Not Just For The Athletes...

We are so excited to welcome Clinician Kate Airey to The Treatment Rooms at Middleton Lodge. This January, Kate will be introducing her sports massage therapies to The Treatment Rooms, as well as  instructing weekly Pilates sessions in The Old Forge Barn. We chatted to Kate to find out more about what to expect from her sports massage treatments. 

There is a common misconception that sports massage is just for athletes and those seriously into their sports, but do we really need to be fitness fanatics to require a sports massage?

“It couldn’t be further from the truth, a sports massage really does have benefits for everyone,” says Kate. “The sports massage treatments we will be offering at Middleton Lodge are finely tailored to embrace the specific needs of each individual client. As a clinician, I will advise each client and provide a home exercise plan that works alongside the massage to make sure they get optimum results.”

It might have been a long time since you kicked a football or picked up a tennis racket, but that doesn’t mean a regular sports massage wouldn’t have some significant benefits for your body. Regular massage can improve mind and body awareness and reduce certain pains related to postural imbalance, such as tension headaches and lower back pain. “Sports Massage can significantly reduce muscle tension, improve flexibility, and reduce stress levels and mood,” adds Kate.“Throughout our lives we often pick up bad habits in our posture and movement. This can be from driving, office based work, lack of movement and of course those inevitable effects of ageing. If you can relate to any of these, sports massage could be an incredible addition to your life.”

And what about those pesky rumours about a sports massages being slightly uncomfortable, sometimes even painful? Kate explains “Every massage is tailored to each client’s tolerance. Those areas of tenderness will be treated with soft tissue techniques, which I would say could be ‘pleasantly painful’. For me, communication and feedback are essential, and again the massage release techniques are tailored finely to each client.”

Kate will be available from January for treatments, including Neck and Back, Legs and Full Body, available every Tuesday. To book your sports massage at The Treatment Rooms, speak to one of our therapists on 01325 377 977 or email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. will be available from January for treatments, including Neck and Back, Legs and Full Body, available every Tuesday. To book your sports massage at The Treatment Rooms, speak to one of our therapists on 01325 377 977 or email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

An update from the Estate

It has been a tough week for everyone, and it is with sad hearts that we are announcing the temporary closure of our hotel & restaurant. We are not waiting for an order that falls too late, so we have taken the difficult decision to close the hotel in its entirety. Our upmost priority is to protect our loyal guests, the Middleton Lodge team, and our families at home. Unfortunately we are cancelling all bookings until 1st June 2020.

To be clear: we have had no suspected cases of COVID-19, either from our guests or our team. This is a heartbreaking decision, but it is one that we have made by choice, to keep you safe during this unprecedented time. Our last working day will be Saturday 21st March and we are in contact with all event organisers helping them to transfer dates. Our thoughts are with the NHS at this time of national crisis.


What about my booking?

If you have a booking of any kind (hotel, spa or restaurant) due to take place before 1st June 2020 we will be in touch with you personally via telephone or email. If you would consider rescheduling rather than completely cancelling your booking, that would mean so much to us as an independent hotel. We promise to do everything we can to deal with this situation as swiftly as we can.We are deeply sorry for the disappointment this causes; it has been a tough decision to make, but ultimately the right one. We respectfully request that you do not need to contact us about your booking at this time, unless directly requested to do so. Our lovely team are dealing with this as quickly as possible, and we don't want to overwhelm them, or slow the process for you. This is a huge ordeal for all of us, but with a level-head, we all will get through it. And we can't wait to welcome you back when we do.


Gift Vouchers

The redemption period will be extended to allow for this unplanned closure. If you would like to purchase a voucher please email the team via our contact page.


What Next?

Behind the scenes, our dedicated team will keep working diligently to ensure that we re-open in a way that is better than ever. You will be given the first opportunity to reschedule your stay and, when the time comes, we'll offer a safe, restful escape from this global ordeal.Please take care and stay safe. Thank you, from the bottom of our hearts, for your support during this difficult time. We can't wait to welcome you back.

The Allison Family and Middleton Lodge Team x