Bursitis Pain Treatments Cardiff
shoulder / elbow / knee / ankle / hip bursitis
We offer tailor made treatments for Bursitis: hip bursitis, knee bursitis, ankle bursitis, shoulder etc.
Our specialized bursitis treatments are suitable for people of all ages and physical conditions.
An inflammation of the burse sac, which flares up after a run or after a long walk, is called bursitis.
Bursitis occurs in joints where the liquid lubricant (synovial liquid) is lacking and where the bones appear to rub against each other - see our special sections for hip bursitis, shoulder bursitis, elbow bursitis, knee bursitis and ankle bursitis.
We recognize that the bursitis pain treatment is a long process and that your bursitis pain needs may vary.
Aromatherapy essential oils may be blended to ease the effects of the inflammation associated with your particular type of bursitis pain or stiffness. Trapped nerve pain may also be addressed with various trigger point therapy treatments and myofascial soft tissue manipulations may best suit the release of the trapped bursitis nerve. Constant ('dull') bursitis pain may also be treated with hot stones therapy. This may drastically improve your lack of mobility, reduced range of motion, shooting pains and 'pins and needles' numbness. Hot Stones can also assist in addressing referred pain down the leg and to the knee.
CNHC Registered and fully recognised by most insurance companies
The CNHC is a government sponsored registration body for complementary healthcare practitioners.
The Department of Health advises all GPs to direct patients seeking Massage Therapy to seek out only CNHC (the Complementary & Natural Healthcare Council) registered therapists.
Sports massage, Remedial massage, Shiatsu massage, Reflexology and Aromatherapy massage are all accepted by Health Shield
Sports massage, aromatherapy massage and Acupressure are accepted by Westfield Health
Please see their TCs.
Guidelines published by the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) in 2009 recommends that patients with persistent, non-specific pain have access to a choice of different treatments, including sports massage. The NICE guidelines state that "The effect of massage in patients with chronic pain lasted at least a year after the end of treatment". It went on in s1.4.1 to advise GPs to "consider offering a course of manual therapy, including sports massage, comprising up to a maximum of nine sessions over a period of up to 12 weeks".
Shorter versions of the bursitis pain sports massage may be performed without oil, over your (light cotton) clothing. This bursitis pain treatment will mainly involve Shiatsu and sports massage trigger pointing. When performed in this way, this bursitis pain sports massage routine may be quite deep and invigorating, if needed.
For longer sessions of the bursitis pain treatment, special hot stones therapy massage uses a highly specialised blend of Aromatherapy essential oils that will be tailor made to suit your personal needs (mainly anti-inflammatory oils). The use of the hot volcanic basalt stones deeply relaxes your muscle tissue and allows the painless and smooth release of your trapped bursitis nerve with minimal side effects. For long term use, aromatherapy products with specially selected aromatherapy essential oils, may best suit bursitis pain clients.
Bursitis pain sports massage is recommended at any time of the year, as needed - for tight hamstrings, stiff bursitis joint, reffered bursitis pain to the knee as well as the back or shoulders etc.
Bursitis pain sports massage client testimonials:
"World Class - Olympic standard.. I've visited City Marshall several times. Having ran in two Olympic Games and having a silver medal in one I'd say I've got some very credible knowledge and experience in world class massage therapy. I've had some of the best therapists in the world treat me in the past and I must say that Philip at City Marshall is one of the best therapists I've ever had. You get what you pay for and that's Olympic standard.... The best! I look forward to visiting again soon!"
Jamie Baulch, Welsh Olympic silver medalist 9 July 2015 - TripAdvisor
"I've had a back problem for 10 years that Philip got rid of after my first session with him.
Been a further 2 times and my back is so much better! "
Mozzer86 Cardiff, 10 January 2015- on TripAdvisor
"Fantastic!! I have been visiting Phillip for the last year - I have chronic psoriatic arthritis and I suffer from excruciating back pain. On my first visit, I spoke with Phillip, explained my issues and what I wished to achieve from my visit. Phillip explained in detail what he thought would be the best course of action and we took it from there. I have found Phillip to be extremely professional in his work, I have benefited a great deal from his expertise and I enjoy visiting him. He has a great deal of knowledge and is happy to explain anything I'm unsure of, or anything I wish to know more about. I would recommend his service to anybody - from those looking for help with body issues to those wanting a relaxing massage. Thanks Phillip!!"
Rachel B, Cardiff 3 August 2015- on TripAdvisor
"Plagued by neck and back pain, which persisted despite trying a range of different therapies and exercises, I was very pleased by the effect of just a couple of treatments at City Marshall. The care and attention, and ability to destress painful muscles, are outstanding - in fact I am amazed at what they can do. My singing voice has been transformed by tension reduction in my back."
John Martin Evans, Cardiff 20 December 2014 - on FreeIndex
"I would highly recommend Philip based on my excellent experience. I'm particularly impressed by how much information he gathers in order to really tailor the treatment to the individual. Most massage places I've been have felt quite generic and rushed where here is someone who offers a wealth of knowledge and obviously likes seeing positive results in his clients. Every massage/session has been very relaxing, informative and I've come away with obvious benefits. Excellent treatments."
