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Injury Therapy

Gilly Bharath, a qualified and respected Injury Therapist is now available at the Bracknell Rugby Football Club.

Call 07729 849 082 to book your session today.
We are open 10am to 7pm, Monday to Thursday.

Brush aside any thoughts that massage is only a feel-good way to indulge or pamper yourself. To the contrary, massage can be a powerful tool to help you take charge of your health and well-being, whether you have a specific health condition or are just looking for another stress reliever.


A relaxing massage can reduce anxiety, stress and depression. As I mentioned previously, massage has been proven to reduce levels of the stress hormone cortisol. This improves your overall feeling of well being and can reduce blood pressure. Massage can also increase levels of the neurotransmitters serotonin and dopamine, which is great for people suffering from depression.


Even insomniacs may find it easier to get a good night’s rest after a Spa Experience massage treatment. Some people even fall asleep while they are being massaged! Many studies have addressed this phenomenon and accredit it to massage’s affect on delta waves, which are the brain waves associated with deep sleep.


Many studies have linked massages to improved functioning of the immune system. In one 2010 study, massage was shown to improve production of white blood cells which fight against disease. The same study was repeated with a focus on how massage effects hormone levels and it showed that people who had Swedish massage twice a week had decreased levels of the stress hormone cortisol and more oxytocin, the trust hormone.


A study published in Science Translational Medicine in 2012 found that massage greatly relieves sore muscles after physical exercise. Just 10 minutes of massage can reduce inflammation and help your body recover more quickly.


A 2011 study of lower back pain published in the Annals of Internal Medicine found that Swedish massage or deep tissue massage can help alleviate chronic lower back pain. After receiving 1 massage a week for 10 weeks, 1 out of 3 patients were relieved of pain compared to 1 in 25 given ‘usual care’. 

A 2006 study published in the American Archives of Internal Medicine showed that frequent massages could decrease stiffness and pain and improve movement in people with osteoarthritis.


Gilly Therapy, Bracknell Rugby Football Club

Lily Hill Park, Lily Hill Drive, Bracknell. RG12 2UG
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Opening Hours:

10am to 7 pm - Monday to Thursday
Closed - Friday to Sunday

Articles and Advice

Learn more about common conditions and how to prevent further injuries.

  1. Proper lifting techniques - One of the easiest ways to injure your back is through careless lifting. Proper bending and lifting, and wearing a back brace can help you to both prevent back injury and lesson painful flare-ups... Learn more
  2. Arthritis of the shoulder - Arthritis of the shoulder causes pain and loss of motion and use of the shoulder. X-rays of the shoulder show loss of the normal space between the ball and socket... Learn more
  3. Frozen shoulder - As the name implies, movement of the shoulder is severely restricted in people with a “frozen shoulder”. This condition, which doctors call adhesive capsulitis, is frequently caused by injury that leads to lack of use due to pain... Learn more
  4. The facts about lower back pain. If you have lower back pain, you are not alone. Nearly everyone at some point has back pain that interferes with work, routine daily activities, or recreation. Only headache is more common... Learn more
  5. Fracture of the shoulder - A bone fracture of the shoulder involves a partial or total crack through one of the three bones in the shoulder, the clavicle, the scapula, and the humerus. The break in a bone usually occurs as a result of an impact injury, such as a fall or blow to the shoulder... Learn more
  6. The facts about shoulder pain - Shoulder problems including pain, are one of the more common reasons for physician visits for musculoskeletal symptoms. The shoulder is the most movable joint in the body. However, it is an unstable joint because of the range of motion allowed... Learn more
  7. Tendinitis, Bursitis, Impingement syndrome, and Rotator cuff tears - These conditions are closely related and may occur alone or in combination... Learn more
  8. Is Massage Therapy better than meds for back pain? Nagging back pain? New research reports that a weekly one-hour massage could be just the thing. A study shows that a 10-week massage treatment reduced pain more than medications and exercises, and the effects lasted for six months... Learn more
  9. Separation of the shoulder - A shoulder separation occurs where the collarbone (clavicle) meets the shoulder blade (scapula)... Learn more
  10. Dislocation of the shoulder - The shoulder joint is the most frequently dislocated major joint of the body. In a typical case of a dislocated shoulder, a strong force that pulls the shoulder outward (or extreme rotation of the joint pops the ball of the humerus out of the shoulder socket... Learn more

"Do massages have real health benefits?" - Time magazine