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’s 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. Her list is currently closed to new clients, but is accepting new clients on a referral or case-by-case basis.
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 Saturday per month. You can book an appointment with Lina here.
Kushan is a Level 5 Sports Massage and Remedial soft tissue therapist, a member of the Sports Massage Association and CNHC-registered. He first found sports & remedial massage via a shoulder injury himself. Since qualifying in 2017, he loves seeing other clients get the same benefits he did back then.
Having provided massage therapy at the London marathon and the Prudential Ride 100, he knows the toll events can take on the muscles. Before massage therapy, he worked at a desk developing logistics and delivery for wholesale and managing the warehouse, so he also knows what stress and desk work can do to the muscles.
From this varied experience, he finds he gets great results with both sport-related and non-exercise-related complaints.
In his spare time, Kush loves exploring permaculture gardening – mainly growing interesting and challenging fruits and vegetables like the Chilean guava and the honey berry.
Kush is available at Angel on Monday to Wednesday 7:00–14:00 and on Thursdays and Fridays 14:30 to 20:00. Click here to book an appointment online with him.
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 on holidays until January.