*NEW* Wellness Beauty Box

This year we have joined up with another of Bath’s popular Beauty and Wellness businesses, Chapel Row Beauty Rooms, and collaborated to create something very special for you!

We have carefully selected our finest treatments and products to nourish, support and maintain your health, wellbeing and beauty care every month.

Introducing our new ‘Wellness Beauty Box’ with 3 options to choose from.

Option 1 for 3 months includes: a 60minute massage, a gel spa manicure and a handmade natural candle

Option 2 for 6 months includes:  a 60minute massage, a gel spa manicure, a handmade natural candle, 60minute Hot Stone treatment, 60minutes Reflexology, Gel Spa Pedicure

Option3 for 12 months includes: 3 x 60minute massage, 2 x gel spa manicure, 2 x handmade natural candles, 60minute Hot Stone treatment, 60minutes Reflexology, Gel Spa Pedicure, Mini SkinCeutical custom facial & a Lavender heated wheat bag.

How does it work?
Each month you will be sent a gift voucher for the treatment or if it’s a product this will be delivered to you via post. The vouchers do not have an expiry date on them so can be used at any time.

How to I purchase?
You can buy this through our Wellness Shop page here

WINTER our latest candle – now available

WINTER, our latest candle has now launched for the cooler season ahead.

We are very excited about our latest limited-edition natural candle, which has been hand-poured and created by Polly.

This new limited edition winter candle, WINTER, has been created using only the best and natural ingredients with soy wax, essential oil fragrance, and a recycled glass container and eco printed labels.

Infused with Black Pomegranate, this candle has a spicy accord with pink pepper, cardamom, armoise, thyme, frankincense, lime and lemon leading into a heart of clove, patchouli and lily with fruity notes of apple, plum and raspberry on a base of amber, tobacco, cedarwood, guaiacwood, cistus and musks, all perfectly created to combine winter inspired aromas to make you feel like totally Hugge!

None of our waxes or fragrances are tested on animals and they contain absolutely no palm oil.
The average burn time is approximately 40 hours. Beautifully packaged in a recycled card gift box with ribbon.

Ingredients: Soya wax, Black Pomegranate fragrance. Cotton Eco Wick, Recycled glass vessel. Recycled card gift box. Paraben free, palm oil free and vegan.  

Why not treat a friend or family member to a little bit of luxury this season and take advantage of our free P&P on orders of 2 or more.

 

 

Seasonal Health

It’s nearly October and there is definitely a chill in the morning air. As often happens a change in season can spark our health to change and often, we get colds and sore throats.

Now is a good time to look at your nutritional intake and adjust it to support the changes occurring. We are lucky to have Inga here at our venue who is trained in nutrition and can advise and recommend key supplements and products to use to support and boost our systems.

As therapists we have to take extra care of ourselves so that we can support our clients, and we are big fans of the delicious Pukka Elderberry Syrup, which is an organic blend including Ginger and Thyme, Elderberry juice, acacia honey and thyme, along with the other herbs in this syrup, and has long been used to help support seasonal health. It is a concentrated broad-spectrum syrup and contains the highest organic grade, sustainably cultivated herbs, carefully selected to bring you the full potential of nature’s goodness.

New treatment offering: Craniosacral Therapy

We are really excited to be now offering a new treatment, Craniosacral therapy (CST).

Bronwen Williams has joined our ever-growing team and offers this gentle but potent way of working with the body using a light touch. CST supports your body’s innate ability to balance, restore and heal itself as well as helping to reduce stress and build underlying energy.

It is suitable for everyone, from new-born babies to the elderly. Bronwen also treats women in their pregnancy, and mothers and their babies for problems associated with difficult or traumatic births. Letting go of tension and fear held in the body enables both mother and baby to settle into calmness.

If you’re keen to learn more then click here to read all about it.

Meet our new therapist – Ruby Stansfield

1. Tell us about yourself Ruby, what brought you to the world of massage and well-being?

I’d have to say my mum brought me into the world of massage, she is a trained aromatherapist and so growing up I was lucky to receive regular messages from her and also give them in return. This meant that by the time I was an adult I had grown up with an intrinsic understanding of how wonderful it was to receive a massage. At university, it’s something I practised casually with friends. Eventually, I realised it was the thing I loved doing most in the world and decided to formalise it to be officially training to be a massage therapist!
My own journey has also led me to experience many different types of holistic therapies which inspire me to expand my own practice to offer treatments that draw on all kinds of different healing modalities. To me, the journey of well-being that each of us has is the most gratifying experience and I’m so pleased to be able to be on that journey myself and now be a part of others’ journeys too.

  

2. Are there any particular areas of well-being you really love and are interested in?

Most definitely! I am partially passionate about massage for mental health and wellbeing. I think massage is a wonderful tool for mental wellness and it’s a big part of my professional practice and how I want to develop as a practitioner. I wrote my final project when studying massage on working in sync with women’s cycles and adapting my massage practice accordingly. In my personal well-being journey, I love to experience different somatic (body-based practices) as a way of exploring emotions and really enjoy treatments from Traditional Chinese Medicine practitioners. 

 

3. Do you have any exciting plans for the summer now we can go out and about again! (was thinking about your massage at festivals here?)

Yes, I am hopefully going to be massaging at some festivals this summer so keep an eye out for me! Having a massage at a festival is the best thing after camping and long nights dancing so I’m excited to be practising in that arena, also I’ll be growing and developing myself at the Bath Massage Company which I am very excited about. Oh and hopefully a holiday in there somewhere too!

