What is manual massage in east london therapy?

Philani Physical Therapy | Physical Massage Therapist East London

Physical massage therapy clinic for back, neck and shoulder pain relief.

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Physical message therapy, or manipulative therapy, is a physical treatment primarily used by physical therapists, physiotherapists to treat musculoskeletal pain and disability; it most includes kneading and manipulation of muscles, joint mobilization and joint manipulation. It’s also used by occupational therapists, chiropractors, massage therapists, athletic trainers, osteopaths, and physicians

Physiotherapy East London

Physiotherapist East London

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Massage Therapist east london


Our manual physiotherapy clinic is based in east london. We provide evaluation, skilled hands on physiotherapy such as mobilisation, manipulation, massage and acupressure; individually manual physiotherapy programmes, relaxation techniques, massage therapy treatment, deep tissue massage, medicinal health medicines to relieve pain and assist healing and recovery of range of movement and sports injuries


Skilled evaluation, skilled hands on Physiotherapy such as mobilisation, manipulation, massage and acupressure; individually designed exercise programmes, relaxation techniques, sophisticated equipment, hydrotherapy and biofeedback, specialised electrotherapy equipment, heat, ice and traction to relieve pain and assist healing and recovery, suitable walking aids, splints and appliances, patient education.


Any sports injuries

Post op rehab

Neck and back pain


Joint pains



Plantar fasciitis

Frozen shoulder

Muscle tears

Overuse injury


Patellofemoral pain

Runners knee

Sprained ankles

Jaw pain

Tennis and golfers elbow

Physiotherapy East London

Manual Physiotherapy East London

Physiotherapist East London

Physiotherapy benefits

Manual Physiotherapy

Physical Massage Therapy East London

At Philani we offer Osteopathic Manual Therapy (OMT) and Botanical Medicine consultations. Our hands-on OMT treatment includes spine care, joints loosening, soft tissue and spinal massage.

Our Botanical Medicine consultations supports our patient’s through a nutrition plan as well as help us gather information to formulate effective herbal mix/es for the patient. 

Our therapies East Londonhave successfully treated or alleviated patients from discomforts connected to skeletal,  muscular, spinal or organ linked  dis-eases. 

Osteopathic Manual Therapy

a hands on therapy where the patient is assessed and is then treated using mobilization and gentle manipulations of joints, visceral organs, nervous system, venous system and spine. Some of the methods used are cranial osteopathy as well as soft tissue massage.

CranioSacral Therapy

a gentle, hands-on method of evaluating and enhancing the functioning of a physiological body system called the craniosacral system. Using a soft touch the therapy releases restrictions in the craniosacral system to improve the functioning of the central nervous system.

Dorn Method Therapy

a gentle and safe correction of the misalignment’s in the spine, the pelvis and other joints. Its a safe manipulation without clicking or crunching the vertebrae back into its natural position. 

The Breuss Massage

an inter vertebral disc massage that compliments the Dorn Method. Using sensitive energetic manual massage along the spine to dissolve physical, energetic and emotional blockages. This back massage further stretches, energises and regenerates the spine.

Botanical Medicine

Botanical medicine and nutritional guidance are essential parts of the treatments for our patients. At Philani we guide our patients through a nutritional plan that will be beneficial to them. We work together with other nutritionists when this is required.

We now offer online consultations

Physiotherapy East London

``Look well to the spine, for the causes of disease``




Assessment & Treatment

1st appointment is 90min: medical history interview, assessment and feedback, treatment plan and first osteopathic treatment. 90 min – R941

Follow Up Treatment

Follow up treatments are determined by the results of the first osteopathic treatment. 30 min or longer – R627 p/hour

Assesment Only

Medical history interview, assessment and feedback and treatment plan.  45min – R471

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