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Massage Therapy

What to expect
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A Massage therapist is fully trained in anatomy and physiology, with a focus on the joints, muscles and circulation of blood and lymphatic fluids.

On your initial visit a medical history is taken then the massage therapist will assess your posture and muscle tightness both visually and by palpating (feeling) the involved musculature and joints.

What we can help with

Injured and tight muscles develop scar tissue and fibrous knots which can cause muscle spasm, stiffness, muscular pain and reduces mobility around the joints.

Working with you, the therapist selects the best massage techniques listed below for you to reduce muscle spasm, mobilise stiffened joints, improve flexibility, mobility, relieve pain and increase circulation.

Physical and emotional tension

Deep relaxation

Improved range of motion

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Massage Therapy Association Accredited

Our massage therapists are trained and qualified to improve your condition and health benefits.

What does a massage Therapist do?

There are different types of massage techniques all are administered by hand although there is a crossover between the different methods.

Sports and Deep Tissue Massage: used by those participating in sports and physical activity.  It is used to help prevent injuries, prepare the body for the physical activity and maintain it in optimal condition.  Sports massage also helps the body to recover after workouts and the sporting event. Treatment techniques for relaxation and therapeutic massage are:

Petrissage: the hands knead the muscles using direct pressure and pick up and squeeze the skin and muscle.

Frictions: small, forceful movements back and forth over isolated areas using the pads of the fingers or thumbs, using considerable pressure.  They are normally applied across the fibres of ligaments, tendons and muscles to break down scar tissue whilst stimulating circulation and the healing process.

Myofascial Release: applies tension in various directions using the fingers to friction and roll the skin.  This technique releases the adhered fascia and muscles increasing the movement within the muscle layers and the range of movement thereby eliminating pain.

Trigger Point Therapy: Trigger points were first mapped by Travell and Symons. The trigger points within each muscle refer pain over a specific pattern of distribution in the body.  A trigger point is the point within a muscle that undergoes the greatest force during its contraction.  At that point there is a build up of toxin within the muscle that manifest as knots or nodules. Trigger point therapy applies deep pressure onto those points which has the effect of breaking down the build up of nodules and knotted muscle fibres relieving the pain.

Relaxation/Therapeutic Massage: the goal is to relax and patient both physically and mentally using mostly effleurage and petrissage techniques which are smooth rhythmical movements following the contours of the body producing the effects of relaxing the body and increasing circulation. Treatment techniques for relaxation and therapeutic massage are:

Effleurage: the hands skim the surface with varying pressure and speed.

Petrissage: the hands knead the muscles using direct pressure and pick up and squeeze the skin and muscle.

Lymphatic drainage: manual lymphatic draining is a technique used to gently work and stimulate the lymphatic system to assist in reducing localised swelling, improve waste removal and immune function (this is frequently used following surgery where the lymph nodes have been removed).

How can a Massage Therapist help me?

There are different types of Massage Therapists: Sports, Deep Tissue, Therapeutic, and Relaxation.  Working with you, the therapist selects the best massage types for you.

Injured muscles develop scar tissue, fibrous nodules which produce stiffness around the joints and immobility.  Massage increases blood flow, breaks down knots and adhesions.  This helps to remove muscle spasms, mobilise stiffened joints, improving flexibility, mobility and relieve pain.

What conditions can be treated?

Muscle spasm and tension / back and neck tension / muscle strains / joint sprains / postural fatigue / sports injuries / increasing blood flow to aid recovery / scar tissue and much more.

Prices for Massage Therapy and Hypnotherapy

Massage Therapy

Initial Consultation:

30 minutes:
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Follow up sessions:
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Frequently Asked Questions

What does a Massage Therapist do?
Massage therapists use their hands to perform manual soft tissue techniques to increase blood flow and oxygen uptake to enhance healing and repair of damaged soft tissues.
How can a masseur help me?
Injured muscles and ligaments develop scar tissue, our treatment increases the blood flow and breaks down the fibrous nodules in soft tissues, improving joint mobility and flexibility, relieving pain. Massage is often used alongside other physical therapy such as chiropractic and physiotherapy to enhance recovery.
Which massage type is best for me?

As your therapist, they will work with you to choose the best type for you.

Massage Therapy In Bristol

If you are looking for a Massage Therapist in Bristol then you have come to the right place, here at The House Clinics we specialise in all forms of sports and injury in our Redland and City Centre Bristol Clinics.


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Back Injuries

Traditional Thai Massage

Traditional Thai massage is now available at Redland House Clinic:

  • Alleviation of physical and emotional tension
  • Deep relaxation
  • Release and relaxation of muscles and improved flexibility
  • Relief from general muscular aches, pains and stiffness
  • Improved range of motion
  • Better resistance to injury
  • Improves circulation and stimulates the lymphatic system


Call today to book your session with one of our experienced practitioners on 0117 942 0200.

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