Hip Pain Treatments Cardiff
sports injury & elderly with hip pain
We offer tailor made massage treatments for hip pain, often called hip bursitis or tendonitis.
Our specialized sports massage treatments are suitable for people of all ages and physical conditions.
An inflammation of the hip, which flares up after a run or after a long walk, is usually reffered to as bursitis. Tendonitis or joint ligament damage, tend to cause 'achy' hip pains and stiffness after sitting a long time or first thing in morning. When it is a trapped nerve, this if often commonly called Sciatic hip pain, or Sciatica.
We recognize that the hip pain treatment is a long process and that your hip pain needs may vary.
Aromatherapy essential oils may be blended to ease the effects of the inflammation associated with your particular type of hip 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 hip nerve. Constant ('dull') hip 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, 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 hip pain sports massage may be performed without oil, over your (light cotton) clothing. This hip pain treatment will mainly involve Shiatsu and sports massage trigger pointing. When performed in this way, this hip pain sports massage routine may be quite deep and invigorating, if needed.
For longer sessions of the hip 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 hip nerve with minimal side effects. For long term use, aromatherapy products with specially selected aromatherapy essential oils, may best suit hip pain clients.
Hip pain sports massage is recommended at any time of the year, as needed - for tight hamstrings, stiff hip joint, reffered hip pain to the knee as well as the lower back or groin.
Hip pain sports massage 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 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.
"After reading so many different good reviews I decided to try a massage at City Marshall, Cardiff and was not disappointed! I had hip and shoulder problems and had seen various therapists in the past.
Phillip took his time during the consultation to find out which areas were causing problems and I was particularly impressed with his broad knowledge of complimentary therapies/diet/nutrition/sport injuries/stretches. I also suffer from heartburn and he advised me to avoid certain foods. It s great to be able to have appointments at short notice and I would highly recommend Phillip as a complimentary therapist."
Amanda Evans, Carmarthen 3 January 2015 - on FreeIndex
"I have been medically diagnosed as having bi-lateral inguinal hernia's and I found City Marshall on the web in the hope that I could ease my discomfort whilst waiting for an operation date. I found Philip to always be professional, most courtious and highly knowledgable about the symptoms of my complaint and the hernia massage I have now had on several occasions has significantly improved my quality of life from not being able to stand for any long periods without significant discomfort last September to being able to presently go about my day to day business without too much trouble. He has always made it very clear that his therapy will not cure my condition, but it has certainly helped me to cope with my day to day lifestyple with more ease. In short my trip to Cardiff is a 500 mile round trip, but I feel the benefit I gain from my visit's (almost on a monthly basis) is well worth the time and expense. Philip has also given me valuable advise on diet that aid's my digestion and in so doing complements the physical therapy received. I would not hesiatate to recommend him to anyone in need of complementary therapy."
Neil Hold, Lincoln 6 April 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
"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 - on Yell.com
"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
"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
"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. "
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 hip pain sports massage are:
- Soft tissue release & gentle kneading around lower back, hip and leg area
- Deep tissue manipulation, cross fibre and friction - when needed, to ease the hip pain
- Myofascial tissue release, both soft and deep tissue trigger pointing
- Lymphatic drainage massage and Hand ‘Walking’ technique
Hip 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 hip pain sports massage?
- Any body of any age regardless of physical condition or fitness
- Muscular aches and pains: back pain, hip stifness & tight hip muscles
- Recovery from injury and from a training session
- Rheumatism, Arthritis & digestive disorders
- Repetitive Strain Injury & hip joint or hip rotator stiffness
- Hip 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 hip pain sports massage will be tailor made:
- VIP hip pain sports massage with hot stones (90 minutes) £ 120
- Premium hip pain sports massage (60 minutes) £ 80
- Shorter hip pain sports massage (45 minutes) £ 70
each additional hip pain massage UPGRADE* £ 10
KINDLY NOTE – BEST PREPARATION FOR A HIP PAIN MASSAGE:
- CLOTHING: you may remain fully clothed
- MEALS: avoid eating a heavy meal within 2 hours of the planned hip pain massage treatment
- DIET: you are respectfully advised to avoid consumption of alcohol, caffeine and nicotine on the day of your hip pain massage treatment, to allow better toxic by-product elimination
- AFTER CARE: as a hip 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 hip 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