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Matthew Harrington is an experienced, highly qualified massage and bodywork specialist. He provides top quality therapeutic massage, holistic massage, sports massage, Thai massage, sports injury treatment, deep-tissue massage, aromatherapy, remedial bodywork, Hawaiian lomi lomi massage, and tantric massage to a wide range of clients in Bristol and throughout the South West.
Matthew trained in London, and began practising in 1994. He is based in Bishopston, Bristol, and has many years' experience as a professional massage therapist and bodywork practitioner. He has worked at Napiers Clinic, The Relaxation Centre, Bristol Cancer Help Centre and Penny Brohn Cancer Care as a professional massage therapist and bodyworker. He runs a thriving private practice from a peaceful, warm, comfortable massage studio in Bristol, BS7, offering a wide range of massage therapies suitable for everybody. Matthew is a versatile, experienced therapist who loves his therapeutic work.
Matthew provides individually tailored massage and bodywork treatments for a wide range of clients of all ages, to address a variety of health issues and enhance general well-being. Massage and bodywork can be adapted to suit everyone, men and women, of any age. Matthew's one-to-one treatment sessions treat a whole range of physical conditions and emotional issues, reduce stress, relieve stress-related problems, encourage deep relaxation and enhance your well-being. Massage and bodywork assist the body's innate self-healing mechanisms, helping recovery from illness, surgery or injury.
The range of services offered includes therapeutic massage, aromatherapy, Thai massage, sports massage, holistic massage, deep-tissue massage, remedial bodywork, tantric massage, and Hawaiian lomi lomi massage. Treatments are tailored to suit the individual client's needs. Prices vary according to the treatments chosen. Please get in touch for more details.
The initial treatment session includes a free consultation, during which the client's health history, lifestyle and individual needs can be discussed. Massage therapy and bodywork helps with a very wide range of health issues. It can help relieve pain, reduce muscular tension and stress, re-integrate mind and body, and provide deeply relaxing, very pleasurable experiences. Massage and bodywork are proven to assist with stress-related conditions, ease tension, lower blood pressure, enhance the circulation and improve health and well-being, mind, body and spirit.
Matthew uses a very comfortable, professional Oakworks treatment couch, and a futon, and has a large selection of essential oils (some organic), and a comprehensive knowledge of their many uses. There is a selection of music, bolsters, cushions and a pleasant ambient therapy space, to promote comfort and deep relaxation.
Discounts are available for a course of treatments, and concessionary rates available for those on a low income.
Matthew has a thriving, diverse client base, consisting of people from Bristol and the surrounding area, and also from Wales, the South-West, and further afield in Southern England. Matthew's clients come from all walks of life, and from very diverse backgrounds. Massage and Bodywork is beneficial for all and can help everybody, whatever age and background.
Many clients continue to provide excellent feedback about Matthew's therapeutic services.
All client information is confidential and secure. Client details are never discussed or shared with anyone (except in exceptional circumstances with relevant medical professionals). Matthew is a good listener. Clients may talk to him in confidence about any matter.
Matthew has many years' experience working at both Bristol Cancer Help Centre and Penny Brohn Cancer Care. Here he provided massage, bodywork and support for people living with cancer, as well as their supporters. He continues this work privately.
Matthew is qualified to degree level, with a BSc. (Hons) Health Sciences: Complementary Therapies (2:1) from Westminster University (1999-2002), and Certificates in Therapeutic Massage (APNT 1994), Sports Massage (FSMT 1996) and a diploma in Aromatherapy (Dip. ISA 1996). Matthew is a member of IPTI.
Matthew has recently completed courses in Hawaiian Lomi Lomi Massage and Traditional Thai Yoga Massage, in Thailand, and in the UK.
He continues to take a keen interest in learning new skills, self-development and life-long learning. He is conscientious and dedicated to his therapeutic work.
Matthew is a self-employed professional therapist. He has run practices in both London and Bristol. He now is offering monthly Saturday appointments in Exmouth, Devon.
He worked for over 6 years at The Bristol Cancer Help Centre and Penny Brohn Cancer Care, providing massage, aromatherapy, bodywork and emotional support for people living with cancer, and their supporters. He continues to provide holistic treatment for people living with cancer in his private practice in Bishopston. He also worked at Napiers Clinic and The Relaxation Centre in Bristol.
Matthew is a highly experienced, versatile, strong, sensitive therapist who sees a diverse range of clients and continues to receive very positive feedback.
He continues to study, learn and develop his skills, and provide high quality therapy for all his clients.
Matthew is featured in the UK Small Business Directory.
Please phone or email Matthew for more information and bookings. Thank you!
Matthew Harrington Massage Therapy is a member of IPTI.
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