The benefits of massage therapy know no bounds – from easing muscle soreness after exercise to reducing stress; massage therapy is important for the body and mind… and we are so excited to be introducing Swedish and deep tissue massage treatments at Tempo 301 London SE17 | Elephant Park!

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What is massage therapy, and what are its benefits?

During a massage, your therapist will manipulate your muscles and soft tissue by applying different pressures, movements, and techniques – with a focus on improving wellbeing, releasing stress & tension, and improving injuries.

Regular massages will reduce your risk of injury, improve your recovery time post-workout, enable you to exercise more frequently, and ensure any minor concerns do not turn into something bigger.

Other health benefits include:

  • Reducing stress & anxiety – and improving sleep – by increasing endorphin, serotonin and dopamine levels.
  • Lessening pain and muscle tension by increasing healing and disturbing the pain signals sent to the brain
  • Improving immune function – regular massages can increase your level of white blood cells
  • Dealing with any minor muscle pulls or strains
  • Improving flexibility, keeping your joints more fluid, and making them less prone to injury
  • Aligning posture by relaxing muscles and improving joint mobility
  • Lowering heart rate and blood pressure; the release of tension during massage means the heart does not have to work as hard to pump blood

Massage FAQs

Swedish massage
A Swedish massage energises the body and improves overall health; it is the ultimate treatment for relaxation. The technique uses a more gentle touch and is a good choice for those new to massages. It can help calm your nervous system and soothe tight muscles.

Deep tissue massage
A deep tissue massage focuses on the deep layers of muscle and connective tissues in the body. A slow and firm massage technique; that increases the flow of blood and reduces inflammation. It is ideal for people with injuries, general muscle tightness, and chronic muscle pain.

Don’t worry – our massage therapists will mix and match techniques to address your unique concerns meaning your session may involve more than one of these techniques.

We offer both 30-minute and 60-minute deep tissue and Swedish massage treatments.

We will require you to fill out a health history form, either before arriving at your appointment (via a Typeform link in your booking confirmation email) or by using our studio iPad once you have arrived at Tempo 301. Once completed, your massage therapist will ask you some questions to establish your treatment requirements.

You can have massage therapy when you have an injury, as all our therapists have the training needed to help you heal and avoid further issues. They help relieve muscle tightness, pain, and knots by working on the connective tissues in the body. Please have a conversation with your therapist about your injury before beginning any treatment.

Unfortunately, we will not be able to offer pre and post-natal massages at this time.

In our exclusive treatment room at Tempo 301 London SE17 | Elephant Park. It is warm, comfortable, and quiet – with soft, relaxing music playing in the background. Our massage table has been specially designed with your comfort in mind.

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We use Neal’s Yard professional organic massage oil for all our treatments. This oil is a nourishing blend of almond, wheat germ and sunflower oils – and as it is fragrance-free, it can either be used on its own or with our Neal’s Yard essential oils range.

Neal’s Yard essential oils:

For a relaxing and soothing massage choose… Lavender oil.
The Neal’s Yard organic lavender essential oil is cleansing and refreshing. Distilled from the flowers and leaves of English lavender, it is planted and grown in Hampshire on a family-run farm and is calming for your body, mind and wellbeing.

For a cleansing massage to ease weary muscles choose… Lemon oil.
The Neal’s Yard organic lemon essential oil is uplifting and zesty, expressed from the rind of the fruit, it has a fresh, crisp aroma. It’s toning and clarifying for your skin and helps to boost the spirit.

For a revitalising massage that relieves tensions choose… Eucalyptus oil:
The Neal’s Yard organic eucalyptus essential oil is cooling and refreshing; distilled from eucalyptus leaves in South Africa, it stimulates the senses and helps to protect against infection, relieve pain and rejuvenate sore muscles

  • Your therapist will help you to feel comfortable throughout your appointment
  • State of the art bathrooms with showers, including Dyson hair dryers and GHD straighteners
  • Use of luxury towels and Neal’s Yard massage & essential oils.


Expert and highly qualified, our team has been chosen not only for their expertise but for their friendly and warm personas and caring characters.

Tempo 301 Trainer - Gemma Nicholas

Gemma Nicholas

Originally from Australia, Gemma lived and worked in London and Europe for over ten years as a professional dancer. Three years ago, she felt something was missing and decided to pursue a different path. Gemma has always loved learning and helping people and has added to this by qualifying as a Level 3 Sports Masseuse. She is also now two years into an Integrated Master’s Degree in Osteopathy; both of which she loves. Gemma is fascinated by the human body, and how massage can have a profound effect on both physical and mental health.

Wellness philosophy: Gemma believes any movement is good for the soul, mind and body. Our bodies do so much for us every day; it’s vital we take time to nourish, appreciate and look after them in whatever ways make us happy!

Why Gemma? Gemma draws on her understanding of human anatomy to treat her clients, helping them relax and heal. Her massage style is holistic and remedial, tailoring her approach to the clients’ needs. She is friendly and warm and aims to create an inclusive space where all clients feel welcomed, safe and relaxed.

Tempo 301 Trainer - Shelley Kyne

Shelley Kyne

Shelley began her career as a dancer, graduating from The Urdang Academy in 2009, learning a range of disciplines and genres, gaining an insight into the possibilities of the human body. Alongside her professional dance work, Shelley completed a level 3 personal training course with The Training Room and a Level 5 sports and remedial massage diploma with The North London School of Sports Massage.

With a comprehensive understanding of the human anatomy, Shelley can deliver advanced massage treatments while offering a considered approach to each individual and their needs.

Wellness philosophy:‘Everybody needs balance’. Balance isn’t easy! We live busy lives, constantly trying to fit too much into our day. Shelley’s aim is to reinforce balance with the use of massage therapy. Not only can massage relieve stiffness and restrictive tissue – re-establishing functional movement patterns – but it also helps to improve mood and decrease pain while boosting blood flow and fluid exchange. She aims for every client to leave feeling rejuvenated and ready for whatever challenges the day brings.

Why Shelley? Shelley is an approachable therapist with a listening ear. I tailor each session to the individual. I work to target the source of pain or areas of tension to give you an instant boost of wellness. As a dancer and personal trainer, she understands the needs of athletes, gym-goers and desk warriors!

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Tonia Mee

Tonia has been a massage therapist now for four years with training in a multitude of styles. Her massage style has been influenced by her Yoga teaching, with a keen focus on mobility and movement in the body. She is able to dial up the pressure with deep tissue and calm the body with a holistic flare. Overall Tonia is a highly skilled and professional Therapist who aims to tailor each treatment according to the client’s needs.

Tonia’s Wellness Philosophy:  Movement is key! Move, and relaxation can be achieved. Bringing balance to the body and mind.

Why Tonia?  Tonia is inspired by a drive to help others, and with her deep knowledge of anatomy and mobility is able too.

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Pinelopi Mousga

Pinelopi is qualified with an NVQ Level 4 in Holistic Massage which, combined with her 20 years of experience as a dancer, has helped to cultivate a deep and nuanced understanding of body mechanics.

Pinelopi’s Wellness Philosophy:  Pinelopi believes that massage is a useful tool for easing stress and anxiety, as well as preventing the build-up of tension that can lead to different health conditions.

Why Pinelopi?  Pinelopi is a thoughtful therapist who aims to understand the needs of each individual. She considers massage treatment as a medium to nurse the body whilst also boosting the emotional and mental well-being of a person. For this reason, she tailors her therapies to ease the pain and stress caused by the various factors of everyday life. As a dancer, she is able to utilise the experience of receiving massage treatments in order to empathise and deliver the best therapies for her clients.