M BIRD  Marathon Runner

I went to see Janet 3 days before the Brighton Marathon extremely worried about calf and hamstring pain. Janet totally put me at ease and give me really good advice with specific stretches for muscles demonstrating and instrucitng how to perform them. The sports massage was great and totally assisted with my pain enabling me to run in a lot less pain. The consultation was an education for me personally on my muscles and targeting specific muscle groups for running. The tips and hints I received were brilliant (I have run marathons for over 10 years) and the knowledge I received was gold! I would very much recommend Janet as she was recommended to me by someone that was experiencing pain in running training. I went into the session hoping for some reassurance and assistance pre run and come out with this and whole lot more!"


K QUELCH  Runner, Loughton

Janet’s knowledge and massage skills are excellent, without her I find it hard to believe I would have got through the London Marathon. Janet helped me through my whole training process, diet and reassuring me the whole time. Not only did she help me through any aches and pains she taught me the best strengthening exercises and stretching techniques helping me to become stronger and more flexible, she was my rock throughout. A huge thank you to Janet for going that extra mile in helping me. I would recommend her to anyone she is fantastic


J STANFORD Management Consultant

I have been having regular massages for over 30 years. I have worked with dozens of masseurs and Janet Pitcher is without doubt the best. Each time I see Janet she varies what she does to meet my body's needs at that time - there is no set routine completed without much thought. She has 'listening hands'. She can tell quickly what is wrong and what your body needs. She has more anatomical and medical knowledge than any masseur I have ever met. She can also suggest stretches and exercises to alleviate complaints. I would recommend Janet without hesitation to anyone - whether they need to reduce the stress in their body, have a sports injury or wish to learn more about their own body.


I GRAY Cyclist, Wanstead

Janet has been providing me with massage treatments and exercise advice with good effect for some time. However, I have some persistently painful areas that have not always responded well and are possibly being exacerbated by my physical activities. Janet offered to include dry needling into my treatment and, although I was initially sceptical, I have become a convert. The fact that Janet was able to demonstrate the effectiveness of this treatment in three separate bi-lateral areas (neck, shoulders and hips) and achieve immediate muscle relaxation and pain relief is enough proof for me. I will be happy for Janet to incorporate this into my future appointments.


I experienced general aches and pains along with a tense neck, shoulders and arms during my second trimester of pregnancy Visited Janet for my first pregnancy massage.
The attention to detail, care and confidence shown made me feel comfortable and relaxed. Janet really can read the body and focuses on the areas needed without having to direct her, her technique and attention to her work is exemplary.
Janet’s manner and calming presence along with amazing technique has made me feel so much lighter and calmer within myself – highly recommend her for pregnancy massages.


I was diagnosed with Bowel and Liver Cancer in September 2018.  My condition is treatable but not curable. Life can be very stressful with treatment (chemotherapy)etc but I do find that having a massage regularly does help my well being.  Although it can't cure my condition I find it deeply relaxing and gives me inner strength to carry on and face everyday life.  More importantly it gives "me time" which is very important. Janet came recommended to me, I have had massages before, but nothing like that Janet provides.  Her knowledge of dealing with Oncology Massage, her compassion and understanding, especially when I am at my lowest, is what makes her so passionate and good at her job.  I would highly recommend Janet.


MALCOLM Retired GP, runner, 82 years old
I am 82 years old and retired. I practised medicine as a GP for 52 years. I have a personal trainer and I also run.
I have always been keen to encourage exercise as opposed to prescribing medicines. I have, over the years, become familiar with osteopaths, physiotherapists and chiropractors.
Some three years ago I met Janet and she has helped my back problems as never before.
She is a sports therapist with a profound knowledge of anatomy. She uses this to help people with stretching and mobilisation exercises. She also practises Pilates and is a superb masseuse.
She has helped many elderly people to improve their flexibility and mobility which enables them to improve their quality of life. They become happier and learn to enjoy their lives.

You can also book appointments with me at any time from The Cherry Tree Therapy Centre 2 Station Parade, Cherry Tree Rise, Buckhurst Hill, Essex, IG9 6EU, or from my home in Stondon Massey, CM15 OEE

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