Lia has 20 years of experience in clinical massage, with 15 years of experience as a lecturer teaching sports massage, injury rehabilitation and anatomy alongside her practice.
She is qualified to level 5 and specialises in chronic pain, lymphatic drainage and abdominal massage. Lia trained with the top experts in the field of soft tissue therapy and is highly experienced in the treatment of chronic pain and recurring injuries.
Her treatments are best described as deep yet relaxing. She initially trained in aromatherapy and Indian head massage, before going on to do further training in clinical remedial massage, and now specialises in treating pain and injuries. Lia loves to use techniques that are deep and highly effective, and works particularly with myofascial release, trigger point release and advanced stretching to relieve her clients' tension and pain. Her approach is individual, targeted and specific, and she seeks to find the root cause of chronic pain conditions.
She has worked with a wide range of clients over her career to date, including athletes, pregnant women and stroke and brain injury patients. She understands the link between stress and muscular tension and has treated many people successfully for stress-related issues such as headaches, back pain and IBS. With her lymphatic drainage work, she has treated cancer patients and people with lymphedema and post-operative conditions.
Lia has practised yoga for 22 years and was previously an athlete competing in Judo, running and triathlons. She looks after her body with yoga, pilates, specific stretching and massage.
Lia is fully qualified and insured in Sports, Deep Tissue, and Relaxation Massage
Diploma in Clinical Sports & Remedial Massage
Manual Lymphatic Drainage
Advanced Trigger Point Therapy
Advanced Soft Tissue Techniques
Advanced Muscle Energy Techniques
Pain and Breathing Pattern Disorders
Management of Activity Injuries
Lia is a member of the ISRM (lnstitute of Sports and Remedial Massage)
I booked a Sports Massage with Lia for my dad who has a very physical job and needed someone to release of the tension in his muscles and ease the pain from an injury. Lia has a wealth of knowledge of the body as well as having a beautiful soul. My dad felt lighter and more mobile after the massage. Lia also recommended some great exercises and gave us tips to help my dad improve his shoulder mobility and posture. I am truly grateful for you kindness and knowledge Lia.A. Pfeifer - Google Review 60 Minute Sports Massage
The diagnosis and advice Lia gave me regarding my groin injury was really helpful! She targeted the areas required and had a really impressive depth and breadth of knowledge regarding what may have gone wrong. A calm, attentive and truly wonderful lady, I will definitely be back in the near future. 👍🏾H. Ameen - TripAdvisor Review 30 Minute Deep Tissue Massage
I've been going to The Soma Room for a few years now and I've never been disappointed. Lia has been my therapist recently and I can't recommend her enough. She has been able to pinpoint all the problem areas in my back, neck and shoulders and has been able to fix everything. Lia is thorough, diligent, friendly and knowledgeable - highly recommended!T. Abidali - Google Review 60 Minute Deep Tissue Massage
I've been going to the ladies at The Soma Room for the better part of four years now. And, as always, I'm given a fantastic experience that leaves me feeling so much better. Recently, I've been seeing Lia. Though new to The Soma Room she's far from new in the her respective fields of massage and holistic healing. Though all the ladies here are amazing, I have found Lia to be exceptionally well-tuned to my particularities and issues. I am happy to continue to spend my hard-earned money here. Thanks, The Soma Room.L. Fontaine - TripAdvisor Review 90 Minute Deep Tissue Massage
Highly recommend The Soma Room. They've treated me over several years and every experience with them has been exemplary. Recently I've been treated by Lia who has been able to diagnose and fix the reasons for any discomfort in my upper body. She has the ability to detect all problem areas without the patient realising and I've felt great after every treatment.R. Taher - TripAdvisor Review 60 Minute Deep Tissue Massage