Everyone is different…
I use a variety of Manual Therapy Techniques in my massage sessions because you are all different and unique and so I want to make sure my treatments are tailored to you individually.
You may need a few treatments to completely heal your problem.
I will undertake an Initial consultation and also a postural assessment and tests if need be so that I can investigate the root cause of your problem.
And because musculoskeletal pain is often caused by poor posture and muscles worked and used abnormally, I can help you to help yourself and if you wish, I will give you aftercare advice and exercises to do after your session which should help you remain injury and pain-free in the future.
What is Holistic Massage?
Holistic massage is intended to help in healing the ‘whole’ of you – your mind, body and spirit.
It can be deeply relaxing and it can also assist in curing painful conditions that occur throughout your whole body.
Some examples of these are:
- Lower back pain
- Neck pain
- Knee pain
- Chronic pain
- Plantar fasciitis
- Frozen shoulder
- Tennis Elbow
- Emotional and mental stress
- Previous injuries when the inflammation has gone down
I like to combine my empathy and intuition with my technical knowledge so that the treatment is therefore deeply relaxing as well as being informative and helpful.
What is Sports Massage?
If you are training for a specific sporting event or exercising a lot, your muscles are going to be working very hard and may need some help.
Sports massage can:
- Help to maintain correct muscle function during your training programme by correcting soft tissue dysfunction
- Prepare your muscles before the intense training (pre-event) by loosening them.
- Help recovery after the event (post-event) by decreasing muscle tension and improving circulation
I will use various techniques to release tension from the soft tissue and lengthen overused and short muscles if needed, such as deep tissue massage, stretches and mobilisation.
I also offer shorter Seated Massage sessions through clothing.
They are especially beneficial in relieving pain in the shoulders, upper back, neck, head, arms and hands and they are excellent if you work in a desk job as too much hunching in front of a computer can cause pain in those areas.
What is Dry Needling – Medical Acupuncture?
Dry Needling is the insertion of filiform needles into muscular trigger points which will release tension from your muscles and get the blood circulating again. It is similar to a deep tissue massage but it is more specific and much research has been done to prove this technique can lengthen short muscles and improve flexibility.
How Does Massage work?
It’s been around for centuries
Massage has been known for centuries to help treat people physically, emotionally and mentally as your mind, body and sprit are all connected and if one of these isn’t working properly, for example you are suffering from depression or mental stress, then you would probably feel it in your body in terms of tension and pain in your muscles.
Massage might be able to help you in the following ways
Massage can help to lengthen our tight and stiffened muscles that have become over worked and sore and get the blood circulating again. It can reduce stress, help boost your immune system, help remove toxins from the body, promote lymphatic drainage, improve digestion, rehabilitation from injury and generally afterwards you should feel like a different person, relaxed, healthier, happier and more grounded.
Regular massages can also help you to feel better long term and I believe they can change your life. I find that since becoming a massage practitioner and giving treatments I feel much more relaxed, happier, compassionate and grounded as a person, so imagine what it feels like after receiving them!
Duration and prices
Your first session always includes a free Initial consultation and assessment and the length of this varies according to the treatment.
Sport and Holistic Massage Treatments
30 minutes – £27
60 minutes – £45
90 minutes – £65
120 minutes – £80
20 minutes – £20
30 minutes – £25
Dry Needling – Medical Acupuncture Treatments
30 mins – £27
I have a therapy room on the 3rd floor in Castlemead which is next to Cabot Circus in central Bristol.