Massage & Reflexology
Massage involves different types of touch, pressure or flowing movements applied to the skin and underlying tissues to release muscular tension and pain. It acts directly on the body's muscular, nervous, circulatory and immune systems to relax the body and enhance well-being. Massage can be energising and uplifting, soothing and comforting, deep or superficial and the technique can be varied and tailored to your specific needs. Massage can also be used to complement physiotherapy treatment, to prepare or recover from a sporting event or just as a way to de-stress by promoting deep relaxation and relieve muscular tension.
Reflexology is a complementary therapy, and can work alongside conventional medicine, giving you the opportunity to take charge of your own well-being in a busy, stressful and demanding world. Alternatively it may be used simply to provide relaxation and stress relief. The benefits of indulging in a little pampering can be huge on both an emotional, spiritual and physical level. Whilst reflexology does not claim to cure or diagnose, the benefits of reflexology can have a powerful healing effect.
Reflexology is a natural form of healing that works on the principal that every part of the body has a corresponding reflex point on the feet. By massaging these reflex areas, energy blockages can be cleared and gritty deposits which form can be broken down and eliminated through the circulatory system. This helps restore the body to its optimum natural state known as 'homeostasis', or 'balance' and encourages the body then to function as it should.
OUR PRICE LIST FOR SPORTS MASSAGE, RELAXING BODY MASSAGE, REFLEXOLOGY & AROMATHERAPY
Initial assessment and treatment
45 mins £42.00
30 mins appointment
45 mins appointment
60 mins appointment
Some of the basic techniques in a Sports Massage can be the same as those used in other forms of therapeutic massage, but the therapist may apply the techniques more deeply and firmly. This form of deep tissue work aims to improve the suppleness and flexibility of muscles and joints by eliminate toxins embedded in muscle fibres, minimize scar tissue build up and remove adhesions. It can also improve circulation to enhances cell nutrition, and reduce the recovery time of damaged or stressed tissues. Some techniques are designed to shift an old or chronic injury back into its acute stage, to trigger the body's natural healing process to complete the process of repair. An example of this is the use of friction techniques, which involves applying deep pressure to tissues repeatedly, to break down fibrous adhesions and or to soften scar tissue.
Sports Massage Therapy is of great benefit in any case of repetitive strain or muscle overuse injury. This may be due to frequent or intense sports training, or for the non-athlete, even an unaccustomed bout of intense gardening or D.I.Y!
For the sports person a Sports Massage is a great advantage.
Prior to a sports event to enhance optimal performance - by stimulating the circulation, calming nervous tension, and improve flexibility.
After a sports event to relieve soreness and assist with the removal of lactic acid and other waste products.
During training to deal with existing injuries, and to allow you to train to your full potential and recover optimally.
Thai Foot Massage
Thai Foot massage is known to benefit all aspects providing relief at all levels, the physical, emotional, mental and spiritual. Massage helps to break down the knots and to disperse toxins whilst at the same time, improve nerve and blood supply, stimulating blood flow and oxygen to the brain.
The physical benefits may include: Improved circulation to the legs and feet, improved bodily function, improved flexibility and reduced stiffness, help in the elimination of toxins, boosting the immune system.
The mental benefits may include: relaxation, stimulation of the mind, improved energy levels, better sleep.
Spiritual benefits may include: less tension, less anxiety, less depression.
Aromatherapy is a holistic treatment using essential oils blended in a vegetable oil known as a 'carrier' oil, before being applied to the skin. The treatment promotes well-being of the spirit, emotions and the physical body. These effects are achieved both by inhalation and smell, your sense of smell is the most powerful of all your senses and what you smell can have a dramatic effect on the way you feel, and also by absorption through the skin into the bloodstream.
Essential oils are highly aromatic natural extracts taken from plants in a concentrated form. These oils can come from flowers, leaves, stalks, seeds, roots, rinds and resins and each have their own unique therapeutic properties e.g. relaxing, uplifting, energising, soothing, antibacterial, digestive, pain relieving. There are a large number of essential oils available such as rose, lavender, frankincense, sandalwood, bergamot, and this enables the most appropriate oils to be blended to suit your needs and preference.
Therapeutic massage is a bodywork technique where the therapist uses fluid movements of touch and pressure to manipulate the muscles. This in turn reduces tension and promotes relaxation. There are a range of simple to complex techniques that can be used during a therapeutic massage. The basic form of Swedish Massage is appropriate for fragile muscles and bones whilst Remedial Massage makes use of more complex movements that penetrate further into the underlying muscles to enable the most beneficial results, whilst still being a relaxing treatment. As well as the obvious alleviation of aches and pains, the benefits of therapeutic massage include: an increase in joint range of movement, improved digestive function, and an increased white blood cell count. Massage can also decrease illness-related fatigue, calm aggressive behaviour, decrease depression and anxiety, alleviate sleep disorders and emotional problems, and promote a healthy mind.