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Meet The Team

Our team constantly question, learn and grow - that's what makes us experts.

Co-Directors

We are a family run health & wellbeing company with a difference.

Our Story

Massimo and Helen live in Dorking with their family and have always been invested in Dorking life and community. A shared passion for Physiotherapy, movement-based rehabilitation and research, has always led them to constantly explore & develop within their profession. Over 10 years ago, they opened their first Physiotherapy clinic in Dorking town centre alongside their NHS work. As Surrey Hills Physiotherapy Ltd steadily grew, the dream of being able to expand into a central hub for the promotion of health and wellbeing in Dorking and the wider community, was realised organically. Now SHP Health, and based at The Barn at Denbies, that central hub continues to grow and evolve to meet the needs of the local community, whilst also extending services and expert training further afield. When not at work both Massimo & Helen enjoy having fun travelling with their 3 children, dancing and keeping connected to friends and family.

Physiotherapy & Pilates

CONSULTANT PHYSIOTHERAPIST (MUSCULOSKELETAL)

Chartered Physiotherapist & Pilates Instructor

Chartered Physiotherapist (Musculoskeletal & Women’s Health) & Pilates Instructor

Chartered Physiotherapist (Musculoskeletal) & Pilates Instructor

Operations Team

Operations Manager

Receptionist

Receptionist

Receptionist

Yoga

Yoga Instructor

Yoga Instructor

Yoga Instructor

Yoga Instructor

Yoga Instructor

Yoga Instructor
E-500RYT

Sound Healer

Yoga Instructor

Yoga Instructor
RYT 500HRS

Yoga Instructor

Yoga & Pilates Instructor

Yoga & Pilates Instructor

Wellbeing

Reflexologist

Massage Therapist

Massage Therapist

Our Team Profiles

Massimo Barcellona Consultant Physiotherapist SHP Health Dorking

Dr Massimo Barcellona

Consultant Physiotherapist (Musculoskeletal)
PhD BSc(Hons) MCSP HCPC AFHEA AACP

Consultant Physiotherapist and clinical researcher with expertise in the assessment and management of musculoskeletal problems and associated conditions. Massimo has worked extensively as a leader, clinician, educator, and researcher. Massimo is passionate about people and about evidence-based medicine. He is a detail person, and he combines this with an extensive understanding of how the micro and macro fit together.

Current positions:

Consultant Physiotherapist (Musculoskeletal) at King’s College Hospital.

Consultant Physiotherapist at Surrey Hills Physiotherapy.

Peer reviewer: including Physiotherapy, Physical Therapy in Sport, NIHR, HTA.

Co-principal investigator for HTA funded ACL SNNAP trial

Please click here for research activities including national & international presentations and teaching, publications, grants & funding.

Best thing about working at SHP:

For me, as always, it’s about the people. Patients, clients, our wonderful team and of course my wife and business partner, Helen. All inspiring us to be better every day.

Helen Barcellona

Physiotherapist & Pilates Instructor
BSc(Hons) MCSP HCPC APPI

Helen is an experienced Chartered Physiotherapist and fully accredited APPI Instructor & Star Pro Member with expertise in the assessment and management of musculoskeletal problems and associated conditions. Helen has a wealth of experience from over 20 years spent in the health and wellbeing industry. Her personal journey of rehabilitation from chronic autoimmune conditions with Pilates and self-management has given her huge confidence in the potent & healing combination of exercise, diet, and inner journey

Best thing about working at SHP:

For me there are two- Firstly, the feedback we get from clients who say what a positive difference the classes, physio & The Barn generally have made in their lives. Secondly, our team is probably the best team in the world to work with and definitely has the most committed & diligent team lead!
Becca Hull

Becca Hull

Chartered Physiotherapist (Musculoskeletal & Women’s Health) & Pilates Instructor

MSc (Pre-Reg) BSc (Hons) MCSP HCPC POGP AACP

Becca is an experienced Chartered Physiotherapist with expertise in the assessment and management of a range of musculoskeletal problems and associated conditions.  Becca is also an advanced APPI Pilates Instructor and has many years experience teaching clients on a 1:1 basis and in a class setting.

