Massage Therapy

Our hands on therapists offer rhythmic and soothing massages to restore your mind and body. Massage therapy is a very broad therapy area. It can sometimes be confusing when looking for a massage to figure out what the right type of massage is so read our guide to find your perfect match!

Massage Therapists

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Amber is a massage therapist at SHeffield Wellness Centre
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How can a massage therapist help me?

The modern world seems to be filled with stresses and strains, not only on our bodies but also our minds. There is only so long anyone can go flat out before they burn-out and need to really take care of themselves.  For many people a massage is an essential part of a self-care routine. It would be great if we could remove the aspects from life that are tough but often that is not possible. Instead, recharging your batteries could be the best way to go.  And what better way to do that than through massage?

  • Reduce heart rate

  • Decrease blood pressure

  • Increase blood circulation

  • Feeling more energised

  • Able to sleep better

  • More patient

More research is being done into the benefits of massage all the time. Findings have shown that in some cases massage can be used to treat stress-related physical conditions and could be used to address:

  • Repetitive stress injuries
  • Pain
  • Fatigue
  • Anxiety
  • Migraines
  • Headaches
  • Depression

What happens in a massage?

Before any massage happens your masseuse will ask you for some details about your health and the focus of the session and what it is you are looking for outcome wise.  Your therapist will also discuss with you the kinds of techniques they might use and why.

Depending on the type of massage you have you may be able to wear the clothes you arrive in and the massage could be done through the clothes.

Other types of massage require your skin to be uncovered. In these cases you’ll be able to undress in privacy and cover yourself with a towel or sheet.Your masseuse will then return and do your massage. At the end they will leave the room so you can dress in privacy.

Your massage therapist might use some type of oil in the massage. This is done to reduce friction and make it easier to massage you. There is often a choice of oils available.

How long will my massage last?

It depends how long you have booked for. A massage could last anywhere from 15 minutes to an hour and a half or more.  Depending on the massage therapist’s subsequent bookings you may be able to extend your massage if you are enjoying it so much you don’t want to stop!

What types of massage are available?

There are many styles of massage. To keep things simple we divide the types of massage into two groups.

Therapeutic Massage

It is arguable that all massage that is done well and with a positive intent has the potential to be therapeutic. That being said a therapeutic massage in this sense is more than a relaxation based massage but is usually less focused than a clinical massage. Therapeutic massages often involve the whole body being massaged.

Thai yoga massage is the native massage system of Thailand. It is over 2000 years old and has its origins in ancient Indian and Chinese medical culture. It is one of the oldest bodywork systems in the world and is gaining great popularity in the west.

This unique form of full body therapy incorporates Hatha yoga and acupressure to stimulate the energy channels (which the Thais call ‘Sen lines’) and gently stretch the muscles and exercise the joints.

Known for its health promoting effects, it has been described as ‘like having yoga done on you.’ It is a safe, holistic treatment which harmonises the body and mind. Increasing energy and promoting a peaceful state of being.

Thai yoga massage is performed through comfortable, loose fitting clothing. It is carried out on a mat at floor level where your body is placed through a variety of postures which make it possible to gently stretch, press, squeeze and massage your muscles and joints.

Tui’na (pronounced Twee Naa) is the traditional medical massage system of China where it is used in hospitals and is as popular as acupuncture. It is a vigorous and robust style of massage which treats not only the muscles but also the flow of the intrinsic life energy, which the Chinese call ‘Chi’, along the meridian channels. It is ideal for treating tense muscles as well as a health promotional treatment.

The Tui’na therapist makes use of their thumbs, fingers, palms, elbows and forearms to perform a wide selection of techniques. Ensuring the muscles, joints and energy points are fully treated. Tui’na is performed through comfortable, loose fitting clothing in a seated position and on a massage couch.

Relaxation Massage

The clue is in the name. A relaxation massage is about providing a calming environment to promote a sense of physical and mental well being. It is a chance to catch your breath and de-stress.
Through taking some time for you it is possible to couter-balance the demands of life.

