Massage Therapy Newcastle

Feeling fatigued, stressed, ad achy? Do you want to recover faster?

  • Newcastle’s best physiotherapy provider for pain relief.

  • Experienced therapists.

  • Advanced techniques and tools for accelerated recovery.

  • Convenient online booking.

  • Free phone consultation.

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David C
David C
I hurt my shoulder when I slipped on the ice just before Christmas 2022. I expected it would get better quickly, but it didn't - it was very painful to raise my arm beyond the horizontal. Important travel plans took me out of the country just after New Year so it was mid-February before I could seek professional help. I was delighted to be able to see Brian at Releaf Physio (Benton): he examined my shoulder very thoroughly and diagnosed a partial tear of the tendon of the supraspinatus muscle (he explained this to me with some excellent computerised drawings). Over the last 4 months he's seen me 4 more times and given me a series of graded strengthening exercises to do at home, explaining them carefully and providing an app to help guide me through them. On each visit he also massaged my shoulder to help free up its movement. He's always been very encouraging, which has helped me to carry on putting in the effort with the exercises at home. So it's taken a while but normal strength has now returned to my shoulder and I can even reach up to trim my long, high garden hedge with manual shears with hardly any discomfort. Because it's so much better I'm not planning any more appointments but Brian is happy to see me again if necessary. I recommend him strongly, he clearly knows his job very well indeed and has an excellent "bedside manner" to go along with it.
Michael Bradley
Michael Bradley
Being using Brian at the Benton clinic for a while now great service very knowledgeable. Highly recommend very friendly and approachable keep up the good work
Sam Scott
Sam Scott
Highly Recommended. Brian presently treating me for a long term shoulder issue. Within few weeks have already seen an great improvement. Brian's attention to detail and understanding of problem were excellent as are the online tailor made exercise video to do at home.
Michael Tang
Michael Tang
Saw Brian around October 2021 for chronic lower back pain relating to crossfit and tennis. Had back pain for about 4 years + Sleeping was painful, waking up in the morning I could barely bend over to out trousers on without sitting on the edge of the bed for about 2 mins. I am 35 and pretty fit so having all this was annoying and making me not want to do any exercise. Now after monthly physio sessions, a progressive physiotherapy plan that was done almost every single day, I am now pain free, doing crossfit again and playing tennis without much concern. Overall treatment was for 5 months, and i am now just maintaining it to prevent injury. Can’t recommend this guy enough!
Aditya Vijay
Aditya Vijay
Mr Brian Lillis was super! Understood the situation very well, and helped in creating a whole plan in making sure my lower back pain would subsidies as soon as possible. - HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!
Phillip Webster
Phillip Webster
Went for an hour of deep tissue sports therapy. Very pleasant, easy enough to get booked in and very reasonably priced. Done a great job. Will definitely use again.
Max Sansom
Max Sansom
I went to see Robert yesterday as I have been suffering with lower back pain for weeks now and it’s the best thing I’ve done. Robert was excellent from start to finish. Immensely knowledgeable and a credit to Releaf Physio. I will be a very regular customer and I’d recommend anyone to Robert.
Stephen Cooper
Stephen Cooper
Best physiotherapy I’ve ever had. Professional, hugely knowledgeable - Brian was superb.
JAYNE Calvert
JAYNE Calvert
Had my initial assessment on Saturday for my shoulder. Brian was friendly and very knowledgeable. My shoulder felt better and I was sent an email with videos of the exercises I need to do at home plus the reassurance I can message him at any time. Definitely going to go back for a review. Brilliant service thank you
Who we are

Why choose massage therapy?

Deep Tissue Massage

Our deep tissue massage targets the deeper layers of muscles, connective tissues, and soft tissues, providing effective relief for chronic muscle pain and stiffness. It promotes deep relaxation and improved flexibility.

Sports Massage

Tailored for athletes and active individuals, our sports massage focuses on enhancing performance, preventing injuries, and speeding up recovery by targeting specific muscle groups. Sports massage will also optimise your physical well-being and mental focus.

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How it works



Physiotherapy will help people improve their physical health, mobility, and overall wellbeing.


ESWT works by delivering low-energy sound waves, targeted to specific damaged tissues.

Sports Massage
Sports Massage

This sports massage therapy service is designed to reduce muscle tension, improve circulation and reduce stress in athletes and active individuals.

Sports Injury Clinic
sports injury clinic

At Releaf Physiotherapy, our sports injury clinic serves athletes at all levels. Our skilled physiotherapists offer tailored treatment plans to help you excel and return to an active lifestyle.


Massage aims to improve circulation, reduce stress, encourage mobility and speed up recovery.


TR- Therapy distributes high frequency electromagnetic energy into the desired tissue to promote healing.


This is when fine needles are inserted at certain sites in the body for therapeutic or preventative purposes.

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Stress Reduction

Experience the soothing and calming effects of massage, which helps alleviate stress and promotes a sense of well-being.

Relaxation of the Body and Mind

Immerse yourself in a blissful state of relaxation as our skilled masseuses gently ease away your worries and tensions.

