Hello I'm Michael, welcome to my website. My aim is to help you move and feel better. I am an experienced soft tissue therapist and sports & remedial massage therapist based in Dover, Kent. convenient for the towns of Folkestone, Walmer, Deal, Sandwich and Canterbury.
I am qualified to assess, treat and rehabilitate minor and chronic injuries and persistent pain whether it be lifestyle or sports related pain and injury, using a wide range of techniques. This could include massage therapy, manual therapy, joint mobilisation, sports & remedial 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 muscle and joint testing, combining hands on massage techniques and formulating a treatment plan together that directly addresses your problem and puts you back in charge of your recovery, whether it be, Back Pain, Neck Pain, Frozen Shoulder, Headaches and Migraines, Tennis Elbow, Plantar Fasciitis, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Tendinopathy, Sciatic Pain, Arthritis, Fibromyalgia, Chronic Pain, Sports Injuries and many more.
Providing bespoke support to help people with acute and chronic 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.
Soft tissue therapy involves assessing, treating and then managing certain muscles, tendons, ligaments 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:
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.
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.
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.
Back pain / Lower back pain
Neck pain / 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
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: £60.00
60-Minute Follow up Treatment: £55.00
90-Minute Follow up
Michael O'Neill is an experienced therapist and member of the ISRM (Institute for Soft Tissue Therapists), and the STA (Sports Therapy Association) with experience in working with the general public, from athletes with pain or injury, 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.
Over the years I have developed a keen interest in helping people with chronic pain including fibromyalgia, arthritis, headaches, migraines 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 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.
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.
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 Folkestone, Walmer, Deal, Sandwich, 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 Clinic is located on the London Road in Dover in Kent, 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
Easily accessible from Folkestone, Hythe, Walmer, Deal, Sandwich and Canterbury in Kent.
Monday-Friday: 9am – 8pm
Saturday: 9am – 4pm