Back massage

If your back is tired and aching massage can help. Poor posture, mental tension and injury can lead to back pain. Book in before it gets worse and we'll help you turn things around. Before we begin we'll take some details. Tell us what you're feeling and a brief history of how it's developed. The … Continue reading Back massage

I didn’t expect it to hurt there

Following lines of tension finds the areas that really need massage. It's quite common for people to feel pain at a specific point, but following investigation we often find that the painful spot is part of a wider band of tension. A typical example is lower back pain which can result in sharp, painful twinges … Continue reading I didn’t expect it to hurt there

Working with pain

How massage therapy can help when you are in pain. Pain is relevant to massage therapy in a number of ways. In this article I look at the treatment of painful conditions such as lower back pain. I have seen how pain can impact people’s lives. Pain effects everyday activities and can be upsetting and … Continue reading Working with pain

Massaging to the extremes

Two treatments this week seemed to reflect opposite ends of the spectrum. The first was a woman who is having regular treatments to help ease mental and emotional stress that builds up in her body. On her first visit she was worried that the massage would make her feel painful afterwards. I was careful to … Continue reading Massaging to the extremes

Client Profile – Musician and teacher, John Diver

John came to Natural Touch when his wife bought him some vouchers. "As a guitarist I divide my working time between playing, practising and teaching which means I'm often in the same position for some length of time. Even though I'm fairly active I noticed a few years ago that my shoulder and neck began … Continue reading Client Profile – Musician and teacher, John Diver

Recovery and injury from the Bath Half

It’s normal to feel achy and stiff after a hard run – especially if you’ve pushed yourself to the limit. Delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS) usually comes on the following day and will be familiar to anyone who has ever pushed themselves physically. A day or two later you should feel fine. In the mean … Continue reading Recovery and injury from the Bath Half