- Pregnancy Massage
Pregnancy massage is a specialist type of bodywork which provides relief from common discomforts and ailments at a time when traditional medicines are often contraindicated. The massage is normally carried out either side-lying or semi-reclined on a couch with wedges & bolsters positioned for comfort. Eastern and western techniques are employed depending on the clients needs and include relaxing strokes, deeper muscular release, trigger point work, stretching and mobilisation, energy work/ shiatsu and lymphatic drainage. Practical ideas are provided to support the mum-to-be including simple exercises, postural changes and breathing/ relaxation.
- Postnatal Massage (up to 2 years after birth)
Postnatal massage provides the new mum with a wonderful sense of ongoing support following the pregnancy & birth. Initially it can help alleviate the physical strain of labour & childbirth, reduce fatigue and restore energy levels. On an emotional level it can encourage acceptance of changes in the body & mind. As time moves on it can help address the postural problems which often arise when caring for a baby by releasing accumulated muscle tension and restoring normal patterns of movement.
- Massage for Labour & Birth
Massage is an excellent & popular tool for pain-relief and relaxation during birth and labour. It can also have a deep impact on the connection between parents and the baby which can endure long after the birth. We can teach you simple and effective massage & relaxation techniques to use during pregnancy and labour. A massage tutorial usually lasts around 60 minutes and includes a full colour Step-by-Step Guide and a bottle of organic massage oil.
- Remedial Massage
Remedial Massage is one of the most effective and readily available ways to prevent and treat muscle injuries, pain and soreness. It is based on the fact that soft tissue (muscles, tendons, ligaments and fascia) respond to touch. Muscles not only move our joints, they stabilise them, and they provide armour for the internal organs. Minor problems with these functions cause more pain than most people realise. Clients come for Remedial Massage for many reasons including pain as a result of specific injuries (whiplash, falls, sports injuries, etc.), RSI (repetitive strain injuries) and other work-related problems and postural (structural) alignment problems that sometimes go back to childhood. Assessment and massage techniques are employed to treat both deep and superficial tissues to bring about pain relief, correcting and normalising the body’s muscles and soft tissues.
- Cancer Care Comfort Massage
Cancer Care Comfort Massage provides a therapeutic, safe & comforting touch to people living with cancer and other life limiting conditions. By relaxing body and mind it can help relieve pain, soothe anxiety, lift mood and calm nausea. The treatment is supportive & nurturing with the aim of restoring the client's faith in and acceptance of their body in it's new state. Massage provides time for the client to “just be” without any demands being made of him or her.
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