Handbridge Therapies



About the Therapist

Lee Davies is the therapist at Handbridge Therapies and is qualified through VTCT with a Level 3 diploma in Body Massage and Anatomy and Physiology.  He is also a member of the Federation of Holistic Therapies (FHT), which is the largest professional therapist association in the UK and Ireland.

Lee is also a qualified rugby union coach and gained his level 2 accreditation from 1st 4 Sport through training with the Rugby Football Union (RFU).  He is still an active rugby player with over 13 years experience and also participates in the annual Tough Mudder events.

Participating in such activities, Lee appreciates and understands the importance of pre and post massage and the benefits that can be gained from rehabilitating injuries to providing total relaxation.

Whatever your reason for massage, Lee will tailor his techniques to meet your personal needs and he will carry out a consultation prior to the treatment to discuss this.

About Body Massage Therapy

Body Massage therapy refers to the application of various techniques to the muscular structure and soft tissues of the body using fixed or movable pressure. Such techniques include:

  • Holding
  • Knuckling
  • Lymphatic drainage
  • Neuromuscular therapy (NMT)
  • Passive joint movement (PJM)

Swedish massage techniques are also used which consist of five basic strokes:

  • Effleurage (gliding and stroking)
  • Petrissage (kneading)
  • Tapotement/Percussion (rhythmic tapping and chopping)
  • Friction (thumb and fingertip work)
  • Vibration (pressure on muscles followed by short rapid shaking)

Different parts of the body may be used to carry out a massage depending on what type of massage is needed. Fingers, thumbs, palms, knuckles, forearms and elbows are the tools a therapist needs to treat a client.

The Benefits of Body Massage

There are many benefits that come with having body massage, which is why it is a very popular therapy.  As it stands, massage has benefits for both the physical body and emotional well being.  In terms of the physical benefits, massage can:

  • Aid digestive problems
  • Boost immunity
  • Encourage slower and deeper breathing
  • Improve blood circulation
  • Improve mobility
  • Improve skin condition
  • Improve sleep pattern
  • Increase muscle flexibility
  • Produce endorphins and oxytocin
  • Reduce blood pressure (hypertension)
  • Reduce muscle soreness/stiffness
  • Rehabilitate sports injuries
  • Removes dead skin cells
  • Shorten recovery time for injured muscles

As for the emotional benefits, massage can:

  • Enhance mood
  • Help to erase emotional anxiety
  • Improve stress levels
  • Increase relaxation
  • Lower depression
  • Promote a sense of well being

Everyday our bodies and minds are affected by tension and stress and how our bodies handle this determines the outcome for longevity or poor health. Massage can help eradicate these problems therefore making it beneficial to those who need it most.

Book Appointment

To book an appointment with Lee at Handbridge Therapies please contact him to discuss your requirements.

Current Offers

Student Discount

Handbridge Therapies are currently offering a 10% discount to students. A valid student ID must be presented prior to treatment.

Block Bookings

Book six appointments and pay for only five as detailed below.

6×60 minutes – £150.00

6×45 minutes – £125.00

6×30 minutes – £100.00

Contact Lee to Book

Gift Vouchers

To purchase a gift voucher please contact Lee with details of your preferred delivery method. Vouchers are available by post or email.