Hello, and a very warm welcome on my page!

I’m Violeta Olariu, the owner of Vio-Body Mechanics Therapy.

I’m a musculoskeletal massage therapist, member of the British Complementary Medicine Association, Bodywork Affiliates Practitioner, and I’m fully insured with Holistic Insurance Services.

Let me tell you a bit about my background…

I was born in Romania in November 1965 and for about 27 odd years I worked in office.

For over 20 years I suffered from Sciatica and a bulging disc. Many years I was on pain relief and anti inflammatory medication, then I started to have massage treatments on my back, which helped a lot. And that’s how my passion for massage was born.

I studied on my own and practised massage on my family and friends, which brought me so much satisfaction while noticing the changes I could make in other people’s life, even without having too much knowledge about this technique. But I could feel it and knew it deep in my heart that this is my mission. I was praying to God to show me the way to follow this path and God listened my prayers.

In 2011 my first granddaughter was born here in England and I came from Romania to help my children, and look after their baby while they were at work. And this was the way that God answered my prayers… I had to move here to be able to change everything in my life, especially my career.

I look back and I can’t believe how much I achieved in all these years since I started my first training in Body Mechanics massage therapy back in 2012… everything happened naturally, step by step. Of course there were times when it was hard, quite very hard, I cried sometimes, I struggled, I was bullied for my accent, but I never gave up my dream! I was blessed to have my family, friends and colleagues around me which helped, supported and encouraged me to continue even when I was feeling lost and couldn’t see the light at the end of the tunnel… but that’s how life is, isn’t it?

And, here is my journey as a HOLISTIC MASSAGE THERAPIST:

In 2012 I started my journey into holistic complementary medicine, with my first training in Sarling Techniques of Body Mechanics, with the great physiotherapist Mrs. Grace Olive Collins, and 2 years later I gained my qualification as a musculoskeletal therapist, and I also specialised in backcare.

During the training, we studied and learned:

  1. how to assess and correct the posture with clinical soft tissue massage, remedial exercises and taking the necessary steps to changing those habits that lead to muscular and joint compression and affect our quality of life
  2. how to address different pathologies
  3. how to find the connections between the pain and what triggered it, which means to treat the cause and not only the effect

The passion, determination and the desire of helping more and more people, brought one by one more tools into my toolbox.

I became interested in energy work, so I qualified in Reiki. I then started to look into different other therapies that would enable me to help people to relax, alleviate physical and emotional pain, release stress, so I added new skills and qualified in: Lymphatic Drainage, Reflexology, Hot Stone Massage, Indian Head Massage, Hopi Ear Candling.

In 2019 I achieved a qualification in Scar Tissue Release and I had great, even magic results in some cases, by integrating this technique in my treatment sessions, after explaining to my clients what could be the benefits.

A couple of months later, another course has kept my attention: Specific Training in Oncology Massage. I knew straight away that I want to enrol, to be able to safely and professionally help this segment of population.

When I thought I’m going to take a break from studying, I came across the Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction (TMJD) course. Now, how can you say NO, to something you realise that you suffer from? Of course that I decided to continue my journey and go deeper into it. I realised that the saying: “the more you know, the less you know” it’s soooo true!

Pregnancy Massage, Myofascial Cupping therapy, are also part of the therapies I’m offering.

Hard to say if I’ll ever stop… we choose this job because we have so much love to share, we care for others, we are passionate about our work and we want to see happy and healthy people around us. ­čÖé