Complementary health care clinic specializing in pregnancy scans, classes and treatments

Sports Massage and Sports Therapy

Paul MacInnes

Read Paul’s New Articles:

The Sitting Athlete (Sports Therapy Advice For The Desk Bound)

Paul MacInnes – BSc (Hons) Sports Therapy.  MSST.

Paul is a Coventry University graduate with a BSc (Hons) in Sports Therapy and is a member of the Society of Sports Therapists (SST).

He is also currently working part-time for Stevenage Football Club as the Academy’s Foundation Phase Sports Therapist.  His other previous work experiences consist of Millwall Football Club, Coventry City Football Club, Bedworth United Football Club, Coventry University Sports Therapy Clinic, Coventry University Tennis Team and attendance at events such as the St. Albans 10k runs.

Sports massage is an effective therapy in the prevention of injury, the maintenance of a healthy body and in relieving muscle tension.  Application is ideal for combatting the build-up of such tension on the joints, ligaments, tendons and muscles whether this comes from regular activity or inactivity.  Alternatively, it can be adapted for relaxation benefits dependent on the client.

Appointments can be made for 30 minute or 1 hour sessions by calling Paul on 07889509693 or booking directly through the clinic on 01727 833100.  Alternatively, you can e-mail

For further information about Paul take a look at his website

Contraindications to Sports Massage:

  • Body over 100oF – feeling unwell
  • Acute soft tissue inflammation
  • Open wounds
  • Bone and joint injury – fracture, dislocation
  • Diseased blood vessels – deep-vein thrombosis (DVT), varicose veins etc.
  • Infectious skin disease – bacterial, fungal, viral, lymphangitis, herpes
  • Cancer – tumours, melanoma
  • Bleeding disorders – haemophilia
  • Diabetes
  • Where massage treatment causes any adverse reactions
  • When present symptoms require advise from a doctor


Care Quality Commission

Verulam Clinic is registered with the Care Quality Commission. Provider ID: 1-127591200 20th May 2012 Registered number: 05283588 All sonographers & physiotherapists are registered with the Health & Care Professions Council.


Verulam Clinic
118-120 Victoria Street
St Albans

01727 833 100