*NEW* Sports massage treatments

We have exciting news!!!!! From June 2015 we will be offering Sports Massage therapy treatments.

Eve King has joined the Bath Massage team and is working on a Wednesday from The Bath Practice venue.

Eve has been a massage therapist for over 12 years and specialises in Sports Massage therapy. Read more about it here.

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A clients view

If you are pregnant and have been thinking about potentially doing a Hypnobirthing course but are unsure if it’s for you, or how it works, read on to hear a first hand account from a very happy client who recently did the course with Polly and had a beautiful, positive birth using all the learnt techniques. 

“Without hypnobirthing, I would not have been prepared for giving birth at all. This was my first baby, and I was going through my pregnancy focusing on what life would be like as a mother, blocking out thoughts about the actual birth. This until I met my sister’s friend, who made me realise I was suppressing thoughts of the birth out of fear, and that I should absolutely prepare myself through hypnobirthing: she regretted not doing so with her first, and had a much better experience with her second thanks to the relaxation techniques she’d learnt.

Luckily, upon moving to Bath, I found Polly, who was the perfect guide along the hypnobirthing journey. She is a kind and gentle person whose methods really put my partner and I at ease around the other people who attended the course.

Thanks to hypnobirthing, I was able to cope with a) the discomfort and b) the unexpected elements of my birth in a much calmer way than I otherwise would have. (These being a strong urge to push at 7cm dilated that completely took over due to my waters not breaking fully and an amniotic sac fooling my body into thinking it was the baby’s head! This meaning the baby was in the birth canal for longer than would have been ideal, and his heart rate had to be monitored on the way out.)

In spite of this, I was able to give in to the situation and take control at the same time – give in to what my body was doing but also push things (literally) along with my strong willpower and determination, narrowly avoiding a ventouse and episiotomy! There was no fear or panic, I just gave in to what my body was doing with some help from gas and air, and I know that I would have panicked without the preparation I received thanks to Polly’s help.

The classes consisted of a great mix of audio (mp3s and Polly reading passages to send you off into a relaxing trance), visual (birth videos), and kinaesthetic content (practical breathing exercises, practising birthing positions, showing partners where to massage the lower back, etc), as well as group conversations and lecture-style slides. We found this mixture of teaching techniques very stimulating.

Hypnobirthing is not an airy fairy technique, it includes pragmatic scientific knowledge about birthing as well as the promotion of mindfulness during this all-important phase of a woman’s life!

Finally, I benefitted from the very nice and relaxing venue, its perfect location in the centre of Bath, and appreciated the lovely home-made snacks you made. Thank you Polly for contributing positively to my birthing experience”.

Patricia, Bath

Autumn 2017 dates for Hypnobirthing course

Hypnobirthing Nov 16 dates

Bath Beauty Event 27th September 2015

We are really excited to be part of a brilliant new event that’s taking place on Sunday 27th September 2015 at The Hilton Hotel in Bath – Bath Beauty Event 2015.

Tickets cost £25 for entry and once inside you will get everything for free! It really is an amazing ticket price; we will be offering  massages, Neal’s Yard will be there doing facials, The Brow Place will be busy shaping/threading your brows, plus there are loads more beauty treatments to have.  The Tipsy Botanists will be making cocktails/mocktails to have as you walk around, and everyone who attends will receive a goody bag with loads of freebies inside!

We’ll be running a competition too to win a free 60 minute massage so make sure you come and see us.

To buy tickets you can book online at Eventbrite – http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/brow-place-presents-the-bath-beauty-event-tickets-18050672046?aff=erelexpcat or you can go into The Brow Place in Bath to purchase there.

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Bath Half 2015

What a turn out!! Over 45,000 people showed up today to watch the 15,000 plus runners in the yearly Bath Half run. I volunteered for Bath based charity, Mentoring Plus, and gave their running team post event massages, there were some very sore legs! Here are a few pictures of the day…

Christmas closing times

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Essential oils for August

Image may contain: plant and natureAt The Bath Massage Company, we carefully select our essential oils to provide the best complement to your treatment. The right oils not only provide warmth and added relaxation but will also help to ease pain and reduce muscle inflammation especially effective in our sports massage. As essential oils are absorbed into the body, this also means their effects continue long after your massage!

We’re currently enjoying geranium – used for its warmth, balancing and lifting low moods, it is great for the skin and has also been known to reduce the appearance of wrinkles.

Father’s Day Massage gift

28685148_sDoes your Dad always complain of aches and pains? Maybe he needs a Sports or Deep Tissue massage.

Why not treat him this Father’s Day (21st June) with a professional massage treatment with us. Vouchers can be bought through our secure Paypal link on the vouchers page and we can send the gift voucher directly to him with a personalised message included.

Make him a happy & pain free Dad this Father’s Day!

Free massage at Baby Cafe (New Oriel Hall, Larkhall)

On Tuesday 26th April I’ll be at the Larkhall Baby Café (New Oriel Hall) offering complimentary neck & shoulder massages so come down and enjoy a little bit of pampering. 11am to 1pm.