My name is Lewis Wilkins, and I am a professional Sports and Remedial Massage Therapist based in London. I trained at the London School of Sports Massage, qualifying in 2018 with a Level 5 Diploma in Soft Tissue Therapy. I am a full member of the Institute of Sports and Remedial Massage (ISRM). I have successfully completed a certificate qualification in Medical Acupuncture with OMT Training, and am fully insured to use Dry Needling/ Medical Acupuncture within my treatments.
Alongside my treatment work and continuing professional development as a therapist, I am also a trained contemporary dancer, and I graduated from London Contemporary Dance School with a 1st BA (hons) Degree in Contemporary Dance in 2009. I also achieved a Postgraduate Diploma in Performance from the same institution in 2010. I worked as a professional performer for 9 years, dancing in productions such as Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake, and in the Tony Award winning National Theatre production of Angels in America. Other companies I have danced with include Scottish Dance Theatre, Richard Alston Dance Company, Tom Dale Company, and TrashDollys.
I have been teaching and lecturing in contemporary dance and contact improvisation at higher education institutions on a part time basis since 2014. These include; Middlesex University, London Studio Centre, Rambert School of Ballet and Contemporary Dance, and London Contemporary Dance School. I also teach both open and private professional dance classes and workshops in the UK and abroad.
Between my work as teacher and soft tissue therapist I enjoy spending my free time moving. I regularly practice contact improvisation, as well as capoeira based acrobatics, climbing, cycling, hiking, and snowboarding.
My various interests and skills continually complement and feed one another. This allows me to draw upon my experience of dance and movement training and the tactile contact skills I have acquired over many years, in order to enhance and optimise my clinical handling, application of soft tissue techniques, and to inform the remedial exercise programmes and further advice I give to clients. I am also able to use my anatomical and biomechanical knowledge of the body gained through my study at LSSM and beyond to support and refine my dance pedagogy.
I thrive and thoroughly enjoy working with a vast range of people whom often differ greatly in terms of their age, health, lifestyle, body type, abilities, and treatment requirements.