Therapeutic Massage

Gentle touch for stressful times

Therapeutic massage gently encourages the body to release and relax, opening new pathways to improved health and well-being.

Massage can also be very effective in the reversal of stress. Inner feelings of tension and anxiety are replaced by calm, tranquillity and a sense of emotional well-being. Tense muscles register this change, and their relaxation becomes deeper and more permanent. As well as being deeply relaxing, therapeutic massage can help with a variety of conditions including:

  • Back, neck and shoulder pain
  • Sciatica
  • Headaches
  • Insomnia
  • Anxiety attacks
  • High blood pressure
  • Musculo-skeletal imbalance
  • Feeling run down
  • Arthritis
  • Emotional upheaval

Clients who have regular massage report that they feel emotionally and physically stronger and more able to meet with the stresses that every day life brings. Both in health and disease, many now use it as part of their general health-care programme as it can:

  • Reduce blood pressure
  • Calm the nervous system
  • Lower the heart rate
  • Reduce blood sugar levels
  • Improve circulation
  • Eliminate toxins
  • Boost the immune system
  • Restore sleep patterns


Jo Song, A.P.N.T, G.C.M.T, B.C.M.A(reg)

Jo is a registered member of the Association of Physical and Natural therapists as well as the general council of massage therapists. A mother of three, she is also a trained doula /birth companion. She qualified after a vigorous two year training in both Swedish and Therapeutic massage at the Maitri Foundation in Stroud. Following six months working for Herefordshire womens aid, She set up her own practice at the beginning of 2007.

“My clients often come for treatment at crucial times in their lives or simply when they are feeling tired, stressed or run down. The nurturing touch of therapeutic massage offers the time and space for profound relaxation and can greatly assist the body in both health and disease, including the treatment of many disorders. Most people find treatment hugely enjoyable, and many now use it as a part of their on-going health-care programme.”

During the first session, a detailed case history is taken, so that safe, appropriate treatment can be tailored to each individual.

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