What clients say

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I've visited Colin last week and honestly say I will gladly return back. Having an immediate discomfort in my upper back I could not personally release, I knew it was time for a sports massage. Colin was able to see me at short notice and after hearing my issues, the massage was specific. He was quick to access how much pressure he could apply and build up to in order to release the muscle tension I clearly had. I especially liked the fact I wasn't just passive but had to work with Colin to allow a necessary resistance for the massage to be more effective. The hour passed fast and I immediately felt my entire back, shoulders and chest muscles unpacked. As I write this review, not only has discomfort left but have felt far better in all my activity. I highly recommend Colin Hands on Massage.

Mark H Avatar Mark H
20th November 2023

My experience with Colin was seamless from start to finish - he is excellent at communicating! I felt that my needs were carefully considered from our initial conversation, we had a consultation before hand where Colin listened to what was going on and shared his expertise with me. The massage itself was fantastic, I could feel the pain subside significantly after. Alongside the advice on how to get back to normal movements after a pulled neck + upper back pain and the massage itself, I feel as though the healing process can finally begin. I will 100% be back and could not recommend Colin enough.

Kirpa Mohr Avatar Kirpa Mohr
20th September 2023

Had a persistent pain in the shoulder and to my relief, it was gone after the massage. Colin has strong hands and offered a high quality sports massage with consistent pressure throughout (without it being painful). Also he tailored the massage to the problem areas instead of going through a "standard programme" which is particularly useful if you have any specific issues.

Helen W. Avatar Helen W.
20th September 2023

Excellent! Colin provided a professional, therapeutic, and effective deep tissue massages which was second to none. I'm a health care clinician, working long hours on a pc, and I've been experiencing tightness and discomfort in my trapezius neck/shoulder muscle for months. Colin used a variety of massage techniques during my first visit, resulting in great relief and improved mobility. Highly recommended, I'll definitely be back!

Susan D Avatar Susan D
23rd August 2023

Excellent! Colin provided a professional, therapeutic, and effective deep tissue massages which was second to none. I'm a health care clinician, working long hours on a pc, and I've been experiencing tightness and discomfort in my trapezius neck/shoulder muscle for months. Colin used a variety of massage techniques during my first visit, resulting in great relief and improved mobility. Highly recommended, I'll definitely be back!

Susan Avatar Susan
20th August 2023

Soffro di mal di collo e schiena da anni e dopo aver visto un volantino in palestra ho deciso di prenotare un massaggio con Colin. Super gentile e professionale!! Dopo il massaggio mi sono sentito molto piu sciolto e rilassato, torneró di sicuro! P.S. Colin parla molto bene Italiano, il che puo essere comodo per chi non mastica bene l'inglese.

Riccardo Grassi Avatar Riccardo Grassi
16th August 2023

I enjoyed my session with Colin where he managed to identify and work through some upper back tightness that I have been experiencing. I felt significant relief during the session, hours after as well as in the morning after. My experience from the initial contact to the actual treatment was swift and stress free. I will certainly be seeking Colin’s help again in the future.

Rasan Avatar Rasan
9th August 2023

The sports massage was revitalising, with a Colin. He relieved muscle tension and left me feeling refreshed. Highly recommended for relaxation and muscle relief.

Edmond Amaning Avatar Edmond Amaning
30th June 2023

This was by far the best sports massage I've ever had, and I will definitely be back! I booked a last minute appointment with Colin due to some quite severe back pain I'd been experiencing for a couple of weeks prior. Nothing I'd done previous to the appointment had seemed to help, but within a couple of days of my massage with Colin, the pain was virtually gone. The space is beautifully calm and Colin is so professional and welcoming, I immediately felt at ease as soon as I arrived. I would recommend to anyone experiencing any discomfort, a wonderful experience!

Miss Philippa McIntosh (PMC) Avatar Miss Philippa McIntosh (PMC)
30th May 2023

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Customer Reviews:

Colin was responsive and saw me really quickly which was great as I was in some discomfort. His practice is really easy to find in a lovely room in his house. He made me feel immediately at ease and was thorough and knowledgeable in my treatment. I can’t recommend him enough.

Ruth H

I can honestly say that the massage I received from Colin at Hands-On Sports Massage was the best I have ever had. I have been suffering with rheumatoid arthritis as well as the general aches and pains that come with getting older, so I really felt in need of help when I visited.
Colin welcomed me into a beautiful house, and a relaxing and impeccably clean treatment room. I immediately felt at ease. He clearly has expert knowledge of anatomy and took a history of my various ailments before we began. We were able to agree together about the best way to approach the treatment, and as a result the massage was both incredibly soothing and relaxing as well as genuinely beneficial in terms of my daily pain. I will be returning and can wholeheartedly recommend Hands-On Sports Massage.

