Our Story & Team

Our Story

Tonic Training was founded in 2009 by Celine Samson, Massage & MFR practitioner. Celine grew up in a family where yoga and meditation was part of everyday health and wellbeing. She believes this early exposure to the healing arts led her to study massage therapy in London at the tender age 18 years. She has always had a fascination for the interconnectedness and workings of mind and body. Massage was the ideal starting point.

Celine continued to invest in her professional and personal development by training in multidisciplinary therapies including sports massage, Thai yoga massage, manual lymphatic drainage and myofascial release.

Whilst training in myofascial release with various London based tutors has been hugely inspirational for her, It was the discovery of the John F Barnes method that has opened her eyes to a much bigger and extraordinary picture of the human psyche, mind and body, the fascial system.

Meet Our Team

Rosie Hill-Goddard

Rosie Hill-Goddard

Rosie has a degree in English and got her MA in Education in 2001 and has been teaching English in a London school since then.

During the past 5 years Rosie felt a strong pull towards studying massage and has since trained with Celine Samson, qualifying in Level 4 Holistic massage diploma, Sports massage level 3 and Thai yoga massage. She is passionate about her work and teaches anatomy and physiology and practical elements on level 3 and 4 massage therapy courses.

Jenny O'Brien

Jenny O'Brien

Jenny is a PE teacher and graduated from St Mary’s University with a degree in Physical Education with Qualified Teachers Status. She has been head of department for a few years and after having 2 children became a part-time teacher. She is also a qualified swimming instructor.

Jenny teaches the anatomy and physiology unit as part of the VTCT sports massage diplomas. She loves teaching and makes the learning fun using highly interactive activities.

Jenny looks forward to meeting you on a course soon.

Taster Days in 2020

Beginners Massage Workshop
Sat 20th June 2020
9.30am-1pm, £60

Beginners Thai Massage Workshop
Sat 12th September 2020
10am-1pm, £60



Massage Clinic

Be part of our student massage clinic throughout 2020. Please get in touch for times, dates and treatments available. Cost £10. 

All treatments are supervised by one of our tutors, so you can be sure that you receive the highest level of care.

To book, please email celines@tonicmassage.co.uk