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

We’re delighted to announce, in light of the latest Government guidance that our Coach House restaurant and hotel will re-open on Thursday 3rd December 2020.

From Thursday the Coach House will be serving up a delicious winter walled garden inspired menu for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.

Our stretch tent is still in place for alfresco-dining and we have the heaters and mulled wine at the ready. As the restaurant re-opens, we will no longer be offering takeaway orders Monday to Saturday. And on Sundays you can either join us for your Sunday roast or pre-order and collect your lunch to enjoy at home.

Should you have a hotel reservation from December 3rd, your booking will still be in place and we’re looking forward to welcoming you.

As you can imagine, our phone lines are extremely busy at the moment, which is why we thank you for your patience in advance.

To speak to a member of our Coach House team please call – 01325 377 071 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . And to get in touch with our reservations team please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 01325 377977.

We cannot wait to welcome you back!

Please note: As always, the safety of our guests and team is our main priority, with this it essential you have a reservation before arriving. Reservations for two, or more households dining together can only be placed at our Coach House alfresco dining area. Temperature checks are in place for all estate visitors and until seated it is compulsory to wear a mask and remain two metres apart. Our Coach House team will take reservations for up to a maximum of six guests and we will operate via table service only.