Neck Pain Sports Massage Cardiff
massage for Neck and Shoulder pain
We offer tailor made sports massage treatments for neck pain and shoulder pain.
Our specialized sports massage treatments are suitable for people of all ages and physical conditions.
Aromatherapy essential oils may be blended to ease the effects of the inflammation associated with your particular type of neck pain. Shoulder pain may also be addressed with various trigger point therapy treatments and myofascial or soft tissue manipulations may best suit the release of the trapped neck nerve. The referred pain, often associated with a trapped neck nerve, has also been clinically proven to benefit from specific essential oils. Constant ('dull') neck 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, sometimes even numbness of the face and cheeks or jaw. Another common disorder we treat is TMJ - Temporomandibular joint disorder treatments. Treating TMJ is very effective with a combination of Shiatsu trigger pointing and Hopi Ear candling.
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 neck 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 neck 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". The research went on to include chronic neck pain, migraine and cervicogenic headache. Neck pain ports massage has long been accepted by the Cardiff and Vale NHS.
Shorter versions of the neck pain sports massage may be performed without oil, over your (light cotton) clothing. This will mainly involve Shiatsu and sports massage trigger pointing. When performed in this way, this neck pain sports massage routine may be quite deep and invigorating, when needed.
For longer sessions of the neck pain sports massage 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 neck nerve with minimal side effects. For long term use, aromatherapy products with specially selected aromatherapy essential oils, may best suit neck pain sufferers, and many clinical trails have showen specific essential oils to be highly effective in treating neck and shoulder pain clients.
Neck pain sports massage is recommended at any time of the year, as needed - for sciatica, lumbago, lumber and low back pain.
Neck 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
"Professional. I suffered from bad muscle spasms around my neck, shoulders and scapular due to a combination of bad posture at work and an injury from the gym. City Marshall helped alleviate the pain and spasms after just one session with a combination of trigger pointing and soft tissue massage, with anti-inflammatory oils. He is very experienced and extremely knowledgeable. Also giving me additional advice on stretches and key nutrition. His high price reflects his very high skill set and expertise. You definitely get what you pay for!!"
Luke B, Cardiff 7 February 2017- on TripAdvisor
"I just wanted to let you know that my back and neck are so much better. From crying with the pain before seeing you, to enjoying going to the cinema last night, its just fantastic! I bought the pilllow you said about from Argos and it feels good for my neck and back. Thanks to you I am getting to have a normal life and we will never be able to thank you enough"
Julie Timothy, 4 July 2015- via text
"I had a Back, Neck and Shoulder Massage and have awarded it 5 stars"
John Cardiff, 28 December 2014
"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
"After only 2 sessions I was seeing an improvement and relief of the tightness and aches and pains in my neck. Phillip is very helpful and knowledgeable, spends time getting to know your problem and is always happy to suggest other options and alternatives that may be of benefit. On top of that he is also very skilled and I can highly recommend him."
Gareth Ahmun Cardiff 1 April 2014 - on FreeIndex
"I cannot recommend Philip enough. I have suffered for 7 years with horrendous shoulder, back and neck pain, causing restricted movement and also lack of circulation into my fingers (always went white when cold) - after 2 sessions I have had no more white finger (and it has been freezing) and considerably reduced pain. I know I will need a few sessions due to being this way for so long, but Phillip is AMAZING and I now feel there is a light at last at the end of my tunnel. I cannot recommend City Marshall enough, I was near breaking point, he really does have healing hands....I can't thank you enough.....thank you for making me smile again :-)
Julia Allen Cardiff 21 November 2013 - TripAdvisor
"After my visit to city marshall I instantly felt relief on my back and neck.. The essential oils were fab and the massage second to none! I was also offered valuable information about my condition, posture and further treatment. I'm a fitness intructor and intend to come regularly! Would definitely recommend!"
"I have attended appointments with City Marshall on previous occasions. I usually leave it too long, arriving in considerable pain in my shoulders, neck and back. My work in the NHS is stressful and I'm generally far from relaxed. After a consultation combining Shiatsu massage with other types of treatment, I feel massively better. Only recently I've had 2 consultations and I am able to move and work much more freely. Added to the first class treatment is the new environment. The City Marshall's treatment area is relaxing, very spacey and conducive to forgetting about the world for an hour. The NHS discount is generous and the therapist is also generous with his time. DO YOURSELF A KINDNESS and book a session."
Lin Zerouali Cardiff 3 March 2013
"My experience with City Marshall was phenomenal. When I first started out I had [neck pain] and mid-section back 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
"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
Philip is an outstanding therapist who employs a range of methods along with massage to heal and treat aches and pains. I went to him with a pain in my upper back that I had had constantly for two months. Using hot stones, massage and reflexology he has managed to remove my pain in two to three treatments. I recommend him to you very highly.
Gabrielle Cardiff 25 July 2012
"After years of worsening back tension, a few visits to City Marshall have worked wonders. The stress in my neck, back and shoulders was extreme. Spa therapists had said I was one of the worst cases they had seen! Not only is Philip releasing the tension in my back and shoulder muscles, he also 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 neck pain sports massage are:
- Soft tissue release & gentle kneading of the neck and shoulder area
- Deep tissue manipulation, cross fibre and friction - when needed
- Myofascial tissue release, both soft and deep tissue trigger pointing
- Lymphatic drainage massage and Hand ‘Walking’ technique
Neck 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 Neck pain sports massage?
- Any body of any age regardless of physical condition or fitness
- Specific, referred shooting neck pain around the shoulders or face
- Muscular aches and pains: sciatica, shoulder, neck & back pain etc.
- Stress, tension, anxiety, headache, migraine and insomnia
- Muscular spasms including stomach or lower body cramp
- Rheumatism, Arthritis & digestive disorders
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 sciatic pain sports massage will be tailor made:
- VIP neck pain sports massage with hot stones (90 minute) £ 120
- Premium neck pain sports massage (60 minutes) £ 80
- Shorter neck pain sports massage (45 minutes) £ 70
each additional UPGRADE* £ 10
KINDLY NOTE – BEST PREPARATION FOR A NECK PAIN 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 neck pain treatment
- DIET: you are respectfully advised to avoid consumption of alcohol, caffeine and nicotine on the day of your neck pain treatment, to allow better toxic by-product elimination
- AFTER CARE: as a neck 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 Neck 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