Monday, 3 December 2012


It's been a beautiful week or two. I can't explain exactly why or specifically what has happened but it feels there's a sense of hope in the air. 

For the last 3 years I have attended the Loy Krathong festival at the Buddhapadipa Thai temple in south west London. I always loved this festival in Thailand ever since my landlord and his daughter introduced me to it in Chiang Mai 20 years ago. The artistic aspect and the community atmosphere have always touched my heart. I remember the cool November evenings, the full moon, the candles by the side of the road and the lightness, grace and love in the air.

Lighting the candle and incense, making a wish and intention for forgiveness and release and freedom from fear; then gently placing my Krathong on the water and letting it go and be with the other Krathongs and all the wishes and hopes of the others around. In that moment we are brought together by this simple act. The feeling of delight watching the Krathongs bobbing along on the water; some staying still, others serenely floating away. 

This image of floating has stayed with me the last two weeks and at the same time a sense of internal release and softening. Almost as if the intention of release has been heard by the deepest cells of my body. This is what I might call the miracle of life.

Friday, 4 May 2012


It's been a beautiful day today in spite of the grey skies and unfriendly winter temperatures! Fridays at the moment have a loose and creative feel; there's an unknown but gentle quality to them and I like this way of ending my week; although it's not really the end of my working week I can feel the Friday energy in the air. 

My client this evening spoke about what a Thai Massage treatment touches in her. She described quite eloquently how it connects her with parts of herself that she had completely forgotten about; and through this connection some deeper softening and letting go is able occur. 

It seems so beautiful to me that something so simple as another person's touch can help us to connect more deeply with ourselves. Of course it's good for us to find our own inner strength and an ability to take care of ourselves but actually our connection with each other is also something to be respected and treasured. We sometimes forget how helpful and transformative the presence and touch of another can be.

With regret we are now unable to go ahead with the workshop on 20th May as planned, due to unforeseen changes in regard to the venue. 

I am hoping to offer this same workshop on a Saturday or Sunday afternoon on 9/10th June or 16th/17th June. Please keep in touch and do let me know if you would like to be on the "interested list". You can email

Monday, 30 April 2012

Heavenly Herbal Healing

 For some reason it's one of those weeks when I'm feeling inspired to dig out my bag of herbal compresses from northern Thailand.

Perhaps it's the moody murky drizzly weather which makes it feel just the right time to get steaming and offer something extra special to my clients this week.

Actually I've really been enjoying this grey wet weather as it's offered all of us busy Londoners the perfect excuse to just stay at home and get cosy and rest. We need rest more than we think in this big city.

With this in mind and a specific client with some persistent aches and pains I'm really looking forward to getting the steamer working on Friday afternoon and infusing my small flat with smells from far away places.   

I am currently available for sessions on Fridays and Saturdays and occasionally evening slots on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays depending on how busy my week is.

£25 for 30 minutes (taster)
£50 for 60 minutes
£65 for 90 minutes
£80 for 120 minutes

Special offers and gift vouchers available; please enquire for details. Check the clinic page for more details on pricing, location and how to book.

Looking forward to a month of May full of love, relaxation and bountiful energy.

Thursday, 19 April 2012


Perhaps it's my Libran nature but I always seem to have been in search of BALANCE in my life. If things go too fast or too slow or too crazy or too boring I start to feel ill at ease. This desire for BALANCE and PEACEFULNESS runs through my veins. Hence the passion for Massage and Mediation. 

For the next few weeks and beyond my main focus will be on restoring BALANCE and PEACEFULNESS into my life and into my heart and I would really love to share this new theme with clients too. 

I'm currently available for Thai Massage sessions on Fridays and Saturdays. You can also catch me for STOPGO mini sessions at the Towpath Cafe in Haggerston on Tuesday afternoons this Spring and Summer. I can occasionally squeeze in evening sessions on Mondays and Wednesdays.

Sending out LOVE and ABUNDANT PEACE to you all.

Rachel X X X

Monday, 5 March 2012


As we begin to feel the change of season from winter to spring we can sense an excitement and anticipation for longer and warmer days. We may also feel tired and rundown during this time and not quite ready to say goodbye to the hibernation of these last few months. 

Our bodies and spirits might well be yearning for some therapeutic touch to help with the energetic transition and give a nice caring boost to our stagnant systems. Thai Massage focuses on energy line work using body weight and simple stretches; it physically and energetically compliments a yoga practice and can be just what the seasonal doctor ordered. 

