Massage for pain relief and relaxation

Massage is for everybody

Massage has been practised for thousands of years, across different cultures. It’s simple, non-invasive, very safe, and it feels great.

There are many types of massage therapy, but they all involve someone working on you with their hands (and sometimes feet, elbows) to ease pain and stiffness.  And to bring about a state of relaxation that many people find it hard to achieve these days.

Do you want the best massage?

We all love a good massage.  Because it’s easy to feel good when someone lays their hands on you and gets to work.  But it’s not so easy to provide the best massage.  That’s what we set out to do at Active X.  Originally we were focused on providing the best back massage.  Because that’s what we specialise in – the relief of back pain and sciatica.

However, we’ve expanded beyond the back.  Now we offer sports and remedial massage for your whole body.  And we’re just as focused on giving you the best treatment experience that you’ve ever had.  We also do seated chair massage, sometimes known as office massage.

Massage for pain relief

Many of our clients come for pain relief.  Who wouldn’t want to have less pain and to be more active?

Stress relief

Stress relief is another benefit – massage reduces the amount of circulating cortisol (a stress hormone).  People often report having the best sleep of their lives following an appointment at Active X.  The research on massage shows that it lowers heart rate and blood pressure, and boosts your immune system.

Consistently great

We know that consistency matters. You want to know that every time you see any of our therapists, you will have a great experience. Whoever you see. That’s why – at Active X – we have developed systems and training to make sure that you always get what you want.

How firm do you like your massage?

We have a system of grading intensity. Tell us how firm you like your massage; on a scale of 1-10.  Based on your feedback to the therapist, we’ll re-classify you on our 1-10 scale.  That way, whichever of our therapists you see, we know how firm you like it.

Of course you can change that at any time.  But, this ensures consistency.

Chat, silence, music with your massage?

You tell us whether you like silence, music, whales, to chat a bit or not at all.

You tell us what you want and our therapists will deliver. And this is all decided before you get here. Just fill in our online registration form before you turn up and it’s plain sailing after that.

This ensures we can have you “on the couch” for nearly all of your 25/50/80 minute appointment.

Edinburgh Massage Membership Plan

Massage is for life, not just for Christmas and birthdays. Your car gets an annual service. Your teeth twice a year. Yet you put a lot more miles on your body. Why not give it a monthly service? Our most popular package is monthly, but we can suit any budget from bi-monthly to weekly.

When your body goes wrong, it’ll cost you more than when your car goes wrong. Let us look after you. You may have only been looking for a back massage, but now you’ve found a whole new way of feeling great on a regular basis.

Massage is enjoyable. It’s a stress-buster. It eases your aches and pains. It’s time-out. Time for you. Go on, treat yourself!

Clinical backup for massage in Edinburgh

Our Clinical Director, Edinburgh osteopath Gavin Routledge, is at hand should you need further assessment, or specialist treatment.

Sports Massage

If you’re into your sports, we can tailor the massage to suit your goals.  Whether you’d like to improve your golf, recover from your training faster, prepare for a big event.  Whatever your sporting goals, we can be part of your support team.

Remedial Massage

If you have a specific problem you’d like addressed, we can do that too.

Swedish Massage

If you just love to relax, this is the option for you.

Membership Options

Natasha Sidall

I can highly recommend them!

After visiting Active X Backs today I can highly recommend them! I went in with shoulder pain and had an hour massage with Graham. I came away feeling relaxed, my muscles felt looser and relieved and I had much more movement in my neck and shoulder. The staff make you feel so welcome, relaxed and are really friendly. I would recommend them to anyone with sports injuries, back problems or anyone just wanting a relaxing massage. Thank you Active X Backs!

Natasha Sidall

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Membership Terms

  • An un-scheduled appointment may be banked and used within your following period (if you cancel membership, all sessions must be used within 1 month). You may only roll over 1 appointment at any time.
  • Memberships are month to month and can be cancelled any time with 1 month’s notice.
  • Members may gift or transfer massages to friends, family, and colleagues (max 2 per calendar year to any single person).
  • Members benefit from a 10% discount on additional treatments and retail items.
  • All memberships are not transferrable, but massages can be gifted as above.
  • All memberships auto-renew on a month to month basis after the initial term, with a month’s notice to cancel.

General Terms and Conditions

  • Active X Clinics Ltd reserves the right to refuse or discontinue our services for any reason.
  • We reserve the right to change guidelines, terms, conditions, opening hours or pricing at any time by providing reasonable notice of such a change.
  • You may cancel or reschedule appointments with no charge by giving at least 24 hours notice. Cancellations or appointment changes within 24 hours but more than 4 hours before the appointment will be charged 50% of the scheduled service, and 100% if you cancel inside 4 hours of the appointment or do not show up.
  • You must be over 18.