Cardiff Full Body Massage
Full body massage therapy in Cardiff
Full body massage is a great all-round holistic routine to promote health, therapeutic goodness & well-being. Full deep tissue massage improves circulation and better muscle tone as well as aiding lymphatic waste disposal and detox. Full body massage therapy treatments are accepted by the NHS in general and in particular by Cardiff & Vale as hugely beneficial in reducing depression, anxiety and stress.
See our specially tailor made Full Body Massage treatments for:
Neck pain, Shoulder pain, Tennis elbow, Back pain & Lumbago, Hernia, Sciatica,
Knee pain, Shin splints, Achilles Heel pain, Plantar fascitis, Arthritis, Whiplash,
Bursitis, Fibromyalgia, Hip Pain, Sports Injury & Workplace injuries and more!
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 full body massage therapy to seek out only CNHC (the Complementary & Natural Healthcare Council) registered massage therapists.
Sports massage, Remedial massage, Swedish massage, Shiatsu massage 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 persistant, non-specific lower back pain have access to a choice of different treatments, including full massage. The NICE guidelines state that "The effect of massage in patients with chronic lower back 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 full body massage, comprising up to a maximum of nine sessions over a period of up to 12 weeks". The research went on to include chronic neck pain, migraine and cervicogenic headache. Ful body massage has long been accepted by the Cardiff and Vale NHS for reducing stress and anxiety.
The Royal College of Psychiatrists have recommended full body massage as a tool to ease the feeling of distress in Post Traumatic Stress Disorders (PTSD).
Traditionally, full body massage is done using a special massage carrier oil, to allow better gliding, kneading and friction full massage movements as well as relaxing effleurage massage strokes.
Full body massage is especially recommended for muscular aches and pains, general health maintenance, well-being and could be very welcome at any time of year.
Techniques that may be used in a full body massage:
- Soft tissue massage release, effleurage, kneading, lifting and gliding strokes
- Deep tissue massage manipulation, with percussion, chopping & ‘trigger’ pointing
- Lymphatic drainage massage
Full body massage Cardiff Reviews:
"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 had a Full Body Massage with Personalised Aromatherapy Blend and have awarded it 5 stars.
Paula Cardiff, 11 January 2015
"With his expert care and professional manner, Philip seamlessly blends sports massage, Shiatsu and other complementary therapies, including dietary advice. His attunement with his clients' needs is second to none and his gentle and intuitive composure makes you feel relaxed and in extremely capable hands. I cannot recommend him highly enough. He has helped me with anxiety, IBS, a trapped nerve and all manner of other discomforts."
Katherine Nicholson, Cardiff 22 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 FreeIndex
"I've visited City Marshall many times and Phil is the first person I turn to when I need my aches and pains sorted. I work both at a computer all day, and also carrying heavy boxes at times during the year and as such, my back especially can end up in bits. Phil takes the time to find out your issues before laying hands on you - and when he does - that's when his remarkable experience shines through. He's able to pinpoint exact 'hotspots' and tells you exactly what needs sorting - you don't even have to say a word. I remember one particular visit where I had particularly sore shoulders. I can tell you now that the way Phil worked out the knots was pure heaven! If you're looking for an experienced, friendly and professional therapy in Cardiff, look no further. I cannot recommend him enough."
"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
Outstanding massage. I'm a fitness instructor and thought that I'd just have to 'live with' my constant aches, pains, strains and pulled muscles. After one visit to City Marshall for a sports massage, my back was SO much better. Since then I return as often as I can. Phillip uses a pressure pointing technique that relieved my knots and tension, my movement was instantly better and I could stand up straight! The essential oils are tailored to your personal requirements and smell divine. Phillip really knows his stuff, he describes what he's doing and how he is trying to relieve pain and strains. He also gives outstanding advice on posture and how to avoid injury and pain in the future. Would recommend to anyone who suffers with back, neck or shoulder problems, anyone who is involved in fitness to relieve muscle strain... also anyone who just wants a nice relaxing massage after a long week!
Lisa V Cardiff 3 September 2013 - on TripAdvisor
BEST MASSAGE IN WALES. I can't find praise high enough. Fantastic massage. Really hit the spot and the great release of muscle tension lasted for three full weeks, even after the first massage. Go there for pain relief and be prepared to learn from his advice. The therapist is very generous with his time and is very good with explaining in great detail (if you ask) what he is doing and why that is beneficial. Been going at least monthly and I feel great!
