Sport vs holistic: Choosing the right massage

At Natural Touch Massage we offer two approaches to bodywork: Sport/Remedial massage and holistic massage. They are both branches of hands-on (or manual) therapy and they both use intentional touch as the primary therapeutic tool. So, in which aspects exactly are Sport/Remedial and Holistic massage different? Most of the answers to this question are enclosed … Continue reading Sport vs holistic: Choosing the right massage

5 Ways Sports Massage Benefits Your Body

Contrary to popular opinion Sports Massage can benefit anybody. Most people assume that it is only for athletes, however in combination with other sports exercise or physiotherapy it plays an important role in preventing and recovering from injury. Many people suffer from minor and chronic injuries resulting from their job whether this is due to … Continue reading 5 Ways Sports Massage Benefits Your Body

Sports massage

Despite its name, Sports Massage is for both sportspersons and non-sportspersons alike. Our treatments work on improving the quality of the soft tissues within the body. The blood supply is increased, releasing tension, flushing through lactic acid and realigning scar tissue. We work to redress imbalances built up through training and everyday activities, allowing our … Continue reading Sports massage

Our therapists

Lindsay Hughes MTI - massage therapist I have been in private practice since graduating from Bristol College of Massage and Bodywork's holistic massage diploma course in 2016. My interest and specialism is in Deep Tissue massage, the way it works and how I can use it to bring the most benefit to my clients. Specialisms: … Continue reading Our therapists

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 … Continue reading Preparing for a performance event

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 … Continue reading Remedial massage

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