Becca has a passion for everything ‘Women’s Health’, and is experienced in the treatment and management of Women’s Health conditions including pelvic floor dysfunction, prolapse, diastasis recti and pelvic girdle pain. Becca helps lead our antenatal services including teaching both ante and postnatal Pilates

Best thing about working at SHP:

What I love most about SHP is working with like-minded people in a rejuvenating setting, I always go home with a smile!
Laura Starmer at SHP Health in Dorking

Laura Starmer

Chartered Physiotherapist (Musculoskeletal) & Pilates Instructor

BSc (Hons) MCSP HCPC

Laura is an experienced Chartered Physiotherapist with expertise in the assessment and management of a range of musculoskeletal problems and associated conditions. Laura is also an APPI trained Pilates & Barre Instructor.

Laura loves to be outdoors in all weathers and enjoys racing over middle & long distance triathlon. Always loving a challenge, some of Laura’s achievements include winning Ironman Exmoor 70.3 and securing a top 10 position in London Ride100. Laura is passionate about enabling people to keep on doing the sport they love or getting them to love Pilates!

Best thing about working at SHP:

Surrey Hills is the best place to work because the team is AMAZING. I love being part of such a vibrant, enthusiastic and inclusive collective of people, led by two of the best Physios I know.
Susan Rock SHP Health

Susan Rock

Operations Manager

Susan is chief organiser! Susan heads up the operations at SHP and comes with over 30 years’ experience in a customer service role. Susan is responsible for the smooth running of the practice and offers support to the entire team whilst keeping everyone on their toes. Implementing all the policies and procedures, Susan makes sure everything is up to date and working efficiently! No two days at SHP are ever the same and it’s the exciting nature of the business that Susan enjoys the most. Susan is also a busy mum of two and when not practicing Yoga or Pilates is often found walking her dogs in the Surrey Hills.

Best thing about working at SHP:

There’s such a ‘happy’ atmosphere at the Barn, it really is a lovely place to walk into and work each day. Getting the chance to sample the Yoga and Pilates is not bad either!
Mel at SHP Health Dorking

Mel Hodgson

Receptionist

Mel is an experienced office administrator, with prior work as a personal assistant. She also has a Level 3 Diploma in Sports Massage Therapy (ITEC). When not at work, or looking after her 3 children, Mel enjoys going to the gym, walking, and working on her allotment.

Best thing about working at SHP:

Coming in everyday to see and work with the rest of our fab team along with chatting to all our clients whether they are regular or newcomers….the location certainly helps too.

Saba Buckley

Receptionist

As well as being on the admin team you can often find Saba in one our studio classes! Saba has felt at home and comfortable in The Barn since we first opened, and we were thrilled when she wanted to join the Team. A local individual with a serious love for Pilates and Yoga, she has used both disciplines to help her recover from ongoing chronic back issues and maintain her health & wellbeing.

An experienced events organiser and more recently an interiors consultant too, Saba is proud to live in the outstandingly beautiful Surrey Hills area. She loves to take long walks and enjoys being active both dancing and gardening – including growing her own produce all year round.

Best thing about working at SHP:

The ‘Zen’ atmosphere, continually feels that it comes from genuine wishes of the owners to create a better you. To allow one to put themselves first whilst in any class or treatment.

Saff Rock

Receptionist

One of the youngest team members, Saff covers reception on a Saturday. Saff is currently studying A-levels and has an interest in media and writing, studying English, Media Studies and Psychology. When not studying hard, Saff loves to read and watch horror films.

Best thing about working at SHP:

The view from the Barn is inspiring, such a tranquil and special place to work.

Amy Miller

Yoga Instructor

In her 20’s Amy began to attend yoga classes regularly at DanceWorks in London. Amy realised yoga could be an intense workout and fell in love with the concept of ‘power yoga’. During her studies, she became more interested in the spiritual and philosophical side to the teaching of yoga and she now teaches Vinyasa Flow and Hatha Yoga. Amy enjoys using Yoga as a tool with people for different reasons – to help them recover from injury, coping with grief, through stages of cancer, dealing with chronic stress, and helping with athletic performance.

Best thing about working at SHP:

Seeing the same faces each week coming back. They get to know me, and I get to know them, and they all get to know each other, which makes for a super friendly and supportive atmosphere in class. Plus of course, the studio itself is beautiful!
Holly Cleanthi at SHP Health Denbies Dorking Surrey

Holly Cleanthi

Yoga Instructor

Holly is a Yoga Instructor and a mindfulness and meditation Coach. Her passion for healing and guiding others into maximising their physical and mental wellness is evident both on and off the mat. Holly is fascinated by anatomy and the way yoga feels for her own mind and body, as well as the specific benefits each asana can bring. Holly only teaches postures that she understands well and practices herself, enabling her to guide her students confidently in and out of poses.  Holly’s classes are mindfully designed to cater for anatomical differences between students. Her energising and creative breath-led sequences always offer options & aim for growth and improvement in all her students, whatever their experience and intentions.