Becci J Chester 12 August 2013 - on TripAdvisor
City Marshall is the place to go in Cardiff for an effective massage.
Philip London 2 August 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
Body massage with aromatherapy hot stones. The best one I ever had in Cardiff. Really enjoyed this full body massage treatment. Perfectly tailor made essential oil blend, from a selction of almost 100 essential oils. The full body massage itself was very relaxing, as he took the time and care to attentively listen to me and my requirements. A wonderfully therapeutic body massage with the nice pampering touches one sometimes takes for granted- Sandy Cardiff 14 January 2012
Hot stones and aromatherapy body massage. Really brilliant. Felt amazingly relaxed and healthy. Loads of benefits from the great nutrition advice and was shown a beneficial exercise routines. Marshall is MUCH more than just a body massage therapist. Go there and enjoy! - ZoeRich Cardiff 22 December 2011I tried the full body massage (1 hour) to relieve stress and tension and it did work wonders!
- Irisa Cardiff 26 July 2011
Very pleased with the full body massage treatment throughout. Excellent free facilities and great price
Charles Cardiff 18 Jan 2011
This was the first full body massage I have ever had and I really enjoyed it. I would definitely go again if I visited Cardiff more frequently. – Stephen Bristol 10 Dec 2010
It was my first full body massage ever, and was great. Was made to feel relaxed and at ease.
Laura Cardiff 1 Dec 2010
It was my first time having a full body massage therapy I felt a little unsure with what to expect, but the great service and treatment made me feel right at ease and I left with high spirits - David Cardiff 25 Nov 2010
… a lovely full body massage. Phillip was very professional, knew what he was doing, made sure he knew exactly what I wanted and kept checking, and was very informative and friendly. A very relaxing & enjoyable afternoon - Jenny Cardiff 2 Nov 2010
… not only was the body massage extremely relaxing and thoroughly professional, but Philip gave me really good advice on changing my diet [and] special exercises… – Sarah Cardiff 2 Nov 2010
Very good body massage. Really excellent. I feel wonderful! – LJW Cardiff May 2010
Full body massage benefits may include:
- Very profound 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
- Lymphatic drainage and improved range of motion and muscle flexibility
- Enhance the elimination of metabolic by-product (eg. lactic acid)
- Improving muscle tone, cellulite and water retention
- Loosening of tight muscles and connective tissues
Who can benefit from full body massage?
- 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
Your Questions Answered
Why is a Full Body Massage different to a Sports Massage Therapy?
A Sports Massage treatment is especially good for those with specific injuries, postural problems and specific physiological conditions that need to be addressed. A full body massage is generally more soothing, with less attention paid to detailed deep tissue manipulation and is much more relaxing and balancing if there is no specific physiological requirement to use specific deep tissue neuro-muscular sports techniques.
Full body massage is performed with oil and you may wish to UPGRADE* it by adding:
- Aromatherapy foot bath – 10 minutes of instant soothing to those aching feet
- Essential oils – an Aromatherapy oil blend tailor made to suit your needs
- Thai Foot Massage – spend the first 30 minutes in the foothills of heaven
- Aromatherapy body brush – 15 minutes of invigorating cleansing
- Shiatsu Facial Massage – 30 minutes of a blissful finale to an amazing routine
- Herbal compress – 10 to 15 minutes: a special selection of dried herbs & essential oils
- Piezo ultrasonic electricity – up to 10 minutes, using Quartz crystal stones
- Reiki chakra Balancing – 10 to 30 minutes, for a deeper sense of harmony
- Hopi Ear Candling – 30 minutes as final fine tuning
- 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 full body massage treatment will be tailor made:
- V.I.P. full massage with aromatherapy blend (90 minutes) £ 110
- Premium full body massage ( 60 minutes ) £ 80
- Shortened body massage only (45 minutes) £ 70
- Full ‘Pit Stop’ massage servicing ( 30 minutes ) £ 60
- each additional full body massage UPGRADE* £ 10
KINDLY NOTE – BEST PREPARATION FOR A FULL BODY MASSAGE:
- CLOTHING: you may remain wearing your own underwear or receive a disposable one for the full body massage
- MEALS: avoid eating a heavy meal within 2 hours of the planned full body massage treatment
- DIET: you are respectfully advised to avoid consumption of alcohol, caffeine and nicotine on the day of your full body massage treatment to allow better toxic by-product elimination
- AFTER CARE: as a full body massage is generally both relaxing and balancing, you can normally return straight to work or drive home