Massage Therapy (with Chris)

Body massage is the gentle manipulation of the muscles to release tension and promote a calming and relaxing feeling throughout the body. Massage oil or lotion is used to lubricate the skin before the muscles are massaged, relieving knots and tension through the application of pressure.

There are many benefits to massage therapy, including:

  • Relief of tension
  • Relief of anxiety and stress
  • Improvement in ailments such as back pain
  • Increased relaxation and sense of well-being
  • Improved mood
  • Better sleep

Our therapeutic massage uses a variety of massage techniques, including Swedish, Sports, deep tissue and myofascial release to soothe and calm tension and stimulate your body’s own natural processes to clear away toxins.

If you are looking for a general balm, to relieve stress and help you to relax, our holistic massage or Reiki massage is for you.

If you have entrenched knots and tension causing you pain, we recommend deep tissue massage or Sports massage to relieve the discomfort. For those suffering from long-term build up of tension, several targeted sessions in close succession may be needed.

Further information about our therapeutic massage can be found below. If you are unsure about which treatment option would be best for you, please feel free to get in touch with Chris to discuss this.

Holistic Massage (with Chris)

Holistic massage is designed to benefit the body, mind and spirit as a whole. Sessions incorporate a selection of classic Swedish massage techniques, designed specifically to help soothe tired and tense muscles and so aid relaxation. A supportive and relaxing treatment, holistic massage is suitable for all.

Treatment options (Holistic massage costs)

45 minutes - follow-up sessions only

Ideal for part-body massage - popular combinations are back, shoulders, neck and head or back, shoulders, legs and feet.

1hr - follow-up sessions only

Full-body holistic massage, using a selection of classic massage techniques.

1hr 15 min and 1hr 30 min

Full-body holistic massage, with extra time to relax and unwind.

Deep Tissue Massage (with Chris)

Deep tissue massage is particularly suitable for anyone experiencing pain/discomfort or people who are involved in heavy physical work or activity.

Deep tissue massage focuses on realigning deeper layers of muscles and connective tissue. It is especially helpful for relieving severe tension, chronic aches and pains and contracted areas such as stiff neck and upper back, low back pain, leg muscle tightness, and sore shoulders. Some of the same strokes as classic Swedish massage therapy are used as well as myofascial release techniques. The movements are slower and the pressure is deeper and concentrated on areas of tension and pain in order to reach the sub-layer of muscles and the fascia (the connective tissue surrounding muscles). Because deep-tissue massage increases the flow of blood through the body, it helps reduce the inflammation that causes pain. It can also help increase the body's production of serotonin, the hormone that promotes happiness and good feelings.

Treatment Options (Deep tissue massage costs) 

45 minutes - follow up sessions only

Focused deep tissue massage of problem area(s) e.g. back, shoulders, buttocks, neck, head etc.

1hr - follow-up sessions only

Extended time for deep tissue massage of problem area(s) - popular combinations are back, shoulders, neck and head; or back, shoulders, legs and feet.

Alternatively, focus on particular problem area(s) tailored to your needs.

1hr 15 min

Full body massage using a combination of classic and deep tissue massage techniques.

1hr 30 min

Full body massage using a combination of classic and deep tissue massage techniques, with extra time to focus on problem area(s).

Sports/Remedial Massage (with Chris)

Sports/remedial massage is good for people with injuries, chronic pain or restricted range of movement. It is ideal for people undertaking heavy physical work or sporting activities (to help support your training or post-event recovery/injuries).

Sports/remedial massage works deep into the muscles, realigning the muscle fibres and connective tissue and flushing away toxins. Regular sessions can improve muscle functioning, increase joint mobility and flexibility and reduce the risk of injury. Homecare advice on appropriate stretches and exercises, cryotherapy (application of cold) and thermotherapy (application of heat) will be provided to support and maximise your progress.

Treatment Options (Sports massage costs) 

The length of sessions are flexible to meet your requirements:

Initial consultation, assessment & treatment - 1hr 15 mins minimum

Follow up sessions: 45 mins minimum

Sports Massage Package - If you have a particular event you are preparing for, we can discuss a plan for support, including regular massages during training and pre/post-event massages - contact Chris for further details

Reiki Massage (with Chris)

A therapeutic combination of massage and Reiki healing in one; using holistic massage to soothe tense and aching muscles and Reiki healing to recharge and rejuvenate the mind and body and accelerate the body's recovery.

For areas of pain, tension or chronic conditions, deep tissue massage techniques can also be incorporated into the session. 

Treatment Options (Reiki massage costs)

1hr 45 min (first session) and 1hr 30 min(follow ups)

Full-body massage, incorporating Reiki at key points, including chakra balancing.

Further Information

Chris is a qualified massage therapist, specialising in holistic/Swedish massage, deep tissue massage, sports massage and myofascial release. He is also a Reiki Master and trainer. He is a member of the Federation of Holistic Therapists. He provides massage therapy from his clinics in Kenton and Exminster and also delivers a mobile therapy service. See Prices and Contact for booking information. 

For further information, please feel free to call Chris on 01626 891086/ 07942 971367 or email: [email protected]

Contact Chris

t: 01626 891086

m:07942 971367

e: mbbalance@


Chris has a clinic in Kenton - in easy reach of Exeter, Dawlish, Teignmouth, Starcross, Kenn, Kennford, Topsham, Exmouth, Newton Abbot and Torbay.

Also ask Chris about the mobile therapy service! 

“Great work from Chris to release some chronic back/hip pain. Thoroughly recommended."

Thanks Chris for my deep tissue massage yesterday. It was amazing! I could feel my body letting go of masses of tension I’ve been holding on to for years, and my back and neck feel so much better today.”

“Perfect pressure. Chris was very responsive and understanding. My muscles feel much more relaxed and supple now. I would highly recommend him and will definitely be returning!”

“Thanks, that was so nice. I could have a massage like that all day!”

“My back feels amazing today, a lot less tense and freer. I feel like I can take the world on now!”

"Thank you for a most excellent massage"

“After two months of stress, the deep tissue massage released a lot of pent up energy and afterwards I felt more relaxed than I have for a very long time.”

"Your neck, head and shoulders massage is to die for! So relaxing, I always drift off to sleep."

"The treatment was very therapeutic. Chris was very careful and healing."

"A soothing and relaxing experience."

"I feel so much better after my Reiki Massage."

"Thanks again for a wonderful and relaxing experience (Reiki Massage)."