Isabelle Thorpe (client) 5*

I went to James with a few queries about tension in my back and other areas and the want for a deep tissue massage, but came out feeling more relaxed and knowledgeable then I would of known! A professional yet easy and comfortable experience where James helped pin point some areas which were causing discomfort and a slightly off posture. Very informative and more importantly I found James honest regarding his suggestions for me. The massage was fantastic and I felt thoroughly relaxed afterwards. Thanks James! Will be back again soon.

Annie Harrison (client) 5*

Had a wonderful pregnancy massage with James Rake yesterday. I chose him as a therapist as he has a good qualification in pregnancy massage and it is important to me that I had someone who is fully aware of all the risks when treating in pregnancy. He did a full assessment on me beforehand, looking at medical history, my posture and my aims for the session and then I had a wonderful relaxing massage. I would highly recommend him.

Sol Bianchi (client) 5*

Excellent pregnancy massage, best I have had.

Joanna Lane (client) 5*

A really great deep tissue massage – just what I needed. Thank-you.

Tricia King (client) 5*

I am happy to recommend James to anyone looking for a massage. I have had half a dozen massages so far and will be booking more soon. Great for relieving day-to-day stresses, and helping to keep my muscles relaxed as I try to increase the amount I exercise. Thank you!

Fiona Harrison (client) 5*

I have had approx. half a dozen massages so far and each time feel the benefit in my neck, shoulders and back, in particular. as I have a long term lower back problem, I am always very cautious about who I go to for massage and James is very knowledgeable and professional. would highly recommend!

Gina Guscott (client and osteopath) 5*

I went to see James for a course of deep tissue massage whilst training for a long bike ride. After every treatment I could feel the benefits immediately & allowed me to continue the training I needed to do to get through the 174 mile ride with no pain. I can highly recommend James.

Angela Rake (wife and client) 5*

James provides an excellent deep tissue massage. He does a full and thorough assessment before he treats you and can get to those deep tender and tight spots without it hurting. His pre and postnatal training with Jenny Burrell means he is fully trained in pregnancy and postnatal massage. Jenny’s training is the best in the pre and postnatal field. As a Pilates teacher I refer many of my clients to him and the improvement my clients experience not only in how they feel, their posture and how they move is significant. Most of his clients have now become regulars which speaks for itself. It’s a pity he is too busy to fit me (his wife) into his busy schedule!!

Suzi Walton (client) 5*

I have been seeing James for a monthly back massage for the last 6 months. I had suffered from niggling back pain for nearly 20 years and seeing james once a month has kept me completely pain free. He is professional, a nice guy, really knows his stuff and has reasonable rates. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend him.

Jo Gilshan (client and physiotherapist) 5*

I have been seeing James for my recovering frozen shoulder and he has been brilliant. My shoulder continues to improve each time I see him. I would definitely recommend James for deep soft tissue massage.


Emma Holly (client) 5*

James is a skilled and caring massage therapist. He is professional and put me at ease immediately. After a postural assessment he suggested I needed to release my shoulders and gave a good deep tissue massage. In one area it was a little sore, so he adjusted his pressure immediately.

I haven’t visited many male massage therapists, but he was considerate to my modesty (leaving the room while I changed etc) and the extra strength in his hands felt good on my back as I like a deep massage.

James works from a nice studio at the end of the garden which was clean and quiet. I can recommend his treatments to anyone looking for a remedial massage.