Massage/soft tissue therapy/deep-tissue/sports massage – call it what you may – has a long list of benefits and there are still instances when I am surprised by just how effective it can be.

I use massage as a stand-alone treatment; many people find a mental and/or physical benefit from specific, targeted, hands-on body work. I will also use manual therapy as part of Physiotherapy treatment, where relevant.

A few of the (in)direct benefits that I see are:

- Reduced pain and discomfort

- Reduced stress and anxiety

- Promoted relaxation

- Improved speed and quality of healing in soft tissue injuries

- Improved sleep patterns

- Improved circulation

- Reduced swelling/oedema

- Released endorphins – the body’s ‘feel good’ chemicals

- Stimulated flow of lymph (the body’s waste products)

- Help in management of chronic pain and problems





"After suffering weeks of lower back pain I had one session with Julie and it was amazing! The best £35 I've ever spent! She identified the problem, applied massage and gave me exercises to do at home. It was fantastic to be pain-free. I haven't looked back and am so impressed and grateful. No long course of treatment was needed although I did have one follow-up appointment three weeks later when she gave me further exercises to do. I highly recommend Julie if you are suffering from back pain." - Jane