Cardiff remedial Massage
Remedial Massage Treatments in Cardiff
We offer tailor made remedial massage therapy treatments for many and various injuries and conditions.
Our specialized remedial massage treatments are suitable for people of all ages and physical conditions.
Remedial massage therapy treatments are designed to pin-point and address the underlaying cause of your discomfort. Remedial massage not only aims to give immidiate and effective pain relief, it also combines a variety of holistic and sports therapy tools to give you long lasting and effective comfort.
Aromatherapy essential oils may be blended to ease the effects of the inflammation associated with your particular type of pain or discomfort. Sciatic nerve pain may be addressed with various trigger point therapy treatments and myofascial remedial manipulations may best suit the release of the trapped sciatic nerve. Remedial therapy is suitable for stretching muscles, primarily fascia and tendons. Constant ('dull') back 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.
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.
Guidelines published by the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) in 2009 recommends that patients with persistent, non-specific back 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 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 sports massage, comprising up to a maximum of nine sessions over a period of up to 12 weeks".
Shorter versions of the remedial therapy 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 remedial therapy routine may be quite deep and invigorating, when needed.
For longer sessions of the remedial massage therapy 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 soft muscle tissue and allows the painless and smooth therapy of any trapped nerves with minimal side effects. For long term use, aromatherapy products with specially selected aromatherapy essential oils, may best suit remedial therapy massage clients.
Remedial therapy sports massage is recommended at any time of the year, as needed - for neck pain, shoulder pain, lumbago, lumber, lower back pain, sciatica and many other conditions.
Remedial therapy 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
"Sciatic pain discomfort - myofascial release. I have enjoyed my visitt to Marshall massage therapy clinic in Cardiff. He appears to have 20 years of great experience in sports injures, and pin-pointed my needs and addresed them within 10 minutes of seeing me. We focussed on myofascial release of my trapped sciatic nerve. It is now two monthes later - and there is still totally no pain! We had two times a full hour session, and both times, I was given an extra 15 minutes or so of free time when we further dicussed diet, nutrition, ways of streching and general well-being. Marshall is an exceptional talent and you should seek him out on your visit to Cardiff." Lyndhurst S London, 15 June 2015
"Trigger point therapy. Phillip has really helped me with the upper back tension I have been dealing with since an L4-L5 microdiscectomy in May 2013.
I had suffered with severe sciatica for over 2 years and this has resulted with a whole mess of problems in my upper back since. I am a 26 year old male and I have had 5 x 1 hour sessions with him, mainly concentrating on trigger point therapy. It has been brilliant and I am feeling that I am in less pain and more comfort. Very welcoming and friendly relaxing atmosphere. He is an extremely knowledgeable practitioner and has helped on advising me with diet and posture also and is more than happy to answer any questions I have no matter how small (even by the odd text to ask about certain food/vitamins etc). The price is justified for the quality of the therapy and for me has been worth it. Phillip is a genuine therapist who really listens and cares and he by far outstands from any therapy I have had in the past. "
Mark R, Cardiff 7 January 2015- on TripAdvisor
"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
"I went to Phillip originally with a back injury which had plagued me for years. Phillip was able to sort this out for me in just a couple sessions (acupressure and reflexology) which were extremely relaxing and helped me cope with the stress and anxiety. Phillip is very knowledgeable and I would recommend him to anyone"
Alice S Cardiff 17 October 2013- on TripAdvisor
"Whether you are suffering from pain, want to keep everything in check or simply want to fully relax, I can highly recommend City Marshall. I first attended when suffering from pains in my leg when running. Philip cured me via sports massage but also used acupressure when needed. "
David Lewis Cardiff 24 March 2013
"sports massage with trigger point therapy for lower back pain - Had the specialised back pain massage at city marshall in central Cardiff. The combination of sports trigger point therapy and Philip's deep insight into acupressure was very effective. The muscle tension, even after the first massage, was much reduced. After the third massage treatment we added more elements of yoga stretches and worked on my ROM mobility. Extremely professional and also deeply reassuring. Philip certainly cares and adds aromatherapy blends as well as some elements of reflexology to the over all effect. My back pain is now much reduced and I am much calmer at work. Highly recommend this blend of therapy to anyone with lower back pain or lumbago".
James Baker Cardiff 29 January 2013
My experience with City Marshall was phenomenal. When I first started out I had upper 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 remedial therapy sports massage therapy are:
- Soft tissue therapy, myofascial therapy & gentle kneading
- Active and passive therapy technique
- Deep tissue manipulation, cross fibre and friction - when needed
- Myofascial tissue therapy, both soft and deep tissue trigger pointing
Remedial Sports Massage Therapy benefits may include:
- Mental and physical relaxation
- A true sense of restored well-being & balance
- A positive boost of energy and therapy 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 remedial therapy sports 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, shoulder, neck, 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 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 remedial massage therapy will be tailor made:
- VIP Remedial sports massage with hot stones (90 minute) £ 120
- Premium Remedial sports massage (60 minutes) £ 80
- Shorter Remedial sports massage (45 minutes) £ 70
each additional Remedial UPGRADE* £ 10
KINDLY NOTE – BEST PREPARATION FOR A REMEDIAL MASSAGE THERAPY:
- 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 remedial therapy massage treatment
- DIET: you are respectfully advised to avoid consumption of alcohol, caffeine and nicotine on the day of your remedial massage therapy treatment, to allow better toxic by-product elimination
- AFTER CARE: as a remedial therapy 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 remedial 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