Sue Read

Sports Massage Therapy

With a career spanning over 40 years,  Sue has a huge amount of experience in the field of Sports Massage Therapy and fitness instruction. 

Sue is often described as a body mechanic, working muscles, tendons, ligaments and fascia. 

Rehab & Prevention

Having worked with Olympians, Professional athletes, babies, the elderly, muscians and many others...

Sue's aim is always to allow the body maximum function by repairing damage through soft tissue manipulation, active rehabilitaition and injury prevention. 

Based in Keswick, Cumbria

She is dedicated to reducing pain and enabling people to realise their full potential using treatment and exercise to achieve this. 

The clinic is based in Keswick, Cumbria. See the contact page for information on how to speak to me for more information. 


Sports Massage

Sue specialises in Clinical Sports Massage and fascial release to refine and tune sports men and women so that each muscle can function to its optimum level. 

This improves performance, relieves conditions such as tendonitis, scarring, ITB problems, adhesions and many other injuries as well as improving stength, flexibility, injury prevention and range of movement. 

Treatments for all

Translating her work constantly from sports people to everyday aches and pains for people from all walks of life and all ages from a few days old and upwards. Sue constantly strives to get to the cause of the problem as well as relieving your symptoms. The first visit will begin with and assessment and history to see if she is the right person for your problem. If she feels she can help she will give treatment, always explaining and also advising on how to treat yourself whenever possible. 

Active rehabilitition rather than rest is always preferably as in injury prevention, both of these are also taught throughout. If she feels that the cause would be better treated by another practitioner she will suggest a suitable referral. 


Sue has worked for many years with people with disabilities and has run workshops to teach carers, physios and occupational therapists on how to use soft tissue release to improve syptoms, pain and range of movement. 

She has developed new techniques to relieve muscles in spasm and conditions such as Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson Disease and in particular, Cerebral Palsy have had great benefit from treatment. 

Post-Operative and Rehabilitation

As any consultant or surgeon will tell you, scarring can become a big problem after surgery. Sue has worked for many years with post operative patients reducing the effects that scars can have on us both internally and externally. She will also show you how best to continue this work yourself, integrating this with rehabilitation treatments including exercise, to improve movement and comfort. 

My Career


  • 2006 - Level 2 certificate in the Treatment and Management of Injuries in Football (FA)
  • 2006 - Instructional certificate in Core Stability and Fitball
  • 2006 - Certificate of Advanced Therapy and Injury Assessment
  • 2006 - Certificate in Ultrasound Therapy
  • 1999 - Approved & validated tutor for Advanced Diploma in Sports Massage Therapy
  • 1997 - Masters in Clinical Sports Massage (first class hons)
  • 1997 - Advanced Diploma in Sports Massage Therapy
  • 1990 - RSA Exercise Instruction
  • Stage 1 Further Education 730 Tutors Certificate


  • Olympic Competitors in various disciplines
  • Commonwealth Games athletes
  • Professional Dancers, Golfors and Actors
  • Wimbledon Coach
  • Rubgy players; professional and amateur
  • World Champion Sea Kayakers & Rowers
  • Road, Fell & Mountain runners: Local, national and international standard
  • Gladiators (TV Show)
  • Police National Swimming Championships
  • BUPA International Triathlon
  • Judo Nationals
  • Winners of National Archery and Taekwondo competitions
  • Internationally recognised climbers and surfers
  • GP and Consultant referrals
  • Theatre companies
  • Glyn Bourne Opera
  • Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
  • Children and adults with disabilities
  • Deloitte Ride Accross Britain


  • Football Teams
  • Cycling Clubs
  • Cricket Teams
  • Rowers

Contact Us

Clinic Address

First Floor, 

Barclays Bank, 

Market Square,



CA12 5BE

MOBILE: 07528 903 848


Strictly by Appoinment only - Please contact me via the phone number listed above or via email to arrange.