Academics and students

If you’re spending longer on your computer than you would like, trying to meet deadlines or coping with increasing amounts of work you may not be realising the effect it’s having on your body. The more we’re in our heads the less aware we are of our bodies so, when that tightness in our shoulders or neck starts to twinge we’re already a few steps down the wrong route and might need some help getting back where we should be before it gets worse.

We can help in two ways. Firstly manipulating your muscles and tissues, breaking down congestion and triggering release and secondly engaging your conscious and unconscious mind with your body, revitalising the pathways between them so that you’re less likely to fall again. And the more you enter into that state, the more the pattern is reinforced.

The delightful side effect of this is that you’ll be happier in your inner world.

People suffering with stress, anxiety, depression or loneliness know how important our state of mind is and this can be the main focus of massage therapy for anyone.

We also know money is tight so we offer a 10% discount to students. Just mention it when you’re telling us what you need.

Preparing for a performance event

So you’re training for the big day. Can massage help?

People often think a massage will be useful after a big event, but how can it improve your performance? Building a few massage treatments into your training plan might just help you keep on form.

So how can massage help?

1. During a performance event you are probably going to push your body beyond what you’ve done in training. Something is going to limit your performance. Massage can help you deal with problems as they arise in training so they don’t come up and bite you when it really matters.

2. To work efficiently muscles need to engage and release. You may be putting a lot of effort into engaging muscles, but not thinking about them releasing. In its optimum condition muscle become soft when it relaxes – feel the difference in you biceps as you tense and release. A massage which pinpoints tight muscles can help release them and, importantly, give you the know-how to work with them yourself.

3. Your massage therapist can help you tune in to and understand the feelings you get in your body and advise on the right course of training. If you get a pain, for example, should you ease up your training, stop all together or carry on with your plan? What stretches or specific exercises might help?

4. Most events require strength and suppleness. Rigidity anywhere in your body will hold you back. The same applies to poor posture.

5. and last, but not least, you will feel better, happier and more relaxed. But that’s for wimps, right?

And if you want a massage afterwards to celebrate your achievement, well you deserve it.

Prices and booking

Remedial massage

Remedial massage (aka clinical massage) works with whatever problem or problems you are suffering. This could be lower back pain, limited movement in the shoulder, difficulty sleeping or headaches.

We look at the whole picture, listening to what you tell us and using what we feel to inform our direction. We work with you to create a massage that best suits your needs.

We’ll use direct massage techniques where we find muscular related problems and more soothing and nurturing techniques as required. Where a site is too painful to work directly we can use other strategies.

Remedial massage can also be used to investigate problems and help you decide on any further treatment. Discussing problems during the treatment can be helpful. Attitudes to health and well-being and your relationship with your body can be useful topics of conversation. Where we offer advice it will be constructive and realistic.

Our approach to remedial massage

Our massage is not painful. We believe that pain is part of the cycle of tight muscles. We want to create movement and flexibility without triggering a counter-productive pain response.

Our approach is flexible, informal and open.

  • Understanding. It’s important to find out what’s happening.
  • Effective massage.
  • Recommendations. We can help you understand your symptoms and suggest the next steps.

If you need more advice, please make use of our free 10 minute phone consultation. Call 07941 094318.


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Preparing for a performance event
Clinic locations
Prices & booking

Deep tissue massage

When you need something more

Deep tissue massage works with the muscles and tendons which hold posture and allow everyday movement.

Consider deep tissue massage if

  • You are having difficulty with everyday activities
  • Your shoulders are stiff from being at a computer
  • Your hips are stiff from sitting or driving
  • You have lower back pain
  • Your posture is causing you problems
  • You’ve tried stretching but it doesn’t seem to help

Our deep tissue massage is effective because:

  • We listen to what you say
  • We listen to how your body responds
  • We judge the right pressure for maximum benefit
  • We give your body the time it needs to release
  • We look at the wider picture

Deep tissue massage is directed where it is needed, most frequently in the neck, back, shoulders or legs. The aim is to reduce any pain and increase freedom and mobility. It also brings a deep sense of release – mentally and physically.

Why deep tissue massage?

Tension in muscles restricts movement and can lead to recurring aches or a sudden sharp pains if an injury occurs. Aches usually build up over a period of time due to a repeated everyday action or posture. Pain is the result of damage to the soft tissue. We work carefully around pain – finding ways to ease the tension that causes it without inflaming the problem.

Sitting at a desk, computer or laptop and driving can all put the body into a strain position which is held for a long period leaving the muscles no chance for recovery. Massage makes you feel like you are alive again.