Swedish massage can best be described as ‘manipulation of the soft tissues of the body.’ This is a massage treatment for the muscles using oils directly applied to the skin. It is used to assist the flow of blood and the Lymphatic system = the body’s waste disposal system and to break down any adhesions which may occur in the muscular tissue.

The client is covered with towels and only the part of the body to be massaged is exposed. This method of massage is used to either invigorate or relax. The many techniques used help improve circulation and promote relaxation. It is very effective at increasing the recovery from sports injuries and easing aching joints and muscles.

Sometimes known as Thai foot massage. This is a delightful treatment of the lower leg and the whole of the foot. The Sen energy lines and reflex/pressure points, which correspond to parts of the body and the internal organs are stimulated using various parts of the therapist’s hands.

A small stick is also used for greater accuracy in treating the points on the sole of the foot. As well as treating the reflex areas, the joints and muscles of the entire foot will receive attention. Easing away the tension gathered from all of the work that our feet do.

Thai foot reflexology is used everywhere in Thailand and is used especially by travelers to relax and receive a holistic treatment.

This style of reflexology is considered to be health promotional and not diagnostic.

Questions about Massage Therapy?


What will it be like after I have had a massage?

It all depends on what the reason you had for wanting a massage and why type of massage you had as to what the after effects of a massage might be.

Sometimes people who have been particularly tense and have had a deep tissue massage could be a bit achy the next day.

Most people will only get positive effects from a massage. If during the massage your masseuse hits a tender spot do speak up to let them know and they will work around the area.

Are there any risks when getting a massage?

Massage can be a great way for many people to get physical and mental health benefits. That being said there are some people for whom massage may not be appropriate.

If you have any of the following conditions seek medical advice before looking into getting massage therapy:
If you are pregnant, a fracture, Thrombocytopenia, an open wound or a burn, if you take blood thinning medication, oteoporosis, D.V.T – Deep vein thrombosis.

Read our Reviews

As they say, the proof is in the pudding! We are delighted to share our customer reviews and thank you all for supporting our ever-growing family run business in Sheffield.  Have you visited the Sheffield Wellness Centre?  We'd love to hear your thoughts.

