Realign, Repair, Relax

Sports and remedial massage therapy in the heart of Old Harlow

Hello,

I am a fully qualified (Level 5) sports massage and soft tissue therapist. I provide hands-on treatment, working with your body’s soft tissues to help relieve the pain and discomfort caused by the stresses and strains of everyday life, the dysfunction caused by over-used muscles, and to ease chronic pain.

Massage therapy is more than ‘just a massage’. It can help anyone of any age. Whether you’re looking for a sports massage to help prepare for or recover from a sporting event, a relaxing massage to soothe and relieve stress and tension, or a deep tissue massage to relieve muscular aches and pains – I provide tailored assessment, treatment and rehabilitation programmes using a full range of specialist massage and soft tissue techniques to meet your specific needs.

From your first visit, I take the time to listen and to work out the best treatment approach for you. I work in a warm and welcoming treatment room, where you can fully relax and feel you’re in safe and caring hands.

If you have any questions, would like to book an appointment, or discuss if massage therapy may be right for you, please feel free to get in touch!

Louisa

Massage and Soft Tissue Therapy

If you are suffering with any muscular aches and pains, reduction in mobility, or think you would benefit from having a specialist maintenance massage – or would just like to try one – why not get in touch and see how I could help. Massage Therapy can help to:

  • Reduce pain
  • Relieve tension or stiffness in muscles
  • Provide relief from the stresses and strains of family life
  • Improve mobility in joints
  • Speed up muscle recovery
  • Improve blood flow and circulation
  • Improve sports performance and endurance
  • Maintain muscle health and prevent injury
  • Help underlying postural problems
  • Recover more quickly from an accident/injury
  • Get back to full strength
  • Relieve back and neck pain
  • Provide relief from migraines and headaches
  • Improve symptoms of sciatica
  • Relieve shoulder and arm pain
  • Reduce pregnancy related pain

and much more!

