Manya Michalidis is a fully qualified and highly experienced Sports Massage Therapist. She has been practising soft tissue therapy for over 25 years in Wokingham, since she qualified in 1996.
Having suffered from an injury that forced her to retire from competitive sport, Manya chose to study enabling her to share her knowledge and experiences with others. Manya is passionate about her job, thoroughly enjoying the opportunity to care and promote well-being, in an understanding and supportive role.
Manya believes that an open approach is best and has furthered her skills to promote this. As a result she has gone on to build up a substantial skillset amongst an exceptional and varied clientele as detailed further below. To compliment her sports massage skills, Manya is also a Specialist Biomechanics Coach, proficient in myofascial release, Cupping Therapy, Dry-Needling as well as Kinesio and Dynamic Taping. Together it results in a complete treatment package. To assist with aftercare and re-habilitation, Manya is also a qualified Stott Pilates Instructor, personal trainer, pre & post-natal exercise, aqua instructor and spin instructor. In 2019 Manya started studying 5 Element Acupuncture, a 3 year degree level Professional Licentiate at The Acupuncture Academy in Leamington Spa.
Since 1996, Manya has enjoyed working in a variety of sporting fields such as athletics, tennis, fitness, motor sport, ice-hockey, basketball, triathlon, football, rugby, hockey. In 2000 she joined the team at the WTA Tour, travelling the world providing sports massage at many international venues for the worlds best tennis players.
In 2012 She worked her dream job at the London Olympic (tennis mens & womens) and the London Paralympic Games (athletics). She also contracted for the WTA Tour, for 12 years. In 2012 to she decided to dedicate herself completely to Manya SMT