Meet some of my clients
Madonna Blyth (Capt) & Jade Warrender.
I was very fortunate enough to work with the Australian Ladies Hockey Squad, during their time in the Uk. There were competing in the World League in London, in which they won. In this picture are two of the players...from left to right.
1st place Figure model, 1st place Muscle model, 1st place, Over 40's, 1st place Yummy mummy, and 3rd place Fitness short class
Dave I owe you so much, you have been the best support to me, but more than anything you got my muscle to do what they needed to do ! getting ready for a comp. I needed the best professional care and advice to get me there, and you have definitely done a fantastic job on me ! I value your contribution Dave ! one of these trophies is definitely yours !THANK YOU
I have been visiting Dave for almost a year. I suffer with back, shoulder and neck pain from everyday work.
Dave knows where the problem areas are and works them effectively, without causing too much pain!
has an ability to focus in on the problematic areas causing trouble,
and often finds other areas I didn’t even know about! I was amazed how
improved my neck felt after just one session.
has great professionalism and an ability to put you at ease with his
restful presence and good sense of humour. I would have no hesitation in
recommending Dave to anybody.
I really look forward to my regular massage.
Jenna Randall - GB Synchronized Swimming
I have been a full time athlete for over 7 years now and with my intense
training regime my body is left in pieces. I have had many sports
massages in my sporting career but Dave is definitely without a doubt
the best therapist, ever. He has an amazing ability to pinpoint the
problem areas quickly and to work on a very deep level when necessary. I
leave my appointments feeling reconnected to my body, released from
pain and in a much happier, relaxed place. Thank you so much, you are
with out of doubt a massage god!! Everyone should get the chance to
experience your healing, magical hands!
I began having treatments with Dave several months occur due to persistent shoulder and upper back pains, that were preventing me from performing many exercises at the gym.
I had seen several physiotherapists previously without success in dealing with the issues. After just a few treatments with Dave I was able to begin performing those same exercises that I had not been able to complete for years.
Dave offers an extremely and professional service. He spends a full hour with you in his sessions, and unlike many therapists I have seen in past years, you actually receive a full hour in treatment, as well as time taken to discuss your issues.
Dave hands-on approach to therapy I feel has been greatly beneficial to me.
I have recommended Dave to friends and family, who have also been extremely happy with the service he provides.
I have been having treatments from Dave once a
week for over six months now. He helps me keep in top shape and to keep
hitting my training goals. Having had sports massage for the last
twenty years I can confidently say that Dave is the best therapist I
have ever seen.
I have played sport all my life and since retiring a few years ago I try
to play golf 2-3 times a week. Dave visits me one a month for a back
and shoulder massage which I find invaluable. Every little ache or pain
Dave will work on which enables me to stay supple and keeps me on the
golf course. Dave is a great guy who puts you instantly at ease and
provides a first class massage.
Having had on-going back problems since my early 20's I have had many
massages over the years but I can honestly say Dave is the best!!. The
massages have help me greatly with back/hip/hamstring problems and I
would recommend him to anyone looking for lasting results, Dave's
professional and friendly manner, knowledge and advice mean I will
continue to return to Dave for treatments time after time.
Dave diagnosed my problem quickly...he then followed through with some
good treatment that directed the pain away from my knee. The
rehabilitation exercises he gave me were based around my sport, which
gave me an even quicker and effective recovery. I felt the service was
very personal and uplifting keeping my spirits high during such a low
period in my sporting career. Dave's magic hands thank you again your
Dave was recommended to me by nearly all the people I train with at bootcamp.
been suffering from severe hip and quad discomfort after to many events close together
and of course not enough stretching before or after.
Dave has healing hands he finds tightness in you that you never knew existed .I look forward to my massage and love that my body is left feeling as it should.
Dave has a professional and friendly manner and I recommend him to everyone.
"I've been seeing Dave for a couple of years now, he delivers an
outstanding massage, at excellent value and with good banter thrown in.
Good deep tissue sports therapists are hard to come by, so finding Dave
has been very beneficial for me. I often find myself smiling through
the pain, which is just as well as I would be crying otherwise:-)
Excellent service and I can't recommend highly enough!"
I started to see Dave for a monthly massage well over a year ago as a
way of treating myself to something I wouldn't normally do. Now I
almost see it as a necessity! I'm much more aware of my posture and how
it can be affected by things like commuting with a heavy laptop bag.
My hairdresser used to be constantly asking me to relax my shoulders as
they weren't level and it could affect my haircut but she hasn't done
that for months thanks to Dave!
Sue & Tim
in a couple of sessions Dave got rid of some knots in my shoulder and
back that I’d had for years! Regular massages with Dave have meant that
I feel a foot taller after too much time sitting at a desk working at a
computer. I was so impressed with the quality of the massages that I
quickly introduced my partner to Dave and now we are both addicted!
