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Jarrow Sports Massage aims to provide clients with high quality professional treatment which fits in & around their lifestyle. Subsequently, the treatments provided by us are designed to quickly identify the cause of your pain, treat the injury and initiate the healing process to return you to full health.



A personal message from Steve Lovell


As a keen sportsman I have participated in various energetic sports and hobbies over the years including playing hockey at county schoolboy and county veteran level, competing in judo at national competition level, rock climbing and travelling to Thailand to train in Thai boxing. My first experience of massage was from a thai boxing coach who administered a back massage by walking on my back. Painful as it sounds it did actually loosen up the muscles! Since then I have received treatment for various conditions and as a way to help my recovery after injury. Having experienced the benefits of massage I have now become an advocate for sports and therapeutic massage. Without it I would struggle to actively participate in my current sports  - hockey (I am proud to say I have played for my local club for the last 37 consecutive seasons), Wing Chun Kung Fu and WTF Taekwondo.


As a consequence of my positive experience I am pleased to be able to offer you a package of various types of massage which will help you to recover or to relax.


I hope you enjoy our therapies and they help you to achieve your goals whether they are in sport or in achieving a healthier more relaxed lifestyle.




PS - please don't worry our treatments will not involve walking on your back!


Steve Lovell - Owner of Jarrow Sports Massage/therapist

(Member of the Sports Therapy Organisation)


Current Massage Experience:

Currently working in a busy clinical setting at Jarrow Chiropractic. Also providing sports massage to Sunderland AFC Ladies football team.


Past Experience:

Gateshead College Massage suite

Durham City Hockey Club Easter Festivals

The Durham Big Ride - 25K Bike Ride

The Beast - Durham 50K Extreme Bike Ride

The BUPA Great North run

The Kielder 10K run

Sunderland 10K run

The Kielder Run, Bike, Run event

The Kielder Marathon

SAFC Ladies Football Team (2016-17 season)



MSc Health Sciences University of Northumbria

BSc Health Studies University of Sunderland

VTCT Level 4 Sports Massage Therapy

VTCT Level 3 Sports Massage Therapy

Gateway workshops Diploma in Acupressure Massage

Gateway workshops Diploma in Myofacial Release

Gateway workshops Diploma Meditation Teacher

NCFE Level 1 Exercise Studies

STPCT Level 1Nutrition & Health Foundation Certificate



Wing Chun Kung Fu

WTF Taekwondo

Hiking & Camping

Foreign Travel

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