Oliver Mc, Cardiff 30 October 2014 - on FreeIndex
"For the last couple of years I've been dealing with lots of tension and pain on my back. Tired of seeing many different GP's and taking painkillers, I called Philip […] My pain has improved a lot and I also feel lighter and able to carry on with my day without issues."
Jennifer Ruiz Cardiff 23 March 2014- on FreeIndex
"Went with an ongoing back issue. Had the best massage therapy I've ever experienced and problem solved. Will definitely go again and recommend to anyone. Maybe a little more expensive than some retail masseurs but you get what you pay for. And for a comparative service and result it's very reasonable."
Karl Roberts, Maesteg 17 March 2014- on FreeIndex
"Currently being treated for a lower calf injury, possible running injury, and after 3 sessions can feel a real positive difference in the area. Phillip is very informative, friendly and knowledgeable and has highlighted and treated other areas of concern that have aided my recovery. Highly recommended."
Gareth Evans Newport 25 November 2013- on FreeIndex
"Whether you are suffering from pain, want to keep everything in check or simply want to fully relax, I can highly recommend Marshall. Philip cured me via sports massage but also used acupressure when needed. "
David Lewis Cardiff 24 March 2013
My experience with City Marshall was phenomenal. When I first started out I had upper and mid-section pain. After only a few sessions I started seeing positive changes. In addition to the Shiatsu massage I went for, there was a good mix of Thai and yoga stretches during each session which made a world of difference. Overall I had a great experience here and will continue with them!
Shiv Mand Cardiff University 17 January 2013
"After years of worsening back tension, a few visits to City Marshall have worked wonders. Spa therapists had said I was one of the worst cases they had seen! Philip applies an holistic approach to treatment, drawing on his expertise across multiple disciplines. Philip has advised on back support at work; alleviated fluid retention; blended a warming massage oil and suggested targeted exercises to help. His treatments are therapeutic indeed. Philip is calm and considerate and ensures a comfortable environment. I would have no hesitation recommending him to others, I can not praise him highly enough."
Helen Stenton Caerphilly 18 April 2012
"I'm a professional dancer on tour here in Cardiff. I had been suffering with a trapped nerve for 2 months and had treatment by 2 physio's in London. Didn't help me at all. However after one hour treatment with Philip it's completely gone... Really wonderful!"
Jonny Bowles London 31 August 2011
Some techniques that may be used in bursitis pain sports massage are:
- Soft tissue release & gentle kneading around lower back, bursitis and leg area
- Deep tissue manipulation, cross fibre and friction - when needed, to ease the bursitis pain
- Myofascial tissue release, both soft and deep tissue trigger pointing
- Lymphatic drainage massage and Hand ‘Walking’ technique
Bursitis pain sports massage benefits may include:
- Mental and physical relaxation
- A true sense of restored well-being & balance
- A positive boost of energy and release of stress / tension
- Maximising the supply of nutrients by increased circulation
- Regulates blood pressure and may help in reducing cholesterol levels
Who can benefit from bursitis pain sports massage?
- Any body of any age regardless of physical condition or fitness
- Muscular aches and pains: back pain, bursitis stifness & tight bursitis muscles
- Recovery from injury and from a training session
- Rheumatism, Arthritis & digestive disorders
- Repetitive Strain Injury & bursitis joint or bursitis rotator stiffness
- bursitis pain through inflammation: bursitis & tendinitis
- Muscular spasms including stomach or lower body cramps
Occupational & postural aches
- Hot & cold Stones Therapy – a wonderfully relaxing touch with significant recovery speed
- Essential oils – an Aromatherapy blend to suit your needs – anti inflammatory and anti spasmodic
Aromatherapy products – tailor made soaps, shampoos, creams, gels, facial sprays, after shaves and deodorants – carry the feeling home with you in a jar!
- Reiki chakra Balancing – 10 to 30 minutes achieving an even deeper sense of harmony
Prices are for reference only, as the bursitis pain sports massage will be tailor made:
- VIP bursitis pain sports massage with hot stones (90 minutes) £ 120
- Premium bursitis pain sports massage (60 minutes) £ 80
- Shorter bursitis pain sports massage (45 minutes) £ 70
each additional bursitis pain massage UPGRADE* £ 10
KINDLY NOTE – BEST PREPARATION FOR A bursitis PAIN MASSAGE:
- CLOTHING: you may remain fully clothed
- MEALS: avoid eating a heavy meal within 2 hours of the planned bursitis pain massage treatment
- DIET: you are respectfully advised to avoid consumption of alcohol, caffeine and nicotine on the day of your bursitis pain massage treatment, to allow better toxic by-product elimination
- AFTER CARE: as a bursitis pain massage is generally balancing and harmonising, you may return to work or drive home as usual
Kindly note, for those receiving the VIP Hot Stones bursitis pain treatments, you are strongly advised to use our kitchen downstairs, and help yourself to a soothing herbal tea, to allow further time to relax prior to returning to work or driving home