Simon Heale – Sports Therapy, Mindfulness ACT Coaching, Pilates, in Crouch End, N8, North London
Sports and Remedial Massage, Mindfulness and Performance Coach, Cranio-Sacral Therapy
Treatment: Sports and Remedial Massage, Pilates, Mindfulness and Performance Coach, Cranio-Sacral Therapy
Phone: 07932 393972
Location: 174 Weston Park, Crouch End, London N8 9PN
I qualified from the Northern Institute of Massage (NIM) as a Sports and Remedial massage therapist in 1992, having been an actor pretty much from birth, but finally stepped off ‘the boards’ in 1996 when I went full-time as a therapist.
I worked as part of the original Holmes Place treatment suite in Chelsea before setting up in private practice alongside Philip Waldman, Craig Coman and Halina Osinski. In 2006 Lorraine Croft and I established Corehealth, a Pilates and Treatment clinic in Crouch End and in 2008 opened Chelsea Natural Health Clinic in partnership with Philip Waldman, where I practice two days a week.
As an experienced Sports and Remedial Therapist, I employ Remedial therapies, Sports Massage, Pilates, Myofascial bodywork, K-Taping, Dry-needling, Cranio-Sacral Therapy, Hypnosis and Mindfulness to facilitate healing, change and balance.
I treat Sports Injuries, any muscular and skeletal complaint, work-related postural issues, stress conditions, pre and post natal discomfort and anxiety, and issues relating to pressure, stress and anxiety. More recently i have been working with young athletes providing them with mindfulness coaching skills to improve performance, reduce pressure and establish a healthier approach to their activity.
Treat Yourself Like An Athlete
Although I am able to treat a wide range of complaints, as an experienced marathoner and ultra-marathoner, I have I think a strong understanding of running and extreme exercise issues. Having run the London Marathon 9 times and over 30 other marathons and ultras (including two Comrades) I have looked after hundreds of runners through their entire training programmes, dealing with their injuries, niggles, fears, nutritional issues and most importantly basic maintenance.
Aside form runners I look after cyclists, tri-athletes, swimmers, racket athletes, musicians (very athletic), netballers, footballers, cricketers, and more recently roller-derby-ers!
My mantra for anyone who exercises more than three times a week is: Treat yourself like an athlete. If you were an elite or professional athlete you would have a team of people to take care of you, but as mere mortals we need to do it ourselves. Look after your body and it will look after you. I can help you do this.
As a deep tissue, manual therapist, I also understand the pressure and stresses that are inherent in our lives and how this manifests, affecting how we then behave and treat ourselves. Of course injuries or pain do just occur, but by and large we are the architects of our direct experiences, whether through overuse or through neglect.
My job is therefore not just to treat the symptoms but to try and find a better and more flexible way for you to continue to train, to work, to play, to exercise and ultimately to live a more fulfilling life.
As an experienced therapist I am obliged to continue my training and regularly attend cpd workshops and courses particularly the sports osteopath John Gibbons Bodymaster series. I have most recently qualified as a level 1 Pilates matwork instructor (Stott) and teach several classes at Corehealth .
I have recently added some fabulous exercises on my Stretches for Runners on You Tube,
I also teach Mindfulness Meditation using the Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction programme.
Finally, his passion is helping others and himself to get re-aligned with our values, with what matters to us, when this happens we will know what we need to do and why we need to do it. This is the Lighting Fires bit.
I am a member of the London and Counties Society of Physiologists.
My current prices are:
60 minutes £65
30 minutes £35
I am able to take card payments.
What people say:
When I first I met Simon (via a recommendation from a marathon running friend) I was unable to run following a 75km run in the depths of winter. Despite XRays, an MRi scan, and visits to both a physiotherapist and an osteopath, nobody could locate the source of my problem. Within 1 session Simon had confidently identified my issue and more importantly had said “I will get you to the start line of your next race” (at this point I was about 12 weeks away from my first 100km). True to his word, I turned up on race day feeling fit and confident and got through it with no issues at all.
Simon is fantastic because he is a runner himself. He understands the physical issues, but just as importantly, the mental aspect to running, both of which need to be managed together. He is always an immensely reassuring presence and I now unhesitatingly recommend him to anyone I meet with problems. In addition to ‘magic hands’ he has shown me a range of stretches that have materially improved my flexibility, as well as introducing me to the benefits of kinesiology tape.
Would I be running today without Simon ? I doubt it.
Matt G 2013
Simon has been looking after my back for about 8 yrs now, after trying all different types of treatments and people he is the only one who keeps me upright!! The man should never be allowed to take a holiday.
Simon Heale has the rare ability to bring his deep knowledge of the human body with the strength and energy of a competitive and gifted runner to offer a unique massage, which reinvigorates, heals tired or aching muscles and leaves one feeling a new person.
I have been one of Simon’s therapeutic massage clients for nearly a year and he excels at pinpointing and treating the areas that require attention. Being an arthritis sufferer following accidental injury he soothes the pain with his deep tissue massage so that the need for pain killers is eliminated. He’s also a great listener and perks you up with positive encouragement. I highly recommend him and rely on his fortnightly maintenance treatment to minimize, otherwise very nasty symptoms.
‘In the area of bodywork, Simon is absolutely outstanding. In addition, his background as an actor, and his work in the personal development and leadership fields combine to give him a highly distinctive set of skills and many areas of contribution in relation to people’s well-being.
I had back surgery 10 years ago (a mistake) and currently work long days in the City, frequently flying and rarely looking after myself properly. My back frequently flares up and I have seen 100s of physios, osteos, chiropractors, surgeons, etc. over the years to find a solution / help manage my back. Nobody from any of these disciplines matches Simon’s extra sensory understanding of the back, body and mind. I would recommend him to anyone and frequently do to friends, colleagues and clients. I work in an incredibly demanding industry which makes me pretty fussy, for thers who also seek out extremely high quality service, I happily recommend Mr Simon Heale.
Goldman Sachs International