About Us

We can help alleviate pain, prevent injury, increase flexibility and mobility, and help a person continue with regular physical activity. We currently offer soft tissue therapy, pitchside support and first aid to Andover Town FC as well as taking appointments in our clinic.

We are a husband and wife team who trained together at the Oxford School of Sports Massage (OSSM) and were each awarded a Level 5 BTEC Professional Diploma in Soft Tissue Therapy. We have since returned to OSSM as regular assistant tutors.

Darren and Caroline

Darren and Caroline Cross, Soft Tissue Therapists.

As well as being keen trail runners and road cyclists, we also train in Korean Kickboxing and enjoy circuit training, yoga and kayaking. We know the importance of keeping your body in optimal condition and injury-free in order to continue doing the things you love effectively.

If you're looking for soft tissue therapy and sports massage in Andover get in touch to see how we can assist you.

We are members of The Institute for Soft Tissue Therapists (ISRM) who are a trading body for soft tissue and sports massage therapists in the UK. Read more about the ISRM here.

What is Soft Tissue Therapy and Sports Massage?

Soft tissue therapy is the treatment of musculoskeletal pain or dysfunction, not only from sports injuries but everyday life. It is the manipulation of muscles and other soft tissue in the body. It can help alleviate pain, prevent injury, increase flexibility and mobility, and help a person continue with regular physical activity. It also flushes away toxins. There are loads of other benefits too. Ideal for issues with the hips, knees, lower and upper backs, shoulders, neck, hamstrings, and lots more.

We offer a fantastic sports massage, which is essentially a deep tissue massage designed to relax and loosen your muscles (not just for sports people!). We may also combine our treatments with dry myofascial cupping, hot and cold stones and kinesiology taping where appropriate.

Our treatments can help with a large number of aches, pains, injuries and conditions. We can help with conditions such as sciatica, MS, diabetes, IBS, arthritis, high blood pressure, carpal tunnel, post-surgery scar tissue, and lots more.

Where are we?

Clinic in Andover

Our clinic is based at The Portway Stadium in Andover, in the West Portway Industrial Estate. The Stadium is home to Andover Town FC. We also work with the football club treating players in a weekly injury clinic and carrying out pitchside support on match days.

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