Hi, I’m Dan Mapp, owner of Mapp Massage and thanks so much for visiting my site to find out a bit more about what I do. In a nutshell, I’m crazy about fitness and have been from a young age! I moved to North Devon from Reading when I was 12 years old and very quickly got into both surfing and running.


It was while studying at Petroc College that I decided I wanted to pursue a career in sports and fitness and so I completed my BTEC National Diploma in Sport (Development, Coaching and Fitness). This covered fitness testing for sport and exercise, leadership in sport, sports coaching and development, exercise for specific groups, psychology for sports performance, sports injuries and sports and exercise massage.

I then decided to take my running further and was offered the chance to study at St Mary’s University in Twickenham, where the likes of Mo Farah have trained! I was literally running day in, day out, and even competed for my county and region – a dream come true! Unfortunately injury struck, which many of you will be familiar with, so my time at St Mary’s was cut short.

However, as part of the course I completed the next phase of my Sport and Exercise Massage diploma which has enabled me to run my own business here in Bideford.

I’m passionate about helping people recover from their muscle aches and pains as I know just how frustrating it is having to watch from the sidelines while everyone else is out running, cycling or whatever else it is they love.

Running is my life and I wouldn’t be without it. I’ve competed all over the country at 5k, 10k and half marathon distances (plus everything in between!) with my club, Bideford Amateur Athletics Club. I was also chosen to become an ASICS FrontRunner in 2019 which has given me amazing opportunities (plus even more amazing kit!).

One thing I pride myself on is my knowledge of injuries – I’ve had my fair share! I’m confident that I can help get you back to your best. You won’t be committing to a long string of appointments – it may even be the case that you start to make improvements after just one session. Or perhaps you’re just after a maintenance massage as a way of preventing injuries. Whatever it is you’re looking for, please get in touch to find out what I can offer.

Take care, and see you soon!


8am - 6pm



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