About me

Katie is a experienced therapist offering Therapeutic massage and Hot Stone Fusion from both The Anderida Practice and her own therapy space in Forest Row, East Sussex.

Over 15 years of bodywork experience practicing and later teaching yoga give Katie an understanding and intuitive feel for the body. The treatment includes a range of techniques from Swedish Massage whilst combining these with the sensitivity and holistic perspective of Intuitive massage. Long, relaxing strokes are combined with pressure work on specific areas of tension. This approach includes elements of Shiatsu which are often used on the head, neck and face. Katie combines therapeutic massage with a number of soft tissue techniques including trigger point, myofascial release and stretching.

Each massage treatment is unique and appropriate to the client’s particular needs on that occasion. Feedback from regular clients confirm her caring approach together with great technical ability create a safe, supportive environment for healing to take place.

Therapeutic massage is suitable for all ages and can help treat a wide range of problems, to list a few: muscle aches and pains, back ache, stiff neck and shoulders, menstrual tension and PMT, migraine, insomnia, circulatory problems and cellulite reduction amongst many others.

Hot Stone Fusion is a seamless dance of hot basalt stones and hands on massage. The hot stones are used both in a creative blend of dynamic movements and strategically placed over the drape to relax and unwind you. A profoundly relaxing experience.

Training, qualifications & experience

Katie has a diploma in Therapeutic Massage from The London College of Massage (2011) and a wealth of experience of caring in the community.

2017- Hot Stone Fusion Massage
2017- Advanced Clinical Massage Therapist (ACMT) Certificate

Katie also holds qualifications in:

  • Neck and upper shoulder pain protocols
  • Functional living anatomy
  • Lower back pain protocols
  • Foundations in Advanced Clinical Massage (including table shiatsu, trigger point therapy and passive stretching)
  • Deep tissue/advanced massage
  • Myofascial release work

Therapies offered


Additional information

Therapeutic Massage:

  • 60 mins - £55
  • 90 mins - £80

Hot Stone Fusion Massage:

  • 45 mins - £50
  • 60 mins - £65
  • 90 mins - £90

Further information

By appointment only

Monday - Friday: 9am - 7pm
Saturday: 10am - 2pm

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.

Forest Row
East Sussex

The Anderida Practice
Lower Road
Forest Row
East Sussex
RH18 5ES

Type of session

In person
Katie Melson

Katie Melson