I play semi-professional football and have been a
long term sufferer of lower back pain and hamstring strains. After
taking one look at my back Dave was able to tell exactly what the
problem was and how to treat it.
I have had multiple appointments since then
spanning over 6 months and have had no issues with my back or
hamstrings, which for me is a miracle! I would highly recommend Dave to
anyone reading this who is looking for a top quality massage
I am a 17 year
old female Karate Black belt who has been training since the age of 6. I have now reached a level where I require
professional advice and treatment in order to maintain a high fitness level and
freedom from injury. As part of my
training schedule I visit Dave for regular massage and advice. This has helped me stay injury free whilst
aiding recovery between training sessions and competitions. I find Dave’s
treatments and advice to be of the highest order on both a personal and
professional level and have always felt relaxed and at ease. His calm, personable manner makes treatment
sessions enjoyable and I have no hesitation in recommending him as a therapist.
Dave is AMAZING!
I suffer from a
connective tissue disorder called Ehlers Danlos Syndrome. My condition
was made worse from professional dancing (unknown at the time) &
came to a head 5 years ago when I damaged my lower back. In that time I
have seen numerous physiotherapists, osteopaths & massage
therapists without any improvement. Until Dave.
first time I saw Dave he was able to pin point my problem areas without
much guidance from me. I leave each massage with a significant
decrease in pain & these benefits last until I see Dave again.
is the nicest guy you will ever meet & has a gift of making you
feel relaxed straight away. If you haven't had a sports massage from
Dave you are missing out!
have always been involved in Sport from a young age, and was a
Synchronised Swimmer for 9 years competing at National and International
Level. I had always found that my upper back and shoulder hold a lot of
tension which causes pain and headaches. I have seen a fair few sport
massage therapist's, but since seeing Dave I no longer suffer with the
tension and pains. His massages have also helped me improve my posture
at work as well as aiding my old sporting injuries.
Dave is an
exceptional therapist with incredible knowledge he instinctively knows
where my problem areas are. He makes me feel comfortable and at ease
before I even get onto the massage couch.
Dave is one of the most
genuine people that I have ever met, I will continue to use him for my
massages and recommend him to anyone.
Thank you Dave!!
been seeing Dave for regularly for some months. I suffer from lower
back and neck pain due to the physical job I have, which means lots of
lifting and bending. I’ve tried many types of therapies and without
doubt Dave has made all the difference. His deep massage relieves the
symptoms and pinpoints the areas and I don’t need to look for more
drastic medical intervention. After a massage from Dave I feel I’m able
to move more freely and can carry on working. Thanks Dave, really
I suffer from constant back and neck pain mainly due to the job I do so a
good massage is very important to me. Ive had many massages over the
years and without doubt Dave is the best. Not only is he great at what
he does, he is friendly, excellent value and I love the fact he comes
to my home. I only wish I could see him every week!
'I had been suffering with a persistent biceps strain as well as upper
back niggles for several years. Seeing Dave for just a few sessions has
relieved both the symptoms and improved my flexibility and range of
motion enabling me to improve what I can do in the gym. Would recommend
him for those resigned to training whilst carrying a long term injury
but can actually do something about it!'
Having an under-active thyroid caused me to put on weight which over
time caused pressure on my hips. I was in almost constant pain with my
left hip when I started to see Dave. Fortunately over a course of 5-6
treatments with Dave, his deep tissue massages ensured a completely pain
free me helping me to get my weight off and enabling me to train hard
in the gym. Dave took a real interest in my exercising and what I was
doing and was then able to give me invaluable advice on how to stretch
the right muscles both during and after exercise. My routine massages
with Dave keep my muscles in great shape and ensures my training is
effective by being fully mobilised.
Following a shoulder operation, Dave helped to rehabilitate the whole of
my upper back and shoulders and over a period of 5-6 sessions, I no
longer had any residual pain in that region. Life generally seems to
tighten up my back and shoulders and as a “MOT service”, regular
sessions with Dave help to keep me on the straight and narrow from a
physical perspective. I truly believe that one should continue to have
physio sessions irrespective of their perceived well-being as this helps
to prevent tension creeping
in - prevention is far less pervasive (and
cheaper) than dealing with problems once they are acute.
started getting sports massage from Dave some months ago. Having trained
and played sport for most of my life, this was one element of keeping
fit that I had not paid too much attention to in the past. Dave had his
worked cut out but following several regular sessions, I have found all
my muscles groups more relaxed and better equipped to deal with any
activity I undertake. I intend to continue to receive Dave's sports
massage as part of my training regime going forward and would recommend
him to anyone, be they participating in sport or simply wanting to
relief the stress of everyday life and to keep healthy.
I was first introduced to Dave on a fitness weekend though a friend.
