Stress Massage Cardiff
Massage & Reflexology for Stress & PTSD
We offer tailor made massage treatments for stress and anxiety to accommodate for particular needs.
This special range of stress massage treatments is suitable for people of all ages and physical conditions.
Aromatherapy essential oils may be blended to ease the effects of your particular stress. The Royal College of Psychiatrists have recommended massage and reflexology as a tools to ease the feeling of distress in Post Traumatic Stress Disorders (PTSD). Clinical evidence shows Shiatsu improves sleep in institutionalised elderly and those suffering from insomnia, renal disease symptoms, dementia, stress, anxiety and respiratory conditions.
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 Masaage Therapy to seek out only CNHC (the Complementary & Natural Healthcare Council) registered therapists.
Shorter versions of stress massage and PTSD treatment may be performed without oil, over your clothing.
When performed in this way, this stress massage routine may be quite deep and invigurating, if needed.
For longer sessions, this stress massage form uses a highly specialised blend of Aromatherapy essential oils that will be tailor made to suit your personal needs, especially PTSD (as required).
Stress massage and reflexcology also lends itself really well to the inclusion of Hot and Cold Stones therapy, as these basalt, marble and granite stones are highly effective in relaxing sore muscles.
Stress massage is recommended at any time of the year, as this actually promotes a sense of refreshing harmony.
Stress massage client testimonials:
"Marshall Massage has changed my life in three months. We are celebrating today, as I got the all clear from my GP – thanks chiefly to Philip Marshall and his incredible treatments and diet advice. For five years I was in pain, on anti-depressants, gaining weight rapidly and diagnosed 3 years ago as type 2 diabetic.
My GP told me that type 2 diabetes is an irreversible condition that will gradually get worse. I first saw Philip 3 months ago. YES. Just three months ago, and today I am no longer a diabetic, no longer on anti-depressants and no longer in pain. I am also 25kg lighter and feel like a brand new person. My GP said I am the first type 2 diabetic that he has seen reverse their condition. My celebration tonight will be at the Smoke Huis with a large mixed grill and I will enjoy it thoroughly. I have learnt, thanks to Philip, how to look at food in a totally different way. I now know more about my own body than I ever thought possible – and I feel totally in control. Thank you so much, for giving me my life back. "
Jenny V, Penarth 21 November 2015 - on TripAdvisor
"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
"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
"My wife and I have been visiting City Marshall for some years. Philip Marshall is an outstanding professional with a depth of knowledge and understanding. Very attentive and calm always affording dignity and respect. I have recommended City Marshall to my patients and they have all found the service professional and energising as well as the intervention being relaxing."
Rashpal Singh, Cardiff 21 December 2014 - on FreeIndex
"Professional, warm, knowledgable and really helpful. Philip certainly knows his stuff and helped me with constant problems with my digestion and low immune system. Very generous with his time, advice, offers and flexible in appointments. I've moved away now and already missing the sessions.
Definitely recommend a visit. Not cheap but worth the money."
Mel Hillyard London 29 December 2013- on FreeIndex
"Beyond expectations. After seeing a variety of positive reviews I decided to book a consultation - I had been enduring poor sleep, suffering stress from bereavement and very low energy levels. I'm not sure what my expectations were, but was so pleased to see an improvement after the initial visit. Phillip certainly seems to take an interest in your personal situation and finds a balance in listening to your needs but also guiding you with his obvious expertise. I look forward to each visit as I know it'll not only be a wonderful hour of relaxation but the benefits will last much longer than any massage I've had before. Have already recommended him to a number of friends and family"
Jo Price Cardiff 21 October 2013- on TripAdvisor
"Very relaxing. I had treatments to support me through my IVF cycle (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
"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
"My daughter booked a massage with Philip for my birthday and he was brilliant! It was very soothing and the oils that he mixed up just for me smelled beautiful. The staff were lovely and the atmosphere very relaxing, despite being in the middle of Cardiff! Philip was very caring and gentle, yet really worked on some of my trouble spots and I felt the benefit of that for a good week after. I'd book to go again - and I'll return the favour to my daughter and book her in for her Christmas present!! Thank you Philip!"
Some techniques that may be used in Stress Massage are:
- Soft tissue release & gentle kneading performed oil-free (dry)
- Energy balancing by following your Sen Meridian lines
- Myofascial tissue release, especially around the neck and the shoulders
- Lymphatic drainage massage and Hand ‘Walking’ technique
Stress 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 Stress and PTSD 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.
Occupational & postural aches
- Hot & cold Stones Therapy – a wonderfully pampering touch with very significant balancing effects
- Essential oils – an Aromatherapy blend to suit your stress needs
- Hopi Ear Candling – 30 minutes as a starter fine tuning
- Reiki chakra Balancing – 10 to 30 minutes achieving an even deeper sense of harmony and stress relief
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 stress & PTSD massage will be tailor made:
- VIP Stress massage (90 minutes) £ 110
- Premium Stress massage (60 mins) £ 80
- Shorter Stress massage (45 minute) £ 70
each additional Stress UPGRADE* £ 10
KINDLY NOTE – BEST PREPARATION FOR A STRESS / PTSD 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 stress / PTSD massage treatment
- DIET: you are respectfully advised to avoid consumption of alcohol, caffeine and nicotine on the day of your stress massage treatment to allow better toxic by-product elimination
- AFTER CARE: as stress massage and stress reflexology are generally balancing and harmonising, you may return to work or drive home as usual
Kindly note, for those receiving the VIP Hot Stones stress massage treatments, you may wish 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