Therapist Spotlight: Meet Zara

Tell us a bit about yourself

Born in South London, with a mixed heritage of Middle Eastern, Indian and Portuguese. I have two older siblings, nieces, nephews and a husband who served in military.

I’ve been heavily involved in sports from a young age  – both competitively as well as coaching in tennis, athletics, boxing and martial arts. I have been a Personal trainer for 10 years with a brief career progression in Dubai as a strength and conditioning coach training high profile clientele.


What do you like most about being a massage therapist?

Meeting people from all walks of life and helping to make a difference to their quality of life , even on a small scale, physically and mentally. I love anatomy and since I can remember, the body has always fascinated me. I find it very rewarding being able to treat people to help them gain relief and/or recognise and achieve their body’s potential.


How would you describe yourself in 5 words?

Fun. Empathetic. Disciplined. Adventurous. Practical


What do you like to do on your days off?

I make sure I give a little back to myself. I make sure my days off are guilt free and most definitely include a lot of self care…lots of me time! I love reading, listening to music, watching a movie (love a good Disney!) or catching up with sports events. I like to enjoy time with friends and family, working out or going for long walks/long drives out of London.


Top three life highlights?

  1. Making my mum proud when I graduated from university.
  2. Achieving my black belt in kickboxing and taekwondo as well as blue belt in jiu jitsu which progressed to competing
  3. My beach wedding


What makes you smile and what scares you the most?

Giving or receiving an act of kindness and all the blessings I have in my life, always bring a smile. The decline in compassion within society scares me.


What’s your motto or personal mantra in life?

My mum instilled in me from a young age : Life is not easy so resilience and confidence is key. No matter how many hurdles you have to face, do good with good intentions, and always with nothing short of the best of your ability, and good will inevitably come your way. Enjoy the small things in life, but always aim big.


Where is the best place you’ve travelled to and why?

Nepal/Tibet. I reached the summit of a number of mountains and peaks in the Himalayas, saw breath taking views, tested my mental and physical limits, met some of the most genuine and humbling individuals, and also visited Buddhist monasteries.  I experienced a whole different perspective on life.

Are you currently binge-watching any shows?

This is us, Peaky Blinders, Ozark.


What’s your favourite meal?

I’m an a absolute foodie, I do love a good juicy burger and chips as a go-to but…nothing tops dessert. I literally live for desserts!!