Our Eltham based fully insured Massage Therapist provides a full-range of massage therapy, each treatment specifically tailored to meet your needs. Open 7 days per week, located in a professional treatment room with en-suite facilities in south-east London, SE9 within easy commuting distance from Eltham, Kidbrooke, Blackheath, Greenwich, Woolwich, Lewisham, Charlton, Welling, Sidcup, Bexley, Bexleyheath and just a 20 minute train journey from London Bridge.



Remedial Massage

Deep Tissue Massage

Sports Massage

Using deep-tissue techniques, this massage treats a broad spectrum of musculoskeletal issues including postural and soft-tissue dysfunction.  
This massage is excellent for injury, chronic pain management, and rehabilitation.

Full Body Massage

Swedish Massage

A gentle, full-body approach to massage therapy which incorporates long strokes, to release tension and stress, improving blood circulation and stimulating the body’s lymphatic system, which carries away waste products.

Hot Stones Massage

Relaxing Massage


The heat from the stones allows the therapist to manipulate and penetrate deeper into the targeted muscles. Whilst also offering a remedy to aches and pains, the Hot Stone massage is also a fantastic way to relax and unwind in a tranquil and soothing environment.

About Wellness Massage Therapy


Rick Southcott MFHT

With a great knowledge on how the body works and also a huge passion for maintaining and encouraging active lifestyles, Rick has a wide range of experience to meet your needs.

A keen practitioner of massage and current member of the Federation of Holistic Therapists (click logo below for verification and member profile), Rick holds a Diploma in Sports Massage. He is passionate about health and wellness and is also a Level 4 Personal Trainer, with a Diploma in exercise referral and Certificate in physical activity and lifestyle strategies for management of low back pain.

A successful remedy is not just about alleviating pain, but understanding how the problem occurred and how it can be avoided in the future. Rick will implement many proven massage techniques to treat and relieve pain and with his additional knowledge of anatomy, functional movement and posture, he can also provide expert advice on rehabilitation and on-going exercise. Maintaining physical wellbeing is perhaps the most important aspect of any treatment.


What do people say?

