Massage is an ancient healing art which relieves tension and stress, promoting relaxation and general wellbeing. It helps relieve muscular aches and pains, improves muscle tone, increases blood circulation and enhances joint flexibility.
The manipulation of the body’s soft tissue is a gentle, flowing massage technique that uses varying degrees of pressure and stretching movements through the use of ‘Dynamic Forearm' and Myo-fascial Release methods to create a deeper sensation.
It is most commonly used for relaxation and general well-being and is carried out with massage oils.
Can be adapted to be carried out in a seated or side lying position for Back, neck, shoulders and lower back for those not able to lie flat on the couch, either due to medical conditions or for instance for Pregnancy Massage.
Options include an extended back massage within a 60 minute treatment, to include backs of legs and feet. Body massage, include options for chest, stomach and thighs, tend to be carried out within a 90 minute treatment to allow enough time so as not to feel rushed. One of the most popular treatments is a Back Massage, Head Neck and Shoulder Massage followed by a taster session of Reflexology.
Techniques are used appropriate to your desired pressure and your treatment can be adapted to include the following Aromatherapy products:
Body Massage oils
Relaxing - soothes you into a sense of pure bliss - Lavender
Replenising - fruity fragrances to refresh your senses - Seabuck Thorn
Restorative - aromatic liquid gold with supportive warming effect, Arnica (+£5 )
Redefining - pampers and harmonises body and soul, Damask Wild Rose ( +£10 )
Regenerating - indulgently firms and renew, Pomegranate (+£10)
Revitalising - a rich treat for mature skin, golden radiance for all over skin pampering Evening Primrose Oil (+ £10)
(+£5 = additional to treatment price, therefore £30 for half hour back, neck and shoulder massage with Arnica Oil or £55 for 1 hour Full Body Massage with Pomegranate)
Weleda products are used to enhance the massage although wax or plain oils are available.
Other Massages you might like to consider
Aromatherapy Massage is the use of essential oils for therapeutic use and work on every level to cleanse the body of toxins and to balance the mind. Essential oils have many different therapeutic properties which can help with a wide variety of health and stress related conditions. Using pre- blended oils to suit each client’s individual preference together with gentle specialised massage strokes to help cleanse the body and treat the area of concern.
Swedish Massage can help ease the body into a state of relaxation and harmony. Using a range of massage moves that promote stress relief, joint and muscle mobility and improved circulation. Techniques used include stroking, kneading and lifting, frictions and rhythmic percussion. This is a wonderful treatment if you’re looking for relaxation and rejuvenation and great for helping to eliminate cellulite.
Effective for: improved circulation, aiding digestion, the removal of toxins, invigorating and relaxing muscles and helping to reduce the effects of stress.