MEDICAL HERBALIST AND SPORT MASSAGE THERAPIST
CHRONIC ARM AND SHOULDER PAIN
"Giacomo had a lovely calm manner that instantly put me at ease. He really understood the body and could work out out to help the pain in my right arm and shoulder. The massage pinpointed those exact areas and it really helped. I would definitely recommend Blue Ginkgo "
HIP PAIN ASSOCIATED TO EMOTIONAL TENSION
"Giacomo listened very carefully and attentively to what was going on with me before providing me with a first class treatment that instantly gave me relief from the pain I had been experiencing. I found him to be very professional and caring and would have no hesitation recommending him to everyone I know. A true healer :)."
UPPER BACK AND CHEST DISCOMFORT
"My treatment with Giacomo has been excellent. He has helped me to work on posture and treated aches and pain I was experiencing across my back and shoulders. He has also provided me with stretches and exercises to help me me work on particular areas outside of his sessions"
"Giacomo gave me the best massage/physiology treatment I have ever had (Having played and coached sport for over 50 years I have had a lot of treatment!!!)
I have a problem with tenderness and stiffness in my shoulder caused by throwing balls as part of my job.
He knew exactly which major and minor muscles to treat and was very specific in the pressure applied to those muscles even down to the different parts of the muscle groups. He used dry cups on these areas to increase the blood flow to them; very useful and specific!
He gave my posture a full examination before starting treatment.
He noted the relevant areas on the anatomical diagrams on his iPad and then used a 3D version to explain where he had massaged me during the treatment. His explanations were clear and simple throughout.
He gave me 3 exercises to do each day until our next appointment; these are designed to improve the shoulder further.
A very impressive and professional young man who I would recommend to anyone!!!
I thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience.
HERNIATED DISC AND SCIATIC PAIN
"Giacomo is very professional. He is a very good listener and I felt cared for. I've had 2 treatment sessions with him and very looking forward to my 3rd.
Thank you for the careful diagnosis and treatment.
I can heartily recommend to anyone!."
STRESS, FATIGUE AND EMOTIONAL TENSION
"Giacomo took time to understand my personal situation and gave a holistic approach to treatment. He recommended some nutritional changes as well as giving some lifestyle advice. The massage was deeply moving and intensely satisfying. I felt very safe in his hands and was treated with kindness and respect throughout."
FATIGUE + ABDOMINAL DISCOMFORT
"Balancing, Restorative work and incredible value of information and energy from Giacomo. Perfect experience for supporting my body after returning from a festival."
EMOTIONAL TENSION + ABDOMINAL DISCOMFORT
"When I read the reviews about Giacomo having magic hands, they were spot on. He knows how to relieve tension and touch upon the areas that are causing discomfort. He is also professionally trained which is reassuring and knows a lot about how the human body works as a whole. I have decided to continue with him for massages, and also anything else that may crop up!"
BACK PAIN + ANXIETY
"I rarely review things online, but I had to come and say how amazing he was with me this morning. I was so nervous, however he treated me with care and empathy, and worked wonders on my aching body. I've now signed up to come regularly - can't wait for the next session thank you!!"
MIDBACK DISCOMFORT + SHOULDERBLADE MISALIGNMENT
"I had a lot of tension in between my shoulder blades and Giacomo Sandri was able to relieve that tension as well as explain why it was there. He was very helpful and clearly has a lot of knowledge in his field"
PHYSICAL AND MENTAL EXHAUSTION + LOWER BACK PAIN
"Giacomo is nourishing in his approach. He focused on not only my mechanical low back pain, but also worked holistically and released emotional tightness in my body. He is passionate and inspiring, and has created a really a soothing treatment environment."
STRESS AND BACK PAIN
'I was really happy with my treatment. I felt the whole person approach, considering mind and body together helped with understanding the causes of my physical pain and the massage itself hugely reduced my tension and back pain. I would recommend Giacomo's services.'
STRESS ALONGSIDE SHOULDER + NECK RESTRICTION IN MOVEMENT
'Giacomo took the time and care in the consultation process to listen to what I needed, and then he observed my gait and posture before coming up with a plan for treatment. The massage felt great and like it released a lot of tension in my neck and shoulders. It was just what I needed.'
