Cardiff Whiplash Massage -
Whiplash Sports Massage Treatments Cardiff
We specialise in treating whiplash and other impact injuries. Sports massage treatments can be tailor made to treat your whiplash impact injury, which can be a recent road traffic accident whiplash, or a sports activity related whiplash impact injury. Although very common in car and bike accidents, whiplash accidents can occur in skiing, diving, surfing and even in amusement park rides. Whiplash occurs when a sudden and unforeseen sharp force causes the soft muscle tissue, the ligaments and the myofascial structures of the neck to tear, resulting in neck pain, sore muscles, stiffness and reduced range of movement. It is important to treat whiplash as soon as possible by starting a course of specialised whiplash massage treatments. Although it is possible that for the first few hours (or even days) following your whiplash there will be no apparent pain, the longer you postpone treating your whiplash injury, the longer it will take the soft tissue and ligament damage to recover from the whiplash accident. The whiplash treatment is tailor made for your own physical needs and a full postural inspection, functional assessment & ROM mobility check will be done to gauge these needs. As per your needs, we shall combine trigger point therapy, deep tissue, soft tissue and myofascial release techniques - as required.
Complementary & Natural Healthcare Council registered
Department of Health and Cardiff & Vale NHS approved
Accepted by BUPA and most insurance companies
Health Shield, Westfield Health & Simply Health
see your policy's T&C and specific treatments on this site
CNHC registered and fully recognised by BUPA and most insurance companies
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 massage therapists.
Sports Massage, Remedial Massage, Shiatsu and Swedish massage are accepted by Health Shield
Sports 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 persistant, 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 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. Massage has long been accepted by the Cardiff and Vale NHS for reducing stress and anxiety.
Some techniques that may be used in Sports Whiplash Massage treatment are:
- Sports whiplash massage can be performed both wet or dry (oil and oil-free)
- Soft tissue release massage, kneading and effleurage
- Myofascial tissue release and whiplash remedial massage
- Deep tissue massage manipulation, frictions and compressions
- Active release technique and joint mobilisations
- Neuro Muscular sports massage techniques, deeper frictions, cross fibre and trigger pointing
- Lymphatic drainage massage
- Piezo ultrasonic electricity
Whiplash massage treatment benefits may include:
- Faster recovery rate from whiplash or sports injury
- Decreased stress and muscle tension
- Improved range of motion and muscle flexibility
- Loosening of tight muscles and connective tissues
- Maximising the supply of nutrients by increased circulation
- Enhance the elimination of metabolic by-product (eg. lactic acid)
Who can benefit from early whiplash massage treatment?
- Any body of any age regardless of physical condition or fitness
- Muscular tightness, spasms and cramp
- Muscular numbness, aches and pains
- Stiffnerss and shooting pains: 'pins and needles' etc.
- Swelling in the arms and legs etc
Whiplash Cardiff 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
"Best massage in Cardiff. The massage and Shiatsu capabilities of Philip are superb and his ability to combine sports science techniques with acupuncture, reflexology with soft tissue work - are second to none. This, by no means, is a 'regular' massage. He first deeply scrutinises your health history and gives you a possibility to express your genuine concerns. He listens attentively and makes suggestions of possible courses of action. He will explain with great patience the different techniques and their possible benefit to you. Although he runs an extremely busy clinic, his consultations are never rushed and you are made to feel the centre of importance. Philip has helped me see the error of my ways and with a sharp eye and intuitive observations, corrected my posture with some great (and practical) tips. He showed me some easy to follow stretches that I now do religiously 3 or 4 times daily and had advised me about improving my nutrition and diet. All in all - YOU GET WHAT YOU PAY FOR - and in Philip's case, this is a real bargain "
Jonathan B Newport, 5 July 2015- on Google
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. 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 of free time when we 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- on FreeIndex
I attended for a course of sports massage treatments for a long term injury. Philip is extremely knowledgeable and gives plenty of helpful advice. The treatments he carried out for me were exemplary, both massage and stretches. I have attended a few different sports therapists in the past and can confidently recommend that City Marshall is the best.
Dr. John Taylor, Cardiff 24 April 2014 - on FreeIndex
I had bad whiplash from a sports injury, with much reduced neck movement and severe headaches. As I was working near Cardiff, I opted to see Marshall. We only had 3 sessions together and I saw a rapid improvement from the initial consultation. Although I live in London, I have recommended him to all my friends and colleagues and intend to visit him at least monthly. Excellent service, a genuinely caring professional with bags of experience. You must visit him.
