Client Testimonials

Below is a list of testimonials clients have been kind enough to send me and to the right is the live feed of my Google reviews, of which I am very proud and very grateful to my clients for taking their time to provide.

I am tall and have suffered from a week lower back for many years due to various lifting injuries.  I have found Mike’s deep tissue massage invaluable in keeping me supple, flexible and strong.  He gives me exercises to do between sessions and I am a new woman!  No more draining, nagging pain.  He is great!

Gary

Awaiting an operation on my knee due to a skiing accident, I was advised by my physio to do some gentle strength building exercises. Mike Bell gave me 3 personal training sessions and within a short space of time I was able to cancel the operation! Mike is a great personal trainer and was instrumental in my recovery

Lee

I contacted Mike as I was suffering with upper and lower back and neck pain, following a quick conversation on the phone explaining my issues Mike booked me in the next day, I had 55min's of treatment and the results were amazing, after that one treatment almost all the pain had subsided and I had much better movement in my neck and shoulders, things continued to improve in the days to follow, I re booked in with Mike 5 days later again to work on my neck and also my lower back, and again I had great results, Mike even managed to get everything done in 30 mins, and offered me a refund as I'd paid for 55 mins.

Mike gave me some good tips and advise as well as exercises I could do at home to help me to stay pain free and strengthen the troublesome areas.

Mike is very professional in the way he works and has a great passion for what he does, I've spent thousands on a range of treatments ranging from Chiropractors to Acupuncture as well as others over the last 15 yrs trying to get on top of my issues and this is by far the best treatment I've had to date and the results were instant. To say I'm impressed is a understatement.

I'll continue to work with Mike in the yrs to come to maintain things and look forward to being pain free from here on in .

Rory

I have been training with Mike for well over a year now and the results have been impressive. I have lost weight but, more importantly, become much fitter, leaner, stronger and less injury prone – prior to the personal training I had a history of minor injuries from playing football.

Mike takes a holistic approach, building core strength and overall fitness, rather than just concentrating on “problem areas”. In the longer term this gives a much more balanced and sustainable outcome. He uses a variety of training methods, many (e.g. TRX) using balance techniques that quickly improve core strength. He makes it fun and variable too – yes he uses weights but you may find yourself standing on one leg on a Bosu rather than “pumping iron”!

I have used several trainers and Mike is definitely the best. He will work you hard but as part of a structured and well thought out strategy (unlike many trainers) – his gentle manner masks a steely determination to get results. I wouldn’t hesitate in recommending him, indeed several friends now use him and have seen similarly great results”.

 

Jon Feast

Mike Bell has been fantastic! I have a suffered a very bad back injury which has left me some days, because of pain, totally imobile. I have had to put my Karate on hold because of injury, leaving me devastated.

In fact my life has been on hold, as the pain has stopped me doing all the things I love. Mike has been a huge help with my rehabilitation. Sports massage has been a HUGE help! Along with targeted correct exercises. All the wrong exercises I was doing only ever made my back worse and the pain severe. This is exactly what I needed as the GP will only give me painkillers and the physio hands out exercises on a sheet of paper which are totally inappropriate.

After years of struggle and begging for an MRI, I now know that I have bulging discs which cause my back to go into chronic spasms regularly. Already with Deep Tissue massage I have been in a lot less pain and more mobile. Mike really has the gift of healing hands. I will not hesitate to recommend to all my friends and my Karate Club family . If you have a sports injury or just suffering pain, this is guy to see!

Maria

To say I am impressed by Mike's professionalism would be an understatement. Due to horrendous back pain I phoned Mike for an urgent appointment. I could hardly walk when I went into his surgery and had very little mobility and movement. After a consultation and treatment using what I describe as acupressure on the sensitive area of the back I was able to move slightly better. However we arranged a further appointment for 3 days later, where I received a further 1 hour treatment. I knew from the areas he was working on things were changing for the better.

5 days after seeing Mike I have been able to send him a message and tell him my mobility is great and most important my extreme pain has subsided.

I would highly recommend Mike to anyone for any type of injury or long term problem. He listens to what and how you explain your symptoms and is very enthusiastic in his chosen treatment for the problem. He is so easy to talk to and because of that you have complete confidence in him.

Norma

I have suffered from nagging neck pain and discomfort for several years after a whiplash accident; I know I have arthritis in my neck which I can do little about, but the pain is very draining at times..  It is particularly bad in the winter.  I went to Mike and he eases the problem through his deep massage techniques.  He has also used K-taping on me. It miraculously relieves the pressure on my neck.  I go back every month to maintain the improvement.  It has been wonderful to be pain free.

Joanne

'I started to see Mike about 4 weeks ago after a couple of trips to the physio that hadn't achieved much.

I am a keen runner but have been suffering with some nasty running related injuries and thought I'd give sports massage a go. Mike has worked wonders with not only my injuries but my whole body. I am able to run almost injury free after only 4 30 minute sessions and my legs feel the best they've felt in a long while.

Mike is very easy to talk to and is keen to get to the bottom  problems. I look forward to continuing sports massage with Mike. Highly recommended'

Stephanos

My knee pain has almost completely disappeared...

I have started using Mike Bell for sports massage once and sometimes twice a week in order to keep my legs in the best possible shape they can be and the reason why is because I am an aspiring professional cyclist.

I had a bad crash on my bike and was very sore in a lot of parts of my body and Mike really helped me get back to normality.

He is always happy, enthusiastic and never down.

Anything new that I ask to try out in our massages he happily abides and is very keen on helping any patient he has with any problem by doing the research and studying to what he can do best for his clients.

He is always on time and acts very professional.

I am very glad I have found Mike and hope to be using him in years to come

Elliott

I first saw Mike after having two inconclusive MRI scans. Mike adopted a very thorough approach looking at the mechanics of my knee, stance and entire range of movement. Once he had identified the weak area areas he used a combination of massage, ultrasound and stretching over about 6 sessions and the results were superb. My knee pain has almost completely disappeared and Mike also gave me advice on what stretching and strengthening exercises I should do in order to stay pain free. I would recommend Mike to anyone suffering from any form of muscular or joint pain.

Ben

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  • Ath Alex
    Ath Alex
    10:06 27 Aug 17
    I have had a few sessions with Mike for a shoulder injury and can attest to the fact that he is a very skilled and experienced massage therapist. What I have really come to appreciate during our sessions is that Mike devotes time to truly listen to my vague, non-scientific descriptions of the injury - problem - pain and uses that feedback in his own assessment in order to get a full picture. In the end of the session he always recommends stretches and exercises and recovery solutions that are relevant, safe and to the point. Great skills and above and beyond attitude; Highly recommended
    Audrey Giles
    Audrey Giles
    10:03 07 Sep 17
    Mike was recommended to me by a friend. She was fed up of me complaining about all my injuries, aches and pains: my bad hip, back, calves, shoulder, neck! I just thought it was part of getting older (55 years old). She was convinced Mike would “cure” me. She was evangelical about him. I had nothing to lose, so I thought why not. Well Miracle Mike has cured me! Every injury, ache and pain! I’ve had restricted neck movement since my surgery for curvature of the spine in my teens. Now the movement I have in my neck is amazing – it’s so good I could audition for a part in the Exorcist! Being pain free has had a huge impact on the activities I can participate in and enjoy. I would definitely recommend Mike.
    Morgan Livesey
    Morgan Livesey
    20:01 27 Sep 17
    Mike was fantastic. Thorough, professional and very good at what he does. Went to see him about a neck injury and within the session he had figured out what was wrong and sorted it all out. Neck has never felt better. I cant recommend him enough!
    Keelie Garrard
    Keelie Garrard
    18:31 23 Aug 17
    I was blown away by the results Mike achieved within an hour appointment. I had been suffering with some knee pain after training hard for the Great North Run and also had experienced shoulder and neck pain with pins and needles going down my entire arm into the tips of my fingers following some pull ups I had done 3 weeks prior to my appointment. Having never been to a sports massage before I had no real expectations. It was my first port of call before trying an osteopath. Mike spent a good part of the appointment asking me questions and establishing where my pain was. He then seemed to know exactly what the issues were. He did some postural checks and got straight on with the deep massage needed for my IT band and glutes which instantly relieved my knee pain. He then spent some time establishing where my shoulder pain was but once he discovered it he got right in there and sorted it out. The relief was instant. As I walked home the pins and needles left for the first time in 3 weeks. Mike also showed me some foam roller exercises to keep my IT and glutes in good fettle. Money well spent and actually saved me a small fortune as I was intending on trying an osteopath and a chiropractor. I can't recommend him enough. And he was a thoroughly nice chap too!
    John Sutcliffe
    John Sutcliffe
    10:45 25 Aug 17
    I would highly recommend Mike for any sports injury. I approached Mike for treatment to both of my shoulders for Tendonitis. He was very thorough and professional, with a relaxing personality which puts you at ease. The treatment started to work almost immediately. After a few sessions I was back to training again.
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