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Hands-free massage

20 September, 2011

This massage uses the forearms, elbows and weight of the body instead of the hands.  It gives a wider area of pressure when using the forearms and a more defined area for dealing with small areas of tension with the elbows.

What conditions is it used for?

Hands free massage can help relax or rejuvenate, release tense muscles, increase blood circulation and improve detoxification.  It can also be a benefit if you are stressed, tense, have aches and pains particularly in the upper and lower back.

What to expect

Your practitioner will be trained to use their arms to give a strong massage with a fusion of techniques.  The experience can be similar to a hands-on massage but with wider and deeper pressure.


  • Neal’s Yard Remedies has stores all over the UK with dedicated therapy rooms offering a wide range of treatments – from acupuncture to shiatsu. For more information about which therapies are on offer at a location near you click here.