Stephen Nock - Thai-vedic Massage
Brixton Acupuncture and Shiatsu Space
34-44 Tunstall Road
72 Crawthew Grove
Thai yoga and Ayurvedic massage treatments in East Dulwich
Ayurvedic DeepTissue Massage.
Uses the thumbs, fingers, knuckles, fists, forearms and elbows with increasing intensity. This allows the therapist to go much deeper into the body, relieving muscular pains.
Ayurvedic Yoga Massage.
Performed on a futon, this massage uses sesame oil and calamus powder which has exfoliating qualities. As well as his hands, the therapist uses both his feet, leaning on a stool, applying deep strokes to your back, buttocks and thighs. Yoga stretches leave you relaxed and flexible.
Thai Yoga Massage.
Often described as ‘yoga that’s done to you’, Thai yoga massage combines deep tissue massage, rhythmic rocking and assisted yoga stretches leaving you feeling deeply relaxed. The massage is performed through loose clothing such as you would wear for yoga.
Hot oil Ayurvedic massage, combining flowing massage strokes with pressure to energy points. A range of Abhyanga massages are available: • back massage • full body massage
• pregnancy massage • anti-ageing face massage • head/neck/arm massage • lower leg and foot massage • herbal compress massage • detox body scrub.
Keralan Massage (Chavutti Thirumal)
Literally meaning foot pressure, only feet are used to deliver the massage, using coconut oil and long, sweeping strokes from the fingers to the toes. The therapist holds a rope suspended from the ceiling for balance.
Thai Yoga massage training for couples
Learn pain relieving Thai massage techniques and how to perform them on your partner. Great gift idea for anniversaries or birthdays. One hour taster session; three hour intensive back massage lesson or five hour long sessions scheduled to suit your diary.
Ayurvedic baby massage training for parents
Babies can be massaged every day from birth for up to a year after they are born and throughout childhood. Helps to calm the baby and improve sleeping patterns. Aids digestion, relieves colic and constipation, and deepens parent–child bonding. One hour lesson (one-to-one tuition).
Massage training for children
Learn child-friendly massage techniques given through clothes, performed by children on each other, on or by parents. Helps to reduce stress levels and improve concentration. Led by a trained Massage In Schools Programme instructor. One hour taster session or five hour-long sessions scheduled to suit your diary.
Training, qualifications & experience
I first got interested in massage in 1999 when I undertook a Shiatsu massage practitioner’s course at the Ki Kai School of Shiatsu. In 2011 I had the opportunity to visit Thailand and enrolled on the Thai Massage School of Chiang Mai‘s Comprehensive Thai Massage Diploma course. Later that year I decided to deepen my knowledge of Thai massage and enrolled at the Mudita School of Thai Massage in London, where I completed their Advanced Diploma Course.
I have since trained in Ayurvedic massage therapies at Ayurveda Pura and Tri- Dosha in London; in Ayurvedic Yoga Massage and Ayurvedic Deep Tissue Massage at Rasovai in Goa, and in Ayurvedic Baby Massage and Chavitti Uzhichil at the School of Ayurveda and Panchakarma in Kerala. I have also trained as a Massage in Schools Programme (MISP) Instructor which enables me to deliver massage training for children and families.
Other available therapies
Anti-ageing face massage (Mukhabynga)
Working on your face, neck and head firm pressure lifts facial muscles, leaving you with a youthful and vibrant glow. The movements stimulate blood flow and collagen, which helps to reduce problem lines.
Head/neck/arm massage (Shirobhyanga)
Warm oil is poured into your hair, nourishing the roots and massaged into the scalp, washing away tensions associated with migraine, headache and neck stiffness.
Lower leg & foot massage (Padabhyanga)
This massage combines therapeutic techniques to release energy blockages, improve circulation and restore tired muscles. Feet are cleansed with a hot towel before oil is applied to the lower legs and feet. The therapist works on Marma (energy) points on the soles of the feet, stretching and rotating to the joints and applying deep tissue massage to the calf muscles.
Herbal compress massage (Pinda Sweda)
Therapeutic Ayurvedic herbal powders are wrapped inside muslin cloth to form a ball shaped compress. The herbal compress is heated in black mustard seed oil and the hot compress applied to the body using various pummelling strokes. This treatment is great for sore muscles and combines well with the detox body scrub for a truly invigorating experience!
Detox body scrub (Udvartana)
This cleansing treatment uses powdered Ayurvedic herbs which are vigorously rubbed over the body exfoliating the skin (it feels like your skin is being brushed with a stiff brush) leaving it feeling smooth and lustrous.
30 minutes – £25
60 minutes – £40
90 minutes – £55
120 minutes - £70
Age restriction: please note that by law all massage clients must be aged 16 or over, unless accompanied by an adult. Bookings for children and family massage training will only be accepted if children are accompanied by a parent, guardian.
Accessibility: my massage room is on the ground floor and easily accessible from the street.
Booking requests: when submitting an online enquiry regarding booking a massage, please be aware that your booking has not been confirmed until you have been contacted by phone or email.
Cancellations: if you need to cancel your appointment, please let me know at least 24 hours in advance. There will be a charge for any cancellations made less than 24 hours before an appointment.
Data protection: the contact information you provide is stored solely for the purpose of providing massage services to you. I will not pass on your personal details to any third parties. Thai-vedic massage is registered with the government’s Data Protection Register.
Gift vouchers: if you would like to purchase a gift voucher as a present for a friend or relative, please contact me. Prices are the same as listed on this website.
Medical conditions: please let me know at the time of booking if you have any medical conditions. I may not able to accept your booking in the following circumstances:
- Infectious skin disease, rash, or open wounds.
- If you have recently undergone surgery.
- Unless recommended by your physician, I would refrain from giving you a massage if you have received chemotherapy or radiation treatment on the day of your booking.
- If you are prone to blood clots, since there is a risk of blood clots being dislodged. If you have heart disease, check with your physician before booking a massage.
- Pregnant women should check with their doctor first if they are considering getting a massage. Thai massage is possible for heavily pregnant women in supine and side positions only.
- Massage should not be performed on bruises, varicose veins, inflamed skin, unhealed wounds, tumors, abdominal hernia, or areas of recent fractures.
Non-discrimination: I offer the thai yoga and ayurvedic massage treatments advertised on this website without discrimination on the grounds of age, disability, gender, gender identity, race, religion or sexual orientation. Everyone is welcome.
Parking: there is ample free parking (no resident’s permit required) on Crawthew Grove or neighbouring streets.
Payment and pricing: payment can be made by cash or cheque at the time of your appointment at the end of the treatment. Please note that all prices listed on the thai-vedic massage website or promotional materials are subject to change.
Requests for additional services: I offer only the therapeutic massage treatments advertised and any requests for additional services will be politely declined. I reserve the right to refuse to book a treatment if I receive an inappropriate request, or to end a treatment in the event of any inappropriate behaviour.
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
Open Tuesdays to Saturdays 10am-10pm. Call, text or email to book