Bodyworks Edinburgh Blog Post - Luke Bremner Fitness | Personal Trainer Edinburgh

Welcome back to our new ‘Healthy Living In Edinburgh‘ blog post series.

Today’s blog post is #2 in the series and I’ll be discussing my experiences at West End massage and physiotherapy centre – Bodyworks.

Over the many years I’ve been in Edinburgh I’ve visited Bodyworks frequently for massage and physiotherapy treatments.

As someone who is highly active and therefore regularly placing strain on my muscles and body in general, I’ve found their massage and soft tissue services fundamental for ensuring I stay injury free, eliminate any muscle pain and maintain postural balance.

I’ve always had a very positive experience at Bodyworks and their therapists have helped me a lot over the years, both in maintaining the health of my body and in educating me on how they are helping me – vital knowledge which my team and I can use to keep ourselves healthy and of course pass on to our personal training clients at the studio as well.

Not only have I personally benefited from visiting Bodyworks, but so have many of our clients here at the studio who also visit the centre.

This is exactly why I’ve decided to feature Bodyworks in our healthy living series to tell you my own and my client’s experiences, spread the word about what they do and how they could help you as well.

Bodyworks Edinburgh

Based on Melville Street in Edinburgh’s West End, Bodyworks specialise in providing a variety of physiotherapy and massage therapies designed to do one thing: get to the root cause of your pain and eliminate it.

Arriving at the centre you’re warmly greeted by a member of the team who will either take you through to your treatment room or ask you to have a seat in the waiting area if your therapist is not quite ready for you.

Although there are multiple rooms, I’ve actually only ever been in the main treatment room for my therapy treatments, as shown in the picture below:

The treatment room is large, spacious, comfortably warm and impressively kitted out with a wide range of equipment and aids the therapists will use to deliver your treatment.

There’s also a whole host of models and diagrams the therapists will use to explain more about your pain and the treatment so you can learn more about it and understand the root cause.

If it’s your first visit, your therapist will ask you various health related questions to understand your health status, unique needs, and identify exactly what is causing you pain and discomfort.

Regardless if you’re a regular or first-timer though, the therapists will always thoroughly listen to your concerns during the initial consultation and make you feel at ease about the treatment to follow.

Treatment Options

Bodyworks offer a whole host of treatments, which can be divided into two main categories:

  1. Physiotherapy and Remedial Massage Treatments
  2. Holistic Complementary Massage Treatments

If you’re unsure what these terms mean,the Physiotherapy and Remedial Massage therapies can help you with:

  • Injury Recovery
  • Increase Range of Movement and Flexibility
  • Postural Dysfunction
  • Tendon injuries and tendinopathy
  • Post-operative rehabilitation (shoulders, knees. Hips, ankles)
  • Pre-habilitation
  • Arthritis and degenerative conditions
  • Back and Neck pain
  • Headaches
  • Sciatica

The Holistic Complementary Massage Treatments can help you with:

  • De-stress
  • Improve Circulation
  • Relieve Muscle Tension
  • Improves your sleep and reduces insomnia
  • Reduce Anxiety
  • Aid with Depression
  • Headaches

While the range of treatments offered is extensive, I believe many people will seek out the help of Bodyworks because a specific ailment, rather than enquiring about a specific treatment.

So don’t worry if you don’t know exactly what treatment you may require to help with your specific problem, the Bodyworks team are always on hand to advise you on the best treatment option available for you.

For me, in most cases, I’ll book a treatment at Bodyworks when I have a ‘niggle’.

Usually this is an ache or pain in my upper back or neck area, which I have trouble with from time to time.

Recently I started to experience tension again in my upper back which is exactly why I booked in to see therapist Matt last week:

Matt is one of the team at Bodyworks and because I’ve seen him multiple times in the past I prefer to stick with him when I visit. He knows about me and my history and he always does a great job sorting out my aches and pains!

(Bodyworks have an easy-to-use online booking system which makes it easy to choose the treatment or therapist of your choice, should you have a preference.)

As already mentioned, because I’m very active my muscles require regular massage to prevent knots, trigger points and ultimately pain and discomfort.

Despite regular stretching, foam rolling and other soft tissue work, inevitably aches and pains will appear that require expert attention, which is why I visit Bodyworks.

But really, whether it’s because you’re very active and regularly subjecting your muscles to strain like I do, or simply because you spend too much time behind a desk (don’t we all), it’s very important to look after your muscles properly.

Excessive and prolonged tension in the muscles can lead to muscle knots which can eventually become very painful and even impact muscle function to the point of injury.

It’s for these exact reasons I recommend people go and visit Bodyworks, and why we refer our clients to the centre as well. I truly believe everyone can benefit from the massage and physiotherapy treatments they provide to stay pain free, injury free and in general good health.

So whether you’ve been struggling with an ache or injury for a while, or have noticed a new niggle appearing, I can highly recommend Bodyworks for help with that.

You can find Bodyworks at:

24A Melville Street
T: 0131 241 1833

You can also find out more about their treatments and book your appointment online on their website at

And, if you want to learn more about Luke Bremner Fitness and the coaching services we can provide to help you lose weight and get back into living a healthier, happier life, you can book in for your complimentary consultation at our private personal training studio by clicking here

We’ll be back next month with part 3 in our Healthy Living In Edinburgh series. If you have any feedback about the first 2 posts we’d love to hear from you. Also, if you have a business or want to recommend a business that would like to be featured in this series please get in touch.

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