Lyn Hopegood - Elite Sports Massage

Lyn Hopegood PhD, BSc (Hons), BHSII, MESMA, MSMA is a qualified elite sports massage therapist for both humans and horses.

Lyn has a Diploma in Sports Massage, together with her international experience and continued professional development, these allow her membership of the Sports Massage Association (SMA – The Association for Soft Tissue Therapists) at Gold Level.

Lyn massaged the media for the 2012 London Olympics, the international athletes at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow and at the Rio Olympics in Brazil in 2016. This summer she has re-visited the site of the London Olympics by massaging the athletes at the IAAF World Athletic Championships. She is also offering sponsorship to unfunded elite athletes via the programme set up by the Sports Massage Association – SMA Road2 Success - by offering them discounted rates for soft tissue therapy (

Lyn is a member of a running club and has completed many races including the London Marathon.

I am a member of the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council. This also allows me to provide massage and sports therapy treatments to private patients of Westfield Health and Health Shield..
Lyn then completed a part-time ITEC Diploma in Equine Sports Massage.
The course was run by Mary Bromiley FCSP, SRP, RPT (USA), a leading physiotherapist for horses, dogs and humans, who was the official physiotherapist for the winning New Zealand 3-day event team, and is well known and respected in all disciplines.
The Diploma consisted of a written theory paper, a viva voce with an equine veterinary surgeon, a practical examination and a written project. Lyn is now a member of the Equine Sports Massage Association (ESMA), members of whom are fully aware of the implications of the Veterinary Act and are fully trained, qualified and insured to work in conjunction with the veterinary surgeon responsible for any horse that is to be massaged.

Equine treatments

Lyn is a qualified British Horse Society Intermediate Instructor (BHSII) and has ridden and owned horses since she was a teenager, competing in eventing, dressage and show jumping.

Lyn also has a BSc (Hons) Equine Science and a PhD which examined the material properties of donkey and horse hoof horn. Lyn taught Equine Sports Science as a University lecturer for 15 years covering topics such as:
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Veterinary Science
  • Alternative Therapies and Rehabilitation
  • Exercise Physiology
  • Sports Injury.
Woman receiving a shoulder massage
Horse receiving massage
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