Remedial massage tailored to you in east Bristol
Easton and Redfield, Bristol, UK
What is remedial massage?
Remedial massage is a remedy. Whatever your issue we draw on techniques from sports, deep tissue and holistic (relaxing) massage that are appropriate to your unique body and mind.
Massage helps promote recovery, healing and overall physical health
Touch has powerful therapeutic properties for body and mind, and can help ease physical and emotional pain (e.g. stress).
Receiving a massage treatment can help you learn more about your body
Your treatment will start with a consultation to inform the massage, then with a combination of massage and take-home self care tailored to you we can improve your current and long-term health and well-being.
A good massage is a rare and all-absorbing pleasure.
Touch is the first of our five senses to have evolved - knowing where we are in space and how we relate to our surrounding environment is the most instinctive comfort.
In an increasingly touch-deprived society I believe that touch, especially touch with therapeutic intention like massage, has amazing healing power for everyone. Touch increases oxytocin, and dopamine, reduces stress hormones, and helps the body rest and reset. Sports massage uses this property of touch on a focused scale - touch encourages healing in muscles, joints and connective tissue. Holistic (relaxing) massage uses more broad approach, encouraging the rest systems of the body to activate, these include immune and digestive function.
I had been practicing massage on friends and family for 10 years until, in 2016, I qualified in Holistic Massage (MTI Level 4) and began massaging professionally. Since then I have conducted personal research into the science of touch, and how trauma presents in the body and am currently studying my Remedial and Sports Massage (MTI Level 5).
My Principles: Care for fellow people, their diversity, safety and need for love and acceptance.
"Heather has and intuitive sense that is very well developed. She seemed to work out which areas really needed help without being told. She also had warm hands that seemed to impart energy. Very chilled out now."
“Her hands were really good. It felt like an incredibly safe experience – healing and holding. Great.”
"The experience was excellent. Heather is a lovely therapist and the massage was brilliant."