Shoulder Pain Massage Cardiff
massage for shoulder pain & stiff neck
We offer tailor made sports massage treatments for shoulder pain, upper back pain and stiff neck.
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 shoulder pain or stiffness. Trapped nerve 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 shoulder nerve. Constant ('dull') shoulder 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 "tennis elbow" / "Golfer's elbow" as well as reffered pain to the forearm and to the back of the hand.
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 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". The research went on to include chronic neck pain, migraine and cervicogenic headache. Sports massage has long been accepted by the Cardiff and Vale NHS for reducing stress and anxiety.
Shorter versions of the shoulder 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 shoulder pain sports massage routine may be quite deep and invigorating, when needed.
For longer sessions of the shoulder 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 shoulder nerve with minimal side effects. For long term use, aromatherapy products with specially selected aromatherapy essential oils, may best suit shoulder pain sports massage clients.
Shoulder pain sports massage is recommended at any time of the year, as needed - for shoulders, stiff necks, reffered tennis elbow pain as well as lumber and low back pain.
Shoulder 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
"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 advice I had a blood test for vitamin D. 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"
Guy McIntyre Cardiff student, 17 March 2015- on TripAdvisor
"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 had a problem with my Shoulder for a while now when reaching for things it used to send a pain down my shoulder and I have a large knot and cracking sensation when rotating it, however after visiting Phillip, it has become a lot easier. He gave me exercise's to do which I found helpful and educated me on my posture and little everyday things I could do to ease the pain. I don't experience the pain I had before with my shoulder. I have had many back massages and none of then released the pain I was experiencing till this one, I didn't think it was possible which is why the service and quality was better than I expected."
Emma Hold, Brigg 14 April 2014 - on FreeIndex
"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!"
Patric Morgan, Cardiff 5 April 2014 -on FreeIndex
"I have been having tui na (cupping) treatment over 2 years for some old chronic/ stress related injuries that I accumulated. However, when I moved to Cardiff, I did not know where I could continue my treatment. A friend suggested to visit City Marshall. I am very glad I did because after a single session I could see massive improvement on my shoulder pain. Moreover, Philip (the masseur) explained what was causing my injuries and what I could do at home to avoid the pain getting worse. I fully recommend his treatments and although they can seem pricey, he offers student discount and it is worth every penny."
Eralc Goghi Student Cardiff 27 March 2014 - on Google+
"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
"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
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 visited Philip for massage and told him about shoulder problems that I've had for years.
He is experienced and knowledgable and was able to tell me more about the problem and offered advice for improving it. I will continue to see him for hot stones therapy",
EmmaB Cardiff 3 September 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 shoulder pain sports massage are:
- Soft tissue release & gentle kneading around shoulders and neck 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
Shoulder 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 shoulder pain 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: shoulder pain, neck stifness & tennis elbow
- 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 shoulder pain sports massage will be tailor made:
- VIP shoulder pain sports massage with hot stones (90 minute) £ 120
- Premium shoulder pain sports massage (60 minutes) £ 80
- Shorter shoulder pain sports massage (45 minutes) £ 70
each additional UPGRADE* £ 10
KINDLY NOTE – BEST PREPARATION FOR A SHOULDER 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 shoulder pain massage treatment
- DIET: you are respectfully advised to avoid consumption of alcohol, caffeine and nicotine on the day of your shoulder pain massage treatment, to allow better toxic by-product elimination
- AFTER CARE: as a shoulder 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 shoulder 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