November 30, 2017

Massage therapies

Swedish Massage

A Swedish massage can be adapted to the needs of the client, it can be slow and relaxing or faster and more stimulating. The pressure is adapted for the clients comfort. The main purpose will be to help promote total mind and body relaxation and increase your sense of wellbeing. Therefore your therapist will probably use a slower place and light to medium pressure. A Swedish massage will:

  • Help alleviate pain
  • Aid relaxation
  • Enhance circulation to remove waste and toxins from the body
  • Help with conditions such as depression

Swedish massage has proven very effective in treating many conditions including: muscle aches and pains, headaches and migraines, depression, low immune system, emotional conditions, poor circulation, IBS and stress. During a relaxation massage there is less focus on working out serious adhesions or knots in the muscle tissue. Your therapist will use a lighter touch and won’t push your discomfort limits in order to get muscles to release.

We also offer Sweedish Back Neck and Shoulders Massage.

Deep Tissue Massage

Deep Tissue Massage is one of the best and most effective ways to treat pain and injury. It uses firm-pressure designed to release tight layers of muscle, which develops from bad posture or injury. Restoring movement in the soft tissues alleviates pain, muscle spasm and stress from the problematic area. Deep tissue massage will:

  • Relax stiff muscles to restore pain free movement
  • Reduce muscle tension and chronic pain
  • Relieve stress
  • Un-stick tight muscles and free up creaky joints

Deep tissue massage is very effective in treating chronic problems such as stiff necks, strained or twisted shoulder muscles, and lower back stiffness or pain. It is also highly beneficial in reducing pain and discomfort in conditions such as whiplash and after a fall or an injury.

Our therapists may use their hands, fingertips, knuckles even elbows, to effectively release areas of tension. On occasion you may be asked to take a deep breath to help you to relax.

This deeper style of massage may sometimes cause some soreness during, or in the days following the massage. This is simply the muscles releasing stored tension and toxins and will fade within a few days.

We also offer Deep Tissue back Neck and Shoulders Massage.

Bamboo Massage

Originally from Asia, this therapy is wonderful to have if you like deep tissue work. It will leaves you feeling relaxed and energised and with a sense that your muscles have been stretched, warmed and elongated.
Warm bamboo massage uses solid bamboo sticks of different lengths and diameters to massage the body. The sticks are gently warmed and applied to give deep and long massage strokes to break down tension and stretch tight muscles.

Warm bamboo massage relaxes tight muscles and releases stress and tension and Can improve sports performance. If you like deep tissue work, this treatment is for you.

Aromatherapy Massage

Increase the effects of your massage by including a blend of essential oils hand picked especially for you.

The chemical make up of an essential oil may be complex and this is why a single oil may have a range of differing effects when absorbed or inhaled by the body. Some essential oils are relaxing whilst others are stimulating.

Aromatherapy massage may help with:

  • Minor infections such as colds and coughs
  • Insomnia
  • Nausea
  • Muscular pain
  • Aching joints
  • Stress and anxiety
  • Skin disorders
  • Lymphatic drainage
  • Hormone imbalances

The effects of some oils are well documented and they are commonly found in remedies e.g. the use of peppermint to aid digestive problems and tea tree to fight bacterial skin infections.
Using essential oils and a slow relaxing massage, incorporating the face and head, will leave you totally relaxed, soothe tension, and help rebalance your mind, body and spirit.

We also offer Aromatherapy Back Neck and Shoulders Massage.

Hot Stone Massage

Hot stone massage therapy melts away tension, eases muscle stiffness and increases circulation and metabolism. A hot stone massage therapy session can promote deeper muscle relaxation through the placement of smooth, water-heated stones at key points on the body.

The premise behind hot stone massage therapy is that the direct heat of the stones relaxes muscles, allowing the therapist access to their deeper muscle layers. Combining hot stone protocols with a full body massage provides a very healing and effective experience. The hot stones also expand blood vessels, which encourages blood flow throughout the body. The hot stones have a sedative effect that can relieve chronic pain, reduce stress and promote deep relaxation.

Benefits can include:

  • Provides relief from pain associated with fibromyalgia, arthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome and other chronic conditions
  • Decreases pain and muscle spasms
  • Reduces chronic stress and tension
  • Increases flexibility in joints, aiding in easier mobility and movement
  • Relieves pain and tension created by strained and contracted muscles
  • Promotes a deep sense of relaxation in the mind, body
  • Can help with insomnia

We also offer Hot Stones Back Neck and Shoulders Massage.

Indian Head Massage

Releases stress built up in the tissues, muscles and joints of the head, face, neck and shoulders. Leaving you with a feeling of calmness, and a clearer state of mind.

Mother to be Massage

A wonderful choice to relive normal discomforts experienced during pregnancy, such as, backaches, stiff neck, leg cramps, headaches and swelling. Suitable from 12 weeks.

Diagonal Massage

This massage works across the body from shoulders to toes, stretching and releasing tension in the spine.

Lava Shell Massage

A seamless massage of heat and touch using eco-friendly, south pacific clam shells, the warmth of the shells combined with a deeply relaxing massage.

Glacial Shells Detox Massage

Using ice therapy to detox and target the stomach and legs. tackling abdominal congestion and stimulating the lymphatic system. Combining hot and cold lava shells, leaving you feeling refreshed and uplifted.