Fibromyalgia Pain Treatments Cardiff
sports injury & elderly with fibromyalgia
Tailor made treatment for fibromyalgia pain, associated fibromyalgia fatigue & burning pain.
Specialized fibromyalgia treatments are suitable for people of all ages and physical conditions.
Fibromyalgia often has complex side-effects and symptoms. As well as the burning sensation and pain, fibromyalgia may bring severe fatigue, poor sleep, IBS, headaches and migraine. Fibromyalgia may flare up after a run or after a long walk. Joint ligament damage, tend to cause 'achy' fibromyalgia pains and stiffness after sitting for a long time or first thing in morning. There is clinical evidence to support the use of Acupressure Japanese Shiatsu massage for Fibromyalgia. There is other strong evidence to support general soft and deep tissue massage for pain relief in fibromyalgia cases. We recognize that the fibromyalgia treatment is complex and that your fibromyalgia pain needs may vary. Aromatherapy essential oils may be blended to ease the effects of the inflammation associated with your particular type of fibromyalgia pain or stiffness. Constant ('dull') fibromyalgia 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 arms.
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, Swedish massage, Shiatsu massage, Hot Stones 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 fibromyalgia pain sports massage may be performed without oil, over your (light cotton) clothing. This fibromyalgia pain treatment will mainly involve Shiatsu and sports massage trigger pointing. When performed in this way, this fibromyalgia pain sports massage may be deep and invigorating, if needed.
For longer sessions of the fibromyalgia 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 fibromyalgia nerve with minimal side effects. For long term use, aromatherapy products with specially selected aromatherapy essential oils, may best suit fibromyalgia pain clients.
Fibromyalgia pain sports massage is recommended at any time of the year, as needed - for sharp back pain, tight hamstrings, stiff fibromyalgia joints, reffered fibromyalgia pain to the knee as well as the lower back or groin.
Fibromyalgia pain sports massage 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
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 have had chronic pains in knees, hips and shoulder (and tightness pretty much everywhere) for a year and a half now. This is as a result of long term postural issues and being hyper mobile. I'm 20/21 and a student at Cardiff University. The sessions with Phillip, along with stretching every day and partaking in activities such as pilates/yoga and the gym, have resulted in huge improvements. Phillip's massages and advice have been instrumental in my recovery and I have made substantial changes as a result in my daily life. I now have a very healthy lifestyle, exercising every day and eating a very healthy diet. I also had very low energy and on Phillip's advise I had a blood test for vitamin D. I was very low (range for a normal person is 50-100 and I was at 46). I now take a vitamin D supplement every day! If you want to positively improve your life I highly recommend Phillip! There is only so much you can do by yourself and massages allow for increased mobility, flexibility and improved posture.
"I have had 3 sessions so far with Phillip, who is treating me for back problems which are very painful. After the first session, the constant pain in my arm had lessened significantly; after 3 sessions, I am now able to sit comfortably and in different positions. I have also been able to discuss nutrition and posture with Phillip. The first couple of massages were a little painful as my muscles were in such poor condition, but the massages themselves are becoming more relaxing now as the muscles are mending. I'm very impressed, and I think that the treatment is working well. I intend to keep up with regular maintenance massage once the immediate problem is resolved."
Rhian Atkin, Cardiff 28 December 2014 - on FreeIndex
"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 TripAdvisor
"Must admit that I am very impressed. I have had fibromyalgia with chronic pain for the last ten years. No amount of chiropractors or regular physio has ever worked. Even steroids were short lived. I have had 4 sessions with the main practitioner, Philip, and the results are amazing. A huge improvement and almost no pain. He addresses things like nutrition and diet as well as correct posture and general maintenance. He makes you feel extremely welcome and the treatments and subsequent advisory sessions are never rushed or hurried. Go there for the fantastic and effective benefits and for the personal touch."
Robert L, Cardiff 8 June 2014 - on TripAdvisor
"I had bad whiplash from a sports injury, with much reduced neck movement and severe headaches. As I was working near Cardiff, I opted to see Marshall. We only had 3 sessions together and I saw a rapid improvement from the initial consultation. Although I live in London, I have recommended him to all my friends and colleagues and intend to visit him at least monthly. Excellent service, a genuinely caring professional with bags of experience. You must visit him."
Caroline N London 16 November 2013- Yell.com
"I went to Phillip with a back injury which had plagued me for years. Phillip was able to sort this out for me in just a couple sessions. I had treatments (acupressure and reflexology) which were extremely relaxing and helped me cope with my stress and anxiety. Phillip is very knowledgeable and I would recommend him to anyone."
Alice S Cardiff 17 October 2013- on TripAdvisor
"There's a reason why City Marshall is an award winning practice and voted number one in the UK! From the outset you are made to feel welcome, comfortable and relaxed. Philip will take the time to discuss your problem and explain exactly what therapies are available. You are then able to choose from a wide variety of oils that are infused to create your own unique blend. As with many of the reviews, I have visited many Physiotherapist and Chiropractors over the years with limited results. Philip's professional approach and expertise hit the spot on the first visit. He's also very generous with his time and advice. I will be returning for regular top-ups."
Andrew P Cardiff 24 June 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 fibromyalgia pain sports massage are:
- Soft tissue release & gentle kneading around lower back, fibromyalgia and leg area
- Deep tissue manipulation, cross fibre and friction - when needed, to ease the fibromyalgia pain
- Myofascial tissue release, both soft and deep tissue trigger pointing
- Lymphatic drainage massage and Hand ‘Walking’ technique
Fibromyalgia 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 fibromyalgia pain sports massage?
- Any body of any age regardless of physical condition or fitness
- Muscular aches and pains: back pain, fibromyalgia stifness & tight fibromyalgia muscles
- Recovery from injury and from a training session
- Rheumatism, Arthritis & digestive disorders
- Repetitive Strain Injury & fibromyalgia joint or fibromyalgia rotator stiffness
- fibromyalgia 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 fibromyalgia pain sports massage will be tailor made:
- VIP fibromyalgia pain sports massage with hot stones (90 minutes) £120
- Premium fibromyalgia pain sports massage (60 minutes) £ 80
- Shorter fibromyalgia pain sports massage (45 minutes) £ 70
each additional fibromyalgia pain massage UPGRADE* £ 10
KINDLY NOTE – BEST PREPARATION FOR A FIBROMYALGIA PAIN MASSAGE:
- CLOTHING: you may remain fully clothed
- MEALS: avoid eating a heavy meal within 2 hours of the planned fibromyalgia pain massage treatment
- DIET: you are respectfully advised to avoid consumption of alcohol, caffeine and nicotine on the day of your fibromyalgia pain massage treatment, to allow better toxic by-product elimination
- AFTER CARE: as a fibromyalgia 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 fibromyalgia 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