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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I am a Level 5 Soft Tissue Therapist specialising 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 practice is in Dover Kent - convenient for Deal, Folkestone, Hythe, Sandwich and Canterbury. I also offer Reflexology treatments.


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 a Postural assessment to help bring you back into optimal alignment and musculoskeletal health.

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.

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If you are experiencing conditions such as lower back pain, tight and aching shoulders, a stiff neck, repetitive strain injuries. poor posture, 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 flexability
  • Shoulder injuries and problems (Frozen Shoulder)
  • Headaches associated with posture and musculoskeletal problems
  • Postural related problems (Chronic)
  • Sports injuries and Occupational/work related injuries (Back, neck, shoulder, hip, knee, elbow, wrist, ankle, foot or hand
  • Tennis/Golfers Elbow and Golfers shoulder
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Muscular Spasms
  • Foot pain (Plantar Fasciitis)
  • Rehabilitation after injuries/ operations
  • Runners Knee
  • Piriformis Syndrome
  • Achilles Tendinopathy
  • Lymphatic drainage
  • Poor sleep
  • Aid relaxation
  • Problems through tension and stress

Clients come to see me for a variety of reasons, not only because of ill health or discomfort, some come to see me to improve their physical and emotional health, to relieve stress or for holistic support during difficult times. Often people come just because they enjoy the techniques I offer and use the sessions as a preventative tool. You do not need to be unwell to benefit from Soft Tissue/Massage therapy Dover.

Deep Tissue & Sports & Remedial Massage

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My treatments draw from a wide range of massage techniques and may include gentle massage, stretches, relaxation work or deep soft tissue and sports massage and manipulating the soft tissues of the body and include a full postural assessment . These elements combined will be determined by your needs.

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.

"I had a mastectomy recently and was slowly losing the ability to use my arm and shoulder, any movement resulted in the most horrific cramps. It was affecting my ability to work effectively and my life in general. Unfortunately we all know the NHS is stretched to capacity and I couldn't wait for help from them, luckily my friend found Michael, he has been a god send and within 1 week I could move my arm more than I had been able to do in 4 months. After 6 sessions I have a tonne more movement and no more cramps, it isn't a quick fix and I know a lot of the effort to fix is on me but Michael tailors exercises to you as an individual and what you can do physically and will change things up as needed. He has also helped me with my scar which was extremely tight and painful. Overall I can not rate Michael highly enough, if you are willing to put the work in he will give his all to help you." C W


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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.

Reflexologists work on the theory that there are micro-systems on the feet and hands that represent a specific organ, muscle or skeletal part of our bodies. By massaging specific points on the feet or hands, we can bring balance to corresponding parts of the body. I look for areas of sensitivity or deposits on the feet or hands that indicate potential weaknesses and causes of problems. By working on these areas reflexology encourages the body to work naturally to recover and maintain its own natural healthy balance leaving us feeling more energized and relaxed.

"I am a serious runner and with the miles I log weekly I put a lot of stress on my body. Michael has always managed to help de-stress my sore and tight muscles in order to relieve accumulated tension and to prevent injury. His technique is unique to every patient he treats addressing the entire body and analysing and applying his mind to figure out the root of the problem in order to treat pain, posture or discomfort. He has also given me valuable tips to keep working on the areas he has treated which are a wonderful bonus to his sessions. Thank you so much Michael, you are so valuable and professional."
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I practice from my clinic in Dover Kent.


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

Flexible appointments including weekends, early mornings and evenings.

Soft tissue therapy/sports and remedial massage.
60 Minute Initial Consultation & Treatment:£50.00
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 Dover

I am soft tissue therapist/sports and remedial massage and reflexologist offering reflexology, deep tissue & remedial/sports massage sessions in Dover near Folkestone in Kent covering, Deal, Folkestone, Hythe, Sandwich and Canterbury. Massage Therapy Dover, reflexology Folkestone, Kent.

Sports & deep tissue massage Kent. If you are looking for a sports massage in either Deal or the Dover area or a reflexology session please feel free to get in touch.

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