The Art of Relaxation and Sports Massage


As a qualified professional massage therapist based here in Clapham North I am available to both athletes and professionals to provide massage therapy from my modern comfortable studio which I have purpose built within my home.
I am fully qualified sports and relaxation therapist with a focus on consultative treatment to ensure that my clients are comfortable and relaxed to allow me to meet their individual needs.
I became a massage therapist after many years of working in the corporate world and despite great success in that field I realised I wanted to help people directly and individually and enjoy the independence of working for myself.
In my life I have always been focused on my personal fitness and during my regular trips to the gym I frequently observed others misusing weights and adopting poor posture so I decided that with my knowledge of the body, nutrition and general cardio vascular exercise could help people achieve better results and avoid injury.
My pledge to every client is that I'll make every effort to cater for all aspects of their individual health needs to ensure they reach their highest expectation from our session.
I am proud that my business has grown through recommendation and word of mouth and I feel that my personal approach allows me to build this incredible loyal client base who I develop a trusting and supportive relationship with that means that they come back time after time.

what is massage?

Massage is the manipulation of soft tissue to relieve muscle tension and soreness.
It involves working the soft tissues of your body using stroking and kneading movements with different pressures.

what type of massage do you offer?

I offer Sports and Swedish Massage therapies.

is massage sensual/sexual?

I offer professional, clinical massage services only. These are different to what you might encounter in a massage parlour -- I do not offer a sensual or sexual service.

what should I expect during my first visit?

You will have to fill out a brief health history form. I will then ask you which areas you would like me to work on and whether there are any conditions that need to be addressed. (This is so I know whether massage would be appropriate for you.)

what should I wear?

It depends on the primary treatment being offered -- for a full body massage, most people undress completely. You may wear underwear if you wish.
You will be able to undress in a private area, and your body will remain covered with a sheet at all times except for the area being worked on.

what do I do during a treatment session?

Just make yourself comfortable. If you need to change your position you may simply do so. Some people prefer to lie quietly during a session; others prefer to talk. It's up to you. Do not hesitate to ask questions.

how will the massage feel?

A massage session begins with broad, flowing strokes (effleurage) which will help your nervous system relax and reduce any exterior muscle tension. As your body becomes more relaxed, I will carefully increase the pressure to relax specific areas that are tense.
I use a light oil to prevent excessive friction on your skin. This oil washes off easily afterwards.

is massage always appropriate?

Massage is not appropriate for people who suffer from certain medical conditions. That's why I always begin the first session by finding out about your medical history and needs. You need to inform me of any health problems you have or medications you are taking. If you are being cared for, you are best advised to ask your doctor for a written recommendation for massage.

how will I feel afterwards?

Most people feel very relaxed -- even sleepy -- initially, followed by a period of increased energy and heightened awareness, which can help boost productivity and may last for some days.
You should drink plenty of water after a massage session, as your body releases toxins during the treatment and by drinking water you help your body get rid of them.

how often should I be massaged?

Many of the effects of massage are cumulative. They add up over time. Many people take a massage every 1 - 6 weeks. Some people just have one whenever they can find the time.
For acute problems such as overwork or muscle spasms you might want to come in weekly or even more often.

should I tip?

Please don't feel pressured to tip, though obviously feel free to do so if you want to.

what if I have to cancel?

Please give me 12 hours' notice if you can.

Signs & Symptoms

What Does Neck and Shoulder Pain Feel Like?

  • General pain in the neck area and stiff neck muscles
  • Pain may radiate to the shoulder, the arms or up into the head (may be shooting pain), causing a headache (one or both sides)
  • Pain at the base of the skull with weakness in the shoulders and arms
  • Tingling or prickly sensations in the arms and fingers
  • Neck muscles contract and are hard and sore when touched
  • Acute pain may cause abnormal neck posture - the head is forced to turn to one side.


What Causes Neck Pain?

  • Whiplash - caused by sudden forward and backward movement of the head (e.g. in a car crash)
  • Abnormalities in bones or joints
  • Injury (e.g. gym injuries)
  • Poor posture (e.g. from poor ergonomics at work or from sleeping in the wrong position)
  • Worry and stress
  • Degenerative diseases (e.g. tumors).

