Michael O'Neill Massage Therapy, Injury & Rehabilitation Clinic
in Dover, Kent

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Soft Tissue Therapy & Sports Massage

Combining hands on massage techniques with assessment, treatment & rehabilitation of minor/chronic injuries and persistent pain

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Due to Government guidelines I am not open for face to face appointments at the moment, but I am available for 1 to 1 video appointments. If you have any issues, pain or discomfort, online Video Consultations are very effective and convenient.

Soft Tissue Therapy is so much more than a massage or manual therapy. Helping people in acute & persistent musculoskeletal pain, recovery from injury or surgery, supporting athletes in training - combining hands on massage techniques with the latest clinical evidence to treat pain and dysfunction.

As a Soft Tissue Therapist I use a combination of hands on massage therapy techniques - Remedial/Sports Massage, Deep Tissue Massage and advanced techniques as well as the initial assessment, including range of movements and specific muscle & joint testing. This enables me to find the cause of the pain and discomfort.

The initial assessment, treatment and aftercare exercises and advice are the 3 stages necessary to complete the rehabilitation of injuries, aches and pains.

Or maybe you just wish to relax and unwind because massage feels awesome!!

My Massage, Sports Massage & Rehabilitation Clinic is in Dover Kent - convenient for Deal, Folkestone, Hythe, Sandwich and Canterbury. I also offer Reflexology treatments.


"Michael is amazing and I can not recommend him enough. His knowledge of the body is outstanding. He is a lovely man that truly knows his stuff." Nikki Andrews

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What is Soft Tissue Therapy?

Soft Tissue Therapy involves the assessment, treatment and management of muscles, tendons and ligaments, used to treat injuries, pain and dysfunction of the musculoskeletal system. A very hands-on treatment that usually combines deep tissue massage; facilitated stretching and advanced techniques. I also give homecare advice to ensure a successful outcome for even chronic or long-term problems. And may include an assessment to help decide the best treatment plan for you..

I use a variety of deep tissue massage and advanced soft tissue methods, neuro muscular techniques (NMT), muscle energy techniques (MET), soft tissue release (STR), positional release technique (PRT), myofascial release techniques (MFR) and trigger point techniques.

Advice on long term improvement through evidence based remedial exercise and can advise on nutrition to help in your recovery.

If you are experiencing conditions such as lower back pain, tight and aching shoulders, a stiff neck, repetitive strain injuries, sports injuries or many other conditions that are causing you unease and wearing you down, then please feel free to contact me so that we may discuss how I may be able to help you. I am enthusiastic about my work and am happy to answer any questions you may have, so please ring me on 07594 804331 or click here to email me if you need any further information on the techniques I offer.

How Soft Tissue Therapy and Remedial Massage can help

Soft tissue therapy treatment has been proven effective in managing the following injuries and conditions:

  • Back pain, neck or joint pain
  • Ease pain from tight muscles
  • Speed up recovery after injury
  • Increased mobility and flexibility
  • Shoulder injuries and problems (Frozen Shoulder)
  • Headaches, Migraines
  • Sports Injuries and Occupational/work related injuries
  • Tennis/Golfers Elbow and Golfers shoulder
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, muscular spasms, foot pain (Plantar Fasciitis)
  • Runners knee, Piriformis Syndrome, Achilles Tendinopathy
  • Lymphatic drainage
  • Help with poor sleep, aid relaxation
  • Problems through tension and stress

Deep Tissue/Sports & Remedial Massage

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Deep tissue massage helps to relieve pain and restore normal movement. To do this, the massage therapist often uses direct deep pressure or friction applied across the grain of the muscles. To help achieve this I will often use a variety of many direct deep pressure techniques to help remind the brain and nervous system there is some kind of dysfunction within the area encourage the body’s natural healing ability.

Deep tissue techniques are focused on areas with problems whilst firm Holistic Massage is used in other areas of the body. Deep Tissue/Sports Massage techniques are not used on the entire body in one session as this is not necessary and can be painful. This is counter-productive as healing requires relaxation.

Not sure what treatment is right for you?

This is something we can discuss together in our first session. It often helps to clarify a little what you are hoping to gain from the treatment and your needs and goals. Very often I find that people most benefit from a combination of soft tissue techniques and homecare advice and we will discuss a treatment plan to suit your needs on your first session or please feel free to call or email me.

"During the first week of Lockdown (March 2020) I, like many millions took to morning exercise with Joe Wicks on YouTube. Day 3 and something starting hurting - I limped around, I look painkillers and I was feeling very sorry for myself. Three weeks later a friend recommends Michael and I discovered he does Online appointments - perfect for Covid19 Social Distancing measures. I've just had my first consultation and WOW, he's like a Miracle Worker. I've got a solid plan of action - he's emailed me with detailed exercise notes that we did during the session and even a workout tick sheet so I can see how much I'm doing. This guy is amazing. I'm an retired massage therapist and I'm thrilled to say he was so helpful, friendly, patient and reassuring. Given we are in lock down the anxiety of thinking I'd done something really serious wasn't helping. Now I have a solid plan of action and some SMART goals. Wonderful. Thank you so much - I can't wait to get to meet in person when this is all over and have a much needed and very much wanted massage too." Carolynn B


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As a qualified reflexologist I understand that treating the whole person is very important and not just specific problems. Reflexology is a wonderful therapy. It feels fantastic, is extremely relaxing and when used in the right way, may help the body recover from a wide range of conditions. I have studied many different forms and approaches to reflexology and also personally benefited from it.


I practice from my clinic in Dover Kent.


My Massage Therapy and Injury clinic is in Dover Kent convenient for Deal, Folkestone, Hythe, Sandwich and Canterbury.

Flexible appointments including weekends, early mornings and evenings.

Soft tissue therapy/remedial & sports massage.
75 Minute Initial Consultation & Treatment: £55.00
60 Minute Follow up Treatment: £50.00
90 Minute Follow up Treatment: £70.00

60 Minute Initial Consultation & Treatment: £50.00
60 Minute Follow up Treatment: £50.00

You can contact me on 07594 804331 or click here to email me.


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Massage Therapy & Sports Massage in Dover, Kent, convenient for Folkestone and Deal.

I am a Soft Tissue/Remedial & Sports Massage Therapist, offering Reflexology, Deep Tissue & Sports Massage sessions in Dover near Folkestone in Kent covering, Deal, Folkestone, Hythe, Sandwich and Canterbury.

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