About Us - The Body Matters

The Body Matters was opened in 2008 by Louise Reader, Personal Trainer, Sports Massage Therapist and Hypnotherapist. 

Louise is originally from Eastwood, Leigh On Sea.  Her aim was to provide a premier mind, body and wellness clinic providing clients with premium quality care and treatment from the best and highly qualified therapists in the area.

Since opening, the clinic has gained an excellent reputation locally.  The clinic has loyal clients who confidently recommend their friends and family, and who return for subsequent appointments.

Supporting the Local Community

We have established firm bonds and support Havens, the local Hospice, since 2009. Each year providing ongoing regular support for their Golden Bond runners: the team of runners who have committed to run the London Marathon on behalf of Havens.


We continue our support for Havens in June each year by providing sports therapy at the finish of the Southend-on-Sea Half Marathon, which we have done since 2009.

In 2014 we were selected to support the first ever Brazilian Jui Jitsu Open competition in Southend On Sea.

For two years we have provided sports massage for the participants of the Foulness Bike Ride, on behalf of the Rotary Club in Thorpe Bay.

For two years we have supported the Southend-on-Sea Triathlon by providing sports therapy, on behalf of Bosom Pals.

We provided a team of therapists to support the Sundried Southend Triathlon (in 2017 and 2018).