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 14:00-19:00, and at Leyton Wednesdays 13:30-20:30 and Sundays 10:00-18:00. 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 Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays 15:00-20:30 and one Sunday per month and also at Angel on Wednesdays 12:30-20:30 and Fridays 11:30-18:00. You can book an appointment with Lina here.
Colette completed a physiotherapy pre-registration MSc at King’s College London. She is a member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapists and registered with the Health Care Professional Council. She also has a Level-3 Diploma in Sports Massage, accredited by the international specialist examination board. Colette has an interest in different types of fitness including cardio respiratory, strengthening and balance. She demonstrates this through regular attendance at the gym, running, ice skating and teaching ante-natal exercise classes.
Having gained experience on several inpatient, outpatient and community placements throughout her physiotherapy course, Colette has learnt a lot about how injury and disease can affect various systems of the human body, including respiratory, neurological and musculoskeletal, and how these can impact on each other. She also works as a massage therapist in a spa, where she provides full body deep tissue massages on a regular basis, to build on her technique and handling skills. She applies both this and her knowledge gained during her placements to everyday practice with clients to help them achieve their goals, whether this is to improve training performance, relieve muscle tension or recover from an injury. Colette is at Walthamstow on Fridays, 14:00-19:00. You can book an appointment with Colette 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. 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. She’s now working through the Low Cost Clinic’s sports massage training programme. 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 11:00-20:00 and Leyton on Friday 7:00-13:00 and one Sunday a month. You can book an appointment with Cécile here.
Samuel graduated from University of Kent with First Class Honours in Sports Therapy, is a CNHC-registered sports therapist and a level 3 personal trainer. H’s worked with a variety of athletes including football players, basketball players and athletes, including British athlete Corinne Humphreys, supporting them with a variety of soft tissue work, maintenance massage, and rehabilitation programmes. Although he has spent most of his time dealing with sports-related injuries, he is also comfortable dealing with non-sports-related issues.
With background in personal training, Samuel takes meeting his clients’ targets very seriously. He’s determined to help you meet your goals and find the best solution for you. At times you’ll find him working on his own athletic training at Lee Valley Athletics Centre with his coach, Ex-Olympian Darren Braithwaite.
Now that he’s working with Leyton Sports Massage in the Low Cost Clinic, Samuel is ready to use his experience, knowledge and skills to help clients achieve their goal in every visit. Samuel is available on Monday at Angel from 8:00-14:00 and Wednesday at Walthamstow 9:00-13:00, and one Saturday a month at Walthamstow.You can book an appointment with Samuel here.
Sonya joins us from October offering herbal medicine at our Angel location.
Sonya completed a first class with honours degree in Western Herbal Medicine at the University of Westminster upon her return to the UK after working and travelling abroad. Her studies combined traditional knowledge on herbal medicine with the latest research, incorporating thorough assessment techniques and extensive clinical practise.
Sonya also has 10 years experience working in NHS and private healthcare as a physiotherapist. Working with patients, she felt called to learn an approach that would allow her to help people with conditions beyond the scope of physiotherapy. It was through her own journey to improve her health & wellbeing that discovered the power of herbal medicine.
Sonya is passionate about providing a high standard of care, and giving her clients tools to create and maintain positive changes in their lives. From October, she will be at our Angel location on Thursday afternoons and alternate Saturdays.