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CLINICAL MASSAGE is a specific expertise treatment that assesses and treats soft tissue and muscular pain and injury conditions, some of which are often considered ‘untreatable’. Often people see us instead of other modalities such as Osteopaths or chiropractors, although we do not do forceable adjustments (as muscle moves bone). 


Clinical massage, also known as medical massage, is a specialised form of massage focused on addressing specific medical conditions or health issues. Unlike sports or deep tissue massage, clinical massage is designed to alleviate symptoms related to various health conditions and promote overall wellness.


Using advanced soft tissue and rehabilitation techniques to help chronic/persistent pain and systemic health conditions, a clinical massage therapist will work with you to achieve your goals whether it be to be able to reduce migraines, improve constant and debilitating pain and quality of life, or recover from acute injuries.


A clinical massage involves:-


Orthopedic and Medical history assessment: Before starting a clinical massage session, the therapist typically conducts a thorough assessment of medical history, current health condition, and any specific concerns or symptoms. This helps the therapist tailor the massage to the individual needs.


Treatment Planning: Based on the assessment, the therapist can develop a treatment plan that targets specific issues or conditions. This may involve a combination of various massage techniques, rehab, or other self-care techniques.


Goal-Oriented: Clinical massage is goal-oriented, with the primary objective of addressing a particular health problem or symptom. Common goals include pain reduction, increased range of motion, improved circulation, and enhanced overall well-being.


Communication with Healthcare Providers: In some cases, the therapist may collaborate with other healthcare professionals, such as GPs, physical therapists, or other healthcare advisors. Note: we can not diagnose or request scans.


Specialised Techniques: Therapists use a variety of specialised techniques, such as heat using hot stones, trigger point therapy, myofascial release, K-tape, or muscle energy techniques that are chosen based on the condition.


Conditions Addressed: Clinical massage can be beneficial for a wide range of health conditions, including musculoskeletal disorders such as chronic back pain, neck pain, sports injuries, chronic pain conditions (e.g., fibromyalgia), headaches & migraines, and stress-related disorders (see list below).


Education: A crucial aspect of clinical massage is educating on self-care practices, exercises, and lifestyle modifications that can complement massage therapy and contribute to long-term improvement.



Conditions we have helped are:

  • Sciatica
  • Frozen Shoulder
  • IT Band friction syndrome
  • Nerve pain and impingement
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Rotator Cuff injuries
  • Knee Injuries and pain
  • Hip pain
  • Migraines and headaches
  • Chronic lower back pain
  • Herniated disc
  • Chronic neck pain
  • Sports Injuries
  • Plantar fascitis
  • Achilles tendinopathy


Please note TMD is a separate treatment as it involves intra-oral work that not all therapists are trained in, see here for details.


Clinical Massage is available with Katerina, Lee, Danielle, Zuzana, Kate and Tina


Prices are by therapist here



It's important to note that clinical massage has become a popular 'term' in our industry and can be misleading, we advise you to seek a therapist who is highly trained and has a qualification of level 5 or above. Our qualifications are level 6, which is equivalent to a degree.




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