Therapies

Each individual is unique and each treatment is based on the individual need. I incorporate a range of styles – deep tissue massage, soft tissue release, trigger point work (enables muscles to function properly again), and stretching in order to target muscle dysfunction and aid the healing process.  I work with my clients with the focus on improving their health through advice, such as stretching exercises and tips on how to treat yourself inbetween your sessions.

Massage

Swedish massage
This is a holistic body massage aiming to restore balance to the body’s systems and encourage a feeling of relaxation and wellbeing.

Remedial Massage & Deep Tissue Massage
Treating musculoskeletal pain, this can help with a significant reduction in pain levels. It combines massage, trigger point therapy and other techniques working on the affected and related areas of the body. Good for those with chronic pain and reduced mobility – eg low back pain, shoulder and neck pain, sciatica and carpal tunnel syndrome.

Pregnancy Massage
For the ultimate relaxing treat, have your whole body massaged with organic oils, this treatment can include Reflexology and Indian Head Massage.

Abdominal Sacral Massage
This massage is founded on ancient techniques from various indigenous cultures. It is an external non invasive massage that brings the organs within the abdominal area back into alignment, releasing pressure and strengthening surrounding muscles and ligaments. This massage for women addresses common complaints affecting the digestive and reproductive systems, such as bloating, constipation, painful/irregular periods, fertility problems, cystitis and menopause. As well as relieving physical symptoms the massage is know to relieve emotional issues.This treatment can also include Reflexology.
* In some circumstances this massage may not be appropriate – this includes pregnancy, recent procedures, during your period, if you are fitted with a coil. Please consult me if you are in any doubt.

 Japanese Facial Massage
The Japanese believe that to be beautiful you have to be healthy too.The fantastic thing about this face massage is that it works on many levels at the same time, improving skin and muscle tone, lymph flow, circulation and general appearance. Many techniques used can help prevent lines, wrinkles, and puffiness – a natural facelift! It is incredibly relaxing to receive, and after the treatment you are left energised. Using Camellia oil, which has been used for centuries in the East for its rejuvenating and revitalising properties, this beauty oil nourishes and deeply moisturises the skin.

* In some circumstances this massage may not be appropriate – this includes pregnancy, recent procedures such as Botox. Please consult me if you are in any doubt.

Warm Bamboo Massage
Stimulation of the tissue by the bamboo sticks is believed to relieve the sluggish state commonly found, by dissipating the heat that results from an accumulation of toxins and poor circulation, much the same as what would occur through deep-tissue work, trigger-point activation, or various acupressure techniques. Furthermore the skin is left silky, nourished and restored.

Lymphatic Drainage Massage
This is a very deeply relaxing very light rhythmical massage that encourages the stimulation of the lymphatic system.  Developed in the 1930’s by Dr Vodder, its use has spread worldwide in a variety of applications. It regulates the Lymphatic system which acts as the internal cleansing system for the whole body. Good for:

• boosting the immune system, eliminating toxins and fluid retention
• tiredness and body aches
• puffiness, skin conditions, swellings due to sprains and fractures
• lingering colds and sinus problems
• high stress levels and low energy levels

This is a deep detoxification treatment and is excellent way for those who want to start any health or detox plan. There are no oils used during this treatment. A course of treatment is recommended in order to benefit properly.
Those with kidney complaints, low blood pressure or implants should not have this treatment.   

 

Reflexology
This is a deeply relaxing treatment incorporating advanced reflexology techniques, foot massage and acupressure to stimulate reflex points on the feet. It can be used to help with many problems such as headaches, insomnia, sinusitis, PMS, thyroid. Reflexology does not treat specific problems individually but works to address imbalance for the whole body.