Soft Tissue Therapist
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BSc Sport and Exercise Science
Level 3 Personal Training
BTEC level 5 diploma in Soft Tissue Therapy
Polestar Pilates, Ongoing
The Institute of Sport and Remedial Massage (ISRM)
The Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity (CIMSPA)
Muscle Energy Techniques
Soft Tissue Release
Upper back and neck
Lower back and glutes
I have done soft tissue therapy with Anja and honestly, it was the best decision I have ever made! I had suffered with pain in my back and neck for months, seeing multiple professionals such as chiropractors and other massage therapists, but it was still there. It wasn’t until I did a session with Anja, where she used more advanced techniques on top of massage, where I felt like I was floating on air after the first treatment! Due to her thorough examination and questioning beforehand, she knew where to look and what techniques to do, which led me to be pain free, something I had given up hope on that I would ever be! Because of help from Anja on how to manage my situation I am now pain free all the time. I cannot thank Anja enough and I can’t stop raving about her to others. I will be a client for life for anything that comes up that is for sure! 100% recommend!
Hi, I’m Anja and I joined the Vanbrugh Team in 2020. I have a deep passion for health, fitness and wellbeing, and I believe in a holistic approach to help people improve their quality of life. My story is a bit different to most sport scientists as I do not come from a background in sport. In fact, I was not active at all growing up and in my early twenties I was very career focused in the restaurant/retail industry climbing the ladder to management by working far too many hours and relying on fast food and coffee to power through.
After injuring myself in my hip joint during work, burning out, and experiencing a family member (my dad) passing away in lung cancer due to smoking for 41 years, I experienced first-hand what lifestyle choices can do to you. This is when my obsession for health and wellness began as I was determined not to be a victim of poor choices and take control of my own life. After changing my own life around, I realised I wanted to empower others to do the same!
After my Sports Science degree, I trained as a Personal Trainer working at Nuffield Health where I discovered just how common it was for people to be living their lives with aches and pains all over the place, and more surprisingly, putting up with them. It was then I realised that I could help people in more ways than one and wanted to add Soft Tissue Therapy to my qualifications.
I love being a Soft Tissue Therapist as I not only get to alleviate people’s aches and pains, but I also get to help with figuring out what is causing the problem together with making a plan on how to manage it going forward. I am so excited and very grateful to be working side by side with the amazing team here at Vanbrugh Physio, to help people discover a quality of life they did not think was possible!