Sports/Remedial massage and Reiki

Remedial massage

This is a treatment targeted at areas where there is discomfort or pain caused by overuse and/or dysfunctional movement. Various techniques are used to work deeply into the soft tissues to relieve tension. These can be extremely relaxing treatments and are also highly beneficial for stress release.

Sports massage

These treatments are not necessarily for those participating in sports – however, they are popular with athletes of any level who have picked up injuries or niggles through their training. Injuries can be addressed in these treatments and sessions might include various tests to determine what techniques will be most beneficial, as well as training advice to keep injuries at bay.


Reiki is a non invasive therapy which works on an energetic level, helping to rebalance the body and mind. It can be a beneficial alternative to manual therapy for physical ailments but is also particularly useful for those who feel that change is perhaps on the horizon in their life. People report feeling more calm and centred after a treatment. There is the opportunity at the end to talk through the experience with the practitioner.

These therapies are offered by both Anna Toombs and David Robinson on Thursdays at Rise Osteopathy. Please call 0203 581 0540 to book an appointment.

Anna and David are collectively known as TR Balance 


Anna Toombs

Manual / Movement Therapist and Reiki Practitioner

Anna has been working as a health and well being practitioner for 25 years, beginning her career as a fitness instructor and personal trainer and then delving deeper into anatomy and movement through Pilates and other movement modalities.

In the last few years, Anna has added remedial/sports massage and Reiki to her work, describing her approach as holistic and intuitive. 

Anna likes to combine movement, massage and Reiki with clients and believes that a multidimensional and very individual approach is the key to stimulating each client’s own self-healing capabilities.

Anna holds level 3 and level 4 VTCT certifications in sports/remedial massage therapy and is qualified to use myofascial release, Harmonic Technique and joint mobilisations in her treatments. She has completed Reiki I and Reiki II and also has a Reiki diploma. She is a qualified trainer and Pilates teacher and holds numerous other fitness qualifications. She also has a BSc. (Hons) degree in Psychology.

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David Robinson

Manuel / Movement Therapist and Reiki Practitioner

David began his career in health and well being at the age of 17, teaching martial arts to children and adults and helping to set up a series of martial arts clubs in South East London.

David also has a background in engineering and loves to solve a problem. Having qualified with NASM over 15 years ago as a personal trainer and sports fitness specialist, he enjoys working through the biomechanical implications of injury and helping clients towards recovery. David is a keen cyclist and runner, but also practises yoga and meditation and is a great believer in the mind/body/spirit connection.

As well as holding a number of training and massage qualifications, David is also a Reiki practitioner and combines all these techniques to provide the best strategies for clients to relieve pain, improve sporting performance and recover from injury.

David holds level 3 and level 4 VTCT certifications in sports/remedial massage therapy and is qualified to use myofascial release, Harmonic Technique and joint mobilisations in his treatments. He also has Reiki levels I and II and is working towards his Reiki diploma. He holds various other fitness/health qualifications and regularly attends lectures and workshops. He is currently studying towards his Higher Diploma in Sports Therapy. 

David has also recently qualified in Kinesiology taping. This is a rehabilitation tool which has become increasingly popular, not just for sporting injuries but also for any kind soft tissue dysfunction that is causing pain and inhibiting movement.

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