Staff

Staff

We are a Helsinki-based company specializing in the examination and treatment of musculoskeletal disorders. We have been in operation since 2014. Our services include sports massage, orthopedic osteopathy, and physical therapy. We also offer services to maintain and improve well-being at work for companies. All members of our staff are licensed professionals registered by Valvira, the National Supervisory Authority for Welfare and Health. We have two clinics in Helsinki, one in Töölö (Idealfysio Töölö, Pohjoinen Hesperiankatu 11) and another in Kaartinkaupunki (Idealfysio Helsinki, Pieni Roobertinkatu 11).

Joonas Lahtinen (Helsinki, Töölö)
Osteopath

I graduated as a sports massage therapist from the Sports Massage Institute of Finland in 2010, and as an osteopath from OOKK (the orthopedic osteopathy training center) in 2017. Over the years, I have treated many different types of athletes: ice hockey, basketball and handball players, as well as marathon runners in Helsinki and Stockholm. From 2016 to 2019, I worked as a sports massage therapist and osteopath for the representative team of the Finnish basketball club Torpan Pojat. I also teach future massage therapists in Erottajan hierontakoulu (Erottaja massage school). I have played ice hockey myself for nearly 15 years. It is important for me to treat each customer according to their specific needs, whether they are top athletes or senior citizens.

Karri Eliasson (Helsinki, Töölö)
Osteopath

I have graduated as a sports massage therapist and osteopath. I have a lot of experience in treating different types of athletes (ice hockey players, basketball players and track and field athletes, to name a few). In addition to different kinds of soft tissue techniques, I use acupuncture needles in my treatments. I normally add a low electric current, which enhances the effect on the activity of the nervous system, reducing pain and improving muscular functions. I always discuss treatment options beforehand with my patients.

I want to help athletes reach their full potential. This requires a healthy, functioning body. I am also happy to treat all sorts of everyday ailments, regardless of the patient’s age and occupation.

Johanna Kaarela (Helsinki, Töölö)
Massage therapist / Sports massage therapist

I graduated from the Sports Massage Institute of Finland in 2015. I did my degree in Spain. My own sports background and previous working experience made me interested in body care, musculoskeletal disorders, and improving the ability to function. I have training and coaching experience in track and field athletics and artistic gymnastics. We all have our own bumps and bruises, and this is why I find it extremely important to treat each customer as an individual.

Henrik Ruokanen (Töölö)
Massage therapist / Sports massage therapist

I graduated as a sports massage therapist in Spain in spring 2019. I have a strong background in sports, and I have played soccer and ice hockey since I was a kid. A few years ago, I had to quit playing ice hockey, as my style of playing led to a shoulder injury. Because of my background, I had dreamt of becoming a sports massage therapist for years, and finally decided to make it happen. I believe that the well-being of the body is directly linked to the well-being of the mind, and my goal is to help customers reach an overall state of well-being.

Kim Kousa (Helsinki)
Massage therapist / Sports massage therapist

I have graduated as a sports massage therapist from the Sports Massage Institute of Finland. I have a long background in sports, including ball games and martial arts. Because of my sports injuries, I became interested in my own body, body care and, in the end, working as a sports massage therapist. I want to help my customers reach their full potential when it comes to well-being and body care!

Jag talar sen också svenska!

Emma Hakala
Massage therapist / Sports massage therapist

I have graduated as a sports massage therapist from the Sports Massage Institute of Finland. Ever since I was a kid, I have practiced sports such as gymnastics and especially American football.  Right now my focus is on gym and fitness training. My own sports injuries made me interested in working as a sports massage therapist and body care professional.

I speak also English! Jag talar sen också svenska!

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