage therapist since 2006 in the USA in health spas, and for a Chiropractic practice. I recently moved back home to Brighton this year where I continue to make art, dance and develop my massage practice.
In my massage practice I aim to use `conscious touch` believing it`s important to connect with how the client is feeling emotionally and physically. I aim to bring the client from a place of discomfort to being more at peace in the mind and body. I address specific physical issues while being aware that the mind and body are connected and that our healing begins on a deep emotional and physical level as soon as we start to rest, relax and connect with our body through the touch of the therapist.
I have always been interested in the body and mind and how a holistic approach to any treatment can bring peace of mind and body. I have been building my experience and qualifications over the past 3 years, expanding into Yoga, developing my Thai Yoga Massage into Pregnancy Massage, Deep Tissue and Holistic Massage as well as some beauty treatments.
I am also a qualified yoga teacher, training in India last year and now offering private mixed style yoga foundations for beginners and “begin-termediates” I was trained in mixed style which is a combination of Iyengar yoga and Hatha vinyasa flow. Essentially this describes the differences between static posture yoga and dynamic flow classes. Both are wonderful ways to engage the body and mind to help reduce stress and align the body.