Therapists

Dagmara Witkowska
ila Organic Therapies | Massage Therapy

Dagmara started her holistic training after joining Samsara Mind and Body in 2015. Inspired by the amazing therapists already practising at the studio, and with the encouragement of the owner Helena, she decided to widen her knowledge and qualified as a massage therapist with ITEC Level 3 Diploma with some outstanding results. As a former ballerina, Dagmara has always held health and wellbeing highly, knowing how great an impact looking after yourself can make a huge difference on future health.

Passionate about holistic therapies, Dagmara can help facilitate a journey to the self, to find a realise in both the body and mind. She believes that gentle therapies have an amazing effect on the body and how having regular treatments, a healthy diet, incorporated with yoga and meditation is key to a healthier life.

Dagmara can offer ila Organic Therapies including her favourite Kundalini Back Massage along with the classic range of massage treatments including deep tissue, swedish massage and aromatherapy. Additionally she has trained in DermaCo machine and so can offer personalised facials including microdermabrasion, LED light therapy, bio lift and ultrasound.

Dagmara is available for appointments on Thursdays and Sundays. Although you can see her smiling face on the reception every day.

Federica De Nardi
Beauty | Massage Therapy | Ayurveda

Federica’s first step into the world of beauty therapy and wellbeing started with her enrolment on a make-up course, leading her to complete a Beauty Therapy diploma in her native Italy.

It was during her diploma training that Federica began to truly appreciate massage as a form of communication. This is what sparked her love for the practise and spurred her on to develop her skill in the art of massage going on to complete reflexology courses including the “Dien-Chan” Facial Reflexology technique.

Beginning her massage and beauty therapy careers in the Hotel spas of Italy, Federica then loved to London and soon after discovered the world of Ayurveda. At this point she began working at Ayurveda Pura where she developed her love for Ayurveda and her skill in its practises and therapies.

Federica’s approach to massage and beauty treatments is always holistic.

Her view is that only with a harmonious balance between Beauty (Body), Wellbeing (Soul) and Health (Mind) can we truly begin to find love for ourselves. This to her, being the real definition of beauty.

 

Laura Henry
Beauty | Massage Therapy | Reflexology

Laura has had an interest in beauty and massage therapy from a young age after being taught by her mother the importance of looking after your skin. She always knew she wanted to pursue a career in beauty and holistic therapies.

Laura has a CIBTAC diploma in beauty, massage and reflexology with additional training in pregnancy massage, hot stone and bamboo massage. She also offers waxing treatments and lash and brow tinting including a lash enhancement treatment.

Since joining Samsara she has undergone in house training with the Caudalie and iS Clinical spa brands so can now offer a range of different facials. If you are unsure about what facial is best for you or the type of products you should be using, Laura can assess your skin and advise you, taking into account your concerns and lifestyle.

Laura moved to London in 2012 and has since been working in spas and a private members club. She absolutely loves Samsara philosophy and believes it’s ideal to have so much on offer under one roof including yoga, pilates and Ayurveda.

Laura is available throughout the week including weekends.

Aneta Beasley
Ayurveda | Massage Therapy

Aneta is our residential ayurvedic therapist and consultant and a member of Ayurvedic Practitioner Association. She has been with Samsara from the very beginning. Her long love for meditation allows her to deepen the connect with people she treats.  Her main aim is to support you on the journey to self-healing and growth by equipping you with tools that are sourced by nature, easily accessible and individually designed just for you. She creates a safe, compassionate and encouraging environment in which you have a chance to breathe and release what doesn't serve you anymore.

Aneta is passionate about caring for yourself from the inside out with a help of natural medicine.  She is available for Ayurvedic treatments and consultations, Swedish massage and ila treatments on Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays.

 

Helena Szaruk
Massage Therapy

Helena Szaruk strongly believes in the positive effects of massage for mind and body. As a Soft Tissue Therapist Helena can help you with muscular issues related to sporting injuries, occupational strain injuries or other muscular aches and pains as well as a relaxing massage.  During the treatment Helena will use a variety of different techniques to tailor the treatment to your specific needs. You will also be given aftercare advice for best possible results following the treatment. Although living in London, Helena is originally from Sweden so your massage won't get much more Swedish than that!

Helena holds a BTEC Level 5 Soft Tissue Therapy/Sports & Remedial Massage qualification from The London School of Sports Massage and an ITEC Level 3 Holistic Full Body Massage qualification from The School of Natural Therapies in London. She has also further CPD training in Deep Tissue and Pregnancy Massage. Helena is a member of The Federation of Holistic Therapists and The Institute for Soft Tissue Therapists. 

Helena is available for appointments on Mondays and Thursdays.

Alexandra Alcott
EFT | Holistic Nutrition

Alexandra is an Advanced EFT Therapist and Holistic Nutritionist with a specialist interest in women’s health and wellness. She is a compassionate, caring practitioner and she prides herself on creating nurturing relationships with her clients that are based on a solid foundation of trust and safety.

As well as being a member of The British Holistic Medical Association, she is also registered and certified by the AAMET Association for the Advancement of Meridian Energy Techniques. It is the largest professional EFT association worldwide, that only accepts members with a very high standard of training to ensure that the highest standards of work are continuously met by all the EFT Practitioners registered with them.

Jenni de Knoop
Movement Psychotherapy

Jenni de Knoop, BA (hons), MA, RDMP, is a registered movement psychotherapist, who offers individual psychotherapy sessions to adults and adolescents.

Since 2005 Jenni has been working at the Priory Roehampton Hospital as a sessional therapist primarily specialising in adult and adolescent eating disorders and body image. In private practice she has many years experience of working with depression, anxiety and panic attacks, self-esteem, understanding and communicating feelings, anger, relationship difficulties, identifying values and making goals, adolescent mental health, grief and loss, self harm, abuse and trauma.

Find out more about Jenni's work on her website -  www.psychotherapy-through-movement.com.

Leo Maria Shearing
Reiki | Reflexology | MLD

Having had some health challenges herself, Leo experienced first hand the life changing benefits that alternative therapies can bring. This is what inspired her to train to help others to improve their health picture as she had been helped. 

Leo now offers Reiki, Natural Nutrition and Reflexology. She studied to become a Reiki Master with Shirley O'Donague at Lucis College, who has a direct lineage to Mikao Usui. She has been practicing Reiki for over 10 years and working professionally for 6.  She has also studied Intuitive Reiki with Torsten Lange at the Reiki Academy London. For the Natural Nutrition she studied with Barbara Wren at the College of Natural Nutrition and holds DNN and PDNN qualifications.  She has an ITEC Diploma in Reflexology and has been working as a Reflexologist for 10 years.  All the products she uses during the treatment are organic.

Her availability is very flexible. She is happy to offer treatments in the week, day and evening and also the weekend. 

Meg Robertson
Homeopath / NAET Allergy Practitioner

Meg studied homeopathy for four years at The Centre for Homeopathic Education, Regents College, London, obtaining a Licentiate from CHE and a BSc(Hons) from Middlesex University. Following this, having realised that many symptoms and conditions result from sensitivities and poor nutrient absorption, she trained as a NAET practitioner. This utilises kinesiology and acupressure to identify and address such issues. 

Meg has an extensive knowledge of health and the metabolic functioning of the body, and can help you to identify the underlying causes of your symptoms. She can help you to regain balance and harmony on a physical and emotional level. 

Meg has a particular interest in nutrition, the neuro-endocrine system, yeast and fungal infections, and the emotional issues which underlie many symptoms.