On SUNDAY 1ST APRIL Rachel will be welcoming in the SPRING ENERGY on APRIL FOOL'S DAY by offering an afternoon introductory workshop in simple THAI MASSAGE techniques focusing on NURTURING CONNECTION + RESTORATIVE TOUCH at the YOGA SHALA of Pam Norman within easy reach of Hackney Central and London Fields.

We will follow a gentle and flowing sequence in the side-lying position; suitable as a nurturing mini-treatment for friends and family. The sequence will include energy line work and some introductory shoulder and heart-opening stretches and twists. 

The SHALA is cosy and intimate with room for 6 to 8 students so please book with Pam as soon as possible.

Date: Sunday 1st April 2012
Time: 2:00pm to 5:30pm
Cost: £30 per student
Address: 28 Strand Building, 29 Urswick Road, London E9 6DW 

Thursday, 16 February 2012


Something in the air today tells me that spring is coming; I can feel it sneaking around the corner waiting to say "hello" and infuse us with its cheerfulness and energy. 

One of my massage clients today reminded me of the power of London's ability to have a communally felt mood. She is here from Berlin for a long weekend and says she could immediately feel the tension and anxiety of London. For her there is nowhere quite like London that has such a sense of collective mood. This observation helped me to relax in myself and remember that the tension felt isn't always as personal as we might think it is. This perspective brings some comfort somehow when anxiety and worry comes creeping in.

My theme for these early months of 2012 is SURRENDER and it seems like a good one to continue with in the coming weeks as we begin to come out from our hibernation. My clients seem to warm to the theme and emerge from their treatment feeling a sense of release and clarity which helps them to take a fresh step and look at their lives. 

In keeping with this theme I am extending my SPECIAL OFFERS and will be welcoming NEW CLIENTS until the end of March with a £10 off deal.

60 minute sessions will be £40 instead of £50
90 minute sessions will be £55 instead of £65
120 minute sessions will be £70 instead of £80

If you pay in advance for 3 or more sessions I am offering some special deals so please feel free to ask me when you book yourself a massage. Some people find this can be a good way of committing to a more therapeutic series of treatments.

From April onwards I will be revising my 90 minute and 120 minute treatment fees. My 60 minute rate will remain at £50.

love   surrender   clarity   calm   alignment dreaminess   release   deep energetic healing

Monday, 23 January 2012

Opening The Heart

One of my great wishes over the past few years has been to open my heart more and more to the world around me; to be more alive and more expressive in connection to friends, family and the people who I meet in my day to day life. 

As an early teenager I developed low level breathing restrictions which later manifested as physical tension in my chest, upper back, neck and shoulders. 

These tensions and bodily patterns have been amazing teachers for me and have actually guided me into the world of communication, mediation, therapeutic touch and massage. I have also learnt over time through breathing techniques, meditation, yoga and massage practice, how patterns of anxiety and tension can keep us from opening our hearts as much as we might want to. The beautiful thing is that we can actually change our patterns and ways of dealing with life events which reduces the tension and pain in our body, heart and mind. 

On Saturday 18th February Rachel will be offering a 3 hour introductory workshop in simple THAI MASSAGE techniques focusing on OPENING THE HEART at the London Fields Yoga centre around the corner from London Fields Thai Massage

We will follow a simple sequence which everyone can offer to friends and family. This includes energy line work on the arms and some introductory shoulder opening stretches; as well as some more dynamic yoga-style heart opening moves. We will have some time for a chat over tea after the class as well.

The workshop is hosted by Elizabeth at London Fields Yoga in her cosy intimate space. We will only have room for 6 to 8 students so please book with Elizabeth as soon as possible.

Date: Saturday 18th February
Time: 2:00pm to 5:00pm
Cost: £25 per student

Sunday, 15 January 2012


 Rachel has some special offers for new and existing clients in January and February 2012:

New clients are offered £10 off their first treatment: which means £40 for 60 minutes, £55 for 90 minutes and £70 for 120 minutes.  

Existing clients might want to try more regular treatments with a three for two offer if booked by end of January and used by end of February 2012. You pay for your first two treatments and get your third treatment for free! Receiving treatments on a weekly or fortnightly basis can help to deepen the healing process. This offer is also open to new clients! 

To book please call/text 07946 547 259 or email

Sessions available at a nearby home yoga studio "London Fields Yoga", at Rachel's home in London Fields or at your home.

space inside     alignment     clarity     release     deep surrender     acceptance     peace     breath     connection