Our approach to Deep Massage:

  • Understanding. We want to find out what’s happening in your body.
  • Pain-free massage. We believe that pain is part of the cycle of tight muscles. We want to create movement and flexibility without triggering a pain response.
  • Depth. We go deep by carefully using and maintaining the correct balance of pressure and movement.
  • Recommendations. We can help you understand the symptoms you’re experiencing and suggest the next steps.


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Prices and booking

Mobile massage therapy

Bringing top quality massage to you.

Mobile massage is available in:

  • BA1 Bath
  • BA2 Bath south
  • BA3 Radstock
  • BS31 Keynsham, Saltford
  • BS39 Clutton, Temple Cloud
  • BS40 Chew Valley

We can make daytime visits to your home or holiday cottage.

You will need to have enough space (approx 3x4m) in an easily accessible ground floor room. It must be warm enough for you to feel comfortable and be uninterrupted.

How to book
1. Phone, text or email to check availability
2. Pay online using bank transfer or PayPal
3. Look forward to your massage

We want to fit you in so please book ahead if you can.

Our standard prices and cancellation policy apply.


Call now 07941 094318

Email: enquires@naturaltouchbath.co.uk

Weekend Massage in Bath

Receive a massage that listens to your individual needs and pay no more than you would for a spa treatment. Read more about our approach.

Weekend prices
One hour

65
90 minutes

90
Massage for Two
One hour

140
90 minutes

190

How to book

  1. Call, text or email to check availability and tell us what you need
  2. Pay online to secure your booking
  3. Receive confirmation by text and information by email
  4. Look forward to your massage

Our massages are by arrangement. Get in touch now and we’ll plan something for you.


Call now 07941 094318

Email: enquires@naturaltouchbath.co.uk

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Massage Gift Vouchers

Give top quality, professional treatment.

Massage is a great gift for someone special. It puts them at the centre and gives them the opportunity to relax and be themselves as well as supporting their health and wellbeing.

Our treatment vouchers can be used for any style of massage. We’ll help your recipient decide what will be best for them.

Choose

  • one hour or
  • 90 minute

Pay by bank transfer or PayPal and receive either

  • voucher code by text
  • voucher by email (pdf) or
  • voucher by post

We can send directly to your recipient if you prefer.

Vouchers are valid for one year in Bath, Frome and mobile.

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Email: enquires@naturaltouchbath.co.uk

Massage therapy

Many of us turn to massage when we have a particular need – usually physical, often with a mental/emotional element.

At Natural Touch we consider ourselves primarily as therapists – working with people. Massage is our method of engagement.

As you would expect, we work with physical tension, restrictions, mobility and pain. We’re also concerned with stress, your relationship with your body and your response to injury or illness. We’re interested in life choices and their influence on health and happiness. We offer a space to concentrate on you and your well-being.


Call now 07941 094318

Email: enquires@naturaltouchbath.co.uk

Making quality

How can we honestly say that our massage the best?

When a Natural Touch therapist asks you about yourself they really want to know. We build a sense of how you feel and understand what you need. Blended with professional experience and intuition it forms the basis of an effective treatment.

If your situation is complex we’ll do our best to unravel it. We won’t reject you because you’re not an easy case and only care about profit.

The time we spend listening to is an essential part of our understanding. We are not using the time trying to sell you a product.

Our excellent therapists get paid a good rate and our standards are high. All our therapists are MTI qualified. That’s the gold standard. In short that means they are everything you would want a massage therapist to be.

We don’t offer enormous range of therapies that you have never heard of. Our focus is on the quality of our work.

You have our attention. Through out your treatment your therapist is aware of you and aware of what they are doing and how you are responding. We don’t follow routines or just act out a massage.

We are truly holistic. We take into account all the relevant factors and work with you as a complete human being.

We don’t know what’s going to happen. We start from a blank canvas – open to what might happen.

We understand that everyone is different and won’t make assumptions about you or your situation.

We want your experience to be educational as well as enjoyable. We will engage you in the process and feed back our understanding of your boxy. We’ll also encourage you to remain present so that you are developing your relationship with your body.

And all this costs a lot more, right? Well no, we pay our therapists well, but unlike hotels and spas, we only take a small profit, so you get top quality massage for a fair price.

We a local independent business. We over the same service to visitors as we do you our local clients.


Call now 07941 094318

Email: enquires@naturaltouchbath.co.uk

Massage for Couples and Friends

Our Massage for Two is the perfect opportunity to share your massage experience. You’ll each have your own personalised treatment, but you’re together in the same room.

Celebrate your holiday in Bath together or a special occasion such as an anniversary.

Let us know what you would like and we’ll arrange it for you.

Prices and booking


Call now 07941 094318

Email: enquires@naturaltouchbath.co.uk