AREAS OF SPECIALITY:
- Deep Tissue Massage with Myofascial Release
- Sports and Remedial Massage
- Hot Stone Massage
- Pregnancy Massage
- Lymphatic Drainage Massage (light pressure)
- Swedish Massage (light pressure)
ABOUT TONOKO HOGGARD:
Tonoko is an experienced massage therapist skilled in a wide range of techniques, from Japanese traditional shiatsu to advanced Western remedial soft tissue techniques such as myofascial release, muscle energy technique and others. Using unique combinations of these techniques, she delivers tailor-made treatment to suit your conditions, your goals and your preferences. This approach made her a very popular therapist in the clinics and the five star hotel where she has worked.
Tonoko studied shiatsu, anma and massage at the prestigious Japan Shiatsu College and obtained a Japanese National Licence in 2003. Following her move to London, she studied at the London School of Sports Massage and became qualified in sports and remedial massage (BTEC Level 5). She is a member of ISRM.
Shiatsu: A traditional Japanese manual therapy effective for both musculoskeletal issues and balancing the whole body systems. Tonoko uses authentic Japanese techniques of a high standard.
Hot Stone: Tonoko’s Hot Stone massage is more than a relaxing treatment! She uses high quality basalt stones from the U.S.A., which release a gentle heat that is effective in releasing muscular and emotional tension. She combines stone strokes with remedial techniques such as trigger point therapy to achieve optimal results.