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Client Testimonials

Louisa Gatland Massage TherapyExcellentLouisa Gatland Massage Therapy5.0 Based on 23 reviews fromSee all reviews review us onPaul SchroderPaul Schroder ★★★★★ I have been seeing Louisa since she started her business and comes highly recommend. Louisa does a great sports massage and I always come away feeling totally refreshed. She makes you feel very relaxed and has a great treatment room.Louisa is very experienced and is constantly updating her knowledge. As a Triathlete and Level 2 coach I believe regular Sports massages should be part of everyone’s training plan and Louisa is excellent at them, keeping me fit, healthy and avoiding injures.Response from the ownerThanks for your review Paul! You're right, regular massage can really help with injury prevention, reducing recovery time and maintaining performance. Andy NixonAndy Nixon ★★★★★ I cannot thank Louisa enough for the professional treatment she has given me to. Louisa took time to listen to my concerns and knew exactly what to do to help me run the 2024 London Marathon. Highly recommended and will continue to have my therapy with Louisa.Angela SimpkinsAngela Simpkins ★★★★★ I've been seeing Louisa on & off for a number of years to treat sciatica. Each session really helps make me more comfortable until the issue is under control again. Louisa is professional and friendly & her treatment room is clean and comfortable. Highly recommended for anyone looking for massage therapy.Response from the ownerThanks Angela - I'm so pleased to be able to help you feel more comfortable! Julie ClementsJulie Clements ★★★★★ Lovely lady, great experience will definitely book again.Response from the ownerThanks Julie! I look forward to seeing you again soon. David EdwardsDavid Edwards ★★★★★ Very Clean and tidy. Louisa is very good at what ever treatment you require. I have a sports massage treatment, I came to her with a few problems and now they are sorted and can run painfree again. Would totally 100% recommend LouisaResponse from the ownerThanks David. So pleased to be able to help keep you pain free! Rebecca MawerRebecca Mawer ★★★★★ Highly Recommend! I have been having regularly appointments with Louisa for over a year now and she has been amazing! She is very friendly and professional and my back feels so much better since I’ve been going.She’s the best of the best!Response from the ownerThanks Rebecca - So glad you're back feels so much better! family andersonfamily anderson ★★★★★ Absolutely amazing! Was recommended to by a friend and by far the best masseuse I have visited to date. I have had back issues for 10+ years and felt an immediate difference after my first appointment. Cannot recommend enough to try out, great atmosphere and very relaxing!Response from the ownerThank you so much! So glad you are feeling better. Marian Christine HurleyMarian Christine Hurley ★★★★★ I’d highly recommend Louisa, she’s amazing! Any aches & pains are always targeted & are completely gone by the time I leave. It’s always a lovely experience. She’s professional & friendly & her treatment room is very relaxing.Response from the ownerThanks Marian! I'm so pleased you enjoyed your massage today. James AndrewJames Andrew ★★★★★ Louisa provides a very friendly and professional service in a clean and relaxed environment. I had been experiencing discomfort with particular tightness in my left leg around the knee. She was able to address the root of the problem through massage, which has noticeably eased the symptoms I have been experiencing. A very good therapist - I will definitely be revisiting. Thank you.Response from the ownerThanks James, really pleased to hear that your symptoms have eased. John McCarthyJohn McCarthy ★★★★★ I had an issue with my leg which was making running uncomfortable. Louisa sorted it out over a few sessions and now I go to her to keep me away from trouble in the future.Great service, great advice and all with a friendly smile.Response from the ownerHi John, Thank you! So pleased to have been able to help you when running was uncomfortable, and that you are seeing the benefits of having regular maintenance massage. Odette MorganOdette Morgan ★★★★★ After spending quite some time researching approved and highly rated local sports massage therapists, I was only top delighted to both find Louisa, and, confirm that the reception, and service and proffesionalism was as good if not better than the pre visit readings.I found her manner relaxing, her knowledge extensive and the therapy just what I needed for my fatigued muscles.I will be booking return visits.I suggest you do too.Response from the ownerThanks Odette! So pleased that you had a great experience and I look forward to seeing you again soon. Graham BrownGraham Brown ★★★★★ Thank you Louisa for really helping my back, shoulders and neck. I always feel better after a treatment.Response from the ownerReally pleased to be able to help Graham! Lucy PohlLucy Pohl ★★★★★ I have had many sports massages and have finally found the best!!!Louisa is brilliant and I would highly recommend her. Louisa has years of experiance and is constantly on courses updating her knowledge. Her professionalism makes you relax and focus on 'you'. She can help with general aches and pains to injury rehab.When in need I can send a message and get an instant reply within a few hours.I always tell her she has 'magic hands'.Response from the ownerThank you Lucy! So pleased to be able to work with you. Shona MccabeShona Mccabe ★★★★★ Louisa is friendly and knowledgeable, and has helped me to recover from my injuries and keep me active, Louisa goes above and beyond to help and I highly recommend her to everyone!Response from the ownerThanks Shona! Rebecca HowellRebecca Howell ★★★★★ I would highly recommend Louisa. I regularly see Louisa for a massage and I always feel SO much better afterwards. Louisa really helps with the pain I get in my lower back, shoulders and neck from sitting for long hours at my desk. She always asks about my specific areas of pain and really listens so she can tailor the treatment accordingly.Louisa is so friendly and her studio is really lovely, warm and clean.Response from the ownerThanks Rebecca - happy to help! nick andersonnick anderson ★★★★★ Very good service working wondersResponse from the ownerThanks Nick,Glad to be able to help! thomas colleythomas colley ★★★★★ S WS W ★★★★★ Really works miracles with her fingers, an excellent sports and remedial massage therapist who knows her stuff. Louisa makes you feel extremely comfortable and knows what to do to fix your issues. I saw results immediately and she has really helped my hamstring injury and post workout sore muscles generally. I'm so happy I found her. Lovely professional therapist, studio and service. Thank youResponse from the ownerThank you! So pleased to be working with you and that we're getting great results. Agata BogatekAgata Bogatek ★★★★★ Perfect standard and service.Fully professional therapist.I am glad I found her as my pain was terrible and after one treatment and proper diagnose I feel I back to life...Response from the ownerMany thanks Agata. Glad you are feeling better. Gurdip BhalayGurdip Bhalay ★★★★★ Expert therapist who works from a smart treatment room. Louisa has worked on my upper back and leg muscles over a series of sessions to loosen the strains and prevent injuries.chuck brownchuck brown ★★★★★ Fixed my painful shoulder in a couple of visits gave me excellent advice .cannot recommend Louisa enough .Nicola FendickNicola Fendick ★★★★★ I'd never considered having a sports massage and I made the decision to a few months ago after suffering a minor injury and for the fact that I felt it would be hopefully prevent any future injuries / muscle strains, as I do a lot of physical activity each week and have done all my life.I've seen Louisa a few times now and have definitely noticed the benefit after each treatment. As well as working 'wonders' on my aches and pains, she takes the time to explain and inform and has also offered me exercises to help alleviate symptoms and strengthen the muscle area being treated.Definitely the best decision I've made and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Louisa to others.Rob OkeeffeRob Okeeffe ★★★★★ Brilliant thorough massage!! Shoulder and neck were transformed after a single session from being solid, immobile and painful to relaxed, flexible and almost pain free. Thankyou.js_loader
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