Thank you for hosting the pregnancy retreat for our mums group! It was the perfect relaxing end to my pregnancy and also a chance to refresh my Daisy Birthing techniques.
Amy Victoria Pickstone
Amy Victoria P.
I visited to look at using this space for providing integrative therapy, and was really impressed with the layout and set up, and surprised to find such a calm and well organised space hidden just off abbeydale rd.
Mat Pronger
Mat P.
I was looking for a pregnancy massage near me and I found Laura at The Wellness Centre on Abbeydale Road. I was in quite a lot of pain with my pelvis and back and really in need of a relaxing massage. The massage itself was done on the floor on the most comfortable beanbag which I found very easy to relax into. The whole session was just amazing, I left feeling relaxed, uplifted and totally at ease. Thank you Laura!read more
Fi Hennessy
Fi H.
Great calming place that I would recommend to many friends with babies or anyone who needs some me time to try and sort out stress and life's problems. Great little community with the shops and café downstairs.
Tina Gilbert
Tina G.
Every time i step into this centre, i feel at home. My shoulders drop and i know that i can relax easily into the treatment. The workshop space is light and cheerful. Love it x
Katie Challis
Katie C.
What a great little find, with great people inside it who want to make you feel better.The building itself is cute and quirky, and provides an ideal opportunity to have a light lunch or a sociable cuppa afterwards in the courtyard cafe downstairs. I’m looking forward to being there in the next few weeks, sat in the sun having some home-made cake and a latte. The therapy rooms are both quiet and calm. Being brand new they’re also immaculately clean and will be perfect for any counsellors or therapists wishing to rent them by the hour.All in all, quite a unique set up. Try it.read more
Peter Vargas
Peter V.
Pamper PartyWhat a great idea! A bit of ‘me time’, in the most wonderfully relaxing surroundings. The Wellness Centre has such a relaxed, homely feel to it - much nicer than my actual home, as it is clean, tidy and welcoming! The atmosphere immediately put me at ease, I absolutely loved having time to chill out, chat and eat cake. Fi is the perfect hostess, making sure that we all had everything we needed, with her wonderful warm and caring manner. It was great to be able to choose what particular treatment or massage I wanted on the day. I surprised myself by trying something new and going for the hot stones massage, and I’m so glad I did. It was amazing, so deep and yet so gentle. It was really nice to experience my massage while listening to everyone else chatting happily, too. I completely recommend this if you are looking for the perfect excuse to have some guilt free time to yourself.read more
Lucy Bishton
Lucy B.
Me and my little boy came to the baby massage (tinies) and we loved it so much we signed up to the baby yoga (wrigglers). Would recommend these classes to any new mum. I really wish I’d known about the antenatal classes whilst pregnant. Fi is so calming and all the babies loved her. Thank you for all your support and advice. Xxread more
Jeni Barker
Jeni B.
Although based in Chesterfield I have been looking to expand my hypnotherapy practice into the Sheffield area but was having difficulty in locating a suitable therapy room for hire. I then decided to do a search for "therapy room for hire" and "hypnotherapy in Sheffield" and one of the options which came up was the Sheffield Wellness Centre on Abbeydale Road. When looking at the website, the premises looked exactly what I was looking for so I made an appointment to view. The Sheffield Wellness Centre exceeded my expectations. It is in a convenient location and has all the facilities I have been looking for, including an online booking service. The therapy rooms are tastefully decorated and furnished and it will be a pleasure to work with my clients there.read more
Lin Debenham
Lin D.
Very comfy, well presented therapy rooms. Ideal for practitioners and so easy to book through the online booking system. I look forward to building my practice here!
Charlotte Gutu
Charlotte G.
What a wonderful space! We had a great time at baby yoga, Fi is wonderful. I will be back for more of the lovely things on offer!
Audrey Campbell
Audrey C.
This Wellness Centre is the result of a lot of hard work on behalf of Rich and Fi. They have put their heart and soul into this project. The results are fantastic. The rooms are beautifully appointed, peaceful and tranquil. A perfect place to relax, for whatever reason you are there. Please have a look, decide and visit.read more
Susan Roberts
Susan R.
I loved the atmosphere of this place! Since the first contact, they were very welcoming and supportive. The location is perfect, surrounded by beautiful stores and a coffee shop, but still very quiet, like an island of peace in the middle of the city. The rooms were cosy, well isolated and perfectly fitted for any therapy. I loved the flexibility and openness to use the premises as well as all the support they offer to develop my personal practice. I'm looking forward to starting working with this beautiful team!read more
Natalia Montes
Natalia M.
