Mel Maniam – Massage/Reflexology Therapist VTCT, IIHHT, BCMB

Deep Tissue/Remedial/Aromatherapy/Indian Head Massage:

I first qualified as a practitioner of massage in 1996.  It has been a long and interesting journey learning many disciplines and techniques to enhance my work.  I have worked with other practitioners and received regular Continuous Professional Development (CPD) supervisions to keep my treatments fresh and up to date with the latest thinking.

The style of massage I practice has become my own.  I blend each session holistically to suit the individual client need.  Be it more remedial/deep tissue – in preparation for your osteopath, physiotherapist or chiropractor or helping to enhance your sporting or yoga ability, through to something soothing, soft, healing and refreshing.

Massage can help aid recovery from physical strain right through to help manage a variety of ongoing health conditions.

Holistic Massage is a great way of reconnect to your body through safe, healing touch, releasing physical and emotional tension; leaving you feeling freer to enjoy life more fully and help aid sleep.

Massage during pregnancy is a lovely way to take some time out, relax and connect with your unborn child.  Safe healing touch is used to help relieve the aches and pains that can occur physically as your body adapts to your growing baby.

Indian Head Massage is a traditional Indian style of massage passed down through families and their barbers.  Seated and clothed, your shoulders, face, head and neck are massaged to relax or invigorate you.


In reflexology, only the feet and lower leg are treated.  Firm touch is applied to specific points which are believed to correspond to parts of the body to create an energetic balance.  Physically relaxing and releasing the muscles of the feet and pulling your awareness back into your body; it’s a great way to feel reconnected and uplifted.

What to expect:

Upon arrival you will be asked to fill out a short consultation form. We will then work together on how best to tailor the session to meet your specific needs.

If you have any questions before your treatment or have any health conditions or concerns, please email me before our first appointment at

Hours of availability at Clifton Physiotherapy:

Mondays          2pm – 7pm

Tuesdays          2pm – 7pm

If you would like to book an appointment with Mel please call either Liz or Sarah on 0117 970 6390.