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Spinal Manipulation in Bristol


Spinal Manipulation: Enhancing Mobility and Easing Discomfort

Spinal Manipulation is a service that offers gentle and effective techniques to help restore joint mobility and improve spinal alignment. 

Spinal Manipulation

Human movement is dependent on the amount of range of motion (ROM) available in synovial joints. In general, ROM may be limited by 2 anatomical entities: joints and muscles. This technique is aimed at quickly moving a restricted joint into the direction of its restriction in order to improve mobility of that joint. Sometime a click or a pop is heard during this technique, but not always. It is used mostly when other forms of treatment have not mobilised the tissues enough.

However it not only improves joint mobility but also resets muscles surrounding the joint which may have been under too much tension before. Forms of this technique are used by all physical therapists including Chiropractors, Physiotherapists, Osteopaths and sport massage therapists such as myself. It has its uses and is very successful in some cases, but it is not the only form of treatment. The goal of the treatment is to relieve pain and improve physical functioning. Spinal Manipulation has been shown to temporary increase in passive range of motion. Physiological effects on the central nervous system, probably at the segmental level and relaxes the surrounding tissues.

Side Effects & Risks

Reviews have concluded that spinal manipulation for low-back pain is relatively safe when performed by a trained and licensed practitioner. The most common side effects are generally minor and include feeling tired or temporary soreness. These effects should only last between 24 and 48 hours. Spinal manipulation is also known as High-velocity low amplitude {HVLA) manipulative therapy and as ‘adjustment’ and Grade V mobilisation depending on the professional context.

Our Process

Why Choose Ben Tolson?

Ben is a highly qualified Bristol massage therapist specialising in a variety of therapies from deep tissue massage to acupuncture. After years of extensive studying and practice, his extensive knowledge allows him to quickly diagnose problems and offer effective treatment.

Our patients rate us 5 stars for our effective treatments, professional service, and clear communication. Check out our testimonials to see what they say about us.

"Back, neck and shoulder really needed a good sort out and Ben has done a brilliant job with his wide range of skills and experiences. Thoroughly recommended"


Spinal Manipulation Pricing

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  • What is a deep tissue massage?
    A deep tissue massage is a longer process of getting the muscles to relax so the massage therapist can get to the lower layer of connective tissue. It involves applying sustained pressure using slow, deep strokes to target the inner layers of your muscles and connective tissues.
  • Does a deep tissue massage help with lower back pain?
    Back pain can have many different causes but if your back pain is muscular in origin then deep tissue massage can be effective in releasing tension, improve movement and reduce pain. In addition, I will suggest exercises after the session to get you back to health asap.
  • Is it okay to get a deep tissue massage regularly?
    Are you someone who works out regularly but only occasionally, if at all, gets a massage? If so, you are doing your body, and your workouts, a disservice. Anyone who works out four or more times each week should really include a deep tissue massage every two weeks. If not, your muscles will be tight and your workouts will suffer.
  • What are the benefits of a Deep Tissue Massage?
    Goals of Deep Tissue Massage: Reduce pain, Improve posture, Increase flexibility and perception of looseness, Improve fluidity of movement, Restore metabolic status of tissue.
  • Where are you located?
    We offer deep tissue massage in Bristol in Cotham and Clifton. Find out more about our Bristol locations and prices.
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