About Us

We are a husband and wife team. We set up our clinic in 2019 and are passionate about delivering specialised treatments that help our clients feel better, move better and perform better.

We are an Andover-based soft tissue therapy and sports massage clinic. We alleviate pain, prevent injury, increase mobility, and help you continue with regular physical activity. We treat bad backs, shoulders, necks, hips, knees, hamstrings, quads, calves, and more...

If you're suffering with aches and pains, reduced mobility or could really use a good massage on your muscles then get in touch and let us help you.

Darren and Caroline

Darren and Caroline Cross, Soft Tissue Therapists.

Andover Town FC Therapists

We work closely with Andover Town FC, providing a weekly drop-in clinic for players. We also offer pre and post game therapy, taping and strapping as well as pitchside injury support and first aid. We educate players on reaching and maintaining the body's optimal condition as well as overcoming injuries and rehabilitation. We are proud to be supporting a local team that has a good fan base.

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Andover Town Football club pitch

We enjoy running, road cycling, mountain biking, golf, hiking, as well as circuit training and kayaking. Having many physical hobbies, we know the importance of keeping the body in good condition and injury-free in order to continue doing the things you love effectively.

Teaching & Qualifications

We 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 are thrilled to have since returned to OSSM as part of the teaching team, passing on our knowledge to help new waves of students to become qualified therapists.

We are also trained in:

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

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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. Our treatments alleviate pain, prevent injury, increase flexibility and mobility, and help a person continue with regular physical activity. 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.

See our frequently asked questions for further information.

Where are we?

Clinic in Andover

Our address is: Andover Town FC, The Portway Stadium, West Portway Industrial Estate, Andover, SP10 3LF.

Our clinic is based at The Portway Stadium in Andover, in the West Portway Industrial Estate. We have plenty of parking in our large, free car park. The Stadium is home to Andover Town FC.

DIRECTIONS: Please note satnav may not bring you directly to our building. If you follow the one way system round the West Portway Industrial Estate passing Coopers on your right then we can be found by taking the next left through the gates into the Football Club. Do not go as far as the Sports Academy otherwise you have missed us.

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