What Causes Shoulder Pain?

  • Strains from over-exertion during exercise
  • Shoulder joint instability
  • Dislocation of the shoulder
  • Collar or upper arm fractures
  • "Frozen" shoulder (from performing the same activity every day for a long period of time)
  • Pinched nerves
  • Tendonitis from overuse.


Sports Massage

Sports massage is an intensive deep tissue treatment that offers benefits to all kinds of athlete, to treat as well as prevent injury.
The pressure used is carefully tailored to the needs of each individual, taking into account their preferences and tolerance levels.
Train harder for longer and get fitter faster!

  • Enhance strength, flexibility and rehabilitation
  • Improved circulation, boosting training performance
  • Maintaining better body condition to prevent injuries
  • Improved health of muscle, connective tissue and posture
  • Effective treatment to reduce stress and tension

I have been administering sports massage therapy for a number of years and am very experienced.

  • 30 minutes £40
  • 45 minutes £60
  • 1 hour £80
  • 1.5 hours £110
Swedish Massage

The classic massage experience, designed to relax, restore and re-energise the whole body. Just the thing after a long, stressful day.

Why not treat yourself to one today?

  • Relieves stress and encourages relaxation
  • Calms the nervous system
  • Strengthens the immune system
  • Promotes good sleep
  • Lowers blood pressure and heart rate
  • Relaxes and tones muscles
  • Improves flexibility and range of movement
  • Relieves headaches including migraines

I have been administering Swedish, relaxing massage therapy for a number of years and am very experienced.

  • 30 minutes £40
  • 45 minutes £60
  • 1 hour £80
  • 1.5 hours £110
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Clapham Bodyzone is run by Stanley Tan who is absolutely amazing.  Stanley runs his practice from his beautiful home and welcomes every client with an offer of refreshments and friendly smile before showing them to a large professional massage room.  With your first visit Stanley will take the time to get to know you and fully understand any health issues and your reasons for visiting a professional masseur.   Stanley will take the time and note everything down about you as an individual and when he is happy with the requirements Stanley will start your full session applying his years of training to your body in a comfortable and relaxing manner.   As Stanley works away at your aches and pains you feel your mind drifting into a sleep-like relaxing place - it's a truly magical experience.   The day after your therapy is when you start to feel the greatest benefit from Stanley's work and your body feels rejuvenated and repaired from the day to day stresses of life this is both a physical and mental release.   Stanley and his facilities at Clapham Bodyzone are truly amazing and I would recommend him to anyone that has aches and pains or just wants to spoil and pamper themselves by having Stanley take away the stresses of life.

Calum Ferguson

As a runner and cyclist and generally active person, I've had loads of sports massages over the years to help with injuries and sore spots.  Stanley gave me one of the best sports massages I've ever had - firm, vigorous, and really effective.  It was genuinely excellent.  I felt so much better and freer afterwards. Thanks heaps.

Ashleigh Young

Stanley delivers a very firm, strong and thorough massage. Having muscle aches and some back pain from gym training I come away feeling so much more relaxed and in a much better condition after the massage. He is very professional, informative and caring when conducting the massage. Always sleep well after it. I have been going to Stanley for some time now and it is a great massage experience. He has a clean, tidy and relaxing massage room which in itself makes you feel so comfortable.

Patrick Flynn

Stanley is a superb masseur. If you like your massage very strong, then he is the right person to help you. His fingers and hands are tremendously strong and his technique is excellent. I have lots of and shoulder pain but after a session with him, the muscles are relaxed for quite some time. He's pleasant, reliable and his fees are highly competitive. I recommend him without reservation.

Brian (NW3)

Stanley is totally professional.  He is charming, attentive and very knowledgeable about the body.  I train in a gym and rely on Stanley to sooth, manipulate and advise me on maintaining my health through his extraordinary massage.  I cannot recommend him highly enough.

Ian Rogers

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Clapham Bodyzone
24 Corrance Road

07984 262895
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