Meet Ben Pianese

Ben Pianese is committed to providing effective, innovative ways of pain-relief for common problems of muscle overuse. These include muscle strains, pulls; low back and hip pain, tight calf and hamstrings, back and shoulder restrictions and neck rotation aches and pains.

Massaggi is his personal vision of bringing together sports massage techniques and modern science in order to create a totally personalized approach to massage therapy. To enhance the relaxing effects of massage Ben employs a powerful 'muscle release therapy' called The Emmett Technique which uses gentle pressure to release specific muscle groups to regain their memory and release the tension they experience. This often has the effect of releasing area that massage symply can't get.

The result is an almost instantaneous relief from muscle pains and aches. Ben’s belief in the uniqueness of each individual is expressed in the treatment he provides. Rather than focusing only on past case history and treatments to provide a predetermined therapy session, Ben employs a visual body reading, prior to initiating treatment, which enables him to pinpoint misalignment and the root cause of muscular and joints aches and pains and provide body treatment specifically tailored to it, with almost immediate results 

In his work, Ben Pianese has successfully integrated the Emmett Technique and NST Bowen Therapy with his extensive knowledge and experience of sports massage and deep tissue remedial therapy to produce a course of massage which can address practically every issue arising from chronic muscular or nerve pain, movement restrictions, postural alignment and resetting of energetic structural balance.

Ben Pianese has successfully helped patients suffering from poor posture and movement restriction, migraine headache, muscular-skeletal and joint pain, shoulder and back pain, trapped nerve pain and sports-related muscle injuries which could have led to chronic pain and long-term issues, find relief and regain their quality of life.

Ben Pianese’s belief in modern science and medicine as well as traditional massage therapies has led him to develop a valuable network of contacts with many other health care professionals, including doctors, physiotherapist, dietician, eating behavioural therapists, personal trainers, chiropractors, hypnotherapist, craniosacral osteopath and homeopathy experts. Ben maintains a mutual referral system with his colleagues which is aimed at benefiting his clients and offering them the best possible care whilst in his charge.

Difference Between Ben’s Treatments /Therapies And Other Massage Therapist

The Massaggi technique introduces many effective approaches to re-stabilizing our conscious awareness with the body and improves stability in the long term. ORB™ is a technique I have adopted and is designed in order to reset the anatomical structure that is the human body. Standing and seating straighter, improvement of muscles symmetry, mobility and the correction of soft tissue are all parts of this invaluable therapy.

How Do You Choose The Best Massage Therapist?

A good therapist will use the science of massage and modern techniques to ensure each experience is effective. Many clients suffer from heightened stress levels which, increases their fear of change. The health benefits from embarking on a treatment plan, devised by your therapist can dramatically reduce these excessive feelings. You need a boost! Massaggi provide a unique treatment plan that can do more for you in the long term…a short, quick fix will do more damage than good.

Choose a massage therapist that has the capacity to make you feel at ease. We all use our instincts and you will know in the first few minutes if you connect. The key word here is ‘Reconnect’; connect with your therapist in order for your bodies to be reunited.

Can Assist With Following  Body Conditions

  • Anxiety and depression 
  • Asthma and breathing difficulty
  • Frozen shoulder and neck problem
  • Tennis elbow and wrist pain
  • Joints stiffness and sciatica pain
  • Sports injuries and nerves

Treatments & Qualifications

Ben Pianese is specially trained and qualified in many techniques including; Emmett technique; Bowen Therapy, trigger points therapy; remedial massage; sports massage; therapeutic massage; deep tissue massage; thai yoga massage; indian head massage; pregnancy massage; lymphatic drainage; acupressure massage; thai foot reflexology; chacra balancing, lava shell massage, hydroterm massage, kathara biospiritual healing, reiki healing master level 3.

Over the last 13 years his studies have included: therapeutic massage, reflexology, shiatsu, tui na (chinese massage), ayurveda massage, anatomy and physiology, pain management, pilates, iyengar yoga, meditation, tai chi chuan, falun gong and Rapha Yad bioenergy treatment with Michael Cohen.           