Bonny G, teacher

I came to Colin as I had muscle tension in my arms and shoulders after recovering from a triple shoulder fracture and I’d also developed fatigue from my gym workout after almost a year out. He has great knowledge of the workings of the muscles and after an in-depth consultation he gave me a very relaxing and therapeutic massage, which after just three sessions means I’m now back to normal. A big plus for me was the comfort and cleanliness of his treatment room and very reasonable price. I would highly recommend Colin for his excellence and knowledge.

Justin B, BA Cabin Crew

I have seen Colin a couple of times now and will continue to visit him for treatments going forward. Since my initial consultation Colin has used a mix of massage techniques to effectively target my muscle complaints. He is personable and professional and makes one feel very at ease in his clean and comfortable studio. Not only has he helped reduce my muscle tension, I leave every session feeling relaxed and refreshed. Highly recommended!

Joseph P, finance executive

I came to Colin with a body full of aches and pains. I couldn’t sleep because my back pain was very intense. With only one treatment I felt lighter, some of the worse pain was gone and I slept very well that night and have continue doing so.
I particularly like Colin’s professional approach, with an email before my treatment, asking if there was anything specific that needed attention. I will definitely be back for more treatments and recommend him to my friends.

Charlotte J

Brilliant! Colin was knowledgeable, charming and gave a fantastic massage – its not only a remedial experience but wonderfully relaxing one as well. Price was good value for London massages and was actually by far the best massage I’ve had living in London for 10 years. Convenient location near the tube too. Will go back.

Gregory A, solicitor

I’ve been seeing Colin for regular sessions in the run up to my first ever marathon (!). He has been attentive in assessing the various changes in my aches, pains, and tensions as my running program increases in difficulty, and he adapts accordingly. I’ve found the combination of massage and stretching works well for me and eases fears of the possibility of injury close to the big day. He also puts you at ease and you’ll find it a relaxing and welcoming environment.

Shelly C, Charity organiser

 My massage experience was excellent: Colin talked me through the process and asked about any specific injuries I wanted him to focus on. His approach was very professional and made me feel at ease. I am a runner, and although I didn’t have any specific injury or pain, I had the usual feelings of muscle tension due to a lack of stretching. Afterwards I felt relaxed, and the next day even better. Colin used different and effective massage techniques, especially a side-lying technique which I had not experienced before! I look forward to my next visit. I would highly recommend Colin.

Sachin S, Technical Arcitect

 My massage experience was excellent: Colin was interested in what I was looking for, and made some useful suggestions.  He was very professional in his approach and yet exuded warmth at the same time, and I felt fully involved in the process.  The massage was very relaxing and also refreshing.  I had come from a long day at work and felt energised again afterwards.  I would highly recommend Colin.

Natasha M, Modern Languages teacher

 I’ve had massages from a wide range of practitioners and across a number of styles down the years. I had completed a marathon a week before so before I went to Colin so was ready for a top quality massage. Colin’s soft tissue massage was as good as any I’ve had. His touch was spot on, his manner was very engaging and informative and I felt great afterwards, both immediately and the next day. Thoroughly recommended!

Dr Tony Ryan, Psychotherapist

 I am a regular runner, and started developing sciatica in my left leg at the end of 2015, which was affecting my ability to exercise.  From our first meeting, Colin was able to identify the cause of my problem quickly and effectively, and his massage technique is varied and inventive.  He quickly developed a very focused range of techniques specifically to address the tension in my lower back that was affecting my sciatic nerve, and the positive impact on my condition was quick and significant.  I have also had more general relaxation massages from Colin after extensive exercise or very busy work periods, and his ability to gage my requirements and customise the individual session to suit my needs was excellent.  I have enjoyed massages from several therapists over time, and Colin is second to none in my experience.

Carlo D, Film & TV Executive

 Colin offers a great massage for the stressed office worker. My neck and shoulders are really knotted from too much time on the computer and I was impressed with the range of techniques Colin used to reduce my tight muscles.

Wendy M, Head of Marketing

 I really enjoyed the massage from Colin. I didn’t have any specific ailments but I was looking for a massage which could be a mixture of stretching tired muscles and relaxing them as well. Colin talked me through the massage process and used some new techniques which I had not had received before. I appreciated learning a couple of self-massage routines which I can use at home. I look forward to my next booking.

Andy L, Film Producer