Next up in our Therapist Focus series, we ask Serge Tampakakis about his practice.
Name: Serge Tampakakis
Therapy: Raynor Massage
How long have you been practicing?
I have been practicing for over a year now.
Why this therapy?
Raynor Massage is a system of bodywork developed to identify and release residual tension, tightness and blockages within the body. However, it looks at the individual holistically, and does not isolate body, mind and emotions. The practitioner works following the Myofascial and Meridian lines of the body using a variety of pressure, stretching and adjustment techniques appropriate to the individual’s needs. It takes deep tissue massage to a different level of practice!
Where did you train?
Raynor Massage courses run a couple of times a year, in Putney, London.
How long have you been at Kingston Natural Health Centre?
I have been in the centre for about 10 months.
Why is Kingston Natural Health Centre your choice of practice?
Great, friendly atmosphere. The centre is in an excellent location, very close to the town centre and the train station.
Are there any cases/patients that stand out in your career?
Raynor treatment can help the individual in many levels. It is very rewarding to see
one’s physical/emotional tension and pain alleviated. But it is always special to see clients change their life-style and move towards a better well-being triggered by the treatment.
What stands out about your therapy?
Raynor Massage is one of the deepest bodyworks available. It can restore flexibility, mobility and remedy pains and aches resulted by muscle tension and ’tissue knots’. In addition, it stimulates body’s natural healing processes and triggers major detox effects on the body.
What do you enjoy doing when you’re not fixing people?
I love Yoga, I try to practice every day. I also enjoy running and keeping fit.
What is the first thing you do when you wake up in the morning?
Drink lots of water and have a big breakfast!
Can you give us 1 health tip?
Listen to your body! When you feel tired, rest. Pushing through fatigue will make you prone to tension, tightness and injuries!