Rita Serra

Rita Serra


07852 711700

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07852 711700

About me

Get yourself in a Healthy and Happy life with Craft Massage&Shiatsu.

My name is Rita and I am an Independent Clinical Complementary Therapist and Founder of Craft Massage&Shiatsu. Craft means: Create your own Massage-experience. An Unique journey: you. I am CNHC registered member (Complementary Natural Healthcare Council).

Fully qualified and expert in different Complementary Therapies:

  • Traditional Shiatsu Treatment (Shiatsu Society uk member).
  • Advanced Holistic Massage Therapies (CHP Complementary Health professionals member)
  • Manual Lymphatic Drainage according to Dr Vodder
  • DLT Decongestive Lymphatic Therapist (MLD uk, DLT member).
  • Body care rituals.

Since 1998, I have been studying and practicing complementary therapies and my practice is in a perpetual evolution. I am constantly motivated and inspired from everything around me: people, animals, plants, objects.

I believe that healing originates within human body. Every person is an UNIQUE individual and many therapies work for different people in different moments of their life, of the day.

I work with all types of difficulties (I have been working with people in the end of life ), with people from all walks of life. My passion is to educate and help who wants discover and understand his own bodies, to find internal connections and use natural resources to improve and maintain the state of good vitality and wellbeing. We create an unique massage based on needs and in accordance with the requirements of each person for each moment of the life of the day . I use safe, appropriate and effective techniques, and explaining the procedures that I apply. Craft is born to give an experience of creation and intuition, even so, i always use approved techniques. I give support and lifestyle advises, based on initial Pre-Health Questionnaire and on my experience and knowledge as a therapist.

I will look after you, taking time for the initial Health Questionnaire with a Drink Welcome Ritual (Hot Drink and Organic Dried fruit), understanding what you need and help you to reconnect with yourself during the Real Therapy.

The service is specifically focus on women (men with reference). I welcome you in my Home Therapy Room, a Relaxing and Comfortable space, Clean and Quiet. A lovely place for your time-out, far from the roar of the city (plenty of free-parking at any time) and good for a green walking in the beautiful Alexandra Park.

I speak english, italian and spanish.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Diploma of Shiatsu (www.accademiashiatsudo.it/) in 2001 with knowledge about Traditional Chinese Medicine and I am Member of Shiatsu Society uk and before member of A.P.O.S. in Italy.
  • Hot Stone Therapy
  • Cupping Massage
  • Bach Flowers Remedies
  • Body care (scrubs, mud, wrap)
  • Cellulite massage
  • Aromatherapy Massage
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Massage Therapy
  • Deep Tissue Massage
  • Introduction Working in a Cancer and palliative setting.
  • Therapeutic Bodywork in Cancer and palliative care.
  • MLD, Therapy 1 and Special techniques, Manual Lymphatic Drainage Dr Vodder School ( I am member of MLD uk)
  • DLT, Therapy 2-3 Decongestive Lymphatic Therapy, Dr Vodder international School, Austria.

I have done this trainings:

Traditional Chinese Medicine with Elisabeth Rochat De la Valleè
Yujii Yahiro double pression in Shiatsu
Nutrition ( traditional and oriental approach)
Moxibustion therapy
Shiatsu for Pregnancy
Massage for pregnancy (in different ways as: water mattress)
Foot massage
Face-Neck and Head-scalp Massage
Ritual of Hammam (traditional turkish bath)
Talassotherapy (use of materials and facilities)
Nutrition (based on Mediterranean food)
Do-in japanese techniques
Static - Passive stretching full body techniques


Member organisations

Shiatsu Society

Therapies offered

Other available therapies

MLD Manual Lymphatic Therapy

DLT Decongestive Lymphatic Therapy


I am very happy when you contact me, if you give me a short reason you are looking for complementary therapies.

Shiatsu treatment £55   60minutes
Manual Lymphatic drainage  or Decongestive Lymphatic Therapy £50/60   (contact me for details)
Massage therapy £50   60minutes

I suggest to have 5 or more treatments especially for MLD and Shiatsu, as the benefits would be longer.
I offer an affordable package price if you contact me by email.
Flexible price with therapists, unemployed, students and mothers.

Note: Home visiting available on request (only for women) and price depending on where you live.

Further information

My website Craft Massage & Shiatsu is coming soon...

In case you are looking for MLD therapy, I recommend to receive at least 5/6 treatments. For special conditions, I may ask a medical permission, for some medical conditions.

Direction to the venue coming by tube, the close one is Turnpike Lane (Piccadilly line) and then 144-41-W3 buses, it will take about 15minutes.

Important information

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

London, N8

Practical details

Sign language: Yes
Other languages: Italian, English, Spanish.


Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday.

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