From sensual full body pampering to precision treatments for particular injuries or ailments, the Welsh capital boasts a broad spectrum of massage options. Overall there are more than 30 massage parlours located in the centre of town. On Crwys Road, Wellfield Road and Charles Street, the different types of parlour can be found side by side, conveniently located both for day-trippers and for those working in the city who want to fit in a session around strict office hours or during their lunchbreaks. Be it exotic Thai parlours where customers can unwind to the fragrance of aromatic oils or deep tissue therapies that target chronic niggles, Cardiff is a first-rate destination for anyone who loves - or needs - a good massage.

Thai massages in Cardiff city centre

For a really soothing Cardiff massage, try one of the city's many Eastern-style parlours, which are located in the heart of the bustling urban centre. With its restful ambience, the Siam Thai Spa on Merthyr Road has a roster of relaxing options from 30-minute Indian head massages to 90-minute full body hot stone, herb compress and aromatherapy treatments that draw every last iota of stress from the customer's body. More traditional Thai massages await at Thai Touch on Cowridge Road East. Decked out with authentic Asian furnishings, this well-accredited parlour specialises in Nuad Pan Bo Ran yoga massages which combine stretches and acupuncture to relieve stress, calm the nerves, increase blood flow and revitalize the tissues.

Shiatsu massage parlours in the Welsh capital

There are many parlours in Cardiff where customers can experience this traditional Japanese healing art, which uses finger pressure to re-energize weary muscles. The client stays fully dressed and no oils are used, so it's a good option for anyone who wants a massage in Cardiff but is uncomfortable with the thought of disrobing for a Thai-style full body workout. The Natural Health Clinic is a long-standing holistic treatment centre on Cathedral Road, which offers 1-hour sessions carefully tailored to the needs of the individual customer. Or book an appointment with AnnaG Massage, another company that offers shiatsu treatments sure to do wonders for your energy flow.

Sports massage in central Cardiff

Host to a wealth of sporting events from local to international level, Cardiff is a city where sport is popular. So among the many massage parlours Cardiff has to offer, there are some excellent venues specialising in therapeutic treatments for athletes and sports enthusiasts. City Marshall just off Queen Street is a multiple award-winning, CNHC (Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council) registered clinic whose services include pre- and post-match sessions and rehabilitation from injuries. Consultations are free, and their trigger point and myofascial release techniques are just the thing to deal with lingering aches and pains. Agile Therapy on Pen-Y-Lan Road is a centrally located clinic expert in a range of Swedish massage and kneading techniques which make injuries less likely by helping to lengthen and loosen muscles.

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