NECK AND SHOULDER PAIN
'Deep tissue massage - Giacomo is an excellent, knowledgeable and considerate therapist, and his good nature and expertise are obvious from the first. His treatment was very effective and I felt entirely comfortable with him throughout. I have no hesitation in recommending him!'
BACK PAIN AND POSTURAL 'TWIST'
'Giacomo was able to summate all the observations of the various osteopath I've seen in the past 8 years and then add more detail and explanation behind not just what my body is doing but what he is doing in the way of manipulation to remedy. Top notch stuff and feeling so good that I've already booked my next appointment. Highly reccomend'
DERMATITIS, FATIGUE AND ANXIETY
'I visited Giacomo in September 2020 after discovering him on Groupon. The massage was amazing and I was really impressed with his knowledge and holistic approach to the body mind and soul. I was experiencing severe long covid symptoms at the time, brain fog, anxiety and dermatitis were the worst. Giacomo made me a herbal medicine and I noticed the difference within a few weeks. My skin cleared up and i generally felt more relaxed and resilient. I have recommended his services to friends who have equally loved his technique and approach to massage.'
MENTAL STRESS AND SWAY BACK POSTURE
'I had a 60 min massage with Giacomo through Groupon and was very impressed with his communication, knowledge and professional manner. Giacomo listened to the physical niggles I had and worked to alleviate them during the massage, as well as help me to understand how I could work to improve them myself. The session was really relaxing and I felt so much lighter and looser afterwards. I would definitely recommend Giacomo and use him again in the future.'
HIP PAIN WITH JOINTS HYPERMOBILITY
'I really enjoyed having treatments with Giacomo, he is very knowledgeable and i felt he listened to my concerns and adjusted the treatment accordingly. he's very professional and also caring. looking forward to future treatments with him as my condition is chronic.'
'I have scoliosis, and my back used to hurts constantly. I have been coming here for massages for several months (after having tried in different places) and it is the first time I am really feeling the difference and a noticeable improvement. He is a great professional, his massages combined with the stretching and the exercises he has provided me have really helped me. Very glad I found him.'
ROTATOR CUFF INJURY
'After years of climbing, skating & various other extreme activities my right rotator-calf has become damaged and my shoulder's movement thus very restricted. Giacomo quickly identified the problem and gave me the deep treatment it needed for improvement.
He also to educate me on what was going on which I found super helpful because now I can monitor in detail how i move it whenever i do! He also sent me away with tailored video exercises enabling me to manage my shoulder and ensure improvement continues so i can continue doing the things i love! Thank you Giacomo'
LOWER BACK AND MID-BACK AND NECK DISCOMFORT
''Before seeing Giacomo I had only ever had one off massages but since visiting him, I have booked one every month since! He has a lovely welcoming demeanor and takes the time to listen and feel for any problem areas. Working a manual job, I struggle with aches and tight muscles. Since visiting Giacomo I feel a definite improvement and will continue to visit for the foreseeable future! Would definitely recommend."
REDUCED THORACIC SPINE MOBILITY AND DISCOMFORT
"Amazing service. I have spent a lot of time trying to find the right massage therapist and I finally found one. Giacomo is very knowledgeable about the human body giving fantastic advice to help aid improvement. Due to the changing work conditions brought on by covid my muscles were feeling very tight and i was experiencing a lot of back pain. I came away feeling a lot better and as a result booked in for a course of massages. I would strongly recommend."
LOWER BACK PAIN ALONGSIDE ANXIETY AND INSOMNIA
"I can honestly say this was one of the best treatments I've had done. Not only did I feel relaxed at all times but also mentally felt better once the massage was complete. The environment was really relaxing and the massage therapist was very welcoming and had a friendly, relaxing demeanour. I would definitely recommend."
LOWER BACK PAIN ALONGSIDE CHRONIC STRESS AND ANXIETY
"I recently had a wonderful holistic massage with Giacomo in August and I would definitely be a regular client if I lived closer to Bristol! I would highly recommend his professional services.
Weaving in the different areas of Giacomo's experience and skills as a herbalist and holistic therapist, I felt like he really took the time before hand to find out how my body was holding itself, any areas that were causing pain and discomfort, as well as some other really wonderful questions, which led to so much tension being finally released and I felt fantastic afterwards and for weeks after this - it was a very healing experience. He also gave me some wonderful advice on things I could do at home to strengthen my body and ensure that these areas don't come back to haunt me in later years.
