Hands-on and Online Body Connection services from Adagio Hands

Professional bodywork and Soft Tissue Therapy


Helping those in pursuit of excellence. Find out how clinical massage and bodywork can help you resolve physiological restrictions so you can perform at your best.

Clinical Massage 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 massage 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.

Please get in touch for a complimentary 30-minute online video consultation, where we would discuss your needs and identify any quick wins for you to take away.  If you wish, we can then 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 massage 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

Massage 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.”


“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.”


“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!”  


"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."


"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."


"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%."


"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."


Musician's Support

For musicians facing difficulties from your playing, you are welcome to sit at / bring your instrument over the course of the 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 massage therapy and bodywork help you perform at your best?

Get in touch today for 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.