Holistic Body Massage

Holistic massage treats the person as a whole, considering your emotional wellbeing, as well as how you are feeling physically. A range of traditional Swedish massage techniques are used, and may include gentle massage, stretches, friction and deep tissue massage – your massage will be determined by your needs at any given time.

Deep Tissue Massage (can be incorporated with a FB massage or done separately)

Deep Tissue Massage is one of the best and most effective ways to treat pain and injury. It uses firm-pressure and friction (using hands, fingertips, knuckles, forearms and even elbows) designed to release tight layers of muscle and tissue, normally a result of bad posture, injury or overuse.  Deep breathing is often used to help you relax during the massage, especially when trigger pointing is necessary.  Soft tissue release and stretching techniques may also be applied during the treatment.  All the above techniques relax stiff muscles, restore pain free movement, reduce muscle tension and relieves stress.

This type of massage is particularly effective in treating stiff necks, shoulder muscles, upper and lower back stiffness or pain, upper and lower leg problems.  As this deeper style of massage is very intense, it may cause some soreness during, or in the days following the massage. This is normal, and is simply the muscles releasing stored tension and toxins and will fade within a few days.

Back, Neck, Shoulder Massage (on couch or chair)

This is very similar to the Deep Tissue Massage above, but is specifically used to release tension, stress and toxins from the muscle fibres of these commonly overused muscle areas, rather than the whole body.  It is very effective in releasing tension, stiffness and pain from the neck, shoulder and back areas, and is very popular with people who spend long periods of time sat at desks, using computers etc.

Indian Head Massage

Indian Head Massage is part of the Ayurvedic healing system which has been practised in India for over a thousand years.  It is a holistic treatment that helps both physical and emotional problems.  The slightly modified Wetern version comprises targeted massage to the upper back, neck, shoulders, upper arms, head, scalp and face.  The massage techniques used reduce muscle tension and encourage the removal of toxins, as well as treating headaches and migraines, neck and shoulder pain, stress, anxiety, depression, fatigue, hair and scalp conditions.  It is also an extremely relaxing pick-me-up if you need time to yourself for stress relief from your hectic lifestyle.

Hands (including lower arm) or Feet (including lower leg) Massage

Hands and feet are often the most neglected areas of our body, but really benefit from gentle massage strokes, or friction if there is muscle tension in the area, and stiffness in the joints and ligaments.  It stimulates circulation, friction to ligaments and tendons improves mobility and reduce pain.

On-site/Seated Massage (Corporate)

On site massage is a fast, effective and versatile form of therapeutic treatment. It concentrates on the back, shoulders, neck, arms and scalp.  The client sits in an ergonomically designed chair for maximum comfort, with the option of top half exposed for use of oil, or remaining fully clothed throughout the massage. Treatments last from 15-20 minutes.  Work-related stress is an on-going problem for many companies, particularly the office environment, and on-site massage can be utilised as a stress management (and back care) programme.  It can also have a positive impact on staff morale, or be used as a means of reward, or bonus for staff.  Treatments are generally recommended at least once per week and possibly bi-weekly, dependent on the company’s requirements.

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