TEAM

BELFAST PHYSIO AND MASSAGE

OUR TEAM

BSc (Hons) MCSP HCPC:PH141687 - Physiotherapist
Sports Massage Therapist
Sports Massage Therapist
Sports Massage & Shiatsu Therapist
Clinical Massage Therapist
Massage Therapist
Sports Massage Therapist

SHARI CHAVEZ

BSc (Hons) MCSP HCPC:PH141687 - Physiotherapist

“What if we recharge ourselves as often as we did our phones?.”

She developed her expertise by training in the public and private sector and working in the luxurious Spa Gorraiz in Pamplona-Spain. She also worked exclusively for wealthy patients around London, which allowed her to pay attention to detail and comply with the high expectations from her patients.

Shari’s dream was always to have that boho-style clinic with a wide range of trendy massage treatments offered professionally at a high standard. That’s why she decided to open Belfast Physio and Massage as she knew how to stand out from the crowd, and more importantly, she knew what people needed.

Being a good listener, empathetic, friendly, knowledgable, hard worker, and of course, funny make her have a strong connection with her patients. Shari’s expertise is the Physio Style Massage which may involve Deep Tissue & Trigger point techniques, massage gun, cupping, Kinesio tape, wood tools, infrared lamp, etc. She wouldn’t give up until she started seeing results.

Her goal is to improve your flexibility, strength, and mobility. 

Core techniques: Pregnancy Massage

KAMIL BIALON

Sports Massage Therapist - (Certified in Poland, 2016-2018)

“A massage stroke without a clear intention can be an empty gesture”

He is a very philosophical person; thanks to his continuous meditation practice, he believes the actual value during massage is the knowledge to listen, understand and adapt the treatments to meet the specific needs of his patients.

Being one of the clinic’s oldest and most experienced therapists means he established a good reputation for performing effective treatments. His technique could go from soft to intense pressure; for those who love an authentic deep tissue massage, he is the one to go!. He may use cupping, dry needling, massage gun, wood tools, and scrapping during his sessions.

Kamil is the kind of therapist who will give you a warm welcome, listen to your needs, take your issue seriously, and start working on it. He may also give you valuable tips or stretches you may need.

His goal is to give you instant pain relief and long-term benefits.

Core Treatments: Cupping+ Sports Massage, Deep Tissue + Fascia Massage Gun, Lymphatic Drainage, Dry Needling Therapy, Sports Massage.

MANTAS MASILIUNAS

Sports Massage Therapist - (Certified in Belfast, 2013-2015)

Most people have no idea how good their body is designed to feel.

Mantas has held an Active IQ Level 3 certificate in sports massage. His career as an professional boxer allowed him to understand injuries deeply; he is proud of being a Lithuanian Boxer championship and an International Medallist (96 fights/ 66wins).

He is the typical therapist who never gets tired of learning and improving his massage styles. He uses different tools and techniques such as cupping, massage gun, scrapping, passive stretches, and trigger point therapy. He is constantly adapting to his client’s needs.

His main strengths are patience, resilience, hard-working, excellent communication, always providing a friendly and professional environment to his patients. Manta’s technique could go from soft to one of the deepest you could ever get, highly recommended for deep tissue lovers. Manta’s mantra is “3 Fs”: Find knots, Fight them and Finish them off!

His goal is to keep you free of pain and prevent injuries through his own experience as an exprofessional boxer and actual couch.

Core Treatments: Deep Tissue and Sports Massage.

Lee Hannah

Sports Massage & Shiatsu Therapist (Certified in Belfast, Dublin and Japan).

“Our vital energy, the Ki within us, is the source of all movement and transformation in the body.”

Lee lived in Japan for over 10 years, where he started studying martial arts “Aikido”, Zazen meditation, and Shiatsu therapeutic massage. He initially started studying Shiatsu to help him recover from aches, pains, and minor injuries; however, Shiatsu soon became his main interest.

During his Sports Massage course, he worked on-site at the Giro Italia bike race with the NI Ladies football team and various marathon events.

He was then able to blend and integrate his training in Shiatsu with
up to date sport and remedial massage theory.

**Lee believes that we can bring the mind back into the body through massage, a somatic awareness that retrains old habits of tension. Awareness itself leads to healing.**

His goal is to locate and untangle chronic knots in the muscles, release trigger points, unglue myofascial entanglements and return the body to a more aligned, relaxed, balanced, and pain-free place.

Core treatments: Shiatsu Massage, Sports Massage and Deep Tissue Massage.

NATALIA PETRUK

Clinical Massage Therapist

“In my work, it is important to monitor the management of the patient from the moment of the first visit until the condition improves with further support.”

Her eight years of experience in the private sector allowed her to be an excellent practitioner.

Natalia firmly believes that constantly broadening her knowledge and skills would help her patients even more.

Natalia’s technique starts softly to get deep into the muscle’s knots; she may use different styles such as Trigger point therapy, deep tissue massage and stretches.

Being a good listener and advisor helped her accurately understand her patients’ assessments, treatments, and exercise programs.

Core treatments: Clinical Massage, Deep Tissue and CBD Massage.

Rita Zalcmane

Sports massage therapist ( Level 5 Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation London 2023)

“If you listen to your body when it whispers, you won’t have to hear it scream”

Rita has always been interested in people’s stories, their experiences and helping others, leading her to pursue a career in Sports therapies. Since she started attending Massage workshops, the more she learned and discovered, the greater her curiosity about the human body became.

Rita is the kind of therapist eager to learn, so she can expand her knowledge, implement new techniques into her treatments, and help clients achieve their wellness goals sooner.

She is calm, caring, a good listener, professional and friendly.

Rita adapt and focus her treatments on individual clients’ needs. She has incredibly strong natural massage skills, making her the perfect choice for those seeking a deep tissue massage.

Her approach to massage involves first relaxing your muscles before gradually increasing pressure, using calm and methodical movements to work her way across, along, and into each group of your muscles.

Core treatments: Deep Tissue, Sports Massage, Head- To- Toe Massage and Healthy Foot Massage.

Sonata Petraityte

Massage Therapist - (Certified in Lithuania 2015-2017)

“I always aim to see my clients content and relieved after my sessions with the confidence to do what they love without worrying about pain”

A highly professional therapist who has worked in Lithuanian nursing homes and massage Clinics in Northern Ireland.

Sonata’s technique starts with palm-friction that provide instant warmth, following of skilful kneading which can either be firm or soft, she may also use her elbows, knuckles and forearms, always making sure she will get rid of knots.

Sonata loves making people feel better – physically and mentally. She will put you at ease with her experience, calm attitude & friendly personality.

Core treatments: Deep Tissue massage, Sports Massage, Pregnancy Massage (soon).

Remi McKibbin

Receptionist

“To listen with empathy is the most important human skill.”

Remi is in charge of first impressions and is responsible for welcoming our patients and making sure we build long-term relationships with client therapists.

She has been working in customer service for years and she is also GDPR trained, meaning she will keep your personal information under lock.

**She is friendly, personable, and empathetic, with a good sense of humour. Remi will ensure patients and therapists have everything they need to achieve positive outcomes.**