All our therapists are members of leading professional bodies in their fields and regularly complete continuing professional development (CPD), so you can be sure you’re getting the highest quality of care. For more information about each individual therapist please click on an individual therapist’s name.
Katherine Creighton Crook
Katherine is the principal therapist and founder of Leyton Sports Massage. Originally from the US, Katherine trained in Sydney, Australia, obtaining certificates in Remedial and Swedish massage. After moving to London, she completed a Level-5 Diploma in Sport and Remedial Massage Therapy at the London School of Sports Massage, and has recently started learning organ-specific fascial techniques. She is a member of the Federation of Holistics Therapists (FHT) and is registered with the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC) as both a sports therapist and a massage therapist.
Katherine focuses on gaining a thorough understanding of the source of any problems along with a holistic, structural approach to bodywork so changes are made quickly and last as long as possible. This approach, along with targeted home care, aims to ensure sessions work towards clients’ long and short-term goals. Her clients come to her to stay in top form for their sport, to take care of the soft-tissue related discomfort associated with day-to-day life, or to aid recovery following soft tissue damage, either from injuries or operations. She is available at Angels on Mondays 15:00-20:00, at Walthamstow on Tuesdays 15:00-19:00, and at Leyton Wednesdays 15:30-20:30 and Sundays 10:00-17:00. You can book an appointment with Katherine here.
Sarah first obtained Level 3 qualifications in holistic, sports and Indian head massage, and then went on to study for a Level 5 Diploma in sports and remedial massage at the London School of Sports Massage. She has since done courses in deep tissue and pregnancy massage. She is a member of the Institute for Sports and Remedial Massage (ISRM) and is registered with the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC) as a massage therapist.
Sarah is a keen runner and triathlete, and when not working can often be found training for her next challenge or with her head in a book. She also volunteers for the NSPCC at several sporting events each year, providing their fundraisers with a much deserved post-event massage. Sarah is available on Mondays 8-13:00, Fridays 15:00-20:30, and alternate Saturdays (1st and 3rd of the month) 8:30-13:30 at Leyton. You can book an appointment with Sarah here.
Lina completed a Level-5 Diploma in Sport and Remedial Massage Therapy at the London School of Sports Massage. She is a member of the Institute of Sport & Remedial Massage and registered with the CNHC as a massage therapist. Lina is passionate about fitness and exercise and is a keen runner competing in various amateur 10k and half marathon races and looking to build up to her first marathon.
Having built up experience during her course in sports and remedial massage working with rock climbers of various abilities, Lina was able to see first-hand the positive impact sports massage can have on performance and on the musculoskeletal system. Lina applies this knowledge to help clients achieve their goals and prevent injury whether from sport or as a result of our everyday lives. Lina is at our Leyton location on Tuesdays 15:00-20:30 and one Sunday per month. You can book an appointment with Lina here.
Originally from Slovenia and Croatia, Simi has lived in the UK for over a decade, and qualified in Reflexology in 2008. She is a member of the Association of Reflexologists, Professional Reflexology, the Federation of Holistic Therapists and is CNHC-registered. Along with Reflexology, she is also qualified in aromatherapy, reiki, laughter yoga, and runs baby reflexology classes teaching parents how to use reflexology to soothe and calm their own baby.
Simi has obtained further qualifications in Maternity Reflexology, Orthopaedic (Hippocratic) Reflexology, Advanced Reflexology Technique, Reflexotherapy of the Feet, and Reflexology Lymph Drainage, to name a few. She mixes and matches these approaches to her clients’ needs and conditions with excellent results. Simi is available at our Leyton location on Saturdays from 14:30-19:30. You can book an appointment with Simi here.
Originally from France, Cécile trained at the Bodyology School of Massage in London where she completed a Level-4 Diploma in Holistic Massage with Anatomy, Physiology and Pathology in 2016 and is CNHC-registered, MTI. She has since been introduced to Myofascial Release, which so far is one of her favourite techniques and she’s looking forward to exploring it further. A member of the Massage Training Institute, Cécile is also registered with the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council.
Cécile first came across massage while studying Physical Theatre and Puppeteering at the London International School of Performing Arts, where it was used both as a warm-up and for recovery after rehearsals or performances. Cecile is fascinated by human body mechanics and works to help her clients find lasting balance through a combination of improved understanding, mindfulness, and self-care. She focuses on finding practical solutions for clients, emphasising a collaborative approach in her sessions. Cécile is available at Angel on Tuesdays 15:00-20:00 and Wednesdays 11:00-20:00; At Leyton on Mondays 15:00-20:30 and Thursdays 13:00-20.30, and Saturdays alternating between Angel & Leyton. You can book an appointment with Cécile here.
Mak qualified in sports massage with a level 4 in 2016 and is CNHC-registered. As someone with a lot of injuries himself, he found sports massage so helpful he wanted to become a massage therapist to help others in the same way.
Interested particularly in human mechanics, he uses his additional training in gait analysis (Anatomy in Motion) and joint mobility (Functional Range Conditioning) to assess how restrictions manifest in the body’s movement. His ultimate aim is to get the client out of pain or moving better in the long term, with a combination of manual therapy and corrective exercise.
Mak has worked with people from a wide variety of backgrounds – high level athletes to desk-based office workers, partnering to help them get to the root of their problems. He uses a holistic approach when treating the client. He understands a dysfunction in one part of the body will have a negative impact on other parts, even if they seem unrelated.
Mak is currently in our low cost clinic at Angel on Tuesdays 8:00-14:00, Leyton on Wednesdays 8:00-14:00, and our low cost Sunday one Sunday per month until mid-October, at which point he’ll join our full price clinic. Click here to go to our booking page and see his current availability.