Sports Massage And Soft Tissue Therapy

Vanessa Skelton

Vanessa Skelton Sports Massage and Soft Tissue Therapy providing services in Edinburgh city centre and Portobello to help treat sports injuries and ease chronic pain

60 Minute Treatment

This is the standard treatment. Includes initial consultation (on first visit), any necessary postural/joint assessments, a full treatment and advice on remedial exercise where applicable. Perfect for people with chronic pain, soft tissue injuries or for general maintenance massages.


30 minute treatment

Suitable for return visits or pre or post events


90 Minute Treatment

Suitable for if you are looking for a full body treatment


Block Bookings

3 x 60 minute sessions (you can choose to do this at the end of the first session if you are not sure you want to commit initially) (only available in Portobello and Musselburgh; Active Health block booking prices are 5 x 60 min sessions for £210).


Sports Clubs and Events

If you would like sports massage services for your sports club or would like to have me come and work at your event, please contact me for further information. 

£ On Request



Any strapping and taping used in the course of a normal treatment won't incur any charges. If you require taping/strapping prior to a race or competition or want a reapplication of something done in a treatment, a small charge will be made for the time taken to apply the tape/the cost of the tape used. Please mention when booking that this is the service you require.


Gift vouchers are a great gift idea for a loved one. Available in any amount to cover part or all of a treatment. Can be sent via post or email to any address. Contact me for more information or to purchase a gift voucher.


Cash or card payment on the day or bank transfer prior to treatment (ask for details).


Please be considerate and give as much notice as you can if you cannot make your appointment. Late cancellations often mean I cannot get anyone else into that appointment slot and results in loss of income. Appointments cancelled less than 24 hours prior to appointment time may be subject to a fee. Missed/forgotten appointments will be charged at 100% fee. 


At your first session, I will give you a short form to complete to check your medical history and ask questions around your reasons for the visit. If necessary, I will undertake a short postural assessment and/or joint assessments to identify any underlying causes to your problem.  I will use that information to provide a massage treatment using a combination of techniques. The session will end with some advice on stretching and any remedial exercise required to strengthen any weakened areas that I have identified.

Please wear secure underwear and loose fitting clothing to the session. It may be necessary to remove some items of your clothing so that I can access the areas I need to treat but you will be well covered with towels/blankets and I can always work through clothing if that makes you more comfortable.

It is a good idea to drink plenty of water following a session to rehydrate. You may feel the need to have a gentle stretch. It is perfectly normal to feel some discomfort in the treated areas in the 48 hours following treatment but it will settle. If you have any concerns after a treatment, please do not hesitate to contact me.

If you are unsure if a treatment would benefit you, I am happy to do a free telephone consultation to discuss your issue and possible treatment options.

Email: Phone: 07527154675.