Hi! My name is Natasha Gazard and I run For the Love of Moving, a small Central London massage practice serving City workers in Holborn, Chancery Lane, Tottenham Court Road and beyond.
I treat busy working people who are fed up with their bodies not feeling quite right, who are struggling with aches and pain stopping them from doing the activities they love and who would like to feel and move better. The issues they have could be a result of an injury or simply from daily life. Either way, clients want to get back in control of their wellbeing and get on with their lives.
How is For the Love of Moving different to other massage practices? We don’t simply give someone a generic massage and send them on their way, hoping for the best. We work in collaboration with clients, looking at lifestyle, work, sport and other factors affecting the way they feel and move, and create plans that can provide on-going support.
Treatments are based around sports and remedial massage techniques, and other techniques aimed at reducing pain, relaxing muscles and improving clients’ range of movement. Sessions are completely tailored to the clients’ needs and their painful and restricted muscles.
I started my professional life living abroad and teaching English as a foreign language. After a few years of doing this, I retrained as a translator and worked in a translation agency in South London. However, it didn’t take long for me to realise that I wanted a job that was more physical and involved less screen time and more contact with people. I qualified as a sports and remedial massage therapist from the London School of Soft Tissue Therapy in 2015 and after some time working in different clinics in North London, I decided to set up my own practice so I could help people on a more full time basis and become more involved with their treatment.
Being sporty myself and having suffered numerous classic sporting aches, pains and strains, I fully understand clients’ desires to fix their problem and get back into training as quickly as possible. Having worked at a desk for a number of years, I have also experienced the same pain associated with computer work that a lot of clients deal with on a daily basis, so can certainly empathise with them in that respect too.
I love what I do. I meet people from different walks of life, all going through their own set of challenges and I love being able to help them and give them real and direct results.
Btec level 5 in Sports and Remedial Massage Therapy from the London School of Soft Tissue Therapy (LSSM).
Further training in Instrument Assisted Massage, Wrist & Arm RSI, gait analysis.
I am fully insured and a member of the Institute of Sport and Remedial Massage (ISRM).