The Bodywork Studio Massage Therapy

The Bodywork Studio in Islington is run by Tanja Drayton, a qualified and insured massage therapist with 12 years of experience. Tanja specialises sports & remedial massage, deep tissue massage, pregnancy and postnatal massage. You can book a massage at The Bodywork Studio therapy room on Upper Street, Islington or have a home visit (most areas of London covered, women only for mobile massage).

Fundraising with a difference: I’m not asking you to simply donate to the cause I am raising funds for. Instead, I am offering massage for donations. I can either be booked to come to your company to do a few hours of seated back and shoulder massages in exchange for donations or you can decide if you want to donate at your appointment and I will reduce the cost of your massage by that amount (up to £50). I will have brief details about donations displayed in my therapy room so you’re able to request to donate, rather than being asked if you want to. I respect your decision.

The organisation I am doing this for is called Rock 2 Recovery. They work with health professionals and directly with our military and ex-military members to help them deal with stress. The link to my fundraising page is here

Therapy Room in Islington:

Room Two, Canonbury Natural Health Clinic
265 Upper Street
Islington N1 2UQ

Availability at my therapy room this week. If a date isn’t on the list, I may be able to do a home visit.

Saturday 27th – 2.15pm to 4pm
Sunday 28th – fully booked
Monday 29th – closed
Tuesday 30th – fully booked
Wednesday 31st – home visits only

For home visits, please contact me to check my availability. I can do home visits in the evenings and during the day.

I have a new blog. I am trying to shed more light on the pseudo-science behind some of the therapies on offer nowadays. Even massage therapists spout nonsense sometimes. Ask for in depth details if something you are told doesn’t make sense. Therapists aren’t scientists and courses vary in quality. My blog is called The Science Quarter .

Do you sit for long periods? Here’s an article about what it does to you and how to remedy it. You can also book a back massage if you’re feeling the effects of it.

Mobile massage

Areas covered: Highbury & Islington; North London, East London and South East London.

Please book in advance for mobile massage. Prices vary depending on area. If you live in the Islington area or close by, prices are the same as at my therapy room.

Mobile massage appointments are for women only. Appointments are available Tuesdays to Fridays and on Sundays.

To book an appointment or for more information, please call me on 07827 975 440, or send a text or email

The body cushion for home visits and pregnancy massage can be seen below.



I am a strong believer in science. My work is grounded in the study of anatomy and physiology, not “healing” or “energy balancing”. There are some massage myths that get rehashed by complementary therapists, for example, that it detoxes you or that you need to drink lots of water after a massage. Neither of these are necessarily true. I am working on a project to try to debunk some of the bad science and educate people about how their bodies work. If you are a professional in the healthcare field and would like to be involved or want more information, please contact me.

Last minute discounts Follow The Bodywork Studio on Facebook to find out one off discounts that don’t appear on the website.

These are the therapies offered:

Sports Massage
Deep Tissue Massage
Pregnancy Massage
Postnatal Massage
“Natural Facelift” Massage
Foot Massage
Holistic Full Body Massage.