Cardiff Diabetes Therapy Treatments
Massage & Reflexology for diabetics in Cardiff
We offer tailor made massage treatments for diabetics to accommodate for particular needs.
This special range of diabetic massage treatments is suitable for people of all ages and physical conditions and helps regulate both diabetis type 1 and Diabetis type 2. There is strong clinical evidence to show the benefit of reflexology in the treatment of diabetes.
Aromatherapy essential oils may be blended to ease the effects of joint stifness and lack of circulation, especially in type 2 diabetes. Various trigger point therapy treatments and myofascial soft tissue manipulations may suit diabetics suffering with a lack of mobility or reduced range of motion.
Aromatherapy massage and personalised oil blends have been shown to be very effective for diabetes.
Plenty of nutritional edvise as well as natural herbal suggestions will be offered.
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 Masaage Therapy to seek out only CNHC (the Complementary & Natural Healthcare Council) registered therapists.
Shorter versions of diabetic therapy may be performed without oil, over your (light cotton) clothing.
When performed in this way, this Shiatsu routine may be quite deep and invigurating, when needed.
Reflexology has been shown to be extremely effective in managing diabetes, especially for type 2 diabetes.
For longer sessions, this diabetic treatment may use a highly specialised blend of Aromatherapy essential oils that will be tailor made to suit your personal needs (as required).
Diabetes type 1 and Diabetes type 2 treatments also lends itself really well to the inclusion of Hot and Cold Stones therapy, as these basalt, marble and granite stones are highly effective in relaxing sore muscles.
Diabetic massage is recommended at any time of the year, as this actually promotes a sense of refreshing harmony.
Diabetic massage treatment testimonials:
"Marshall Massage has changed my life in three months. We are celebrating today, as I got the all clear from my GP – thanks chiefly to Philip Marshall and his incredible treatments and diet advice. For five years I was in pain, on anti-depressants, gaining weight rapidly and diagnosed 3 years ago as type 2 diabetic.
My GP told me that type 2 diabetes is an irreversible condition that will gradually get worse. I first saw Philip 3 months ago. YES. Just three months ago, and today I am no longer a diabetic, no longer on anti-depressants and no longer in pain. I am also 25kg lighter and feel like a brand new person. My GP said I am the first type 2 diabetic that he has seen reverse their condition. My celebration tonight will be at the Smoke Huis with a large mixed grill and I will enjoy it thoroughly. I have learnt, thanks to Philip, how to look at food in a totally different way. I now know more about my own body than I ever thought possible – and I feel totally in control. Thank you so much, for giving me my life back. "
Jenny V, Penarth 21 November 2015 - on TripAdvisor
"This was a present to me from my daughter after some very difficult times on top of a recent subarachnoid haemorrhage which left me with little use of my right side and difficulties with speech. I have has several massages in the past but Philip was by the far the best. He completely got it right and I had a fantastic Shiatsu treatment with added tips and advice. I don't live in Cardiff but my daughter is at Uni there and we will be back as soon as we can for further treatments, cant wait. Thank you Philip
Nicola Smith Weymouth, 17 April 2014 - on FreeIndex
"For ten years I was not able to reach my ankles, bend my knees without pain or clip my toe nails. I thought I never would. The NHS said its age! After 3 sport massage sessions I am pain-free, very loose and I can clip my toe nails with ease. I feel amazing and I know that in 2 or 3 more sessions I will feel even better. Thank you so much"
Aled Jenkins Pontypridd 23 January 2014
"My sciatica has flared up on me recently and I needed it to be in a good shape. I found Marshall Massage very helpful. The session was physically and spiritually healing and I desperately needed it."
