Cliff de la Croix (Metta Physical)   

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Cliff from Metta Physical is a Sports Massage, Thai Massage & Tok Sen therapist with over 20 years experience. He trained with Thai Massage Masters Asokananda in New Zealand and Ajahn Pichest Boonthomme in Chiang Mai, Thailand. He qualified as a Sports Massage therapist & Personal Trainer with Premier Training in 2007, then set up Metta Physical. The word Metta comes from the ancient Pali language of Northern India and is interpreted as the wish for the happiness and welfare of others. The massage is given with this intent along with advice to manage their well-being. 

Traditional Thai Massage  

Traditional Thai Massage is a deep, powerful treatment, using gentle stretching, acupressure and applied yoga movements, which act on the whole body. It restores health by releasing restrictions in muscle tissues and in the flow of energy through your body. The massage is mat based with loose, comfortable clothing worn. This massage provides the most spiritual, meditative experience to both recipient and therapist. It is beneficial for many ailments, which include: 

  • Stress and Anxiety
  • Tension headaches 
  • Low Energy 
  • Flexibility
  • Joint dysfunction 
  • Back problems 
  • Sciatica 
  • Arthritis 

Sports Massage  

Sports Massage focuses on the management, mobilisation and rehabilitation of soft tissues (muscles/tendons/ligaments) in the body. It is used to enhance an athlete’s performance, by means of injury prevention, pre and post event treatment and injury rehabilitation. For non-athletes, sports massage is excellent for people whose daily activities result in injuries, chronic pain or restricted range of joint motion.  

An initial assessment of the client will identify any postural problems or soft tissue dysfunction and determine a plan of treatment. The massage will consist of a number of techniques, to relieve pain and increase the capability of the area involved. Sports massage treats the specific injury: 

  • Sports Injury
  • Postural Imbalances 
  • Chronic and acute pain 
  • Neck & Shoulder pain 
  • Lower Back pain 
  • Sciatica 
  • Frozen Shoulder 
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome 
  • Headaches due to muscle tension 
  • Repetitive Strain injury 
  • Plantar Fasciitis 

Tok Sen  

Tok Sen is an ancient indigenous treatment from the Northern Thailand region, which uses a simple wooden mallet and round ended wooden chisel. These tap along the Sen lines used in Thai massage, creating a rhythmic percussion. This penetrating resonance helps remove energy blocks, deep muscular aches, dislodge even long held tension, improve nerve problems and circulation, resulting in a deep sense of calm.  

Metta Massage  

Metta massage uses Cliff’s knowledge and experience of Thai, Sports, Tok Sen and Tuning Forks to blend a massage to most effectively treat the client’s existing physical ailments.  

If you would like any additional information, I can be contacted on 07726301714 or

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