Charlie Pollington - Target Massage (Level 5 Btech, LSSM Dip, BSc hons)
189 Lavender Heal
Coach House Clinic
01223 841541 / 0207 8010199 / 07951 601182
I set up Target Massage whilst living in London in 2008. I initially trained as a scientist gaining a BSc Hons in Micro Biology and Virology from Warwick University in 1989. I realised pure science wasn't for me and after a few years changed direction first qualifying in Massage in 1996 with a Diploma from the London College of Massage. I continued my training with many weekend courses and later added a Level 5 BTECH in Sports and Remedial Massage Therapy.
How can Massage help?
The demands our bodies experience due to modern lifestyles make massage an excellent tool for everyone to help minimize discomfort, to keep us training by speeding up recovery times or simply to cope with life’s challenges. Whether these stresses are self-imposed, such as an athlete or fun runner training for a marathon, or externally imposed by long hours in our workplaces.
What i do.
I tailor each treatment to the individual client, as no two people are the same! This means that each person’s treatment is different and subsequent treatments will also change and evolve as progress is made or issues arise that need addressing (such as an injury during training or too much gardening at the weekend). Each treatment will be a mixture of Sports Massage, Deep Tissue Massage, Connective Tissue Massage, Swedish Massage along with different types of Stretching. This is designed to optimize movement, help to relieve discomfort and promote relaxation.
For more information please see my website www.targetmassage.co.uk or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Training, qualifications & experience
Charlie has a BSc Hons in Micro Biology and Virology from Warwick University.
A Diploma in Therapeutic Massage from the London College of Massage and a Level 5 BTECH and LSSM Diploma in Sports and Remedial Massage Therapy from the Blue Chip Massage School (an affiliate of The London School of Sports Massage).
So far this year Charlie has completed the much acclaimed Lower Limb Tendinopathy course run by world leading research Physio Dr Peter Malliaras and the Patello-Femoral Pain course (pain behind the kneecap) run by another world leader in this field, Physio Dr Christian Barton. In 2015 he completed one of the top Shoulder workshops in the country run by top shoulder physio Adam Meakins. Both these courses are highly practical and include exercise provision alongside soft tissue work after a thorough assessment of the potential underlying issues.
Charlie is also completed a number of CPD courses run by John Gibbons, the sports Osteopath for the Oxford University rowing teams.
In addition, Charlie has worked extensively with Professional Dancers (and all other staff/crew) as the sole therapist on Kylie Minogue's 2011 Aphrodite Les Folies European Tour. Also, he has worked on Kylie's 2014 Kiss Me Once, 2008 X Tours and in Production Rehearsals for Take That's 2011 and Boyzone's 2008 Tour. I have also worked with the dancers on 2012,13, 14 and 15 X-Factor Live tours
In 2013 Charlie worked as a therapist at Newmarket racecourse for a Wiggle cycling event, with the dancers on Girls Aloud 10th anniversary and Little Mix tours.
Charlie has worked as a therapist twice for the Brighton half marathon.
Charlie has twice worked as a therapist for the Cambridge University Tennis team as they prepared for their "blues" match against Oxford.
Accredited register membership
Other available therapies
Deep Tissue Massge
Muscle Energy Technique (MET)
Active Release Technique (ART)
Soft Tissue Release (STR)
Taping and Straping, Including K-Taping
£50 per hour at The Coach House clinic in Cambridge (£70 for 90 mins)
£50 per hour at Lavender Heal in London- Tuesdays only (£70 for 90 mins)
£60 per hour for home visits in Cambridge
£80 per hour for home visits in London (Tuesdays mainly)
There is ample parking at The Coach House Clinic in Cambridge which is located next to Anstey Hall near to the Waitrose supermarket on Trumpington Road.
I am at Lavender Heal on Tuesdays mainly. It is located on Lavender Hill opposite Battersea Arts Centre. It is 10 mins walk from Clapham Junction and bus numbers 77, 87, 345, 156 and G1 all stop outside the arts centre
If you have been diagnosed with or suspect you may have a pre-existing medical condition you should consult your GP for advice, diagnosis and treatment and always inform your health professional before starting any alternative or additional therapies, treatments or making any major changes in your diet or exercise programme.
Maps & Directions
I am available into the evenings and on some Saturdays by prior appointment with me.