Ben Pianese is a member of these organisations: Complementary Therapists Association (CThA), Sports Massage Association (SMA), registered with the Complemetary & Healthcare Council (CNHC) and is registered Sports Massage practitioner with Pru Health.

What Clients Say About Ben

I can only concur with others' appreciation of Ben's powers of perception and expertise. His reading of the body is akin to having a personal tour guide who clearly reveals in specific human detail where both physical and emotional issues and blockages are lying. After treatment I feel re-aligned, with channels, including new and forgotten, open; certainly relaxed, and in a stronger position to re-meet the outside world. Longer term, I am aware that Ben's powerful but sensitive work encourages me, and maybe developing molecular memories, to increasingly attain and retain more of the "right" condition in which to live my life. I have the highest regard for his work and believe he is extremely able in his profession to help many people.

Wendy M. - Architect 


“I was recommended to see Ben Pianese for treatment of chronic tension in my neck, back muscles and legs. I am a physiotherapist myself and was interested to see how Ben’s treatment would differ from other therapists. Ben treats in a holistic way that incorporates the whole body. He uses a combination of deep pressure, trigger point and energy massage techniques on muscles, tendons and fascia. He follows lines of tension that run through the body and seems to have a sixth sense for knowing where problem areas are. The effect of Ben’s treatment makes me feel stretched, looser and more flexible. This results in less tension and stiffness in my body which I am delighted about."

Tracy M. MMACP, MCSP Physiotherapist


I first came to see Ben for treatment of a skiing injury to my shoulder which my GP had indicated would take several months to heal. After two sports massage sessions with Ben, there was a rapid improvement in the pain and the mobility of my shoulder has increased considerably to the extent that I now feel comfortable playing sport again - well ahead of the time-line indicated by my doctor. I have since seen Ben for treatment of chronic back and upper body discomfort caused by sitting at a desk for long periods of the day. I have suffered this for a number of years and have been to see a number of therapists about this - including osteopaths, chiropractors, acupuncture as well as massage therapists. I can hand-on-heart say that Ben's treatment has been the most effective of these - I have felt a rapid and noticeable improvement in the symptoms that lasts for some time. He uses a variety of approaches to appropriately address the root causes of the problem and I would recommend him widely.

James Logan - Architect


I have been visiting Ben Pianese for Massage for the past 7 months and I must say that I feel much more supple (I suffer from stiff joints and arthritis) also Ben Pianese is most helpful in the care of his clients. He gave me advice in connection with my arthritis - I am now drinking more water each day and using Himalayan Salt to help with painful cramps in my legs. I have not had any cramps since starting the Salt and water programme only three weeks ago. I am delighted and much more relaxed as I do not have that constant pain in my back and legs since Ben has dealt with this through massage.“

Kathlen Sansome - Doctor


I have had massage's all over the world and with a number of stress related back problems and physical injuries from 20 years of sport, Ben has proven to be a major contributing factor to my current well-being and physical strength. Ben has the ability to know what my body needs without my direction. Although I presume he has no formal medical qualifications, after a massage from Ben, I feel I have visited a doctor! Sincerely, all my experience, Ben's massage therapy is by far the best I have had and would highly recommend to everyone.

Olli G.


I have seen Ben twice now, 1st session 1hr, 2nd session 1hr30 mins. I definitely recommend having a longer session as it makes all the difference. Ben is both a naturally gifted body healer who trusts his intuition and ability to 'hear' what to do and where to go when working and is exceptionally proficient in a good number of complimentary techniques. He brings an added dimension to the work with his certainty and poise. He understands the power of working with the body to achieve emotional release and it has been particularly great to work with him on my abdominal area. It has been a pleasure to work with someone on the top of his game. I wonder how long it will be before Ben is famous and in demand the world over for the work he does!?

Sebastian Lenain - Osteopath