Thrive Massage Therapy


When did you last feel deeply relaxed? I’m guessing that if you are reading this via NorthHantsMum, you are a mummy, daddy or carer of children and therefore it may have been some time ago!

My name is Nicola Bates and I set up Thrive Massage Therapy ( after having my second child. I offer quality massage therapy which can give both physical benefit and the opportunity to mentally relax and unwind.

I am an ITEC and BTEC qualified massage therapist, fully insured, DBS checked and a member of the Federation of Holistic Therapists (FHT) and Complementary Therapists Association (CThA). I offer holistic body massage, deep tissue therapeutic massage and Indian head massage from my purpose built home therapy room in Chineham, Basingstoke. I have also undertaken specialist pregnancy massage training and can offer massage for mums-to-be.

My aim is to offer a ‘spa level’ professional, yet personal experience, with bespoke and effective treatments, so that my clients can feel a real benefit from their visit. People come purely to relax and indulge in some rare ‘me time’, or to feel relief from specific aches and pains. Every treatment and person is different, and although I describe treatments on my website to give an overview, each massage is specific and tailored to the individual.


Here are just a few review  from my clients:

‘The treatment was so relaxing and beneficial, you were so professional and the room was lovely’.

‘The knowledge and adaptability of the massage was amazing and I was put at ease straight away. Explanations were brilliant. Very  comfortable.’

‘I have had numerous massages over the years and by far Nicola was the best! Very professional and more to the point Nicola knows what she is doing. I have recommended her to others.’

‘A lovely treatment room,  a warm and welcoming massage couch.  A professional, unhurried and relaxing  massage. Time stood still. Thank you Nicola’

‘I would highly recommend Nicola. She provides a friendly and very personal service taking into account your individual needs in a relaxed and welcoming environment.’


‘Nicola is fantastic and I would highly recommend her.  Her therapy room is beautiful and so relaxing – such a comfortable massage bed! Nicola is very knowledgeable and full of great ideas. She immediately makes you feel welcome and puts you at ease. I see my sessions with her as a real treat and a break from my busy life with two young children! It’s heaven. Thank you Nicola’

To see more comments from my clients or to find out more about how massage therapy could help you, please see my website or you can contact me by email: or telephone: 07468 858 512.

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