Massage benefits are both mind and body. It is rare that we take an hour to lie down, close our eyes and just 'be'. An hour's peace and quiet away from demanding work and home life has a definite effect. Here are the treatments that I specialise in:
This treatment involves a variety of techniques specifically designed to relax muscles by applying pressure to them against deeper muscles and bones and rubbing in the same direction as the flow of blood returning to the heart. It involves the use of kneading, stroking, friction, tapping and vibration and may provide relief from stiffness, numbness, muscle pain and constipation as well as other health problems.
The main purpose of Holistic massage is to increase the oxygen flow in the blood and release toxins from the muscles.Other possible benefits include stimulation of circulation, an increase in muscle tone,and a balance of the musculo-skeletal systems.
Take a look at my Holistic Massage video for a more in depth look at exactly what to expect.
Sport / Deep Tissue Massage
This treatment is the application of Deep Massage and Stretch techniques to the muscle and connective tissues of the body to enhance the day to day performance of the client. It can help to increase range of movement, increases flexibility and relieves muscle soreness as well as assisting in injury prevention and promotes faster recovery from both training and injury.
The techniques used vary depending on the individual needs of the client but can include (NMT - a pressure technique), stretching and deep kneading to name a few. This is the perfect treatment for those of you who need a far more vigorous and uplifting experience.
Take a look at my Sport/ Deep Tissue Massage video for a more in depth look at exactly what to expect.
Many people get confused by what a Hot stone treatment involves. It is a specialty massage that uses smooth, heated stones. They are basalt, a black volcanic rock that absorbs and retains heat well, The heat is both deeply relaxing and helps tight muscles release by rubbing the stones along the body using various massage strokes.
This treatment is particularly popular during the cold winter months and can be used in conjunction with a deeper tissue massage if needs be.
Take a look at my Hot Stone Massage video for a more in depth look at exactly what to expect.
At the beginning of all treatments you will need to complete a five minute consultation form on your general health issues to make sure that you are well enough to continue with the session and give me an idea of exactly what your personal needs are. All information is treated as strictly confidential.