Best thing about working at SHP:

The energy that I feel when I arrive to class – which is created by the fabulous team, the gorgeous space and the yoga community.

Amanda Wass

Yoga Instructor

Amanda’s philosophy is to “Breathe, Move & Be Happy”, this shapes all her classes- which are Ashtanga & Yin inspired. Amanda designs flows to nourish, challenge & appeal to all levels of ability. With a degree in physical theatre & a huge appetite for connecting with others on & off the mat, Amanda is a positive, openhearted, and playful teacher who loves openly & lives with a sense of joy. Amanda lives with Type 1 Diabetes and is always seeking to encourage others on their self-management journey.  Whether cycling on the roads or doing yoga outside, Amanda loves to help you ‘get out of your head and into your body!’.

Best thing about working at SHP:

The studio space is spectacular but the smiles from the team bring me the most joy.

Melé Beretta

Yoga Instructor

To this day Melé remembers the effect her first yoga class had on her and her friends.  An immense feeling of stillness, calm, and enlightenment, despite having moved and worked their bodies.  The ability to guide someone into this state of peace and wellbeing intrigued Melé and made her hungry to understand how to achieve this. This started Melé’s own Yoga journey that ultimately led to her beginning her teacher training. 

Best thing about working at SHP:

I love being able to guide people into the Yoga Zone…Helping them to feel better in their bodies, enhance their breath and find a little bit of space in body and mind…All in such a stunning space.

Nicole Wilde

Yoga Instructor

Although Nicole had dipped in and out of yoga over the years, Nicole’s passion truly began when she turned to yoga to guide her through personal and mental health difficulties. With regular practise, Nicole gained strength and flexibility in her body and was amazed at how quickly this was also true in her mind. Nicole’s Vinyasa classes use a mix of flowing postures, pranayama, meditation and visualisation to uplift and refresh on a physical and mental level. As well as having fun with postures. Nicole enjoys working with and supporting students at all levels of practice.

Best thing about working at SHP:

Beautiful location and students who give 100% to their practice

Adam Husler

Yoga Instructor E-500RYT

Drawing from a variety of lives lived off the mat, Adam brings a unique perspective to those who seek more from yoga than making pretty shapes. He offers creative, effective, and clearly sequenced teachings that focus on balancing flexibility and strength; physically and mentally. Educated by globally renowned teachers, Adam specialises in a signature style of Alignment-Based Vinyasa— fuelled by a fascination with anatomy and a desire to ask ‘why?’. With a robust schedule in London’s leading studios and having taught workshops, teacher trainings and festivals in over 20 countries, Adam has thousands of teaching hours under his belt.

Best thing about working at SHP:

A' Yoga Haven' more isolated from the busyness of modern life, than anywhere I’ve taught in Europe.

Holly Husler

Sound Healer

Through an extremely difficult time, I found yoga, which became my peaceful pause button whilst everything else felt chaotic. After years of feeling lost, stuck, directionless and crying at the end of a yoga class, I booked myself onto a sound journey one evening. It left me in a state of pure peace and clarity. From that day, my path changed. It U-turned, and led me straight back to music, in a way that felt completely right. In a way that led me to help others to heal. Over the last few years, I’ve found myself guiding people around the world back home to peace and connection through what I do. I’m lucky enough have sung healing mantras to seas of sleeping yogis and played my magical instruments at yoga events and studios across the globe.

Best thing about working at SHP:

'The best thing about working at SHP is without a doubt the beautiful community of teachers and students who are the absolute beating heart of the studio. It feels like one big family!

Sarah Ashe

Yoga Instructor

Sarah’s love for Yoga has been around for a long time, that passion grew and set her on the path to complete her 200hr teacher training in Bondi. More recently, whilst pregnant herself, she completed her prenatal and postnatal Yoga training and moved back to the UK.
Sarah leads her classes with warmth, kindness, and support. Her intention in every class is to create a sequence that includes flowing movements, relaxation, intention, and the odd challenging pose to drive focus and add some fun to the flow!

