The massage therapy she provides ranges from deep-tissue, which can be good for people who exercise a lot, to holistic massage with its focus on treating physical symptoms as well as improving your wellbeing, right through to energy work via Reiki, which is more light touch. She also works with trigger points to help release tension and promote healing in particular muscles, for example, when treating specific injuries.
These massage treatments can help to reduce muscular tension, increase circulation, boost immunity, and clear the body from toxins in the muscle tissue, promoting healing generally. Massage can be a helpful way to maintain your feeling of calmness, and your muscle energy and health, which is why Piia has many clients who have regular treatment, as well as those who come on a more ad-hoc basis. Her focus is on dealing with the person’s body and mind, where it is at that moment, to provide a treatment that is in tune with their specific needs at that time.
Having studied for a BSc Honours Degree in Health Sciences, Piia is interested in many aspects of healthcare. For two days a week, she also works for the Blood Service, which gives her involvement in a completely different area, and she enjoys the variety this provides.
Piia loves her work, and how it can help people. She enjoys the instant feedback of seeing how people look and feel better after the massage treatment, and for this reason she believes she will always practise as a massage therapist.
Away from massage, Piia enjoys a range of outdoor activities, including running, surfing and snowboarding.
Contact Piia Laakso
Call the Alma Vale Centre on 0117 377 1186 or e-mail us on firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Level 4 Diploma in Holistic Massage
- Level 3 Diploma in Anatomy & Physiology
- BSc (Hons) Health Sciences and Languages
- Reiki Level 1 & 2
- La Stone Hot Stone Therapy
- CPD Workshops in Deep Tissue Massage, Remedial & Sports Massage, Pregnancy Massage, Indian Head Massage, and more.
Piia thoroughly assessed the problem with my arm and then worked on the area. After two remedial and sports injury massage sessions it has improved considerably and is almost back to normal. She is professional and kind. I couldn’t recommend her highly enough.
So glad I kept Piia’s number from many years back. She’s been totally amazing at repairing an arm injury that I received from an accident. It’s taken many many RSM sessions but well worth the cost as I’m no longer living on painkillers. I am now able to use my arm in a repetitive manner with very little discomfort. She has followed up sessions by sending me exercises that you really need to follow. I have found her to be truely professional and someone that really cares about my recovery. Keep up the great service Piia.
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