Affordable rooms for start-up businesses, lovely space, friendly service, very grateful for the help so far! Highly recommended.
Georgina Ramos
Georgina R.
Great new premises, light, airy & calming, great understanding staff, great location within the cobbled courtyard of The Old Coach House......Great Job Guys !!!!
Paul Froggatt
Paul F.
I have had the most wonderful hypnotherapy session with Fi from the Sheffield Wellness Centre. I knew from previous chats with her that she had the perfect voice and open demeanor for hypnotherapy, and I wasn't wrong.She immediately put me at ease and I was able to open up honestly with her. The session itself was lovely, I went quickly into a trance state and, although it's early days, feel very much that the session was beneficial: I already feel lighter and more in control of the anxiety and other problems I suffer with. The Sheffield Wellness Centre is also the perfect therapeutic space. The therapy rooms are lovely and perfectly suited to a range of therapies and the studio is bright and welcoming. I'm so excited to continue my therapy with Fi and am 100% sure this will give me so much benefit, I can't recommend her and the SWC enough.read more
Amber Ainsworth
Amber A.
An amazing place to give and receive treatments. Love the space and the people.
Daniel Clarke
Daniel C.
The Wellness Centre provides such a peaceful sanctuary, perfect for a relaxing massage or an absorbing class. Love this place <3
Jenny Vale
Jenny V.
A really lovely welcoming space that's just a few steps off Abbeydale Road making it easy to access. Lots of different therapies on offer as well as yoga classes and workshops and a courtyard and café downstairs for extra relaxation before or after your treatment.
Sarah MoonFlower
Sarah M.
I'm so looking forward to begin working from this beautiful centre and welcoming my clients into such a peaceful, restorative and well-cared for space. Fi has already been extremely supportive and I'm feeling very positive that the centre will be a real joy and pleasure to work from.
Abby Prendergast
Abby P.
Lovely setting through a beautiful courtyard. Attended daisy birth classes with fi cannot recommend highly enough very informative/supportive/empowering/welcoming
Lauren Grimes
Lauren G.
Lovely venue, I had a Reiki session with Jess. It was my first session with her, she was very welcoming and explain the process in detail. The treatment was wonderful, I felt relax and a sense of joy during the session.I highly recommend Jess and the place to anyone that wants to try Reiki for the first time as she is a very gentle and calm person.read more
Mariam Perez
Mariam P.
This is an amazing space and i am very much looking forward to running regular yoga classes from here. It's a great location in Sheffield and as soon as i walked into the studio i knew i could work from here. Very clean and well maintained space and its obvious a lot of love and care has gone into setting it up.read more
Katie Sayles
Katie S.
I attended the Sheffield Wellness Centre today for the Marketing and Network event and was so impressed, the environment is beautiful, a lovely energy, so serene and tastefully decorated. The event itself was fantastic, very informative, relaxed and learnt lots of new things! Absolutely worth attending for the knowledge, environment, sharing and like minded therapists in terms of networking. Thank you 🙏read more
Shanti Healing
Shanti H.
The rooms were warm and cosy and a great setting for a therapy session! I come here often to receive therapy from the amazing Natalia who creates my own unique blend of essences.
Gabrielle Astin
Gabrielle A.
Sheffield wellness centre is a fantastic space, very easy to access from Abbeydale road. Furthermore, the space in itself, is calm (away from traffic), warm and very welcoming. I would recommand it highly.
Aurore Jocelyne Sansinena
Aurore Jocelyne S.
Beautiful, quirky, relaxing and stunning. It's a wonderful place to come and relax. The treatment rooms are amazing. A really good range of services and everyone is welcoming and friendly
Daniel Clarke
Daniel C.
i used the Wellness Centre main room for a photoshoot ... The light was perfect, the environment clean and pleasing and the people lovely. It is a such a lovely environment in which to work and the calming and easy feel of the place unmistakable. While A photoshoot is not the primary role of the Wellness Centre I can highly recommend it should you want to use it as such ... And other wise ... It is just a lovely calming environment to use and the guys who run it lovely!!!!read more
Christopher Carter
Christopher C.
The Wellness Centre has a wonderful Yoga studio, one of the best intimate smaller yoga spaces I have ever used. Absolutey wonderful!
Adam Charvet
Adam C.
I couldn't recommend Natalia enough! I have been treated by her and her essences for over a year now and we have gone through different levels of healing processes that I needed to go through. The powerful drops prepared for you at the end of the session gives you the extra help that you need to face your challenges... Thank you ever so much Nah! For the healing reiki sessions, the essences treatments and all the generosity and knowledge you bring and mix from your long time experience as a therapist; which makes your sessions unique and rich in love, faith and hope!!! �read more
