Therapist Name: Tanja Drayton
APNT Sports and Remdial Massage Dip.
APNT Advanced Bodywork Dip.
ITEC Holistic Massage Dip.
Specialised Courses in:
Massage During Labour and Pregnancy
Deep Tissue Massage
Ayurvedic "Natural Facelift" Massage
Ayurvedic Foot Massage
All my training has been completed in the UK and I am insured for all therapies I practice. I am also a member of a professional body (IPTI).
Testimonials: Please click here to see what my clients have to say about me.
My background: I started practising in Islington 2006, after completing a diploma course in Sports Massage and Advanced Bodywork at Body Basics School of Massage in Stratford, east London. My practice has always been in the Islington area and I now have a large client base who live locally. I started my working life as a secretary and worked for large companies as well as law firms. I believe this gives me an insight into the stresses and physical demands of desk-based work and especially the changes that take place to your body with continued computer use. I am qualified and insured to practice all the therapies I offer. If you've never had a massage before and are unsure about which one to select, please feel free to contact me to ask for advice.
Please note: If you have a chronic medical condition, please make sure you speak to your doctor before booking an appointment.
Location: When I'm not doing home visits, I am based at Canonbury Natural Health Clinic at 265 Upper Street, Islington N1 2UQ. It is an older building with no lift, but I am on the first floor, so there aren't many steps.
Opening Hours at Canonbury Natural Health Clinic: Appointments are available at my therapy room on Upper Street, Islington during the daytime from Tuesday to Saturday. I work till 9pm on Thursdays. For appointments on Thursday evenings (5pm-9pm) and Saturday afternoons (12pm-4pm), I offer an extra 15 minutes free for 45 and 60 minute massages. Week day appointments should be booked in advance, as there is limited availability.
Hours for Home Visits: Home visits can be arranged for daytimes and evenings during the week and also on Sundays. On Saturdays, I am based at my therapy room.
Home Visits: Home visits are available for women or existing male clients. Home visits are ideal for pregnancy or postnatal massage as you will be lying on special body cushions that can be placed on your bed and allow you to lie face down comfortably.
Booking an appointment: Please call me on 07827 975 440. You can also text or email to find out my availability. Appointments are best booked at least 24 hours in advance. For home visits, I am happy to do evening appointments, as long as it's not too late and you're near a station or bus stop. I don't usually charge extra for home visits, but if you're not easy to get to or are further away, there may be an extra charge. I will let you know about this when you book.
Bringing a friend: There is a small reception area with chairs at Canonbury Natural Health Clinic. If you bring a friend they are welcome to wait in Reception while you have your massage.
Parking: There is a limited amount of on street parking in the area. It's advisable to use public transport.
Public transport: Highbury and Islington station is a 4 minute walk from the Clinic. There are numerous buses along Upper Street and the nearest bus stop is a few minutes away.