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Emma Hayes

Sports Massage Therapist  -  Vocal massage therapist  -  Fitness Instructor

BA (Hons) Exercise Science (2018 - 2021)

 MSc Performing Arts Medicine (2021 - 22)

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Emma Hayes is a level 4 sports massage therapist, vocal massage therapist, & fitness instructor based in Sutton-in-Ashfield, Nottinghamshire. She studied at the University of Derby & Nottingham Trent University for her degree in Exercise Science (2018-2021), and has completed her Masters degree in Performing Arts Medicine at University College London (2021-2022) to be able to specialise in treating performing artists including dancers, musicians, singers & aerialists. In addition to being based in Sutton-in-Ashfield, Emma is also the sports massage therapist and vocal massage therapist for Jelli Studios Theatre Arts College in Liverpool and The Royal Opera House in Covent Garden, London. Emma also works with several companies for massage event work, and works as a supervisor for some of these (listed further down this page). Emma has had amazing opportunities in 2023 with The Royal Ballet School including working with many ballet companies including the Norwegian National Ballet, Joburg Ballet, Scottish Ballet, Royal Danish Ballet & Polish National Ballet.


Emma works with a variety of clients including dancers, singers, musicians, runners, athletes, as well as those with general aches & pains. Emma also works with regular clients who have chronic pain conditions such as fibromyalgia to help manage their symptoms.

Events Emma has worked at so far:

The London Marathon, 2022, 2023, 2024

Ride London, 2024

Hyrox Olympia, 2024

West 1 Health, London clinic (private event for Harley Street), 2024

The London Marathon Running Show (with Rocktape), 2023

The Great North Run, 2023

Can You Dance? Super Convention, 2023

London Acrobatics Convention, 2023

Lake District Ultramarathon, 2023, 2021

Cotswolds Way Ultramarathon, 2023, 2021

Peak District Ultramarathon, 2022, 2021

Yorkshire Ultramarathon, 2022

South West Coast to Coast Ultramarathon, 2021 

The East Midlands Dance Championships (Ballroom), 2021

Workshops & presentations Emma has delivered:

West Nottinghamshire College - Sports Massage practical workshop, 2024

West Nottinghamshire College - Performing Arts Medicine workshop focused on injury prevention, 2023

West Nottinghamshire College - Setting up in Business, 2023

The Royal Opera House - The importance of stretching, 2023

Jelli Studios Theatre Arts College - Aerial Hoop & Silks, 2023

Jelli Studios Theatre Arts College - Sports Therapy in Dance, 2021



Emma partakes in regular sport and exercise including running, strength training, dance, & aerial fitness (hoop, pole & silks). She likes to incorporate her interests within work as much as possible, whether this means delivering related presentations and workshops, or simply being able to relate to more of her clients, which helps her to deliver more effective treatments. 

In addition to Emma's massage services, she also teaches barre fitness /pilates classes at The Regency Dance Centre in Sutton-in-Ashfield, and more recently at Manor House Fitness in New Ollerton. She took her Barre Fitness qualification in July 2020 in London ran by by Stott Pilates, & later took her Progressing Ballet Technique (PBT) course in May 2023 which focuses even more on ballet technique, alignment and control. Ever since Emma attended university in 2018, she had always wanted to teach her own exercise classes. These classes are unique to the local area and they also incorporate her background within dance. Emma has been dancing ever since she was 3 years old and studied at Jelli Studios Theatre Arts College in Liverpool (2016-2018). Over the years she has taken part in many dance shows, events and competitions, her most memorable experiences being the Move It Performing Arts Event in London, performing as a part of English Youth Ballet when she was 18 years old, and the Dance World Cup in Germany and Barcelona where she returned back home a world champion with her UK team.


Barre Fitness classes are a mix of ballet and pilates to create a fun yet challenging workout which also incorporate some traditional pilates mat-based work. The main aims of these classes are to achieve stronger and more flexible muscles. Visit Barre Fitness to read more about these classes.


More information about all services offered can be found here. Booking an appointment with Emma can be done by clicking here.









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