Hello there and welcome to my website!
If you have come here it is because you require treatment or would like to find out more about certain therapies. Please take a look around and if you have any more questions do not hesitate to contact me. My name is Irena and I have been involved in body-work since the turn of the millennium. Most of my training was undertaken at the best therapy schools of Los Angeles, California. I received my National Certification in the USA where I also had a loyal client base for 8 years. Most recently I completed my Level 5 BTEC Diploma in Sports Massage and Remedial Soft Tissue Therapy at the LSSM in London. My varied training has allowed me to put many different philosophies into practice with wonderful results. Since we are all individuals, I try to tailor-make treatments that will work with you and for you. My primary concern is to help you to help yourself so that receiving therapy is a good experience. I am registered with the professional associations- ISRM (Institute of Sport and Remedial Massage) and CNHC (Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council). I am available for team and international tours/bookings.

Massage therapy relieves stress, increases circulation, helps remove muscle waste products , decreases post exercise soreness, relieves pain, reduces tension, relaxes mind,body and soul, reduces depression, decreases high blood pressure, relieves headaches, relieves back pain. Massage therapy is beneficial after injury, helps injuries to repair faster, reduces post injury inflammation, helps to re-align bad posture, calms the mind, increases body awareness, increases immunity by helping with lymph drainage, increases muscle and joint flexibility, increases joint range of motion, breaks down scar tissue, relieves pain from whiplash and long standing chronic pain. Massage helps athletes stay injury free, improves athletic performance and stamina, keeps muscles working at peak performance, helps tissues heal after sports injury, reduces scar tissue after surgery, enhances sleep quality. Pre-event sports massage helps the athlete calmly focus attention and warms the athletes muscles and joints before an event and post event helps to warm the body down and repair after an event. Inter- event massage helps to maintain good muscle fitness throughout an event and helps to keep performance levels high. Massage heals, warms, soothes, calms and makes a person feel secure and cared for brings people to a place of peace and tranquility. Most of all it feels great!!!

What does London have to do with Massage Therapy?

London life never stops, never takes a breath. It is a full throttle, hit the ground running, way of being. Those of us who live in London usually fall into the rythms of the Capital's daily song. To take yourself out of the noise, relax, recuperate, re-attach you mind to your body and soul and heal is an essential element of surviving the charm of this electrifying city. Remember to treat your body well... Well Body Works for everything that is good about Massage, Sports and Remedial Therapy in London.

Most of the modalities I offer can be mixed into a treatment. We will discuss this on your first visit. Please be aware that the first session will be slightly longer than an hour so that we can fill in paperwork and assess your needs. A postural assessment and joint range of motion assessment may also be performed for Remedial Therapies.

Sports Massage and Remedial Therapy

Sports Massage focuses on managing the added stress put onto muscles and joints through heavy exercise, over-use or repetitive strain. It incorporates many techniques depending on whether your need is pre-event, post-event or maintenance. Neuromuscular Technique, Muscle Energy Technique, Soft Tissue Release, Strain/Counterstrain and Myofascial Release may be combined within a session of massage in order to most effectively address areas of tension and tissue adhesion, in turn creating positive structural and functional change. Remedial Therapy uses the same techniques mentioned but it is more specific and often the whole session will be geared towards the treatment of the problem area or injury.

Primal Reflex Release Technique (PRRT)

If you are in pain and have received treatment after treatment with no result, then you may want to try this. This technique is my true love when it comes to dealing with chronic pain that has received many therapies with no result. It is so simple and non invasive. It has worked wonders on nearly all of my clients as well as myself and I thoroughly recommend it. The concept is quite simple... We all have reflexes that fire in times of stress or fear. If you fall over for example or get a shock or fright with an injury (think about whiplash injuries), the startle reflex will fire causing a chain of muscles throughout the body to contract in protection. If after this initial reflex reaction some of these muscles do not switch off, the nervous system will become bombarded with messages from them causing an over stimulation of the system and eventually pain, which can go on for days, months, weeks, even years if not treated. PRRT uses reflexive tapping on certain areas of the body to 'switch off ' the over-stimulated muscles and as a result will hopefully release any unresolved pain you have been experiencing. As with all therapies, this is not a 'fix all' for everything and everyone...however the good thing is that if you do not see results within one or two sessions I will suggest alternative solutions as this either works fast or not at all. I believe it could be the missing link to dealing with pain patterns that do not respond to conventional treatments. Please visit the website theprrt.com for further information on this wonderful new cutting-edge therapy. I am one of only a handful of therapists in the UK trained to intermediate level in PRRT Therapy.

