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.

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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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

Visiting Bath

No trip to Bath is complete without a massage, but not all massages are the same. Natural Touch is a local, independent business that provides top quality massage – because we give you the massage you need.

Whether you choose Holistic, Deep Tissue, Swedish or Remedial massage your therapist will create the perfect massage for you. We have no standard “one size fits all” routines.

Book in advance or call for last-minute availability. We will do our best to fit you in even at the weekend or in the evening.

Remember the experience you had in Bath.


Call now 07941 094318

Email: enquires@naturaltouchbath.co.uk

What simple change can improve your posture?

Our posture – the way we hold and move our bodies – depends on our activity, our habits and our emotional state – and it can change.

Posture is a recurring topic for us. People wonder if poor posture is exacerbating a problem. Sometimes we notice a pattern suggesting posture is a factor. Poor posture can cause problems, but it’s also a symptom. If we want to improve posture it helps to remember that is the result of circumstances – physical and psychological.

Unhelpful inherited values

We’ve all tried “standing up straight” only to flop back down a few moments later and give up. It’s easy to conclude there is no point trying.

There are so many things wrong with “stand (or sit) up straight” it’s hard to know where to begin. Firstly it assumes there is good and bad posture – not very helpful. Secondly the negative tone has echoes of a parent or militaristic school teacher. It makes us think that it’s our fault we have “bad” posture.

When we do try to adjust our posture we’re probably not sure what we’re doing. We have no route to progress and nothing to guide us. We didn’t decide how we would like our posture to be and how to achieve it. It’s also really hard work. We’re trying to force ourself into a shape we’ve labelled “good” posture and soon stop because it’s so much effort. When we do stop our body reverts back to the position it was in before. We call it failure and don’t want to try again.

So, let’s take a more sensible look at what forms our posture and how we can work with it.

Our posture isn’t set. Our bones are dynamic – moved by our muscles. Our spine is a series of joints, each with a range of movement. Habit and how we feel are also very important. We are generally not aware of our posture. Our unconscious mind takes care of it. Luckily for us though we can take control and with practice change the pattern.

You can change the position of your body more easily than you think. The trick is to find a position which is comfortable and looks good then you will want to adopt it. It’s then a matter of forming new habits.

It helps to look at the whole body. The angle of our pelvis, for example, is going to affect our lower spine, which in turn affects the upper body shape.

A positive attitude is important. We are moving to something better for ourselves that we have chosen.

Because it’s hard to do this on your own I have designed a practical workshop to look at your posture, see how you feel about it and how you would like it to be, make some suggestions and together come up with one or two easy things you can repeat frequently throughout the day – positive steps towards the posture you want.

Posture workshop

My posture workshop is to help you
– know where you are starting and what you are trying to achieve
– feel confident about what you are doing
– find something sustainable you can integrate into your everyday life
– find something realistically achievable that will give you results
– feel supported in the process and have something to guide you

What happens in the workshop?

We look together at your posture and talk about how you see yourself and how you would like to be. Using photography helps.

Then I help you find a new posture – something you feel good about. Again we can use photos and see how you feel when you see yourself.

You’ll get chance to try your new posture – take it for a test drive. We want to make sure it’s going to work from day 1.

Once you have found and practised your new posture, you can leave with a sense of purpose, direction, realistic expectation and the photos to remind you, inspire you and guide you. I can also check up to see how you are getting on.

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