Advanced Techniques

At Releaf Physio, we deliver more than ordinary massage therapy treatment. Our professional therapists utilise the most advanced techniques to ensure you get the effective and efficient results that come with a truly professional massage therapy session. We take a comprehensive approach to health and wellness, focusing on both rehabilitation and exercise recovery.

Highly Skilled Therapists

Our team of physiotherapists is highly skilled and experienced in providing exceptional massage therapy here in Newcastle Upon Tyne. They tailor each massage therapy session to your specific needs and goals.

Quick Recovery Time

We provide in-depth Sports massage to help athletes and physically active individuals heal and recover well from injuries in the quickest time possible. Our treatment will also improve performance, aid muscle relaxation, and help avoid injuries in the future.

Unrivalled Service

Our blend of performance training, rehabilitation techniques, and personalised care sets us apart in providing an unrivalled massage therapy experience.

Reduced Muscle Tension

Our targeted massage treatment releases muscle tension and tightness, providing immediate and long-lasting relief.

Reduced Joint Pain

Massage therapy can alleviate joint pain by reducing inflammation, improving mobility, and promoting joint health.

Well-Being and Wellness

Experience the holistic benefits of massage therapy, which go beyond physical relief and contribute to your overall well-being.

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Common Questions

Frequently asked questions

- The answer is Yes if you have a condition that is restricting your ability to perform your daily activities.

- There are many approaches that can be taken to help improve and return you to normal activities with limited to no restrictions.

We participate in the majority of major health insurance plans including Aviva, Axxa, Vitality Health, simple health etc.


Please contact us prior to your first visit to see if we are recognised with your specific health plan.

Your therapist will conduct an initial consultation lasting around 45 minutes, during which time your practitioner will discuss your medical history, perform an examination and apply necessary physiotherapy treatment.

This evaluation is necessary to create a program designed specifically to address your needs for a maximum recovery.

We recommend comfortable loose fitting clothing such as joggers or shorts, a T-shirt or tank-top.

It is advised to wear appropriate clothing so that the physiotherapist can examine your injury thoroughly, for example, ladies are advised to wear a string top if being assessed for a shoulder injury.

We accept all major credit cards, ATM/Debit cards and cash.

The duration of a massage therapy session can vary, but typically it lasts anywhere from 30- 60 minutes. This allows sufficient time for our therapists to address your concerns and provide a comprehensive treatment tailored to your needs.

Yes, our massage therapists are highly qualified and certified professionals. They have undergone rigorous training and possess the necessary credentials to provide effective massage therapy. You can trust in their expertise and experience to deliver a safe and beneficial treatment.

Yes, our treatment rooms are designed to provide a private and comfortable atmosphere for your massage therapy session, according to UK standards. Our friendly staff is dedicated to ensuring your comfort throughout your visit.

Yes, massage therapy reduces swelling by promoting improved blood circulation and lymphatic flow. The manual techniques used in massage, combined with the pressure applied, can aid in reducing fluid buildup and promoting the body's natural healing process.

Yes, massage therapy can be highly beneficial for sports injuries. It incorporates deep and soft tissue massage to help in reducing muscle tension, promote relaxation, improve blood circulation, and aid in the recovery process. Our therapists are skilled in sports massage techniques that specifically target sports-related injuries and aim to enhance your performance and expedite healing.

Sports massage can include both leg massage and neck massage, among other massage techniques and areas of focus. This is done to alleviate muscle tightness, improve flexibility, and enhance blood flow to the lower extremities, which all contribute to better athletic performance and faster recovery.

A good deep-tissue massage may involve some discomfort, especially when targeting deeper layers of muscles and addressing areas of tension. However, it should not be overly painful. Our therapists will communicate with you during the session to ensure your comfort level and make adjustments accordingly.

Yes, massage therapy can be suitable for pregnant women, but it is important to consult with your healthcare provider and inform your massage therapist about your pregnancy. Prenatal massage techniques are specifically adapted to accommodate the needs and safety of expectant mothers, focusing on relaxation, reducing muscle tension, and addressing common pregnancy discomforts.

The frequency of massage therapy sessions depends on various factors, including your specific needs, goals, and budget. Some individuals benefit from regular massage for ongoing maintenance, while others may choose monthly sessions for general well-being.

During a body massage treatment session, it is recommended to wear loose clothing so that the therapist can access to the problem area(s). For example, if wanting legs massaged it is advisable to wear shorts to expose the lower limbs. Rest assured that your privacy and modesty will be respected at all times.

Body oil massage therapy can help alleviate migraines or headaches by reducing muscle tension and improving blood circulation to make you feel relaxed.

Yes, it is normal to experience some soreness after a full body massage, especially if deep tissue techniques were applied or if you had areas of tension or muscle knots. This soreness is temporary and typically resolves within a day or two. Drinking plenty of water and engaging in light stretching can help alleviate any post-massage soreness.

Yes, we offer gift vouchers for massage therapy, allowing you to treat your loved ones to a rejuvenating and relaxing experience. It's a perfect gift for birthdays, special occasions, or simply to show your care and appreciation.