Massage

Swedish/Deep Tissue          Aromatherapy        Indian Head       Pregnancy

1 Hour £45.00                       1 Hour   £47.00         1 Hour £42.00     1 Hour  £50
45 Mins £37.00                     90 Mins £63.00
30 Mins £26.00

Massage is an instinctive form of therapy used in almost every culture throughout history as a form of health care. Traditional techniques in Europe were formalised by Per Henrik Ling and form the basis of Swedish massage.

The most common movements you will encounter within a massage are:

  • Effleurage; gentle strokes along the line of muscle fibres
  • Petrissage; deeper pressure across the muscle
  • Kneading; deep squeezing and pressure action
  • Frictions; deep circular movements using the thumbs
  • Acupressure; direct pressure to reflex zones
  • Tapotement; hacking and cupping

Any movements are an adaptation of these or are based upon many years of knowledge and understanding and the skill of the therapist. In modern times its use has been expanded to encompass the psychological aspects of treatment as well as the obvious physical benefits. Following a massage of this type the body tends to feel more connected and in tune with the mind. The lymphatic and circulatory systems are cleansed and stimulated and muscular tension eased; all leading to the feeling of a weight being removed from the body. A number of different forms of massage, including Swedish, may be combined by your therapist during the treatment. Massage is generally performed in a calm environment where soft music and essential oils may be used to create the right atmosphere. All medical conditions must be disclosed during the consultation before treatment to enable the therapist to treat you with the correct essential oils and techniques.

We do not specify which areas you should have massaged as we feel this type of treatment is better tailored to each individual, therefore we offer it in time slots – 1/2 Hour, 3/4 Hour or 1 hour Massage

Deep Tissue Massage
A type of massage therapy that focuses on realigning deeper layers of muscles and connective tissue. It is especially helpful for chronic aches and pains and contracted areas such as stiff neck and upper back, low back pain, leg muscle tightness, and sore shoulders.
Some of the same strokes are used as classic massage therapy, but the movement is slower and the pressure is deeper and concentrated on areas of tension and pain in order to reach the sub-layer of muscles and the fascia (the connective tissue surrounding muscles).

Aromatherapy
Essential oils are blended for each individual client depending on their needs at the time.

Indian Head
A massage technique that has been used in India for thousands of years and is an ancient family tradition. It is based on the Ayurvedic healing system that has an holistic approach. It aims to restore balance to the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual bodies.

Pregnancy Massage
A 1 hour treatment designed for the expectant mother.
A relaxing facial and massage combination treatment.

A few notes for all massages, before, during and after treatment;

  • All jewellery needs to be removed and long hair tied up.
  • Certain articles of clothing will need to be removed, but underwear is to be left on at all times.
  • Please advise your therapist of any known allergies, including nut allergies, and any medical conditions and medication before the treatment begins.
  • Don’t eat a heavy meal before the massage.
  • A deep tissue massage may result in muscle soreness or tenderness, which may last a day or two. Ice any painful areas if this is the case.
  • You must drink plenty of water after the massage to help flush out toxins that are released from muscles and properly rehydrate muscles, which can help to reduce muscle aches and stiffness after a massage.
  • Alcohol is to be avoided before after a massage
  • Avoid strenuous activity after a massage.
  • Gentle stretching can help to prevent muscle aches and pain after a deep tissue massage.