About Hitanshu

Sports Massage Male Therapist in Leeds

My Story

My name is Hitanshu, and I am a  Sports massage therapist located in Leeds. I relocated from London to Leeds, to pursue my second bachelor’s degree in Food Science and Nutrition. I needed to do something alongside my degree to pay my bills. Working odd jobs as a mature student was insufficient due to my modest to affluent lifestyle. I chose to enroll in a Level 3 Sports Massage therapy course since I had expertise with Swedish massage.

 I opted to move on to level 4 of the sports massage course because the business was progressing slowly, and I wanted to gain more knowledge. But it didn’t end there; I went on to take more courses from renowned osteopathic physician John Gibbons that were focused on specific muscles. My degree in food science and nutrition from Leeds University is now complete. I also completed a master’s degree in nutrition.

My Unique Approach

I work full-time as a sports massage therapist in Leeds. I take a unique approach to treating pain by using a variety of manual therapy techniques that have been scientifically proven to be effective in reducing pain. I use a combination of massage, assisted stretching, osteopathy manipulation, and mobilization techniques.

Our Mission, Vision & Values

Our mission is simple: respecting each customer as an individual, paying attention to their goals, and working together to achieve them. We guarantee the best results with the greatest likelihood of success.

Our vision is to provide a client-centered clinical approach to the community in Leeds for optimal health and sporting performance.

We are dedicated to achieving the ideals of unity, leadership, quality, and sharing in sports therapy and to recognize our obligations to society and the members.

What Services we provide

Frequently Asked Questions

What should I wear in the session?

The type of clothing you should wear depends on the parts of your body that need to be worked on, but we encourage all patients to wear (or bring) appropriate attire. Lightweight, loose-fitting, flexible clothing is excellent, and it’s strongly advised that you bring some shorts with you for unrestricted movement/assessment. Ladies, you must have underwear on. Men, boxer shorts are not recommended, so you must have brief-style underwear. Some men prefer to be naked, and that is totally fine. You will be covered with towels in the session anyway. You are welcome to change at your appointment and ladies will have a private space to do so. We need you to be at ease and comfortable during the course of your therapy.

Do I need a doctor’s permission to be treated in the session?

Most of the time, you can receive care from us without a doctor’s referral. To ensure that you are healthy enough to receive treatment, you will always have a brief consultation at the beginning. In the unlikely event that you are not, you can postpone your appointment after having received your doctor’s permission.

I am a regular gym goer. What message do you recommend?

Sports massage! Without a question! The word “Sports” says it all. This massage is designed for athletes. You do not have to be a professional athlete to get Sports Massage. If you train hard in the gym, at least three times a day, Sports massage is recommended. The stronger pressure in Sports massage is proven to release and reduce tension in muscles more than Deep tissue massage. Waste products such as lactic acid are released during high-intensity workouts. Sports Massage helps in the removal of lactic acid and thus reduces pain in the body. All of this promotes recovery and minimizes the likelihood of muscular injury.

Will I feel sore after the treatment?

After your massage, you could feel sore, but don’t worry; this is entirely natural. Some treatments can be quite intense and experiencing mild effects like this afterwards is not unusual. Once your session is over, you will always be informed of how to manage this in the aftercare phase.

What qualifications do you have?

I am a fully qualified, registered, and insured Sports Therapist. I have level 3 and level 4 in Sports Massage Therapy. It basically means I have studied the anatomy of the muscles and various techniques of manual therapy. In level 4 I have further learned how to do posture analysis, assisted stretching, and trigger point therapy. I have also done a specialized osteopathy course in the shoulder and glutes. In addition, I also have a master’s in nutrition, so I understand the physiology of the human body.

What type of massage do you recommend for the first-timer?

The three main types of massage I offer are Swedish Massage, Deep Tissue Massage, and Sports Massage. In simple terms, Swedish massage is a relaxing massage with soft pressure. Deep tissue massage has a stronger pressure. Sports massage has the strongest pressure, but it also has trigger points and assisted stretching included. If you never had a massage before, it is recommended to try the Swedish Massage. It has the lowest pressure, which anybody would be able to take and no matter what pressure you have, the benefits of blood circulation are still going to be there.

What's the best way to get to your studio? Is there free parking?

If you are driving. Please type “Swedish Sports Massage” on Google Maps. Make sure the location you are reaching has the postcode LS4 2PD. However, do not type the postcode on Google map! Please type Swedish Sports Massage. Once you are at the location, please park your car in a big free car park in front of the Leeds English Language School. Please wait for me at (Blue Door) at the Leeds English Language School entrance. Again, car parking is free!!

If you are taking a bus. Bus numbers 50,50A and 49 bus stop is right next to the car parking area. The name of the stop is St. Michael’s Lane.

Can I use the gym after the massage?

You are to refrain from doing any strenuous exercises after the massage session for at least 24 hours. Your muscles will be softer and looser following the massage and you will be more likely to injure yourself, so it’s best to allow your body time to recover and settle from the massage

I scheduled the massage for my husband. He could barely sleep with pain in his back and neck. Hitanshu started with an initial assessment to check the range of motion of different muscles which indicated the part of muscle that needed treatment. The massage included stronger strokes, assisted stretching and some adjustments. After the session, the range of motion tests were conducted again to check the final results and my husband was feeling almost no pain, could move with no pain and he can sleep well again. All in just a one-hour session. Highly recommend it.

Patricia Penchiari

My 1st visit 1 hour I had really bad sholder pain on my first visit. Really nice calming atmosphere, where i had a consultation and exercises to see where the pain was coming from. Then massage with cupping and scapping the pain was intense and felt has if he was getting rid of all my knots. 2nd visit only needed half an hour as a few days after my first visit after hurting. The pains gradually eased and could move my sholder. Highly recommended

Tracey Gibson

The massage was exceptional! From the moment I walked in a felt at ease. Feeling amazing afterwards. Will be back again soon.


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Open Hours

Mon – Fri — 9:00am – 9:00pm
Saturday — 9:00am – 9:00pm
Sunday — 9:00am – 9:00pm

Swedish Sports Massage
Unit 75 Flexspace
Burley Road
Leeds LS4 2PU