Giacomo was professional, warm and I felt very comfortable and relaxed during our appointment and I would definitely recommend him and book in again when I am next visiting Bristol.
STRESS AND MILD ANXIETY
'had a wonderful experience with Giacomo last week. I really enjoyed the attention to detail given to often overlooked parts of the body like forearms. Giacomo had a full range of pressure options and was attentive to my needs, with strong communication throughout whilst letting me find peace and relaxation at the same time. I would highly recommend treatment with Giacomo and will be returning myself.'
S.C., 17/04/19 S.C.
UPPER BACK TIGHTNESS
'Such a relaxing massage & all round experience - really knows his stuff. Worked on areas of muscle tightness and gave me exercises to loosen tension - more than just a massage. Highly recommend'
UPPER AND MID-BACK TIGHTNESS
'Very relaxing massage tailored to suit my needs. Have been twice now and have a great improvement in shoulder and back discomfort. Highly recommend'
FROZEN SHOULDER WITH REFERRED ARM NEURALGIA
'Giacomo was very professional and effective.
If you are an aerialist, acrobat, or do physical activities constantly and you get muscular injured, I recommend you go see him.
My chest was swollen and the pain also affected my arm. Giacomo found the pain points and cured them. After 2 days of rest I was like new.
DEEP SEATED BACK TIGHTNESS ASSOCIATED TO EMOTIONAL TRAUMA
'I had a wonderful experience. Giacomo made the environment really cosy and warm, with music that takes you on a journey and a cup of tea from his best herbs. His massage technique really gets you diving into a deep state of relaxation, which helps relieve any tension that has been deeply rooted in the mind. Totally recommended! Thank you!!'
UPPER BACK TIGHTNESS ASSOCIATED TO STRESS AND ANXIETY
'I received an hour and a half session, beginning with a thorough postural examination in consultation. I visited with a tense shoulder, and a very confused means of describing it but Giacomo intuitively found pains and tensions I didn't know I had before patiently easing them. Thorough, professional, and incredibly beneficial experience. Can't wait to go back! Highly recommended.'
MUSCULAR TIGHTNESS CAUSING PAIN AND INSOMNIA
'I booked a last minute appointment and was offered a slot with Giacomo.
Giacomo immediately made me feel at ease and I very much enjoyed a very relaxing massage. That night I had the most fantastic night’s sleep! Thanks so much.'
NECK PAIN WITH REDUCED FLEXIBILITY ASSOCIATED TO INCORRECT POSTURE AND ANXIETY
'Giacomo is very lovely and the massage was very beneficial. He also spoke to me more about improving my overall wellness and I have lots to think about before the next session. Will definitely go again!'
MUSCULAR TIGHTNESS DUE TO OVERWORKING AND STRESS
'I have recently just had a 90 minute, massage treatment with Giacomo and was instantly relaxed. I found the variation of techniques he used to remove the deep muscle tension I suffer from to be absolutely perfect and would recommend him to anyone.
UPPER BACK AND NECK TIGHTNESS
'I booked a massage with Giacomo because I was desperately in need of a deep sports massage; my neck, back & shoulders contain a lot of tension & stress. He was very careful to ensure comfort & relaxation, sharing a lot of useful knowledge, executing skilful techniques and being attentive throughout. The awareness he possesses is impressive and I'll be sure to implement the advice he provided in my every day life; i.e. the reminder to include upper body stretches generally & in my workout routine. His passion for healing the human body & focus on the mind-body connection is refreshing. It is a worthy investment and I encourage those who are in need of a massage to pay him a visit. Thanks again and keep doing what you're doing!'
SHOULDER PAIN AND DISCOMFORT WITH PARTIAL LOSS OF MOVEMENT
'I had my first massage when Giacomo was in training but I had the impression to deal with a professional therapist straight away. His treatment on my shoulders really help me out and make me feel better.'
MILD ANXIETY AND STRESS
'Giacomo is thoughtful, professional and intuitive. I felt at east and in good hands. I came in stressed and left feeling changed both physically and mentally. Hyper relaxing.'
MID-BACK AND LOWER BACK PAIN
'My sessions with Giacomo were exactly what my mind and body were looking for. I had some recurrent back issues which within the sessions Giacomo was able to fix. Also the atmosphere he creates during the sessions is a perfect time to relax the mind from the stresses of day to day life. Would highly recommend sessions with him'