Meet the Leeds Circle8 Massage Team

Leeds Sports Massage
Ant V

My names Anthony Varenne, I am the owner of  Circle8Massage.  I am a highly qualified and experienced Sports massage & Deep Tissue Massage therapist, holding both level 3 & level 4 sports massage qualifications & a glass cupping qualification.  In addition to this I hold a level 3 personal training qualification, a corrective exercise qualification and am GP referral qualified meaning I can take on clients from GP's and physiotherapists.

 Being a personal trainer & coming from a gym background I will be able to identify any aches & pains you may have in your muscles as well as any postural and alignment issues. 


I complete new courses every year to ensure I am fully up to date with any new techniques or research being published . I have been taught by some excellent tutors who have worked with high level football and rugby teams so rest assured I have been taught well.


I have clients from all backgrounds, from people sat at a desk all day, to bodybuilders, professional rowers and even massage an Olympic snowboarder.  In 2019 I worked with the Elite USA Triathlon teams prior to the Leeds Triathlon and massaged Taylor Spivey who is the world number 2 and also massaged Matt Mcelroy who picked up a podium place.

  I am an accredited member of the Federation of Holistic Therapists, therefore if you have health insurance you will be able to claim back the cost of your massage.

Don't let your body hold you back, whether you are an avid gym goer or simply spend a lot of time sat down you will really benefit from a sports massage.


Jessika S

I'm Jess and I'm originally from Canada where I trained to become a Registered Massage Therapist. The RMT program is a two year program that focuses on anatomy and physiology, assessment of common musculoskeletal injuries, and a variety of massage techniques including deep tissue and trigger point work. I am a qualified sports massage therapist having completed a Level 4 Sports Massage course at St. Marys University. I also do Dynamic cupping, which utilises silicon cups rather than hard plastic or glass. The silicone cups are able to glide over the treated area, allowing for more tissue manipulation and helps muscles in the way that hands cannot.

I became a massage therapist because I know how much good it can do, from helping rehabilitate injuries to reducing pain and stress. My own perspective on massage therapy is that it can not only help in the recovery of individuals, but also become an integral part of maintaining health.

When I'm not working I like to be out exploring the English countryside; living in the Calder Valley I'm spoiled for places to walk. I also really enjoy skiing and miss having the mountains on my doorstep, so whenever the opportunity arises you can bet I'll be on the pistes.

Hannah V
Pic 2.JPG

I’m Hannah, a BSc Sports and Exercise Therapy Graduate, currently furthering my studies by completing a Masters degree in Sports and Exercise Medicine. I have gained a lot of experience in Sports Massage and treating musculoskeletal injuries at Leeds Beckett University Massage & Injury Clinic, whilst also on placement with professional clubs, such as; Leeds Rhinos, Hunslet RLFC and Bradford City AFC.

After graduating I continued to work with a rugby club providing Pre & Post Training massage and helped out with massage at events such as the Great North Run. I have recently gained the award in The FA Level 4 Intermediate Trauma Medical Management in Football (ITMMiF), meaning I am qualified to provide pitch side cover to a high standard.
Outside my clinic work, I am an active individual and have participated in multiple sports throughout the years. I am currently Rowing for the University team, where I am also the Club President. From this, I know what it is like to be injured or have aches and pains stopping you from exercising. That’s why my main goal as a Sports Therapist is to help clients get back to a good physical state as quickly as possible.