Best thing about working at SHP:

The light, airy, beautiful studio that washes a sense of calm over you as soon as you step in.

Joanna Porter

Yoga Instructor RYT 500hrs

As someone for whom yoga has had a life changing impact, Jo is passionate about facilitating the powerful, holistic benefits of yoga for others.

Her intention is to facilitate positive, energetic transformation for practitioners, by weaving a variety of complimentary yogic techniques into class.  Jo teaches a dynamic and embodied vinyasa flow, rooted in conscious, breath-led movement with creative, intelligent, and progressive sequencing. Jo enjoys exploring yogic techniques including: Prana-Flow Vinyasa, Advanced Sequencing, Bhakti Yoga, Kriya Yoga, Astrology, Tantra and Ayurveda. Jo has also completed advanced teacher training with The Breathing School.

Best thing about working at SHP:

I love the energy… It’s all hi vibes… the team, the clients, the space and location.

Maike Mullenders

Yoga Instructor

Maike first trained and worked as an actress and dancer, where the main focus of her working-life was physical theatre.  After ten years in the profession she re-trained as a couple and young people’s counsellor.  Maike loved counselling, but her body was starting to feel left out.  It was at this point that she began practicing yoga. Training as a yoga teacher felt like an opportunity to integrate her previous fields of work.

Maike is passionate about exploring and incorporating elements of therapeutic work in her yoga practice. Enabling people to have a positive relationship with themselves is her main goal as a teacher.

Best thing about working at SHP:

It is a privilege to work as part of such a committed and enthusiastic team, and let’s not forget the beautiful space!

Georgia Remnant

Yoga & Pilates Instructor

Georgia’s aim is to help others to be the best they can each day, physically and mentally, through sharing the tools that she has found so beneficial to heself.

A qualified 200 hour yoga teacher, Georgia is also a qualified Pilates teacher (2019). Drawn to Pilates’ functional and mindful approach to movement and its focus on biomechanics, has led Georgia to an even deeper appreciation and understanding of what our bodies can do. Georgia’s classes are designed with this in mind. All classes focus on movements that help to build stability, mobility, and strength in your body.

Best thing about working at SHP:

A beautiful space with the warmest and welcoming community.

Olivia Rusholme

Yoga & Pilates Instructor

Liv first became obsessed with Pilates in 2008, as it changed her body and her life. She trained as a classical Pilates instructor at Pi Pilates in Chelsea from 2016-2017 & in 2019 she was lucky enough to go to Thailand and train there as a Hatha and Vinyasa teacher. Liv is a strong believer in, and a great advocate for, the benefit of doing both Pilates and Yoga together.  Since then, she has done many workshops and has developed a love for Yoga Nidra.

Best thing about working at SHP:

The warmth - both literally and figuratively.
Victoria Goodhand SHP Health Dorking

Victoria Goodhand

Reflexologist

Victoria trained in Reflexology at The Surrey School of Reflexology in 2015, qualifying with distinction in 2016. In 2017, Victoria became a full practicing member of the Association of Reflexologists (www.aor.org.uk).

Best thing about working at SHP:

SHP have created a beautifully calm inviting space at the Barn, and I feel privileged to be a part of the team practicing reflexology
Ami Patel

Ami Patel

Massage Therapist

Ami is a wellbeing practitioner with expertise in Ayurveda and Yoga, she is passionate about supporting women in health, recovery and general wellbeing.
At SHP Health, Ami offers personalised ayurvedic massage therapy to help clients meet different health goals, restore balance and regain vitality. Ami loves to tailor the oils that she uses to benefit the client and to enhance the massage experience.

Best thing about working at SHP:

SHP is friendly, professional and has the best work place views!
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Sam Sparks

Massage Therapist

Sam has a degree in sports therapy and offers sports massage and deep tissue massage at SHP Health. Over the last 8 years, Sam has worked closely with both athletes and recreational sports persons, to support them during times of performance and recovery.   Sam has developed an experienced working knowledge of the body that helps him tailor his massage therapy to his client’s specific needs. 

Sam has also practised martial arts for over 24 years. During this time, he has competed in Kickboxing at both national and international levels, winning numerous titles, including multiple WAKO British Championships, and securing a bronze medal at a WAKO World Championships. An athlete himself, he is fully aware of the demands placed on those involved in high level sport.

Best thing about working at SHP:

Working with the brilliant team at the barn

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