Welcome to Michael O'Neill Soft Tissue Therapy & Sports Massage

Massage Therapy & Soft Tissue Techniques Combined with Assessment, Treatment and Rehabilitation for Pain and Injuries in Dover, Kent.

Getting you back to doing the things you love!

Hello, my name is Michael, and I am an experienced soft tissue and sports massage therapist in Dover convenient for Deal, Folkestone and Canterbury in Kent. My service goes far beyond simple massage or manual therapy; I am qualified to assess, treat, and rehabilitate injuries and persistent pain using a wide range of techniques. This could include massage or manual therapy, joint mobilisation, sports massage, deep tissue massage, rehabilitation exercises, dietary advice, and much more.

I take an all-encompassing, personalised assessment that involves a range of movements and specific muscle and joint testing, combining hands on massage techniques with taking care to find the particular cause of your pain and formulating a treatment plan together that directly addresses your problem, whatever it may be.

Providing bespoke support to help people with acute and persistent musculoskeletal pain, along with recovery from injury or surgery and support related to medical conditions. You might just want to move and feel better or be an athlete that needs support in training or help with strength and Performance. You may also simply need a place to relax and enjoy the wonderful feeling that a massage gives! No matter what issue you may have, big or small, I make sure you get the exact help you need. My injury and Massage Therapy practice is based in Dover, Kent, and can be easily accessed from Deal, Folkestone, Hythe, Sandwich, and Canterbury.

Soft Tissue Therapy Injury and Rehabilitation in Dover, Kent.

Whether you have back pain, neck, shoulder, knee or joint pain; tendon or ligament sprain or strain or an ache or pain that just will not go away - Soft Tissue Therapy can be an effective treatment to help with the following:

Back pain

Neck/knee & joint pain

Shoulder injuries e.g. Frozen Shoulder

Recovery after injury or surgery

Headaches and migraines

Sports and occupational injuries

Tennis/Golfers Elbow

Support during pregnancy

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Plantar Fasciitis

Sciatica, Piriformis Syndrome, Achilles Tendinopathy

Relief of tension and stress

Support for chronic pain/Fibromyalgia/CFS/ME

Parkinson’s disease, Multiple sclerosis

Increased mobility and movement

Strength & conditioning advice

Injury rehabilitation


Soft tissue therapy involves assessing, treating and then managing certain muscles, tendons, ligament and nerves that are causing you issues, using the latest clinical evidence based information to get you back to doing the things you enjoy. It is a holistic, person-centred approach, used to treat any pains, injuries or dysfunction in the musculoskeletal system, with each assessment culminating in me putting forward a unique treatment plan for you, which could include any of the below treatments among others:

Sport Massage Injury and Rehabilitation in Dover, Kent.

Sports Massage &

Deep Tissue Massage

This is often used as a stand-alone treatment to support the relief of tension or pain in a particular muscle and its connective tissues, working on the second and deeper layers of muscles in a more focused way, helping you to continue doing the things you love to do.

Deep Tissue Massage by Michael O'Neill in Dover, Kent

Massage Therapy

Often used to relieve pain and helping you to relax, relieving stress, tension and anxiety. Massage therapy involves manipulating the soft tissue areas around the body with flowing techniques of varying degrees of pressure, allowing you to relax and unwind.

Injury and Rehabilitation in Dover, Kent.

Pain, Injury & Rehabilitation

If you have an injury, ache or pain that isn’t improving, suffer with a recurring issue or recently underwent surgery and need help with post-operative recovery, I will assess your problem and come up with a treatment that works for you. This could include a combination of exercise based rehabilitation, massage and advice to put you at the centre of your recovery.

Reflexology in Dover, Kent


There is nothing quite like a good foot massage. My background in soft tissue therapy allows me to provide an expert foot massage that complements my reflexology treatments.

Initial Consultation, Pricing & Session Length

Our first session together is usually 75 minutes. You may not know what exact treatment you need, and this is something we can discuss. I will undertake a comprehensive assessment to see what your triggers are and figure out what kind of treatment you need. Many people don’t expect the plan we decide on but love what they end up getting, because it goes right to the heart of the issue at hand. I will often start with a combination of soft tissue techniques and home-care advice adapted to you.

75-Minute Initial Consultation and Treatment: £55.00

60-Minute Follow up Treatment: £50.00

90-Minute Follow up

Treatment: £75.00

About Me

Michael is an experienced muscle skeletal therapist and member of the ISRM (Institute for Soft Tissue Therapists), with experience in working with the general public, from athletes to people just wishing to feel and move better and get a bit fitter, providing personalised help & support to clients with a wide range of issues.

I have a Level 5 BTEC Professional Diploma in Soft Tissue Therapy/Clinical Sport and Remedial Massage – the highest available qualification in the field, and continue to develop my treatments and knowledge with ongoing courses.

Over the years I have developed a keen interest in helping people with chronic pain including fibromyalgia, headaches and back pain and work with a wide range of conditions such as Parkinson’s disease and Multiple Sclerosis (MS) to help with movement and function.

I take a holistic person-centred approach, factoring in your wider lifestyle into the treatment, helping you to recover and manage your condition through massage and manual therapy, advice, exercise based rehabilitation, education and coaching. Sometimes we just need reassurance that a certain treatment is meaningful to us in order for progress to be made.

Michael O'Neill Therapist in Dover, Kent
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What My Clients Say...

If you are looking for deep tissue massage and sports massage therapy in Dover my clinic is within a 20 minute drive of the surrounding areas of Deal, Folkestone and Canterbury in Kent or need help rehabilitating from a long term injury or operation, please feel free to get in touch with me at any time to arrange an initial session.

My Location

My Clinic is located on the London Road in Dover, not far from the Town centre. This is not a big clinic, you can feel at ease here and receive the help you need in a safe secure environment.

279 London Road



CT17 0SZ

Easily accessible from Deal, Folkestone, Hythe, Sandwich and Canterbury in Kent.

Opening Hours:

Monday-Friday: 9am – 8pm

Saturday: 9am – 4pm

Sunday: Closed

Get In Touch

Please feel free to contact me if you would like to have a chat about any of the treatments I offer, or to ask about booking a session. Alternatively, you can call me on 07594 804331.

All enquires are usually answered within 24 hours, and all contact is strictly confidential.

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