Cardea Massage Therapy has been set up and developed by recommendations from Chiropractors and sports and health institutions to help to meet the need for a high quality, reputable massage service in Somerset. I am fully qualified, insured by and an accredited member of the The Federation of Holistic Therapists.
I offer either a relaxing massage designed to relax your mind and body using traditional and original massage movements, or a therapeutic deep tissue massage to release tight muscles or knotted tissues. This is especially good for sports people to improve sports performance by allowing the muscles to work to their full potential. Massage also assists lymphatic drainage where extra help is needed.
The main benefits of massage are:
I am 50 something and have been married for over 30 years and have 3 adult children. In my youth I was fortunate enough to be on the English Karate Association national squad where we were shown how to do deep tissue massage to relieve aching muscles after a tough training session. This started my interest in massage which I have been practising ever since. I am a fully qualified and insured massage therapist and I am currently studying for my qualification in sports massage to complement and certify my learning. I look forward to serving your needs whether it be relaxation, de stressing or muscular issues.
Richard Curtis (MHFT, City & Guilds)
Following a road traffic accident six years ago I suffer with back and shoulder pain. I have spent money on physio appointments and now realise I should have seen a qualified massage therapist. In twenty minutes the difference was amazing. Richard could feel where I was experiencing pain and found all the pressure points before I could tell him. In those twenty minutes he did more for me than any treatment I have had in the past six years. I felt very comfortable in his presence and felt totally at ease. Very professional in what he does but also very relaxing. Would highly recommend him to all.
This is a gentle, relaxing massage. It helps relax both body and mind, giving you a sense of wellbeing. It can relieve the general aches and pains caused from everyday life, leaving you completely relaxed and refreshed. The massage can be either full-body or customized to your needs, enabling me to concentrate on your particular problem areas.
This is a firmer massage that focuses on the deep layers of muscle tissue. It works deep into the muscles and helps eliminate muscle aches, pains and fatigue, as well as boosting circulation to remove toxins. This massage relieves tension created by strained or contracted muscles and increases flexibility in joints, which aids your mobility and movement.
This type of massage applies concentrated finger pressure to ‘trigger points’, which are painful, irritated areas of muscles. The aim is to break cycles of spasm and pain. This massage relaxes the painful muscles, blood starts flowing normally and lactic acid build-up is reduced. You will feel some pain if we hit a trigger point so it is essential that we communicate throughout the therapeutic session.
Sports massage is a deep tissue massage that helps to mobilise and stretch muscles. It is used in the prevention of an injury as well as speeding up recovery on new, recurring and old injuries. It will also improve range of motion and muscle flexibility, resulting in improved power and performance in addition to shortening the recovery time between workouts.
You may also be interested in Chiropractic Services and we work closely with Burnham Chiropractic Surgery. They specialise in the treatment of back, neck, joint and muscular disorders and are located in Burnham-on-Sea town centre.
Before I begin your massage I will go through an initial medical consultation with you to prioritise and plan your needs and to ensure that problem areas are avoided. Please download the treatment plan (click here), complete the form and bring it with you to your first appointment.
To get the most out of your massage please have a shower before the treatment. This is to remove dead skin cells and to help the oils soak in and nourish your skin. However, you do not need to wash your hair until afterwards. This is because a small amount of oil may transfer to your hair: if it does it will help to nourish your hair and can be washed out afterwards. If you are having a facial massage as part of your treatment please do not wear any make up.
Please wear robust underwear to protect your modesty and/or shorts, tracksuit bottoms, vest top for comfort. Every effort will be made to protect your clothes from oil but, on occasions, it is unavoidable so please do not wear your Sunday best.
When your treatment is finished I will leave you on the table to relax for five minutes. You will then have full complimentary use of the leisure club facilities and are welcome to use the steam room, sauna and showers to relax after your massage and to use the Leisure Club showers to refresh and remove any excess oil before going home.
The following elements make up a full body massage. You can choose the full routine or any part that needs working on and you can use any permutation of your choice to fill your chosen length of session.
|Area of massage||Time|
|Backs of Legs||5 minutes each (10 minutes total)|
|Back and neck||20 Minutes|
|Face, chest and shoulders||10 minutes|
|Arms||5 minutes each (10 minutes total)|
|Fronts of Legs||5 minutes each (10 minutes total)|
|Length of session||Price|
|30 minute session||£30|
|45 minute session||£40|
|60 minute session
(full body massage)
Massage sessions in your own home can be arranged by appointment, please get in touch for more details. Please note: I am only able to take cash or cheques as payment at the moment, I hope to be able to take cards in the future.
I am based in The Leisure Club at The Webbington Hotel and Spa near Weston super Mare in Somerset. My clients come from Berrow, Brean, Bridgwater, Bristol, Burnham on Sea, Cheddar, Clevedon, Glastonbury, Highbridge, Nailsea, Minehead, Portishead, Street, Shepton Mallet, Taunton, Wellington, Wells & Weston Super Mare.
Located in the heart of the beautiful Somerset countryside, The Webbington Hotel is in easy reach of a number of local attractions, from Weston-super-Mare pier to Wookey Hole Caves. The hotel and spa is the perfect country retreat, set in an impressive Edwardian manor house surrounded by areas of outstanding natural beauty.
When you arrive in the car park the Hotel entrance is up the incline and to the right. I am located in the Leisure Club so please go down the incline and to the left where you can park. You can see the steps leading to the Leisure Club reception where a member of staff will escort you to the massage room.
Directions: Take exit 22(Burnham on Sea) from the M5 and follow the A38 towards Bristol, after 1.5 miles at the next roundabout take the 2nd exit towards Bristol and Airport. After 3.8 miles turn left into Old Coach Road signposted to Loxton and The Webbington Hotel, then after 0.75 of a mile turn left at the T junction signposted Loxton and a small Webbington Hotel sign. After 1.9 miles the Hotel entrance is on your right.
Sat Nav Address: Please use the following postcode for Sat Nav: BS26 2HU
The Webbington Hotel reception and spa entrance
Please don’t hesitate to get in touch for bookings, more information or just for further advice about the benefits of massage therapy. Use the contact details below or complete the form and I will get back to you as soon as possible.
Cardea Massage Therapy
The Leisure Club
The Webbington Hotel
Somerset, BS26 2HU
07752 599 765
Thanks for visiting the site; I look forward to hearing from you, Richard Curtis (MHFT, City & Guilds)