Viviane Ferraz
Viviane F.
Lovely yoga room perfect for small classes or workshops. Looking forward to doing some yoga there soon!
Emma Pickering
Emma P.
Sheffield Wellness Centre is a fantastic space . All the rooms are warm, welcoming, quiet and well suited for their purpose. It has been recently furnished and painted so everything is fresh and clean. The people who work there are kind, professional, friendly and helpful. The location is really good, it's easy to travel to. The actual complex has a nice little antique shop and a brilliant cafe which caters very high quality home made food and a nice vibe. I highly recommend the Wellness Centre to anyone who is looking use the clinic for therapy or anyone looking to hire out the rooms.read more
Paul Swami
Paul S.
Had a great time at a custom pregnancy pamper day with a load of other mamas-to-be last week. Especially enjoyed my wonderful pregnancy massage with Eva (couldn’t have even guessed how she would do it!) and the scones and relaxation provided by Fi ❤️
Amy Spencer
Amy S.
I find these rooms very enjoyable to work from. The centre is slightly tucked away yet easy to find, which makes it an ideal place to hold a practice with a little privacy. The booking process is straightforward thanks to the online booking system and I find the set-up in general is designed to make the therapy experience a smooth, pleasant one for practitioners and clients. I'd highly recommend the centre as a great place to build your practice!read more
Charlotte Gutu
Charlotte G.
Really beautiful and calming venue with friendly and experienced staff. Would definitely recommend it to anyone looking for massage, antenatal classes or hypnotherapy. Conveniently located just above a great tearooms if you fancy cake afterwards.
Alex Duxbury
Alex D.
i used the Wellness Centre main room for a photoshoot ... The light was perfect, the environment clean and pleasing and the people lovely. It is a such a lovely environment in which to work and the calming and easy feel of the place unmistakable. While A photoshoot is not the primary role of the Wellness Centre I can highly recommend it should you want to use it as such ... And other wise ... It is just a lovely calming environment to use and the guys who run it lovely!!!!read more
Bartonchasemedia
Bartonchasemedia
Lovely place! Coasy, beautiful, newly decorated rooms. Easily accesible from Sheffield city centra and Pick District. A lot of qualified therapists with experiences in various disciplines. Highly recommended!
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kate K.
Beautiful place. So many different things going on. Peaceful and excellent service.
Po Stoneman
Po S.
Lovely peaceful premises, beautifully kept. Run by the most lovely, helpful and friendly people. A great place to come for any type of treatment or to hire the rooms. If only more places were run as well as this one! Fantastic!
Hooha Photography
Hooha P.
Great, dynamic area with a genuine community feel. The therapy rooms are perfect for any therapist looking for a professional and private space to work within. Clients will also appreciate being a space that is comfortable.
Erin Gallagher
Erin G.
Fabulous venue with beautiful therapy rooms and a wonderful “feel” to it. The lovely courtyard leads to the quiet rooms - there’s even a little cafe! I’m so happy to have found this little gem of a place!
Gina Bastiani
Gina B.
Lovely relaxing premises . I'm so glad I found this little gem to work from
Angela Crawford
Angela C.
I went to this space to check out the yoga room. It is clean and beautiful. I cannot wait to start classes here!
Joanna Ferret
Joanna F.
I come to the Wellness Centre for my Daisy Antenatal classes and it’s the perfect retreat from busy Sheffield life. I love the space, so cosy and you feel really tucked away. The classes themselves are amazing and Fi is the best guide through everything! I will definitely be coming back for the parenting course and the baby massage classes!read more
Beth Johnson
Beth J.
Popped in to have a look at The Sheffield Wellness Centre as a potential space for seeing clients and was immediately struck by how relaxing and welcoming the space is. From the cosy courtyard and cafe, to the quiet and comfortable rooms this is a perfect space for my Remedial Massage, Myofascial Release, Scar Tissue Therapy and Reiki sessions. I'll be tempted to have some treatments there myself as a client too. Highly recommended.read more
Jane Midgley
Jane M.
Lovely therapy rooms for hire. The centre is set in a peaceful and calm environment away from the hustle and bustle. Beautifully decorated. Professional and well run, easy to access for therapists looking to book a room for private practice.
Katherine Hildyard
Katherine H.
Gorgeous area that's relaxing and wonderful people working. They are always happy to help.
Po Stoneman
Po S.
I love the wellness centre for Yoga. A great space, warm yet neutral, relaxed and clean. I can't recommend it enough. Superb!
Adam Michael Charvet
Adam Michael C.
The Sheffield Wellness centre is the perfect location for therapies. It's a beautiful space to work with clients and feels calm and comfortable as soon as you walk through the door.
Jess Down
Jess D.
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