Deep Tissue Massage

A flowing full body therapeutic massage that works layer by layer releasing deep seated tension.

Stress Relief Full Body Massage

Uses a combination of warm gentle and 'occasional' deep strokes to totally melt stress and leave you feeling completely relaxed.

Lymphatic Drainage Massage

A VERY light touch form of massage that uses gentle muscle compression and superficial skin stroking which enables the body to efficiently remove toxins from tissue space and through the lymphatic system. This kind of treatment is excellent after a recent period of illness, after acute injury to help eliminate tissue swelling or if you are suffering from post- exercise delayed onset muscle soreness. It is also beneficial if you are following a general detox. Enhances lymph and venous circulation.

Reflexology

Reflex finger pressure is applied over mapped out areas on the entire foot and side of the feet. It covers every organ in the body detoxifying, balancing and relaxing. It is a lovely therapy. The reflexology session includes massage of feet and lower legs.

Reiki

A soul-warming energy work. There is very little, to no touch when having Reiki work done. The therapist uses certain hand positions over, or lightly resting on, certain areas of your body as reiki energy is transmitted. The results will give you a feeling of well being, calmness and peace. It is wonderful to receive if you are not feeling well or are unable to receive other hands-on therapies.

My price is £65 per hour. £90 for outcalls.
If however you really need therapy and cannot afford to pay this rate, I will have an open clinic day once per month where I will happily see you for specific issues on a donation only basis. Please contact me for days and times of this and please remember that this service is really for those who are in need but cannot at this moment afford. Thank you.

NB : I do require at least 24 hours cancellation notice on all appointments otherwise a £25 charge will be added to cover treatment room fees.

Irena worked on my left knee which had been problematic for several months with pain. After just one treatment it was pain free and more mobile. She was extremely knowledgable and explained everything throughout. - Helen M. - Medical Doctor - Staffordshire UK.

I am a pre-professional dancer who, during periods of intense training, dances and works-out everyday for about 3-4 hours. During these training periods Irena Kurpiel has done an excellent job using massage therapy to keep my body in shape and prepare my muscles for more rehearsals. Not only did she prepare my body physically, but she also helped refocus my mind and energy in order to put me in the best positions to dance and perform. She has greatly helped me succeed in my dancing career. - Jillian W- Dancer- Los Angeles/Conneticut

Ok, this was my first time... I never had a whole body massage before. I play beach volleyball and do middle distance running. I could not believe the way I felt afterwards. Relaxed with color back in my face. The nerves in my legs were being restricted by the tight hamstrings muscle. Using the elbow she was able to release the tightness. Blood circulation was felt throughout my body. I miss those hands. –David CA USA

I have been back at running for the last two years. All I can think of is one of your magical massages to help my muscles recover. It's hard to find a great sports massage therapist that really knows how to treat my body. - Balmore F -Los Angeles- Marathon runner

Following a broken coccyx and fractured sacrum from a collision in a football game, I ended up with chronic pain to my lower back and hip areas as well as stiffness and restrictive ranges of movement. Irena was recommended to me and so I went to see her. She wasted no time at all in "hitting" the "spots" on the specific problem areas but also worked on releasing tension and relieving pain in other parts of my body where I was getting referred pain and tightness. After the session I felt in less pain and free-er. I could bend better too and could actually feel the blood circulating around my body. It was like having a new body and I wish I had gone to see her months before. I would recommend her to anyone with any type of injury. -Marie W. London

"I'm a long time sufferer with migraines. I've been a client of Irena's for years and have had tremendous results.I would not consider going anywhere else" - Aurore D. Wales UK

Irena Kurpiel

Sports and Remedial Massage Therapist and Primal Reflex Release Technique Practitioner in London

07795 458622

Office Location

I will be working throughout many different areas of London on different days. Please contact me to discuss which location and days are best for you.