Massage in Bristol

Practitioners at the Urban Fringe Clinic:


Clinic/treatments from the treatment rooms at Urban Fringe on Wednesdays

Massage therapy can be a powerful ally in your healthcare regimen and can be used for many health reasons; pampering, rejuvenating, therapeutic or for stress relief and pain management. Massage/bodywork has many positive benefits and can help to strengthen and tone the entire body system. It can stimulate and calm the nervous system, help to ease tension, stiffness and pain leaving you with an enhanced sense of wellbeing.

Our Practitioners offer various massage treatments including, Deep Tissue, Swedish, Thai, aromatherapy, specialist pregnancy massage, baby massage and Hypnobirthing for couples.

Deep tissue massage can relieve chronic muscle tension, reduce inflammation, and also eliminate scar tissue. This treatment aims to help release muscle holding patterns and to stretch and lengthen tissue thereby correcting poor postural patterns. It focuses on more specific areas of the body, and during your treatment you can expect the use of fingers, thumbs, fists and elbows to be used to apply the needed pressure.

Swedish massage is perfect for complete relaxation and a fantastic feeling of wellbeing and the is a wonderful massage treatment to boost overall vitality and promote a sense of calm. This deeply relaxing massage designed for tired, stressed and aching muscles has many benefits. This treatment can be slow and gentle or vigorous and bracing, depending on your requirements and the pressure is adjusted throughout the treatment to obtain the maximum benefits for you.

Our specialist Pregnancy massage is designed especially to pamper, care and nurture you during this special and exciting time in your life. Massage has many benefits to help you adjust physically, as well as emotionally, to the changes that you and your body will go through during this time. There are numerous benefits to having massage during your pregnancy including: can help to increase your energy levels, can reduce stresses during, and after, your pregnancy, helps to reduce stress on weight-bearing joints, offers relief from muscle cramps, spasms, and myofascial pain, especially in the lower back, neck, hips, and legs and increases the blood and lymph circulation which can help reduce and ease any swelling.

All of our massage treatments are tailored to the individual and a detailed consultation will be carried out during your first appointment to create the best treatment just for you.

Please see individual practitioner pages for detailed treatments.

Massage can treat many conditions including:

  • Alleviate back pain and improve range of motion
  • Enhance immunity by stimulating lymph flow—the body's natural defence system.
  • Exercise and stretch weak, tight, or atrophied muscles.
  • Help athletes of any level prepare for, and recover from, strenuous workouts.
  • Improve the condition of the body's largest organ—the skin.
  • Increase joint flexibility.
  • Lessen depression and anxiety.
  • Promote tissue regeneration, reducing scar tissue and stretch marks.
  • Pump oxygen and nutrients into tissues and vital organs, improving circulation.
  • Reduce post surgery adhesions and swelling.
  • Reduce spasms and cramping.
  • Relax and soften injured, tired, and overused muscles.
  • Release endorphins—amino acids that work as the body's natural painkiller.
  • Relieve migraine pain.
  • Support women through pregnancy and alleviate symptoms such as Sciatica, restless legs, back ache and SPD.

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