We are currently closed due to the Coronavirus pandemic.
We are desperate to re-open, especially as we fell through the gaps with the government self-employed furlough scheme. However, after carrying out a risk assessment we have come to the conclusion that it wouldn’t be a safe course of action.
As a population, we are told to social distance, to use contactless payments, and to wash our hands frequently especially after touching shared surfaces. Yet we are told that as masseurs we can have hands-on contact with patients, with limited PPE, in a confined space for up to one hour. The World Health Organisation has now stated that airborne transmission of the virus may take place in a confined space (this is different from droplet transmission from coughs and sneezes and can be produced by talking and simply breathing) the droplets are smaller and stay in the air for longer making cleaning surfaces between patients inadequate protection.
We understand people’s frustration, especially as the individual risk to a patient visiting the clinic is relatively low, and one most people would be willing to take occasionally, especially if in pain. However, the risk to masseurs who, day in day out could be exposed to the virus will be considerably higher. We have calculated, using information from the government website, that 1 in 3600 people are shedding the virus at any one time. With the number of massages we expect to do, over the next six months, we estimate the chances of coming into contact with a carrier of the virus are very high and the risk to be unacceptable.
The health of our patients, ourselves, and our families, and the continued good reputation of our profession is paramount even if it means sacrificing our wage and struggling over the next few months. This has been a difficult and heartbreaking decision to make but we are not alone in drawing this conclusion.
Please contact us for a free telephone consultation to discuss your condition, and we will be able to offer you advice and exercises. Please keep an eye on this page for further updates.
Although we run the clinic with the highest standards of hygiene, we have a duty of care towards our patients, and have to consider the close contact nature of what we do.
We wish all of our clients and their families the best – stay safe and well.
The Muscle Clinic is a Remedial and Sports Massage clinic in Plymouth City Centre.
Massage can help: Muscle & Joint Pain • Stiff Neck • Back Pain
Postural Tension • Arthritis • Sciatica • Sports Injuries • Stress
Whether you need help with pain or an injury, want to optimise sports performance, or you’d simply like to relax, massage can help. Massage is a wonderful way to de-stress and unwind.
We are a family business with 30 years of experience in treating soft tissue injuries.
To book an appointment, or to have a preliminary chat with us, please call Charlotte and David. We will be pleased to advise you.
For Remedial and Sports massages, we advise you to book at least a one hour session on your first appointment to allow for examination and assessment.
|Block of 3 x 60 Minutes||£105|
We open Tuesday – Saturday. Morning, afternoon and evening appointments are available.
This is a clinical treatment which uses deep tissue massage for therapeutic effect. Orthopaedic conditions such as back pain, arthritis, neck stiffness, frozen shoulder, sciatica and knee injuries, and general muscle aches and pains respond well to Remedial Massage.
A sports massage can help to improve performance, prevent injury, and aid recovery, by reducing muscle tension and promoting flexibility. It is beneficial to all who play sport, from those who have just taken up exercise, to elite athletes.
How to Find Us
The Muscle Clinic is based at the Millfields Trust HQ Business Centre in Plymouth City Centre:
Room 20 Millfields Trust, HQ Business Centre, 237 Union St, Plymouth PL1 3HQ.
If you are driving from Plymouth city centre along Union Street, turn left immediately before Lidl (not Aldi!) and left again into the carpark of HQ Business Centre. HQ is the large grey building set back from the road.
There is free visitor parking along the front of the building. Enter the building via reception and sign in your car. There is a comfortable seating area and we will come down to greet you when it’s time for your appointment.
If you are arriving after 5pm or on a Saturday, there will be no-one on the desk, but please wait in the reception area, or give us a call on 07776 252539 and we will come to meet you.
We have disabled parking and a lift available.
You’ll find other useful information here, please read this before your first appointment.