 

4. How do you relax and rejuvenate when you are not working?

I practice yoga twice a week with my favourite teachers in Bristol where I live. I also am massively into ritual skincare and baths, and tailor both of those to my daily needs as well as being a big proponent of naps and making the most delicious nourishing food, if you follow my business’s Instagram you’ll be able to see all the yummy food I post!

 

5. Where is your favourite place in Bath?

Rooted Cafe is the best vegetarian/ vegan cafe in the southwest, in my opinion, their full Indian breakfast and poutine are must haves, and their staff is so friendly it’s always a wonderful experience!

 

Ruby works Saturday – to book an appointment with her please click here

Winter candle with Wild Fig – now available in our shop

Our latest candle has now launched for Winter – Velveteen with Wild Fig

We are very excited about our latest limited edition candle, which has been hand-poured and created by us.

Infused with Wild Fig and Cassis, this winter edition will certainly warm up and home and create a relaxing and fragrant atmosphere, perfect for the Christmas season, and the dark nights ahead.

Why not treat a friend or family member to a little bit of luxury this season, and take advantage of our ‘Voucher & Candle wellness gift set‘ and receive 10% off the candle price – details can be found here.

 

 

Meet our therapist – Helen Hudson

Q1. You’ve recently joined the Bath Massage company, what brought you to join the team?

I wanted to experience working with a new team of people and I know how passionate everybody at BMC is about massage.  It’s a really friendly and supportive team to work with and the standard of massage is really high.  I also like working in Bath for the shopping opportunities!

 

Q2. What did you do before you joined the company?

I continue to work at Babington House, near Frome on a part-time basis and I’ve been there for 14 years. I love the buzz of the place as well as the beauty of the environment. I also work at an Osteopathic Clinic in Corsham and have been working with them for 10 years.

Q3. What treatments and therapies do you specialise in?

I like massages to be really relaxing as well as being therapeutic which is something that has stemmed from working in a Spa environment for such a long time.  I think massage should be as much about soothing the nervous system as it is about soothing muscles.  My massage is very much influenced by my studies of Myofascial Release. I also practice Reflexology and often incorporate it into my massages.  The feet can tell us so much about the body and Reflexology is incredibly relaxing. 

 

Q4. Tell us more about Myofascial release

I discovered Myofascial release a few years ago and studied at the School of Bodywork in Exeter.  Fascia is amazing stuff.  It’s a continuous 3D matrix of connective tissue in the body that is the body’s shock absorber and has approximately 6 times more sensory nerves than muscles and they relay information back to the central nervous system and help the body hold its shape and balance.  Fascia is found everywhere; in tendons, muscle, bone, ligaments and all the organs of the body.  Fascia can become stuck and bound down causing pain and restriction in movement and Myofascial release is about tuning into the fascial system and releasing those restrictions so that healthy function and a flow of nutrients ‘in’ and waste products ‘out’ can be restored.      

 

Q5. How do you relax and rejuvenate when you are not working?

I love walking (and occasionally even running) in the countryside and I also like swimming and yoga.  I’ve recently got into Yin Yoga which is very focused on the fascial system as the poses are held for a few minutes which is really relaxing for mind and body.  I also love having massages (of course) and do regular swaps with colleagues.  Apart from that, I love listening to all sorts of podcasts, and have a passion for music, comedy, animals and nature. 

 

Q7. What do you love most about your work as a therapist?

No two days are the same and every massage is different.  It’s a real privilege to work with people’s bodies and be able to help people feel better for a living.  It’s endlessly satisfying and interesting work, even though it can be physically tiring.

Helen works every Wednesday – to book an appointment with her please click here

New product launch: Coastal Blossoms plant based candle

We are delighted to be launching a new candle for Spring/Summer. . Coastal Blossoms.

Hand made by BMC owner, Polly Chadwick, this new candle evokes days at the beach and sunny days out.

Infused with Jasmine, Cat Mint, Rose and Sea Salt, this scent is sure to transport you to your favourite coastal place.

Take a look here

Wellness shop now online

We stock a variety of products in our Wellness shop, all designed to nourish and support your health and wellness.

From Birth balls for Mum-to-be, exercise mats, massage balls, to our bespoke plant based candles, there is something for everyone.

Available now online through our website and delivered directly to you!

Take a look here

What is Myofascial Release (MFR)

You may have heard of Myofascial release but maybe are unsure what it actually is. Here one of our resident therapists, Helen, explains what is is.

“Some people subscribe to the ‘no pain, no gain’ theory, but through my experience of treating many people over the years I believe that bodywork can be more effective when more subtle techniques are used, and these approaches can bring about the biggest positive changes to the body.

The fascial system is a continuous and uninterrupted 3D web throughout the body that feeds back to the central nervous system. Its function is like a shock absorber that gives us shape and helps us to resist stresses both internally and externally. As a continuous web, a restriction in one part of the body can lead to discomfort or pain in another part. Through trauma (either physical or emotional), poor posture, repetitive movements and surgeries, fascia can solidify and shorten causing distortions in the body.  Fascia will lay down extra collagen fibres along the lines of tension and because of its continuous nature, this can pull on other areas of the body causing pain and restriction of movement.

MFR techniques are safe, gentle and effective in getting positive and lasting results by freeing up myofascial restrictions to eliminate pain and restore function”

We blend this technique along with deep tissue and Swedish massage – if you are interested in this treatment please get it touch for further details.   

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