Professional bodywork and Soft Tissue Therapy

Releasing stuck bodies: pain relief, injury rehabilitation, and structural alignment for precision performers.


Find out how clinical massage and bodywork can help you resolve physiological restrictions so you can perform at your best.

Soft Tissue Therapy and Bodywork for those in Pursuit of Excellence

Are you performing at your very best?  Or are pain, tightness, and structural restrictions holding you back? Are you preparing for an event or wanting to recover quickly from a performance? Are you simply after a relaxing massage to reground? Adagio Hands, operating from central London, can help. Through a careful understanding of your needs via a thorough assessmentfollowed by strategic soft tissue therapyand ongoing rehabilitation support where needed, Adagio Hands is helping performers, musicians, athletes, and others to overcome musculoskeletal and physiological restrictions so they can perform at their best.

Please note that, in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, additional Health & Safety measures have been taken for your and everyone's reassurance and safety.  Please see the Adagio Hands COVID and Winter Virus Health & Safety Policy for details.

Please get in touch for a 10-minute call and, if appropriate, a complimentary 30-minute online video consultation, where we would discuss your needs, identify any quick wins for you to take away, and agree your next steps.

Online Body Connection services

Adagio Hands continues to support people with programmes of 1-1 online video calls, covering one or more of the following services: The Virtual Massage Couch, Body-Mind Connection, Self-Massage Techniques, Stay-at-Home Exercise and Stretch, Healthy Habits for Working from Home, and Rehab Exercises for Injury.  See Adagio Hands Online Body Connection Services for details.

Online programmes generally run as a series of six 45-minute sessions, with shorter and longer options available.  Online Body Connection services are available from Adagio Hands both as a stand-alone programme or as a cost/time-effective supplement to hands-on work.

For online services, please get in touch for a complimentary 30-minute online video consultation, where we would discuss your needs, identify any quick wins for you to take away, and see if/how a tailored programme of sessions might help you further.

Ease Tightness

Provide a helping hand for muscles to release and relax.

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Relieve Pain

Dissolve the burning or searing sensation or dull ache that seems to keep reappearing.

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Address Structural Alignment

Adjust connective tissues and movement patterns to greater alignment and ease.

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What makes Adagio Hands Special?


Adagioslow, measured, fluid, purposive.

Effective bodywork and soft tissue therapy cannot be rushed or forced, yet in order to stretch or release connective tissue along the body, there does need to be a firm connection and a sense of direction. We will always work towards an agreed, defined purpose, and we will look for ways to connect in with the body and its tissues to achieve this.

There is no “no pain no gain,” or sudden elbows and jerks, or depersonalised process, rather a healing pressure or stretch that is pleasant and releasing, leaving you more relaxed and flexible and connected when you leave the session.

Helping Those In Pursuit of Excellence

Adagio Hands aims to help those who are striving to maintain a level of proficiency or to improve their performance through dedicated practice – those who are pursuing excellence.

Often this will be musicians and performers, as well as sportsmen and women. Did you know orchestral musicians have one of the highest rates of occupational health injuries?

It can be sad when someone who is talented and who dedicates their life to what they love has to stop doing it precisely because of their diligence and commitment.

Adagio Hands aims to help that person carry on.

Continuity of Care

Soft Tissue Therapy at Adagio Hands doesn’t start and end with hands-on work. It doesn’t even start with the assessment or end with rehabilitation advice. From the initial phone call discussing your options, to ongoing reminders and encouragement between sessions and, if necessary, onward referral: Adagio Hands aims to offer the support and continuity in healthcare that is often missing when we try to navigate our way among doctors, specialists, therapists, and the range of on-line information available to us.


“Like many people these days, I spend too much time sitting behind a computer, with disastrous consequences for my back and arms. Zoltan not only fixed the loss of sensation I had in my fingers, but also tackled deep-rooted muscle knots causing me stiffness and pain. To help prevent recurrence of these problems, Zoltan showed me how to stretch properly – something I now religiously do.”


"I found Zoltan after a sports injury that wasn't healing on its own or via conventional stretching.  I play a lot of sports and have done for many years so I'm keen to stay as fit as possible for as long as possible and take a keen interest in my body and it's workings.  The level of detail and assistance Zoltan provided far exceeded anything I've experienced - and I've seen a lot of specialists over the years.  I completed a course for one injury and I feel it was so successful I plan to start another course on a different issue ... If you care about longevity of your physical fitness as well learning some deeper understanding about the body then I cannot recommend Zoltan enough."


"I am a very regular ballroom and Latin social dancer. I sought Zoltan's help after developing both some stiffness in my right shoulder (from holding my ballroom frame) and a recurring ache in my hip joints (which seemed to be attributable to rather too much Latin hip action in higher heels than I wear day to day) ... After one session of manipulation, my shoulder problem was entirely resolved. On the hips, Zoltan ... not only helped to maintain the improvement I felt after the session but have also given me more confidence in managing the impact of more intensive dance sessions on my hip joints going forward."