Caroline N London 16 November 2013- Yell.com
I went to Phillip with a back injury which had plagued me for years. Phillip was able to sort this out for me in just a couple sessions. I had treatments (acupressure and reflexology) which were extremely relaxing and helped me cope with my stress and anxiety. Phillip is very knowledgeable and I would recommend him to anyone.
Alice S Cardiff 17 October 2013- on TripAdvisor
There's a reason why City Marshall is an award winning practice and voted number one in the UK! From the outset you are made to feel welcome, comfortable and relaxed. Philip will take the time to discuss your problem and explain exactly what therapies are available. You are then able to choose from a wide variety of oils that are infused to create your own unique blend. As with many of the reviews, I have visited many Physiotherapist and Chiropractors over the years with limited results. Philip's professional approach and expertise hit the spot on the first visit. He's also very generous with his time and advice. I will be returning for regular top-ups.
Andrew P Cardiff 24 June 2013 - on FreeIndex
I went for a sports massage [...] The massage was great for releasing muscular tension and the shiatsu left me feeling very grounded, relaxed and very balanced. I would definitely recommend for either pampering or muscular tension.
Sharon Phillips Cardiff 15 April 2013
Had a sports massage from their main physiotherapist, Philip. Philip has a wide expertise in physio as well as deep tissue trigger point work. He specializes in sciatic pain relief and I can certainly recommend his skills, as after three massage treatments I already feel a wonderful improvement.
Kevin Thomas Cardiff 14 April 2013
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
Philip is an exceptional sports massage therapist. I visited him for lower back pain and sore muscles.
He pin-pointed the problem and has eased the pain. I will continue to visit him regularly and I have already recommended him to family and friends. He provided a friendly and professional atmosphere and gave additional tips such as exercises and other treatments to ease the pain and tension.
Emi Adedeji Cardiff, 5 Nov 2012
I came in for a sports massage to recover after the Cardiff 10k run. It was my first visit, but I'll be back soon. He really focused on my leg muscles to release the tension which helped my legs to recover quicker. He was very helpful and knowledgeable. He even showed me some exercises and gave me some tips to limit the soreness factor. I definitely recommend him to everyone.
Stacey Jones, Cardiff 12 September 2012
I highly recommend philip marshall for any muscular treatment. I am a musician and suffer from a lot of lower back pain. I found him very experienced and he gave me alot of tips on how to tackle aches and pains. I shall be seeing him again.
Jodie Daniels, Cardiff 10 September 2012
Thank you for sorting my back out - I feel like a new man! Ongoing sports massage treatments
Patric Morgan Editor of Living Mags, Cardiff 5 July 2012
It is suddenly wonderful to be out of pain! The best ever!
Fantastic sports massage treatment. After visiting many cardiff physiotherapists earlier, I can assure everyone that Philip's combination of sports massage therapy skills and his Shiatsu background is a true winner. Book fast, as he is very busy
Gerri Cardiff 16 November 2011
Alexandra Cemesova, Cardiff 7 October 2011
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 a one hour Sports massage treatment with Philip it's completely gone... Really wonderful.
Jonny Bowles 31 August 2011
Whiplash massage can be performed with or without oil and you may wish to UPGRADE* it with:
- Essential oils – enhancing circulation, anti-inflammation and pain relief for best sports massage results
- Herbal compress – 15 minutes aiding circulation, muscle tension & stress relief
- Piezo ultrasonic electricity – up to 10 minutes using Quartz crystal stones
- Hot or cold stone therapy – 15 minutes, aiding much deeper repair possibilities
- cold stones allow immediate work on an acute sports injury (within the first 48 hours)
Note that emergency whiplash sports massage appointments are available
Prices for Whiplash massage are for reference only, as the Sports treatment will be tailor made:
- V.I.P. whiplash massage treatment (90 minutes) £ 110
- Premium full body whiplash treatment (60 minutes) £ 80
- Shorter whiplash massage treatment (45 minutes) £ 70
each additional Whiplash UPGRADE* £ 10
KINDLY NOTE – BEST PREPARATION FOR A WHIPLASH MASSAGE THERAPY:
- CLOTHING: you may wear a regular T-shirt and sports-shorts for your whiplash injury treatment – if you prefer the use of oils in your whiplash treatment, we can supply you with disposable underwear, if required
- MEALS: avoid eating a heavy meal within 2 hours of the planned whiplash massage treatment
- DIET: you are respectfully advised to avoid consumption of alcohol, caffeine and nicotine on the day of your whiplash treatment to allow better toxic by-product elimination
- AFTER CARE: as a whiplash massage treatment is generally energizing and stimulating, you may return to work or drive home as usual