The initial consultation involves a fairly in-depth look at your medical history and relevant lifestyle factors, to enable me to attune the treatment to meet your specific requirements.
The session will also highlight any contra-indications you may have towards treatments or oils used.
The initial consultation is free.
The prime purpose of sports massage therapy is to help alleviate the stress and tension which builds up in the body’s soft tissues during physical activity.
Based on the various elements of Swedish massage, sports massage is more intense and incorporates a combination of techniques including stretching, compression, friction, toning, and trigger point response techniques similar to acupressure and shiatsu.
Sports massage is used to treat specific areas of the musculoskeletal system that are under constant stress whether this be through exercise, occupational, or postural use. This treatment is not just for athletes, it can restore mobility and revitalise the muscles and ligaments of every one of us.
This is a rebalancing and de-stressing deep tissue massage. Working on a neuromuscular level, it eases tension and adhesions in muscles, clears nerve pathways, improves joint mobility and aids the elimination of toxins and lactic acid.
Holistic massage is effective against most muscular problems caused through stress, poor posture, over-exertion or sports injury.
Essential oils are distilled from flowers, leaves, stems, roots or the fruits of plants or trees. They are massaged lightly and slowly into the skin to allay issues such as anxiety, depression, muscular tension, infections, skin disorders, immune deficiencies and symptoms of stress, to name but a few.
Aromatherapy helps improve quality of life on a physiological and psychological level.
Stone Therapy Massage
Hot basalt stones and cold marble stones are used in this treatment, to release muscle cramps and increase circulation. The heat literally melts the tension away and allows the therapist to work more intensely in a shorter space of time than by using hands alone.
This is an incredibly comforting and relaxing treatment that is especially suited to people who suffer with cold extremities.
Indian Head Massage
A head, face, neck and shoulder massage that releases tension in these specific areas. The treatment is carried out using oils, a towel having been wrapped around your body at chest height.
Indian head massage is received in a seated position which is especially beneficial for those who find lying on a couch uncomfortable.
There are reflex points in the feet associated with every organ, gland and aspect of the body.
By working over these points with deep compression and different techniques using the thumb and fingers, the therapist stimulates the nerve and blood supply throughout the body.
This increases circulation and encourages the body to heal itself and reach a state of equilibrium.
Thai Foot Massage
Massage of the lower legs and feet that also involves acupressure, foot wrapping and stretches to unblock Sen (energy) lines.
A traditional stick is used to stimulate the reflex points on the feet which correspond to the internal organs of the body.
Thai foot massage improves circulation and lymphatic drainage, strengthens the immune system, combats insomnia, accelerates physical healing, promotes clarity of mind and assists relaxation.