Welcome to DTS Sports Massage Therapy

I’m Lee and I’ve been practising as a Sports Massage Therapist since 2019; I’m currently qualified to Level 3 in Sports Massage Therapy, Anatomy and Physiology. I hold clinics in Sovereign Fitness, Shelley. Becoming a Sports Massage Therapist is something I have always wanted to do. Being able to put anyone who is experiencing physical and mental stress with injury at ease and to make them feel comfortable and give them a sense of wellbeing.

What is Sports Massage?

Sports massage involves the manipulation of soft tissues, these include skin, muscles, tendons, ligaments and fascia. The massage aims to correct problems and imbalances in soft tissues caused from repetitive and strenuous physical activity or trauma. In addition, sports massage before and after exercise can enhance performance, aid recovery and prevent injury.

Who is Sports Massage for?

Whether you are a highly trained athlete or not there is always a chance, you could be injured or suffer from muscular pain or tension at some point. In fact, a significant proportion of people requiring Sports Massage are those who have muscular pain as a result of office work i.e. poor desk posture, drivers, manual workers, occupations with repetitive activity, falls and general postural issues. Unfortunately, when injuries happen, it can be hard to know what you have damaged or how to treat it. As a deep tissue massage service, I offer a wide range of treatments to all my clients who suffer with injury. Sport injuries can affect almost any part of the body, including the muscles, bones, joints and back and connective tissues (tendons and ligaments). Sprains and strains are the most common type of sports injury. The difference between a strain and a sprain is that a sprain happens when one or more of the ligaments are stretched, twisted, or torn.

Will the massage hurt?

At certain times during the massage you may feel some discomfort or even some pain as the massage therapist works on certain areas where there are adhesions or scar tissue. Your body may tense up in response to pain making it harder for the therapist to reach deeper muscles. With consistancy in your treatments and rehabilitation your body and muscles adapt and you will find you feel better in yourself resulting in a sense of wellbeing.

Massage Percussion Therapy

Massage percussion therapy aims to reduce inflammation by flushing extra cellular fluids such as lymph fluid and venous blood out of the muscle tissue and into the circulatory system. It can help relax tight muscles, break up scar tissue and adhesions and minimise muscle soreness and tension.

What is involved in a Sports Massage appointment?

Full medical history is taken (i.e. medical conditions or medications that are being taken). Massage sessions last from 30 minutes to 1 hour 30 minutes depending on the treatment required. It is recommended that the first appointment should be a 1-hour slot to allow for a full history and static/dynamic assessment.

What are the benefits of Sports Massage?

A Deep Tissue Massage is primarily used to treating chronic pain and muscle and sports-related injuries such as...

• Shoulder & Neck Pain
• Lower Back Pain
• Sciatica
• Postural problems

• Knee Pain
• Hip
• Hamstrings


• DOMS (Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness)
• Recovery from injuries (eg whiplash/falls)
• Repetitive strain injury (RSI)


How much does a massage cost?

The following treatments can either be a Sports Massage or a Light/Rehabilitation Massage (Relaxing and revitalize) Prices are the same for either choice

30 minute Leg Massage

Non Members : £28.00
Gym Members : £23.00

30 minute Back Massage

Non Members : £28.00
Gym Members : £23.00

30 minute Neck Massage

Non Members : £28.00
Gym Members : £23.00

1 hour Full Body Sports
Massage & Percussion

Non Members : £40.00
Gym Members : £35.00

1 hour 30 minutess
Full Body Sports Massage
& Percussion/Heat

Non Members : £53.00
Gym Members : £48.00

Please note a deposit will be payable when booking.
24 hours notice is required to cancel an appointment, failure to do this will result in the loss of your deposit.

You must be 19+ years to receive a DTS Massage treatment.


Lumbago can be caused from several factors, but the main reason is the overuse of the lower back and the sudden lifting of a heavy load. Lumbago can be the result of excessive bending or other repetitive motions involving the lower back. Osteoarthritis and spinal arthritis (spondylosis) can be factors.


Sciatica is when the sciatic nerve, which runs from your hips to your feet, is irritated. It usually gets better within 4 to 6 weeks with treatment but can last longer. Check if you have sciatica, pain at the bottom of your back down your legs and feet. This may feel painful - the pain may be stabbing, burning or shooting tingling - like pins and needles.


Also called a prolapsed or herniated disc, can cause lower back pain and numbness or tingling in your shoulders, back, arms, hands, legs and feet. Neck pain problems, bending or straightening your back, muscle weakness and pain in the buttocks, hips or legs if the disc is pressing on the sciatic nerve (sciatica) Not all slipped discs cause symptoms. Many people will never know they have slipped a disc.


Massage lowers the level of the stress hormone cortisol which is responsible for depression, anxiety, increased blood pressure, impared memory and other mental health disorders. Massage reduces the levels of cyokines, molecules that heighten or reduce inflammation.


Stress affects the body in a variety of different ways, from mood swings and headaches to weight fluctuations. However, an often overlooked side effect of stress is neck and back pain. Over time, repetitive bouts of stress can cause musculoskeletal issues in these regions of the body.