“Zoltan is a very skilled masseur who puts his clients at ease. He has a deep understanding of fascia and muscles and was able to get to the cause of my problem very quickly and effectively. He is the only masseur I know who incorporates visualization into his massages which I think helps the client to participate more deeply in the healing process and also to continue getting the benefit of a massage after it is over.”


“I am so very thankful to Zoltan for helping me to relieve the chronic pain in my shoulder. With a combination of gentle stretching, massage, exercises and discussion, we were able to correct a complicated problem that I had been dealing with for over six years. It took nine hours of therapy, plus dedicated efforts to do the exercises at home exactly as Zoltan suggested, but now I am pain-free and have wonderful mobility in my shoulder.”


"I initially went to go see Zoltan for a single session on my back, the level of detail and explanation of what was happening with my muscles was incredible. Shortly after this I signed up for multiple sessions and he has been helping me to train my back. The changes have been dramatic, increased mobility, pain has significantly decreased and most importantly he is showing me ways to avoid it coming back again. Absolutely fantastic and I would strongly recommend."


“A friend from Park Run recommended Zoltan after I injured my knees doing speed training.  I was experiencing an aching pain constantly when I sat down for any length of time and twinges when I tried to run, after training too hard in an old pair of trainers. Zoltan was very professional and committed to finding out what the issue was and making it better.  I came for a number of sessions and the pain began to lessen and has now completely gone.  I could feel the difference in my legs as before I had hard blocks of muscle but now I can feel the different muscles in them above the knees!  He was flexible with his timetable and I cannot recommend Zoltan highly enough!”  


"I am a massage therapist and i am extremely fussy with who i allow to treat me and who i trust to treat me ... in the past some therapists have been over zealous with their treatments and caused me problems.  Zoltan is non of these = he listens and is extremely caring and aware of my issues.  His treatments are fantastic. He is very knowledgeable and i am happy to recommend him 100%."


"Zoltan slow, focused and thorough approach impressed me very much. I feel in good hands when I bring my back issues to him safe in the knowledge that I will invariably feel better, lighter and looser once I've had one of his treatment. I would recommend him to anyone."


"Zoltan is a truly gifted massage therapist.  My lower back is now virtually pain free after years of discomfort."


"The short review: Zoltan is a fantastic therapist, who is empathetic, understanding and listens to your needs. I would highly recommend visiting him. The longer review: I'd suffered shoulder and back pain for a number of years and went to a mix of physiotherapists and sports masseuses during that time. Each one went the same, I'd get some relief during the sessions, be told to do 30+ minutes of exercises everyday which was not something I could easily fit into my schedule and then I'd give up with that therapist. Eventually a dancer friend of mine recommended myofascial release, which is how I stumbled upon Zoltan. I originally booked 6 sessions, but within 4 my shoulder pain had pretty much completely disappeared. Zoltan did amazing hands-on work, helping me to really feel where the pain was in my body and working together to relieve that pain. His attitude to exercises was to find stuff that worked for me, building up over the course of the sessions, rather than overloading on day one. ... Although I'm no longer experiencing my original pain, I plan on continuing to visit Zoltan's clinic for the foreseeable as the sessions really help me to attune to what's going on in my body and work through any pain or tension that's presenting itself. Would highly recommend!"


"Had an excellent treatment from Zoltan ... he really knows his stuff. I went in with a lot of pain which had almost entirely gone by the end of the treatment. Highly recommended."


"I came to see Zoltan due to suffering from a long term issue in my leg which had caused persistent discomfort for around a year. During that time I had seen a few different massage therapists and whilst their treatment did provide some short term relief the pain always returned after a few days. Within a few sessions Zoltan was able to identify the root cause of the problem and treat it to the extent that it no longer impacted my day to day life. We then spent some time working on and strengthening the surrounding areas to prevent the issue recurring. One aspect I found very helpful were the program of strengthening and stretching exercises which were set after each session and were to be performed at home. These were not time consuming (generally 5-10 minutes per day) and allowed us to make more progress during the next hands on session. During the COVID-19 pandemic Zoltan has been offering video conferences in lieu of in person treatment, these have been very helpful in maintaining progress made so far. In summary, Zoltan is a very knowledgeable and friendly therapist who provides a professional and effective service."

Musician's Support

For musicians facing difficulties from your playing, you are welcome to sit at / bring your instrument over the course of a 30min complimentary consultation video call, so we can look in detail at your postural and movement dynamics, assess what might be leading to problems, and make a judgement on what form of support would be of most benefit at this time.

Frequently Asked Questions

Could Soft Tissue Therapy and bodywork help you perform at your best?

Get in touch today for a 10 min chat which, if appropriate, may lead to a no-obligation, complimentary 30-min online consultation.

We will run through the issues you are facing, offer as much advice as possible, and discuss potential next steps.