Ruth Lander

Ruth Lander

The Castle Climbing Centre
Green Lanes
N4 2HA

The Helios Foundation
116 Judd Street


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The Castle Climbing Centre
Green Lanes
N4 2HA

The Helios Foundation
116 Judd Street


About me

Ruth is a highly experienced shiatsu practitioner and sports massage therapist, with 13 years clinical experience.

Treatments are tailor made to the individual and Ruth may suggest stretches or exercises for you to do at home to help maintain the improvements gained from the session.

Areas of speciality include:

  • stress related issues
  • postural imbalances (especially desk job related)
  • shoulder / back pain
  • muscular pain

    Stress, muscular tension and pain use up a lot of energy. A shiatsu or sports massage can reduce these, leaving you with more energy to do the things you want to do.

Ruth recently trained in and is excited to be able to offer Manual Lymphatic Drainage massage.

Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD) is an extremely gentle therapy that improves the efficiency of the lymphatic system - the body's waste disposal system. By using specific and gentle movements on the skin, MLD can increase the speed of removal of toxins, waste products and excess fluid from the body's tissues.

The deeply relaxing effects of MLD masks the power of the treatment!

MLD has a range of benefits:

  • reduces swelling, pain and bruising after injury eg. sprained ankle
  • reduces swelling, pain and bruising after surgery eg. knee/ hip replacement. Recommended for post cosmetic surgery
  • reduces puffiness around eyes / face
  • relieves swollen joints (including swollen ankles during pregnancy)
  • detox
  • intensely relaxing

Training, qualifications & experience

Diploma in Shiatsu at the British School of Shiatsu Do, qualified 2005
Achieved MRSS status in 2008. I am registered with the Shiatsu Society

Diploma in Sports Therapy and Massage with the Association of Physical and Natural Therapists, qualified 2008 and registered with the APNT and BCMA.

Trained in Manual Lymphatic Drainage in June 2018, authorised by the Dr Vodder Academy.

I have been a practicing therapist since I qualified in 2005 and have had various clinics around London both private and doing on site treatments in different companies.
For the 9 last years, I have been co running ClimbersClinic, a clinic providing shiatsu, sports massage and osteopathy at the Castle Climbing Centre in London, N4.

Member organisations

Shiatsu Society

Therapies offered

Other available therapies

Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD)

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£55 for an hour
First appointment for MLD is £65 for an hour and 15 minutes

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, N4 2HA
London, WC1H 9NS

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Wheelchair access: Unspecified


In Stoke Newington I have a clinic on Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays in the afternoon and evenings. At Kings Cross I am available on Wednesday and Thursday daytime.