Massage Bristol

Massage Treatments

All of our massage treatments are adapted to each individual’s requirements. Different massaging techniques can provide a feeling of relaxation, relieve muscle tension, help sports-related injury and restore balance to your body and mind.

If you’re not sure which type of massage is suited to your needs, then our therapists will happily advise you. We offer:

  • Sports Massage
  • Deep Tissue Massage
  • Swedish Massage
  • Aromatherapy Massage
  • Hot Stone Massage
  • Pregnancy massage
  • Cupping Therapy
  • Myofascial Release
  • Scar Massage

Massage techniques

The therapist will go through general lifestyle aspects in order to gain a good understanding of what areas to focus on. For example; stress, sleep, digestion, inflammation, mood management. During the massage, the massage therapist will apply strong or gentle pressure to the muscles and joints of the body to offer pain relief and ease tension.

The Massage Therapist applies pressure to parts of the body by kneading, stroking, tapping and pressing; they may concentrate on the muscles, the soft tissues, or on the acupuncture points.

What is Massage used for?

Massage is used to improve the flow of blood and lymph (fluid in lymph glands, part of immune system), to reduce muscular tension or flaccidity, to affect the nervous system through stimulation or sedation, and to enhance tissue healing.

Types of Massage Offered

Sports massage

A sports massage is a deep massage that promotes an increased circulation of blood and lymph fluids around the body. Firm pressure is used to break down knots and widen the range of motion of stiffened joints or muscles. Trigger point therapy and various assisted stretching techniques are incorporated as part of the treatment.

Deep tissue Massage

A deep tissue massage uses higher levels of pressure than Swedish or typical relaxation massages in order to penetrate deep into the muscles and soft tissues. This allows areas that are not usually manipulated to relax, and as a result relieve chronic pain.


Swedish-style massage involves long, soft, kneading strokes to relax and reduce tension from the deepest muscles of your body. These techniques can be combined with joint movement to relax, energise, and heal your joints and muscles, creating a calming and balancing effect. Usually, a Swedish massage will last for 60–90 minutes.

Aromatherapy Massage

Aromatherapy is the use of essential oils for certain benefits. These aromas are all plant based derivatives from herbs, tree extracts, and flowers, to complement the massage treatment. The overall purpose of aromatherapy is meant to improve your physical and mental well-being. A personal blend will be made up right there in the room with the client, tailored to suit their individual requirements and preferences.

Prenatal Massage

A pregnancy massage – also known as pre-natal massage – is a more gentle and soothing massage that has been customised for expectant mothers. Pregnancy massage can be used as a treatment to reduce muscle tension built up during pregnancy, relieve sore backs and hips, help reduce stress and improve overall well-being, during this special time of physical and emotional change.

Hot Stone Massage

A hot stone massage may begin with normal massage technique to prepare your muscles. Your massage therapist will then place the heated stones on key acupressure points on your body, the warm volcanic stones help to relax your muscles, allowing deeper pressure to be applied during the massage.

Cupping therapy

Cupping therapy formally known as myofascial decompression (MFD) is an ancient eastern method of healing that has recently grown in popularity in the west due to its health benefits. Plastic or silicone suction cups are used to create negative pressure between the layers of tissues in an affected area on the body. This draws blood that is rich in nutrients to the affected area and helps to encourage quicker healing.

Myofascial Release

Myofasical Release (MFR) is a gentle and effective whole body soft tissue therapy. The aim of MFR is to release tension and restrictions in the fascial network of the body and reduce pain and discomfort. Restoring health and fluidity to the fascia can have a positive physical and mental impact and improve your ability to move freely again and without pain. It is suitable for all ages, including children and during pregnancy.

Scar Massage

Scar massage is a non-invasive treatment developed to treat scar tissue, adhesions and fibrosis after surgery or injury. The treatment uses specialist massage and fascial release techniques, alongside self-care advice and management strategies to promote healthy recovery. Scar massage is commonly recommended by surgeons because it promotes optimum scar healing after surgery. It is also beneficial for older scars because the body is constantly regenerating cells so your scar can still improve when given the correct stimulation.

Who needs Massage treatment?

Massage therapy is recommended for everyone, but also if:

  • You are feeling anxious
  • You have trouble sleeping
  • You are sedentary during the day
  • You’ve recently started training
  • You’re experiencing any sort of pain (lower back pain, shoulder pain, neck pain, etc.)

Determine the type of massage you’d like and discuss your needs with your practitioner; all massage treatments will be individual for the client.

Benefits of Massage

Massage can be a wonderful tool to help you take charge of your health and well-being, and offers a variety of benefits:

  • Pain relief
  • Injury rehabilitation
  • Stress reduction
  • Increased relaxation and immune function
  • General wellbeing and mental health
  • Improved physical fitness