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.

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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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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.


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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.


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Email: enquires@naturaltouchbath.co.uk

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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.


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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.

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Email: enquires@naturaltouchbath.co.uk

Going deeper

The quality of our deep massage makes Natural Touch stand apart from other massages.

There are times when you need depth. You need a massage which really gets to the nub of the problem. From a therapeutic viewpoint depth isn’t just about pressing harder it’s about encouraging opening and release.

When tension and pain wrap around a problem it becomes worse and life becomes difficult. The wrong type of intervention may be ineffectual or painful – aggravating the situation.

We understand that opening is a journey, gaining the trust of yourself and your body and connecting with the right point at each moment – the place where you can choose freedom instead of pain. Once release occurs there is relief and the healing process can take its course. A therapist who can do this consistently well – and knows just how far to go – is truly skilled and makes all the difference to the experience and effectiveness of your massage. In fact many of our clients are surprised to find that massage can be this good.

Deep work is just one of the the approaches we use. Each of our treatments is individually designed to give our clients maximum benefit from each session.

If you feel we might be able to help you, please get in touch on 07941 094318. We would like to hear from you.

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Body massage in Bath and Frome

If you’re looking for a body massage you’re probably thinking about relaxation, about any aches and pains you have and looking after your long term health.

A good massage gets into your muscles, stretches you how you need to be stretched and opens you out.

We believe that the best massage comes from focusing on you as an individual. Our therapists listen and engage with you. They choose an approach, but then adapt it as they discover how your body responds.

You can opt for a full body massage or focus on the areas you need. Your therapist will help guide your decision.


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Email: enquires@naturaltouchbath.co.uk

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What to expect

Find us in Bath and Frome


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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