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Therapeutic Massage Therapy

Therapeutic massage is a comprehensive approach to healing and wellness that encompasses various massage techniques tailored to address specific health concerns and promote overall well-being. Rooted in ancient healing traditions and modern therapeutic practices, therapeutic massage focuses on treating both the physical body and the mind, recognizing the interconnectedness of physical health and emotional well-being.

At its core, therapeutic massage involves the skilled manipulation of soft tissues, muscles, tendons, and ligaments through hands-on techniques such as kneading, stroking, compression, and friction. Unlike relaxation massage, which primarily aims to induce a state of relaxation and relieve general stress, therapeutic massage targets specific areas of tension, discomfort, or dysfunction to alleviate pain, restore mobility, and enhance the body's natural healing processes.

Therapeutic massage therapists undergo extensive training and certification to understand anatomy, physiology, and various massage modalities. They assess each client's unique needs, medical history, and treatment goals to develop personalized massage sessions that address specific concerns effectively. Depending on individual needs, therapeutic massage sessions may incorporate a combination of techniques, such as Swedish massage, deep tissue massage, trigger point therapy, myofascial release, sports massage, and neuromuscular therapy.

One of the primary benefits of therapeutic massage is pain relief. By targeting tense muscles, releasing trigger points, and improving circulation, therapeutic massage can alleviate chronic pain conditions such as back pain, neck pain, headaches, and arthritis. Additionally, therapeutic massage promotes relaxation and reduces stress, which can help lower blood pressure, decrease cortisol levels, and improve overall mood and mental well-being.

Furthermore, therapeutic massage can enhance athletic performance and facilitate injury recovery by promoting muscle recovery, reducing inflammation, and increasing range of motion. It is commonly utilized by athletes, fitness enthusiasts, and individuals recovering from injuries or surgeries to speed up the healing process and prevent further injuries.

Beyond its physical benefits, therapeutic massage can also have profound effects on emotional and mental health. It provides a nurturing and supportive environment for clients to release tension, anxiety, and emotional blockages stored in the body. Through therapeutic touch and compassionate presence, massage therapists create a safe space for relaxation, introspection, and emotional healing.

Whether used as a standalone treatment or as part of a comprehensive wellness plan, therapeutic massage offers a holistic approach to health that addresses the interconnected aspects of the body, mind, and spirit. By promoting relaxation, relieving pain, enhancing mobility, and supporting emotional well-being, therapeutic massage empowers individuals to achieve optimal health and vitality.

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Therapeutic Massage can help you

  • Reduce Stress

  • Improve Wellbeing

  • Relieve Pain

  • Treat Headaches

  • Treat muscle Pain

What is Therapeutic Massage Therapy?

Unwind and de-stress after a long week. A variety of techniques to soothe tired muscles and promote relaxation. Perfect for anyone looking to escape the stresses of daily life and rejuvenate their mind and body.

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Our Therapeutic Massage Therapies

We offer a wide range of therapies. All our therapists are members of professional bodies, are fully trained, insured and have, in many cases, years of experience.

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Clinical Massage

Clinical massage therapy utilises advanced techniques and modalities to help with everything from reducing chronic musculoskeletal pain from head to toe to aiding in the relief of stress, depression & anxiety.

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Osteopathy is designed to help alleviate pain and improve overall health and well-being. Our trained osteopaths use a variety of techniques to gently manipulate and balance the body's musculoskeletal system.

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Therapeutic Massage

Unwind and de-stress after a long week. A variety of techniques to soothe tired muscles and promote relaxation. Perfect for anyone looking to escape the stresses of daily life and rejuvenate their mind and body.

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Our Therapeutic Massage Therapists

The practitioners here all offer free 15 minute consultations so that you can get to know them as practitioners but more importantly, understand your health & how treatment may progress.

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Angela MacRitchie

Angela practices Herbal Medicine at Napiers Bathgate, Edinburgh & Glasgow, as well as with the Napiers CLAID Clinic.

Jill McLaggan

Jill is a fully qualified and insured Advanced Clinical Massage Therapist offering Outcome Based Treatments

Mary Gibson

Mary trained in Edinburgh, and has been working as a complementary therapist since 1999, holding diplomas in Clinical Aromatherapy, Reflexology, Therapeutic Massage and Hopi Ear Candling gained from the International Therapy Examinations Council (ITEC). She is a member of, and is fully insured to practice with, the Complementary Therapists Association (CThA).

Our Clinic Locations

We operate in-person clinics in Edinburgh, Glasgow and Bathgate as well offer remote consultations so that you can conveniently get the help you require, no matter where in the world you are. Find out more about each clinic below


18 Bristo Place Edinburgh EH1 1EZ
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61 Cresswell Street, Glasgow, G12 8AD
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62 George Street Bathgate EH48 1PD
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