I have to say at first I was a bit apprehensive as I had never had a
sports massage before but I can honestly say I felt great afterwards and
a neck strain I had endured for months had all but gone. I have
continued to use Dave every month and any twinges that are niggling are
virtually gone afterwards. I train four times a week and see this as
being for of my regime to stay fit healthy. Thank you
Dave can't praise
I was introduced to Dave through my Daughters. They were part of the Great Britain Synchronised Swimming Team and swore by him.
I have had major back problems for 30 years and have been having monthly trips to the chiropractor for all this time.
was hoping that he would be able to at least ease the problem even if
he couldn't fix it as I was starting to have to make my Chiropractor
trips every three weeks.
After regular treatment I find that I am now
able to go back to monthly visits and also have no where near the
spasms or pain in my back that I used to.
His massages are not soft, you must be brave, but they are the best I have ever experienced and really work.
Dave Harper is one in a million and truly has the magic touch.
After almost a year of pain through a back
and leg injury, due to a disk bulge pressing against my sciatic nerve,
and spending over £600 on an osteopath and also avoided back surgery. I
have had just 3 sessions with Dave Harper and I have come off
amitriptyline, solpadol, naproxen and diclofenac! A truly amazing
therapist, I look forward to getting my life back and going back to
training at the gym!
I have a massage every week with Dave. Dave is one of the best massage
therapists I have ever had. I like deep tissue massage and Dave is
excellent at working free all my knots.
Apart from his knowledge and skill as a massage therapist,Dave is always smiling and a pleasure to spend an hour with.
Dennis Lam – 68 year old Golfer, Hong Kong, China
Thanks Dave for most healing sports massage during my short visit to
England. Your soft and pin-point therapies on my shoulder and lower back were
definitely one of the best I have had. This is no small feat as you managed to
detect/relax those tight spots that have bothered me the last 30 years! Keep up
the great work and see you soon.
Rob & Kate Munro
have both been having regular massages from Dave for over two years and
would not hesitate to recommend him to all of our friends and family.
Dave is a lovely guy who is always smiling and laughing and places you
at ease whenever you meet him - you know you are in good hands!
enjoy training hard and participating in tough obstacle events and mud
runs. Dave has been a pivotal part of our recovery during these times
and has enabled us to keep training at the rate that we do. Dave is very knowledgeable and has helped us with any discomfort or problems we've
experienced through training injuries, without him working his magic we
are certain that we would not be as fit and able as we are. Thanks Dave!
I first started seeing Dave in January this year on recommendation
from a good friend. I had just started training for a marathon and I had
previously suffered niggling injuries around my hip/glute/groin area for which I
had been seeing my osteopath for 2 years!
I was very worried that I wouldn’t be able to handle the
pain and discomfort as sports massages
have a reputation for being very painful - but Dave made feel at ease very quickly.
After the first session I picked up yet another training
niggle, this time it was pain in my foot which made me stop dead in my tracks
on a training run. I was so upset and panicking that I would have to pull out
of the marathon again. Straight away from the first session he identified the
pain in my foot was related to extreme tightness in my lower legs and he got to
work to release it. Within a couple of weeks I was back to training again and I’m
pleased to say successfully completed Brighton marathon in April.
Dave really is a genuine person who will always do that bit
extra to help however he can. I virtually have no arch support in my feet so he
suggested taping up my feet to help alleviate the pressure whilst running, and
in his own time he looked up how best to do this. It was the best thing he could have recommended and my
longer training runs felt much more comfortable.
I loved my sessions – his cracking sense of humour helped
(mostly!) to distract me from the discomfort. I can honestly say if it hadn’t been for him I
wouldn’t have got to the start line of the marathon, let alone finish it.
I have now had rather a long break from running but I know I
will continue to see Dave. My one regret is that I didn’t start having sports
massages earlier. Even for non-sport people they are hugely beneficial, it
makes you so much more aware of your body and how everything fits together. Thank you so much Dave!
Tony and Shazia
Both Tony and I
have been having regular massages with Dave over the past year, since
both of us started having problems with our backs. After being in
horrendous pain with my back, to the point of tears. I was introduced
to Dave by Tony. Since seeing Dave on a monthly basis I no longer
suffer with the pain I once felt. I honestly believe he has the hands
of a healer. I can't thank him enough. Tony does a lot of weight
training, regular massages help him with the recovery process and
keeping him supple. Dave is a friendly, professional and happy guy, who
puts you at ease as soon as you meet him. I recommend him to everyone.
Thank you Dave!
Following years of weight training and very little stretching my body
started to sieze up. Having been recommended to Dave I can not believe
the results. Reduced pain, free movement and increased weights. Dave
very quickly finds the problem areas and seeks to help your body repair
itself. If Carling made a Sports Therapist it would be Dave, Probably
the best in the world.