Pressure Point’s director, Clare Riddell has over 20 years sports massage experience working with a range of clients from recreational to international athletes. Sports massage is not just for the sporting individual; deep tissue massage is beneficial for anyone, no matter what their age and can aid with a range of injuries and chronic problems.

About 50% of clients entering the clinic do not do any form of sport at all, but suffer with work-related, lifestyle or postural problems such as carpal tunnel syndrome, sciatica, neck pain, plantarfasciitis, lower back ache and tennis elbow.

Services offered are described below and are priced by time rather than treatment. This allows clients to work within their time and budget constraints and a combination of therapies can be used together to provide a unique treatment.

New Prices from 1st March 2024

• 30 mins – £40
• 45 mins – £50
• 60 mins – £60
• 75 mins – £70
• 90 mins – £80

Sports Massage

This treatment will be adapted to suit your individual needs, whether it be pre or post event massage, deep tissue techniques to help prevent injury, or specific work for ​chronic or acute conditions. Clare’s vast experience has helped clients with pins and needles, neck spasms, sciatic pain, frozen shoulder, Achilles tendinopathy and carpal tunnel syndrome to name but a few.  She has written thorough referral letters to GP’s which has led to X-rays and MRIs finding a range of issues which were otherwise undetected or misdiagnosed.

Pregnancy Massage

Pregnancy massage caters to the unique needs of the mother depending on stage of pregnancy and condition. Special care is taken to use positioning with pillows to accommodate the physical changes that occur during pregnancy. The treatment is performed with the client lying face up on the couch to massage the arms, chest, neck, legs and abdomen (if preferred). The last 20 minutes is seated so that the back can be treated to help with tension and lumbar/sciatic issues. A relaxing experience that also helps to reduce swelling, aches and pains and anxiety.

Postural Assessment

Many injuries or aches and pains are caused by poor posture. Postural assessment will identify areas of chronically shortened muscles and weak areas that may cause imbalance. You will experience a range of tests and measurements to give you a good understanding of how to improve your body position by strengthening and stretching exercises.

Full Body MOT

If you are interested in how your body functions this is a great way to get some detailed analysis. This session will include range of movement (RoM) on all joints of the body, postural assessment, neurological testing,  measurement of leg length discrepancy, blood pressure, heart rate, lung function and body composition tests. This will give you a detailed starting point for any programme you wish to pursue, with advice to develop weaker areas.

Gait Analysis

Come to the clinic and run on the treadmill to get your gait and running technique analysed using slow-motion video and freeze frames. You will leave the 1 hour session with a better understanding of your foot placement and how this links with ankle, knee, hip and even shoulder motion (and possibly problems). The session includes foot assessment, functional tests, running for a maximum of 5 minutes (so please bring appropriate clothing and trainers) and rehabilitation exercises to improve technique…….A must for all runners wishing to improve, interested in technique or those that experience pain when running.


Acupuncture has a very successful record with sports injuries. It can be used for sprains, strains, shin splints, plantarfasciitis, tennis elbow, lower back and neck pain to name but a few. As each treatment is unique, clients can opt for a combination of treatments with most preferring an infrared heat lamp, deep tissue massage and finishing with acupuncture once the affected area has been relaxed. A series of treatments are usually needed, though some clients experience immediate reduction in symptoms and only require one.

Hopi Ear Candles (Thermal Auricular Therapy)

This 30 minute relaxing treatment aids conditions such as sinusitis, tension headaches, hay fever, excessive ear wax and tinnitus. The ear candle is painlessly inserted into the ear to draw out impurities and relieve pressure in the head and sinuses. The client remains fully clothed in a side-lying position for up to 10 minutes per ear and then receives a 10 minute pressure point facial massage.

Myofascial Cupping

Myofascial cupping treatment uses a combination of massage strokes and negative pressure to lift, separate, and stretch underlying soft tissues. Cupping is typically applied on tension areas and is also a great treatment for scar tissue. Areas of muscular tension or congestion are located and cups are applied to the affected area and moved over the surface, or put on a trigger point for a short time to reduce or eliminate it. Myofascial cupping uses cups made of plastic and is applied using a manual pump that creates the suction. Cupping procedures may leave light to dark red marks on the skin that disappear in 5 to 10 days.

Kinesiology Taping

Kinesiology taping is used to support injured muscles or joints without restricting full range of movement. It can help correct postural problems, increase blood flow and lymphatic drainage. When the tape is applied it lifts the skin to create a small space between the muscle and dermis layers. This space takes the pressure off swollen or injured muscles, allows smooth muscle movement and makes space for drainage and blood flow. K-tape is effective in muscle recovery, prevention of cramps/spasms and can enhance muscle tone and strength.

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