Sports & Remedial Massage Therapist, integrated Myofascial Therapist, Reiki master teacher, Meditation leader, and Honey method practitioner.
Tim is an Integrated Myofascial Therapist, with a background in Sports & Remedial Massage. He originally trained as a bodywork with the London School of Sports Massage (LSSM) in 2010, gaining an Advanced Clinical Diploma in Sport & Remedial Massage (BTEC Level 5). He also has a qualification in Pregnancy Massage. He is a member of the Institute of Sport and Remedial Massage (ISRM) and is registered with the Complementary & Natural Health Council (CNHC).
Tim has been working using Myofascial Release (MFR) since 2012, when he started training with Ruth Duncan of MFR UK. In 2015, he was one of the first to complete their Advanced Clinical Diploma in Myofascial Release, passing with Distinction. He has been regularly asked to be a Teaching Assistant on the MFR Diploma Courses. In 2017 he travelled to the United States to train with John F Barnes, who is one of the leading pioneers in this sustained MFR approach. Tim particularly enjoys working with the myofascia (the connective tissue that surrounds the muscles, tendons, ligaments, bones and organs) and finds that the sustained pressure of this style of Myofascial Release provides lasting changes to a person’s pain levels and posture.
Tim trained as a Scaravelli Yoga teacher with the London Yoga Teacher Training Group. This Yoga style is inspired by the works of Vanda Scaravelli, and the emphasis is on finding the base of each pose to allow the spine to lengthen in response to this grounding and the effect of the breath. It encourages an enquiry into what is available for your body rather than trying to achieve the final shape of the yoga pose. He runs a class in Clerkenwellbeing at lunchtime on Mondays immediately before his Meditation class.
Tim is a Reiki Master/Teacher, and is a member of the UK Reiki Federation. He believes that Reiki offers considerable benefits in a stressful world and that its energy work can help in many ways to balance the body and mind. He runs regular courses teaching Reiki and also leads the Monday meditation class in the Clerkenwellbeing Studios above the clinic.
He was trained for Emotional Realignment Therapy (ERT) and its successor The Honey Healing Method by its creator, J.E. Honey. They are both revolutionary approaches to permanently clearing emotional blocks and the issues that are caused by these blockages in a person’s energy body. Tim is one of a select number of qualified Honey Healing Method and ERT practitioners in the world, we are delighted that he can offer these skills to you from the clinic.
Tim works at our Goswell Road Clinic.
I am writing to let you know how very pleased I am with the service I have from you.
I am not a great believer in complementary therapies in general and yet there is a professionalism and level of expertise in your clinic that is undeniable. As soon as I walk in, I feel at ease and like I am in a place of well-being.
Tim Harwood has done more to help my back than any-one else in my long life!
I’m 50 and last year had a programme of therapeutic back massages with Tim. The massages themselves were amazing – quite painful as he went very deep, but then the feeling of release as he untied a knot was incredible. However it was not just the massage that impressed me; I learnt a lot from Tim about how I move and my posture and after each session I walked out feeling so relaxed, but also like I was walking taller and using my body more effectively.
I recently moved and hurt my back quite badly – just one hour with Tim and I walked out pain free.
I’ve always tried to keep fit, but have always held tension in my lower back and shoulders and neck, which has caused ongoing pain throughout my adult life. My shoulders, back bone and hips are all in a different position from where they had learnt to be my entire adult life, and being pain free is something I never thought would happen. Thank you!
Project Delivery Manager, via email
I have just had my 4th Myofascial treatment with Tim …… I am floating As a breast cancer patient who has had a mastectomy and reconstruction there is a LOT of scar tissue inside to be worked on ! Since I have been lucky enough to receive treatment from Tim I can honestly say I feel soooo much calmer inside, my reconstructed breast is starting to feel more a part of me….that’s 4 years on from surgery ! Receiving treatment from Tim is an amazing experience…. He totally gets and understands the patient he is treating inside and out ! Tim is an exceptional therapist that words cannot express highly enough…. You need to experience one of the many treatments Tim is skilled at to know what I truly mean. Tim has a true gift, I totally recommend you give yourself a treat and book a session with the wonderful Tim Harwood x
Sherri, Breast Cancer Survivor
Via RelaxReleaseRenew Facebook Page
I turned up and my appointment was with Tim, and oh my goodness has he changed me. I started seeing him once every two weeks for 30 minutes a session, it was great, my body was slowly realising that the therapies Tim was using were working. Tim is able to access my body and it tells him what it needs in each session. They are all different never the same, and I always feel fantastic after leaving.