Rick was extremely professional and put me at ease straight away. We discussed the issues I was having and he explained what he would do to try and help me. The massage was very relaxing (I almost fell asleep) and really did help with my general aches and pains. I will be returning!
— Ellie Paget
As a woman it is vital to feel at ease with your therapist - particularly with a male therapist - and Rick did just that. The consummate professional, clearly knows his craft and put me at ease right from the word go. He made sure he understood the issue that I was having and by the end of the session I was pain free and extremely happy! Highly recommended and girls, you’re in very safe hands.
— Samantha Cook
First deep tissue massage with Rick and it was the best I’ve ever experienced. Absolutely brilliant, really knows what he is doing. I will certainly be making it a regular thing! Thanks Rick!
— Samantha O’Callaghan
Rick is a very knowledgeable therapist who after a brief consultation tailored a sports massage that was the best I’ve received. The debrief at the end emphasised the treatment given and the issues found. I will certainly be booking for a regular maintenance massage.
— Justin Ellis
I have been having regular monthly massages with Rick for about a year now. By far, the best massage I have ever had.
I have tried many salons in my time but nothing comes close to how good Rick is.
It is so refreshing to be able to go to someone who is very professional and knowledgeable. I normally let Rick know which part of me is in pain and he knows instinctively how to ease the problem area.
I always feel amazing when I leave and my back and neck pain is minimal.
Rick has a lovely gentle energy, I couldn’t recommend him enough. Lovely guy with a real talent.
— Paula Smith
Rick is a rare find and I can’t rate him highly enough. I have a weekly massage which may seem like a luxury (ok it is) but it’s a total investment in my health and state of mind. I budget for it and it’s my end of the week treat. Rick isn’t the usual lazy, routine based therapist. He’s sport trained and works hard. Consistently excellent treatments!
— Sally Hammond
I have been looking for a decent massage therapist for some time. Rick is educated and experienced, and I knew from our initial consultation that I was in good hands. He knew exactly the areas of my body to work on and around, and was able to explain to me anatomically what was happening in my body and how to prevent further pain or issues. He gave me a deep tissue massage working deep to soften the tension around my areas of pain. It wasn’t until afterwards that I noticed how low my shoulders felt. I had been holding on to a lot of tension around my neck and he had worked through to release it. I told Rick in the room, and I will say here too, that it was probably one of the best massages I have had. If you are contemplating of whether to book with him or not; you should! He works hard as a personal trainer too, which shows that he knows his stuff. Rick is a very friendly guy, approachable and clearly very masterful in his skills. I have already recommended him to friends, and will most definitely book again. Thanks!
— Carl Au
I have been diagnosed with Fibromyalgia, which has left me in constant pain with muscle sensitivity, chronic fatigue and tiredness, I also suffer from regular headaches and dizzy spells. I made the recommended lifestyle changes including exercise, diet and sleeping patterns, none of which made any improvement. I was advised of the benefits of a regular massage and Rick was highly recommended to me. The difference from the very first session was immediately noticeable, all resulting health issues improved. My regular sessions with Rick are making a huge difference in managing my pain and allows me to get on with my life - thank you so much Rick.
— Lauren Smith
The therapist asked what was the problems I had been having and then helped choose the best type of massage for my bad back. Rick was very polite and very knowledgeable about the muscles which are associated with back pain. It has helped me so much and I look forward to my next appointment!
— Huong Lee
I’ve been using wellness massage for a few years and I would highly recommend the services offered here. I am a fully qualified masseuse and am very fussy when it comes to receiving treatments. Rick really knows his stuff and always made me feel very comfortable and relaxed. He always carries out an in depth consultation so you will get the most out of your treatment
— Sophie Fielder
I have been receiving regular massages from Rick for some time now. I have tried many massages, but none have had as lasting and profound effect on my well-being as those from Rick. Like everyone I first complained of stress in my shoulders and back, however unlike the previous massages, this stress was dispensed rapidly. I had no idea just how beneficial regular massage can be. Systematically all the muscles are tackled and deep release work undertaken. All those niggling pains, injuries and knots I didn’t even know I had (because I had them so long) have all been released, leaving me relaxed and flexible. As a result, am more active and sleep much better. I have no hesitation in recommending Rick for those who want to feel a difference.
— Claire Garrett
I stumbled across Rick when searching for deep tissue massage. Rick has excellent knowledge of anatomy and physiology. I have found having regular massage very beneficial as I have only just started to train at the gym and need all the support I can get. I have had significant relief in neck pain and general stiffness after just a few sessions. A very thorough and caring initial consultation too. A light airy, warm, very comfortable, peaceful and relaxing massage room too. I am very glad to have found you.
— Sally Follins
After being to several massages places in London, my experiences weren’t that great. I have finally come across Rick and this was exactly what I have been searching for in a massage. Rick knows exactly what he is doing, he is focused and a very knowledgeable professional. I have been going to Rick for two months once a week. At the beginning of the treatment, I had a lot of neck and back pain as a consequence of stress and poor posture at work. Over the past visits to the Wellness Massage Therapy , he has helped me to have less pain and more mobility, great improvements was gradually felt throughout the massages. Thank you, Rick, for the care and attention.
— Larissa Zobiak
Rick is an excellent therapist. I suffer from long-term lower back pain and find it hard to find therapists who can relieve the pain so effectively, even after the first session. He knows a very wide range of massage techniques and is able to tailor these to your specific needs. He is very professional at all times and is fully focused on providing a high standard of treatments to his clients. Thanks to Rick’s help I feel a lot less pain in my back and very relaxed after every session.
— Oksana Hart
Attended a massage unknowingly booked by my partner. Relaxing and refreshing massage. Welcomed by Rick and taken to treatment room. Brief discussion about any pains and areas to be worked on etc. And I had in fact had some pains. Once massage started relaxation kicked in. 1 hour deep tissue massage. Taking into account areas of specific need. Rick released the knots and tension within my neck and shoulder effectively. Definitely recommend this massage therapy for specific needs or just a relaxing massage. Thanks Rick.
— Nadine Black
Rick is an extremely good masseur. His knowledge of anatomy and fitness training shows through in his ability to find the problematic muscles and areas of the body and treat them effectively. Whether you’re training intensively for a specific event, or just need loosening up I would thoroughly recommend using Rick - he’s one of the best masseurs I’ve ever been to.
— Mike Stiasny
I was suffering with lower back pain and after several weeks of continuous discomfort, I decided to seek professional advice. I had known Rick as a Personal Trainer at my local gym and having respect for Rick in this field gave me confidence in choosing him to assess my condition. Hats off to Rick, I couldn’t believe the difference and after just two visits my pain had subsided and I was able to return to full training. I have since visited Rick on a regular basis for a Sports Massage, thanks Rick for a fantastic job.
— Matt Matin
I recently cycled 100km through the night for charity. After completing the event, a shower and a quick nap my first stop was to go and see Rick. My whole body ached and I needed a deep tissue massage to help my recovery. Rick did an outstanding job and I felt so much better, the following day I hardly ached at all. Rick is extremely skilled and knowledgeable in how to facilitate muscle recovery and is by far the best massage therapist I have been to, I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend him to anyone.
— Andrea Chambers
I have had other massage therapy experiences that have left me bruised and feeling in more pain than before the treatment. Due to these experiences I truly appreciate a proper therapeutic massage executed by a skilled professional individual - Rick is exactly this. I always feel the benefits from his well delivered massages whether they be for relaxation purposes or deep tissue, Rick never fails to deliver. A true professional who takes pride in his work and always gets results. I have recommended Rick on numerous occasions and will continue to do so.
— Melissa Gilles
I went to Rick only expecting help with my fitness, but ended up with the added benefit of improved well-being. I had hurt my back and became apprehensive about exercising with it but after some targeted Sports Massage and carefully selected regimes, I was rewarded with a fully recovered back and high fitness levels within a relatively short period. The best investment I have spent in a long time.
— Agnes Koko
Being a Personal Trainer who clearly enjoys his work, Rick understands the body and the impact injury and regular wear and tear has on it for all ages. Rick is also well trained in Sports Massage and is able to get straight to the point of injury and work it with confidence, giving me the assurance to relax in the knowledge that he knows what he is doing.
— Ian Willson