welcome to taproot massage therapy

 a holistic approach to identifying and relieving tension


the massage

the therapy hut



welcome to
taproot massage therapy

We offer a holistic approach to identifying and relieving tension from your body and mind from a unique, bespoke shepherd hut, in a beautiful location just outside of Slaley, Hexham, Northumberland.

In horticultural terms a taproot is the anchoring root, the central element in a line of growth or development from which other rootlets spring. Similarly if we are firmly rooted, well grounded, with a strong core, physically and mentally we can live our best lives. A feeling of connection and harmony with mind and body allows growth in so many areas of life enabling us to offer our greatest input as partners, parents, friends and support systems for others. If we anchor and nurture the Taproot of ourselves we will flourish and thrive!

“Rest and self care are so important. When you take time to replenish your spirit it allows you to serve others from the overflow. You cannot serve from an empty vessel” Eleanor Brown

Self care has become a bit of a social media buzzword recently but massage as a form of self care and caring for others, is an ancient practice, it may be the oldest and simplest form of medical care. Human beings (and beings in general) need touch and connection, it’s not just about the physical benefits, of which there are many, but the feeling of mental wellbeing which is so important, and often lacking, in our stressful modern lives.


we can't wait to see you.


Taproot Massage Therapy
Coach House, Slaley, Hexham, Northumberland, NE47 0BN


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kind words

"What an amazing place. Susan made me feel comfortable from the moment I arrived, best massage I have had by far! I could feel every bit of tension melt away. Such a beautiful, peaceful surrounding too. Thank you xx"


"You really cannot make this place up. Absolutely beautiful surroundings, an amazing little hut with its own story of how it came to be. 

Paul is incredibly knowledgeable and  highly professional.. What more can you ask for?! Get yourself down!"


Susan is amazing, she instantly made me feel at ease and got to work on my tight muscles. She was very thorough and literally helped ease every part of my body. 

I would highly recommend Susan for massage as well as just a bloody good chat!