Raya A London 27 October 2013 - on TripAdvisor
"Beyond expectations. After seeing a variety of positive reviews I decided to book a consultation - I had been enduring poor sleep, suffering stress from bereavement and very low energy levels. I'm not sure what my expectations were, but was so pleased to see an improvement after the initial visit. Phillip certainly seems to take an interest in your personal situation and finds a balance in listening to your needs but also guiding you with his obvious expertise. I look forward to each visit as I know it'll not only be a wonderful hour of relaxation but the benefits will last much longer than any massage I've had before. Have already recommended him to a number of friends and family."
Jo Price Swansea 21 October 2013- on TripAdvisor
"I have great pleasure in recommending Philip at City Marshall. He made me most welcome and listened to me whilst I explained my problem. I had been in real pain with a sciatic nerve problem in my right leg and after 3 treatments I am feeling the benefit his wonderful care My real aim is to do a lot of walking in the USA in 3 weeks time and I now believe that this will be possible. Thank you Philip"
Sandra Siddall Cardiff 22 August 2013 - on FreeIndex
"I suffer from constant daily back and hip pain due to osteoarthritis.
And I didnt realise just after the treatment that I was no longer in pain.... This wonderful reprieve lasted approximately 3 weeks. I am so impressed that I have recommended him to family/ friends / work colleagues, and have asked family to not buy presents for Christmas for me, but to able me to attend this exceptional method of pain relief without popping pills."
Teresa Lloyd-Cox Cardiff 9 November 2012 - on FreeIndex
"My daughter booked a massage with Philip for my birthday and he was brilliant! It was very soothing and the oils that he mixed up just for me smelled beautiful. The staff were lovely and the atmosphere very relaxing, despite being in the middle of Cardiff! Philip was very caring and gentle, yet really worked on some of my trouble spots and I felt the benefit of that for a good week after. I'd book to go again - and I'll return the favour to my daughter and book her in for her Christmas present!! Thank you Philip!"
Mair Liddel Cardiff reviewed City Marshall on 12 December 2011 - Yell.com
Some techniques that may be used in diabetic Massage are:
- Soft tissue release & gentle kneading performed oil-free (dry)
- Energy balancing by following your Sen Meridian lines
- Myofascial tissue release, especially around the neck and the shoulders
Lymphatic drainage massage and Hand ‘Walking’ technique
Diabetes Type 1 and Diabetes type 2 treatment 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 diabetic massage or reflexology?
- Any body of any age regardless of physical condition or fitness
- Stress, tension, anxiety, headaches, migraine and insomnia
- Muscular spasms including stomach or lower body cramps
- Muscular aches and pains: sciatica, knee & back pain etc.
- Recovery from injury and from a training session
- Rheumatism, Arthritis & digestive disorders
- Repetitive Strain Injury & Carpal Tunnel
- Tennis / Golfer’s elbow & Tendinitis
Occupational & postural aches
- Hot & cold Stones Therapy – a wonderfully pampering touch with very significant balancing effects
- Essential oils – an Aromatherapy blend to suit your needs
- Hopi Ear Candling – 30 minutes as a starter fine tuning
- Reiki chakra Balancing – 10 to 30 minutes achieving an even deeper sense of harmony
Aromatherapy products – tailor made soaps, shampoos, creams, gels, facial sprays, after shaves and deodorants – carry the feeling home with you in a jar!
Prices are for reference only, as the diabetic & elderly massage will be tailor made:
- VIP diabetic massage (90 minutes) £ 110
- Premium diabetic massage (60 minutes) £ 80
- Shorter diabetic reflexology (45 minutes) £ 70
each additional UPGRADE* £ 10
KINDLY NOTE – BEST PREPARATION FOR A DIABETES 1/ DIABETES 2 MASSAGE:
- CLOTHING: you may remain wearing your own underwear or receive a disposable one
- MEALS: avoid eating a heavy meal within 2 hours of the planned diabetic massage treatment
- DIET: you are respectfully advised to avoid consumption of alcohol, caffeine and nicotine on the day of your diabetic's massage treatment to allow better toxic by-product elimination
- AFTER CARE: as a diabetes 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 diabetic's massage treatments, you may wish 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