A full body massage involving a sequence of moves that manipulate soft tissue and muscles.
Massage therapy may produce feelings of relaxation and well-being by easing muscle tension. Massage may also help with stress relief, aching joints and promote well-being.
Other benefits of Massage are believed to include
- Pain Relief e.g. back pain and lower back pain, shoulder pain
- Improved circulation of blood and lymph
- Better Recovery from injury
Massage is only now building a body of evidence to support its use. The National Institute for Clinical evidence (NICE) recommends it for patients with persistent, non-specific lower back pain.
What can I expect from a massage session?
Suitable for most adults, all treatments begin with a private consultation to make sure it is right for you. Confidential records are kept of treatment sessions and any advice that’s given.
Sessions generally last up to an hour, towels being used to ensure your modesty. The therapist may use oils and creams during the massage to give glide or flow- known as effleurage.
What should I do after a Session?
After the session rest is best. This aids the body’s natural healing process. Drinking plenty of water may help to flush away toxins released by the massage.
More Information on Massage
Massage has been used for thousands of years in China, India and Egypt. The Greeks used massage before and after sport, as did Roman gladiators and cultured Roman citizens enjoyed a relaxing massage after their bathing rituals.
Swedish massage is believed to be the beginning of modern massage from Per Henrik Ling’s research and massage techniques developed as his institute. Ling introduced the terms Effleurage and Petrissage which are still used today. Other techniques have built on and developed these original methods.
Hot Stone Massage
is a luxurious massage using heated basalt stones. Hot Stone Massage can help relieve stress and tension and penetrates deeper into the muscles.
Hot Stone Massage allows the therapist to work deeper into the muscle layers. The combination of hot Basalt stones with a full body massage provides a healing experience. Hot Stone massage may help relieve pain, reduce stress and promote deep relaxation.
Warm bamboo massage
may increase circulation, aid relaxation, promote sleep and aid lymphatic drainage
For this massage a variety of lengths of bamboo are heated and used by the practitioner in a rolling motion meaning pressure can be applied for longer periods.
Indian head massage
is a relaxation therapy that is thought to aid the self-healing mechanisms of the body. It can also release tension in the muscles reducing mental and physical stress.
Indian head and shoulder massage has been used in Asia for over 5,000 years. This massage works specifically on the head, scalp, neck, shoulders and upper back.
Indian Head Massage may help improve mood, sleep, and wellbeing and provide relief from stress, anxiety and tension.