Holistic Massage – 60, 90 & 120 mins
Holistic is derived from the Greek word Holos meaning whole and this massage treats you as a whole person rather than just your symptoms using a variety of techniques that help to restore health and well-being both physiologically and psychologically. Rather than a standard full body massage each treatment is tailored to your individual needs, giving more attention where it is most needed so you may gain maximum benefit. Holistic massage is extremely therapeutic and has a many benefits such as calming the nervous system, relieving muscular tension and improving joint mobility, strengthening the immune system, stimulating digestion, increasing energy levels and releasing ‘feel good’ endorphins. It is the perfect treatment to help relax, revitalise, ground and centre you on all levels: physical, mental and emotional.Sports Massage – 60, 90 & 120 mins
Building on the techniques used in Deep Tissue Massage, Sports Massage uses a wide range of deeper, advanced massage techniques to aid recovery from activity, maintain healthy muscle and tissue, and prevent and rehabilitate sporting (and non-sporting) injuries. Part of the treatment involves the assessment of joints and tissues in order to establish the likely causes (sporting or otherwise) of damage, injury or misuse. The therapist then uses manual therapy techniques to address muscle imbalances and postural issues by releasing the muscle tension which can lead to overuse injuries and chronic aches and pains. Most sessions include advice on stretching, posture, or slight adjustments you can make to your routine that might help address your particular issue. Although deep tissue techniques will be used, deep does not have to mean painful! It becomes counter productive if your muscles are contracting in pain during the treatment. There will be communication between you and the therapist to ensure that the treatment remains within your pain threshold. Muscles will be thoroughly warmed before any deep work is carried out, and the area flushed out afterwards to aid the removal of waste products and toxins. Treatments can also be tailored for pre and post athletic events to promote flexibility and prepare the body for activity, and to reduce swelling, stiffness and fatigue. Sports therapy can also address both acute and chronic injuries by breaking down scar tissue and increasing circulation to the affected tissue. Regular Sports massage can shorten recovery time, improve muscle condition and range of motion, and promote relaxation and mental well being.It is the perfect treatment to help relax, revitalise, ground and centre you on all levels: physical, mental and emotional.Deep Tissue Massage – 60, 90 & 120 mins
This massage treatment generally uses some similar techniques as Holistic, but with firmer pressure and slower movement along with techniques that allow for penetration of the deeper muscle layers with a particular emphasis on releasing chronic tension, knots and muscle pain. Deep tissue massage helps to refresh and relax muscles by breaking up and reducing scar tissue and adhesions, releasing deeply-held patterns of tension and stress. This aids the removal of toxins and increases and improves blood and oxygen circulation aiding better transportation of nutrients throughout the body. This deeper style of massage may sometimes cause some tenderness during the treatment and the following day due to the muscles releasing stored tension and toxins. Please be assured the therapist will maintain communication and work within your pain threshold.Pregnancy Massage – 60 & 90 mins
Pregnancy massage is a wonderful experience which provides the much needed support for a body going through major changes, helping preparation for birth. This treatment is calming and de-stressing for a Mum-to-be. Tailored to ensure the comfort of mother and baby it can help many minor ailments experienced during pregnancy, ease sore and tight muscles and help to create a nurturing environment. To assist the health and well-being during pregnancy, benefits of this massage include the release of tension and stiffness in the back, neck and hips, the increase of lymphatic drainage which helps to reduce swelling in hands and feet and the calming of anxiety during pregnancy. It can also help to promote restful sleep and prevent pregnancy related insomnia. Massage in pregnancy is safe and only an organic oil base is used without added essential oils. However, if there any complications during your pregnancy, approval from the primary health care provider might be required prior to the treatment.It is the perfect treatment to help relax, revitalise, ground and centre you on all levels: physical, mental and emotional.
Please note: Pregnancy Massage is not available during the 1st trimester. Rates 6o minutes – 65 Extra 30 mins – £25