Massage therapy focuses on providing general relaxation, relieving muscle tension, improving blood circulation, lowering stress levels and promoting the natural recovery and healing mechanisms within the body.
A typical treatment would involve the use of oils, sometimes incorporating essential oils, to create ‘slip’ over the body, enabling the therapist to use medium to firm pressure movements over the body. These movements would be rhythmic and flowing to help increase circulation, warm muscles and release tension. Effleurage movements would be long and soothing movements, whilst Petrissage would involve deeper pressure to relieve muscular tension, knots and held toxins. Occasionally some Tapotement, or tapping, would be used to further release held tension within the body.
The effects of a massage can usually last several days after receiving the treatment, with further benefits achieved with consistent and regular appointments.
Massage can help with many areas of physical, psychological and emotional health, including:
Relief of back, neck and other musculoskeletal pain
Temporarily lowers blood pressure
Improves peripheral circulation
Improves skin tone and appearance
Improves gastrointestinal motility and overall digestive function
Reduces muscle tension
Relieves any stress-related symptoms. This can include improvement of the immune function with regular treatments
Supports healing of minor skin abrasions
Speeds up recovery of soft tissue injuries
Improves range of motion
Relaxation massage is used to reduce the effects of stress and tension on the body and mind. This form of massage is particularly effective where psychological and emotional balance are the objective.
HOT STONE MASSAGE
Hot stone massage uses Basalt stones, heated in water to provide deeper muscular relief for tensions, knots and muscular spasms. This is extremely relaxing, as the hot stones are used to heat the therapists hands for the initial strokes, before being used directly on the skin to provide firmer pressure.
The use of essential oils for health and healing is an ancient practice. During this massage the Clinical Aromatherapist will discuss primary health objectives, whether that is physiological, psychological or emotional. They will then create a custom blend using oils known to support specific functions therapeutically. Relaxation massage is then used to apply the oils to the body. The benefits of aromatherapy last much longer than the treatment itself, with the oils being effective for several hours afterwards.
Combining massage, aromatherapy and guided mindfulness to help you find your rhythm, naturally. This treatment is perfect for all ages from 18 to 100, as it is gentle, soothing and just the tonic you need to help cope with the stresses of every day life.