Annette Kirkley

Annette has been running a busy massage practice in SW London for many years. She specializes in sports and remedial treatments but enthusiastically works with all who wish to receive the benefits of massage, taking a holistic approach and believing that relaxation of body and mind go hand in hand. Her long experience of dance also equips her to give sound exercise advice.

It was the decades of doing ballet classes, growing body awareness and trying to deal with the imbalances and little aches and pains that led Annette to train as a massage therapist herself. (She still dances with as much passion as she gives to her massage, less ballet now but jazz dance, Bollywood, Zumba and Argentine tango.) She qualified in Anatomy, Physiology and Body Massage with ITEC, followed by a Sports Massage diploma, and is also qualified in other specialist areas such as Pregnancy Massage and myofascial work. She trained with the No Hands Massage Company to Advanced Practitioner level.

Annette has been teaching a variety of CPD massage courses for a long time with London-based massage schools. She in fact began her career as a teacher, and really wanted to participate in the training of new and aspiring therapists. This is an aspect of her work that gives great satisfaction, encouraging students to become thoughtful and effective therapists, and bringing a sense also that she has come full circle.

Student Reviews

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5 star rating

Thank you so much Annette for all your help and support on the course. It was a brilliant day

PJ (June 23, 2016)

4 star rating

Very informative. Great tutor.

L.Ward (August 18, 2014)

4 star rating

Great tutor, made it interesting and accessible plus covered lots of material

P. Aebischer (June 11, 2013)

5 star rating

Tutor was very friendly so easy to learn as I felt comfortable to ask questions

S. Child (April 16, 2013)

5 star rating

Annette was a fantastic teacher with lots of knowledge and experience. Very friendly, so yes, would attend another course. Really enjoyed the day

L. Cameron (February 13, 2013)