Outside of my private practice, I am particularly interested in working in group settings and in community settings. I enjoy working alongside colleagues, we create a pocket of healing where people can come together to relax, recharge and realign.
Massage and the comfort of a tender touch, is one of our simplest human needs. It is also something we can share with each other every day. It is an important part of my practice that my work is also accessible, affordable and touches everyday people.
Massage Shala finds its inspiration in the communal, more informal massage rooms of South East Asia. We are massage practitioners who enjoy the energy created in a shared space. The shared space creates a safe and open informal atmosphere, welcoming all. A container for community, connection and healing.
We host a weekly sliding scale clinic, part of The Health Tree project at St Margaret’s House, Bethnal Green, Friday mornings 10am-1pm. This is part of a one-year pilot project working to create and strengthen social prescription networks within Tower Hamlets.
Tickets can be purchased here.
HAPPY FEET HAPPY HEART
Happy Feet Happy Heart is a mobile foot massage project. The aim of this project is a cheap and cheerful foot massage popping up at local events. We bring our stylish set up out to the street, popping up in local fetes, at festivals, at community gatherings.
A collaboration between Centre 151 and the Museum of the Home.
Centre 151, formally the VLC Centre (standing for Vietnam, Lao and Cambodia) collaborated with the Museum of the Home (formally the Geffrye Museum) to produce “nha” which is the Vietnamese word for “home”. The photographs, videos and sound recordings explored a refugee community’s concept of home after 40 years living in Hackney. My role in this project was to collect oral histories whilst giving foot massage to Centre 151’s Vietnamese Community.
The culmination of this project was a takeover day at the Geffrye Museum by local Turkish, Cypriot and Vietnamese communities. Nha was exhibited and Happy Feet Happy Heart gave foot massages in the garden alongside food, crafts and activities.
CENTRE 151 MID AUTUMN FESTIVAL
I co-ordinate Centre 151’s annual Open Day. This is a fun-filled day with Vietnamese food, Contemporary Dance Performances, Health Classes, Massage, Children’s Art and more..!
Massage Lab is a swap session for massage practitioners to share and learn from each other.