I now see Tim on a monthly basis where my body is relaxed, moved, flushed and sometimes goes crazy while I’m on the bed. For example one minute I will have a burning sensation from the Reiki and another will be that I feel like I’m being clicked. My legs often go all over the place along with my arms, but its my body doing it, Tim is there to support me and access what my body needs. Tim is very professional about his approach to working on you, will get you to relax as best you can and will use his techniques to help your body. If you can let Tim into your bodies needs, the responses your body gives will make you feel alive.
I really don’t know what I would do if I couldn’t go and see Tim. One thing for sure is Tim always gets the trigger points that hurt and always makes them go away. If you fancy a massage with a difference go and see Tim. Trust me you will go back for a second session. I would recommend an hour session as 30 minutes just isn’t enough.
I had a great Emotional Realignment Therapy session with Tim. I did had lot of childhood memories coming back and it was fairly easy to release the emotional charge relate. Will advice this experience as I felt I have learn about myself and a way to release. I did felt very secure and in a very caring place with Tim support during the process. And felt much more light and in peace with myself after the session. Thank you
Statistical Programer, London, via email
I want to say how amazing Tim has been. He has simply changed my life as 3 weeks ago i was in such agony and now feel so very much better.
He is so charming and relaxing that i even look forward to his massages even though I’m still very tender. I cannot praise him enough
Business owner, Via email
I have recently been spending a lot of time exercising, and I woke up last weekend unable to move properly and in pretty bad pain. I contacted the clinic to see if they had any massage appointments, and although I could only do after work, they were able to accommodate my needs and book me in for the same week.
I have never had a sports massage before and was unsure of what to expect, but Tim was great. He explained everything to me, and really put me at ease. The massage was excellent, and I left feeling better than I had in days.
I had been suffering with pins and needles in both hands which was gone by the next day, and I have been able to move a lot more freely. Going back this week and I’m already looking forward to it! I’ll be making sure to book in with Tim every month for a bit of maintenance! Thanks Tim!:-)
Insurance Office worker
‘I was involved in two separate car crashes in 2007 and have received treatment for my back and sciatica by three different specialists to no avail.
For four years, I suffered from constant jangling toes, and a problem with my glutes. This was irritating, frustrating and affected my lifestyle, as the problems ramped up if I undertook moderate exercise.
After a couple of sessions with Tim, he gave me one suggestion to change the way I walk and taking this onboard, a week later I was free of the jangling toes, and the problem with my glutes had lessened. I only wish I’d known about Tim’s abilities four years ago!’
Government Office worker, Via email
I have seen Tim Harwood twice now for a sport and remedial massage treatment to try and help me with problems I have had in my back for over 4 years now. After only two sessions I already feel as if my back is loosening and the tension is starting to fade. I feel comfortable and relaxed when Tim is treating me which makes the process a lot easier as being relaxed is quite crucial. Tim has been a great help so far and has helped me understand more about the muscles in my back and why they have been causing me such discomfort. I am very pleased so far with the treatment I have received!
Tim Harwood, my massage therapist, took me to a treatment room that was warm, smelled nice and was generally a nice relaxing environment.
It’s pretty important to be able to relax during a massage – if you’re mind relaxes your muscles will follow. Tim told me my muscles are very compliant. “They relax easily. They know what’s happening and go with it”. If only they’d be so compliant on race day.
Being comfortable with your massage therapist and your surroundings helps though. Tim put me at ease and by the time the massage was finished I was suitably relaxed and my tired, tight marathon training legs felt floppier and lighter.
Marathon/Triathlon Blogger, Posted on the Lazy Girl Running Blog
I booked in for a massage with Tim and wanted to express how impressed I was, Tim was very professional and made me feel at ease, he has really helped my problem after 2 treatments and I was also impressed by his knowledge and willingness to assist me with other issues that may be causing me back pain. The room is private, relaxing and I feel very comfortable. I have also been using the sunbeds and Hot bronzing lotion, again I am very impressed with the results that I have achieved. The staff are always friendly and the service offered is always to the highest standard. It’s a pleasure to come into the salon and I look forward to perhaps trying some of the other services you offer – I would most definitely recommend you and Tim to my friends and colleagues. x
I thought you’d like to know that following my 3rd treatment last week I did get to yoga this week and it was so different I was like the bionic woman. A bit of a stiff arm but no pain in the back at all, I was throwing myself into it with such gay abandon and enjoyment to be quite honest I am bloody knackered but it was so much better I could hardly contain my excitement.
Let’s hope it continues, or if it doesn’t I will be straight back. Thank you, it has made such a massive difference.
Head of Operations, Via email