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Kaya Woods

Studio Owner & Director
Bodyworker APNT, ITEC, VTCT, FHT


I'm passionate about what I do and the people I treat. I have over 14 years of experience working as a busy, full time therapist. Previous to opening Essential Therapies in 2021, I had worked as the principle therapist of a 4 star hotel spa, where I personally developed an extensive treatment menu offering luxurious treatments of the highest standard. I also have several years of experience working in a chiropractic centre, where I practiced remedial, sports massage and myofascial release therapy.

My intention when opening Essential Therapies was to meld the best of both the spa and clinical therapy worlds, offering bodywork treatments that are both highly effective whilst still being an enjoyable time-out ritual for my clients.

I now specialise in working somatically with stress, as I feel it is the root cause of all health problems and I'm currently in my second year of Kinesiology training.

In the 2 years since opening, the studio has also grown to include a really strong team of very talented independent practitioners offering a wide range of natural healthcare, bodywork and talking therapies.
All of our therapists are fully qualified, insured and registered to ensure the highest quality of care for our clients.

If you have any questions, would like to book a treatment, or are interested in joining our team then please contact Kaya directly by email.

Kaya Woods

07842 195310

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Professional Profile

The Complete Bodyworker Dip (APNT 2011)
Anatomy, Physiology & Pathology Dip ( L3 APNT 2011)
Swedish Massage Dip (L3 APNT 2011)
Remedial Massage Dip (L3 APNT 2011)
Integrated Myofascial Release Techniques Dip (APNT 2012)
Sports Massage Dip (L3 ITEC 2015)
Facial Massage & Skincare (L2 VTCT 2019)
Facial Electrics (L3 VTCT 2022)
Foundation Kinesiology (2009 & re-take 2023)


Myofascial Dry Cupping (FHT 2019)
Deep Tissue & Hands Free Techniques (SOB 2014)
Pregnancy Massage (APNT 2013)
Aromatherapy Massage (APNT 2013)
Manual Lymphatic Drainage (2016)
Scar Tissue Release (SOB 2016)
MFR Unwinding (SOB 2016)
Thai Foot Massage (2015)
Indian Head Massage (APNT 2011)
Lava Shell Massage (FHT 2018)
Hot Stone Massage (2012)
Canine Massage Therapy Merishia Method
Irene Lyon, The Basics & 21 Day Nervous System Tune Up (online learning)

I hold a current ITC level 2 certificate in emergency first aid at work, and I have completed the Jennifer Young, control of cross infection in a post Covid-19 world qualification.

I continue to develop & update my skills with ongoing professional development training.

Kaya Woods
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