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.
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 7:00–14:00, Tuesday 15:00-20:00 also Saturday 9:00-13:00. Click here to book an appointment online with him.
Joanne graduated from the University of Chichester in 2010 with a bachelors of science degree with honours in Sports Therapy. Since then she has worked as part of a private physio practice as a massage therapist and also currently works as a sports therapist for a local rugby team. Joanne is a member of The Society of Sports Therapists.
Joanne has a holistic, hands-on approach to treatment and is used to treating a wide range of people from office workers to elite athletes. She uses a variety of techniques with the aim to treat the source of the issue whether that be tight, overused muscles or to relieve tension and eliminate pain.
In her spare time she enjoys reading, running and travel. Jo is available at Angel on Wednesdays 15:00-20:00 and Thursdays 15:00-20:00. Click here to book an appointment online with her.
Marianna holds both a Level 5 in sport and remedial massage therapy and a Level 4 in holistic massage therapy and is a member of the Massage Training Institute. Having recovered from fractures and sprains herself, she knows how critically important effective massage can be to long- term function and stability of the body.
Marianna’s passion is to empower clients with a greater awareness of their body and how it functions. She co-creates targeted plans to improve function, alignment and movement. Marianna’s clients have ranged from dancers to deskworkers, circus performers to cyclists and runners, and people recovering from injury. Her goal is always to help your body feel & move the best it can.
In her spare time, Marianna volunteers remedial massage therapy to people going through the migration process and women recovering from complex traumas who wouldn’t otherwise have access to massage therapy. She’s seen first hand the difference remedial massage can make, physically and mentally, even with just 20 minutes of targeted treatments.
Marianna is available at Leyton on Monday and Tuesday 15:00-20:30, Walthamstow on Fridays 14:00-19:00 Click here to book an appointment online with her. If you’d like to get know Marianna better, click here to watch her short video bio on our Facebook page.
Ailish has a level 3 in sports massage therapy AND a BA in dance performance, is a member of the FHT and is registered with the CNHC. Ailish is passionate about health and fitness, is a keen runner, cyclist and takes regular dance classes.
During her degree, Ailish specialised in contemporary dance and studied dance science which expanded her knowledge and understanding of anatomy & physiology, especially when it comes to movement. Ailish strive to help clients reduce muscle-related pain and discomfort through sports massage therapy and gentle exercise stretches to enable and maintain a fully mobile and pain-free lifestyle.
Since qualifying, Ailish volunteered providing pre and post event massage at numerous sporting events in partnership with charities such as the Macmillan Foundation, Lord Taverns and Make A Wish Foundation. She also loves spending her free time studying more about the human body, anatomy, and movement to provide the best possible sessions for her clients.
Ailish is available at Leyton on Monday and Wednesday mornings 8:00-14:00, Leyton on Thursday 15:00-20:30 and at Angel 14:30-20:00 on Friday. Click here to book an appointment online with her. If you’d like to get know Ailish better, click here to watch her short video bio on our Facebook page.
Sarah holds both a level 3 diploma in sports and remedial massage therapy, and a personal training qualification and is a member of the FHT. She joins us in the low cost clinic temporarily to spend a few months learning our approach before moving up to the full price clinic.
With two years experience in the fitness industry, she is passionate about exercise and loves trying out different types of training i.e. crossfit, bodybuilding and athletics.
During her massage course, Sarah explored Swedish and relaxation massage along with sport & remedial and enjoys mixing modalities when working with clients. She’s particularly interested in anatomy and physiology and seeing how muscle pain in one area can be linked to many other muscles/factors in the body.
Sarah loves seeing the psychological and physical effect massage has on the body. She believes seeing the positive difference her sessions can have on a client is the most rewarding part of the job. In her spare time, Sarah loves studying psychology and creating her own natural beauty remedies.
Sarah is available in our low cost clinic at Leyton on Tuesday and Friday 8:00-14:00 and at Angel on Wednesday 8:00-14:00 and from April one Sunday per month. Click here to book an appointment online with her.