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It's all in the hands

Emma Logan lets you in on the ‘secret’ woman who will sort out any ache & pain

The name keeps coming up in conversation – whispered conversation so she can’t be ‘stolen’ by too many people but I managed to track down her phone number after pleading with fellow Cheltonian writer, Kathy Gleeson and at last I got hold of ‘the’ massage hands in Cheltenham, Paula Badrock.

I have been suffering from a severely spasticated neck problem, which shoots pain through my back and even into my buttocks as each other area tries to compensate whenever I try and turn my neck.

Two visits to Paula Badrock later and I am a new woman. Paula is one of the most genteel, sweetest people I have ever met who has the most exceptionally talented hands. None of her massages are ever the same. She discusses your issues but unlike most conventional practioners, it’s best left to her to pummel into your muscles and manipulate all your problem areas. I can assure you, she will find many more causes to your painful parts that you had previously imagined.

Paula works with women who may be having fertility issues or the strains that come with pregnancy. She works with men too, as her strength is more than adequate to massage a male physique whilst understanding that a man and women’s problems are delved from totally different sources.

Paula works in a beautiful relaxing room in her home in Cheltenham. She started my massage working from the legs upwards, spending as much time as needed on each bodily part. Because of neck problem she then turned me over and worked hard on all my sore points before massaging into my head as well to get all the nerves awake and work back down the length of the body properly.

Her massages are ideal if you are sore from over exertion in the gym or sports field, if you really do have genuine problems but also if you just need to unwind and have some much needed R&R. Whatever your body is telling you; Paula will establish the problems and sort you out.

Definitely one name and number that has gone into the Little Black Book!

Paula Badrock has had over 12 years of experience and covers Deep Tissue, Sports, Remedial, Pregnancy and Hot Stone Massage. Evening and weekend appointments are also available. Paula Badrock; Tel: 07557 635164; Email: