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Massage and Sports Massage

Swedish Massage is a relaxing massage that is light in pressure and rhythmic.

Sports Massage is uses some of the basic techniques of Swedish Massage but also uses many other techniques to stretch, relax and tone muscle. Sports Massage can increase range of movement in joints and relieve pain from tight muscles or areas that feel like knots. Sports Massage is not just for people who play sports, it is especially good for people in physically demanding jobs or hobbies such as gardening and decorating. Also great for people who do repetitive activies, such as driving or working at a desk. It alliviates the stress and tension which builds up in the body during physical activity. The long term benifits of regular massage are: preventing soft tissue injury, maintaining good posture and maintaining good range of movement and mobility.



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Ruth Baigent, BA (hons)  ABMT

Biodynamic massage therapy is a kind approach to healing and development. At times invigorating, stimulating, relaxing and nourishing. In the safe setting of the therapy room, we aim to build a relationship of trust between the client and the therapist where acceptance and exploration encourage the body’s natural healing process. This is a transformational massage.

The massage can be carried out through clothes or directly onto the body. Each session is tailored to the individual needs of the client.  See further information about biodynamic massage techniques on my website. I trained at the Cambridge Body Psychotherapy Centre for a Foundation in Biodynamic Massage in 2011. Sessions last for one hour, and cost £40.

Telephone: 07989 784266
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Eve Wakeling
Massage Therapist

 After a chance meeting with a Hawaiian massage practitioner on the beach in Maui some years ago my journey into massage began.

This led to a deep commitment in the belief that the body has the ability to heal itself. After some years training as a massage therapist I am now a facilitator in this process.  I use a range of techniques to bring about a state of calm and tranquillity (homeostasis) to help stimulate and activate the body’s restorative process.

I have trained in Harley Street London and the natural therapy studios Penzance. My training includes techniques drawn from: Long stroke Swedish massage; sports massage; deep tissue massage; lomi lomi massage; and Lymphatic Drainage.

My background in Yoga ensures that I am committed to a spiritual approach to massage which includes knowledge of Chakras, meridians and healing energy.  I try to integrate this yogic knowledge in the way I approach massage in the client (stimulating energy centres etc, and also in my personal practice (body mechanics, breathing, distribution of pressure).

My background in the fashion industry means I have worked with many musicians and magazine editors as they feel massage can help to slow down the aging process through relaxation, and rejuvenation, stimulating the bodies innate inner healing and restorative capabilities. , it can help to create a youthful and invigorating appearance through relaxing and opening the facial muscles maintaining youth and vitality.  Massage should be available to anyone who wants it and I am happy to be part of the physical therapy team here at Clarence house.

Mobile: 07490 083432

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Mike Murphy

BSc(Hons) PGCE, Sports & Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation Therapist and Level 4 Pathological Sports Massage   

Mike was a Physical Training Instructor in the Royal Navy for many years and in 2002 was extracted and studied at the Defence Medical Rehabilitation Centre, Headley Court as a Clinical Exercise Therapist then onward to St Mary’s College London to complete a BSc (Hons) in Sports and Musculoskeletal Injury Rehabilitation.  Thereafter he was employed in the MoD as a Rehabilitation Therapist, supporting injured MoD personnel in a combination of Pre & Post Operative Rehabilitation including Clinical Exercise Therapy, and in addressing musculoskeletal imbalances through manual treatment modalities, electrotherapy, exercise rehabilitation and Advanced Sports Massage techniques in all body areas.  His experience is specifically appertaining Sports and Musculoskeletal Injuries, that is aided by a long career in Sport himself that enables him to understand the application of forces and potential causes of injuries very well.  He lectures part time specialising in Human Physiology and Sports Biomechanics at Penwith College and also developed and led the VTCT Level 3 and 4 Sports Massage courses for 3 years.  He currently supports a number of athletes ranging from Recreational to high performance (GB) level.  Mike is very proud to be able to work with the other therapists at Clarence House and offer his services to the wider public.  

For appointments please contact Mike on 07812558962 or mpmurphy1967@yahoo.co.uk


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