Swedish massage is a full body massage with Grapeseed oil designed to reduce muscle tension, improving overall well-being. It has an effect on most of the body’s systems, helping to relieve and relax the body through the stimulation of muscles. This massage can be tailor made to what you need from the treatment whether it be relaxing or energising.
Indian Head Massage
Indian Head massage is given with the client sitting in a specially designed ergonomic chair. It covers the head, neck, shoulders, arms, back and face. You will be fully clothed and hair oil may be used on the scalp if requested. This treatment can improve the condition of your skin and hair and give relief from stress and tension.
Shiatsu is a form of massage which originated in Japan and developed from the same oriental traditions as acupuncture. The term ‘Shi-atsu’ literally translates as ‘finger pressure’ and techniques involve the application of pressure, stretches and rotations to access the body’s energy systems.
Shiatsu is a deeply relaxing but energising complementary therapy which helps improve general wellbeing and is effective in reducing the symptoms of a wide variety of ailments. It works holistically so not only does it help relieve tension within the physical body but it can also help with psychological, emotional and spiritual wellbeing.
Receiving a Shiatsu treatment is generally a very relaxing and pleasant experience and regular Shiatsu is a wonderful way of maintaining your wellbeing and preventing that build-up of stress and tension that can often be damaging to health.
Treatments are usually carried out at floor level on a futon but Shiatsu techniques are also suited to a massage couch or chair so sessions can be adapted to suit most fitness levels. Receivers remain clothed during treatment so it’s best to wear loose clothing for your treatment.
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The prime purpose of Sports Massage Therapy is to help alleviate the stress and tension which builds up in the body’s soft tissues during physical activity. Where minor injuries and lesions occur, due to overexertion and/or overuse, massage can break them down quickly and effectively. Above all, it can help prevent those niggling injuries that so often get in the way of performance and achievement, whether you are an athlete, ardent keep-fitter or a once a week jogger. This treatment is not just for the sports person: anyone can benefit from Sports Massage, including people in physically demanding jobs and those not quite so obvious (occupational, emotional and postural stress may produce many similar characteristics to sports injuries).
Sports Massage tends to be deeper and more intense. It is based on the various elements of Swedish massage and often incorporates a combination of other techniques involving stretching, compression, friction, toning, and trigger point response techniques.
Pregnancy massage is great for relieving muscle tension as well as aches and pains. Lymph drainage helps to clear swelling in the hands and feet and both anxiety and blood pressure can be reduced. Studies indicate that massage therapy performed during pregnancy can reduce anxiety, decrease symptoms of depression, relieve muscle aches and joint pains and improve labour outcomes and newborn health.
Safe techniques for the whole body are used at different stages of pregnancy with the client lying on her side.
NYR Skincare Facial
The Neal’s Yard Remedies Holistic Facial is a tailored facial treatment, incorporating consultation, skin analysis to determine your skin type, facial diagnosis to unveil signs of inner health and well being issues and comprehensive aftercare advice. The facial isn’t just skin deep, it’s a luxurious and enjoyable experience, aiming to give long-term benefits and a greater sense of well being. It can help both as part of a skincare programme and to look further into one’s overall health. A selection from the extensive natural skincare range will be recommended to develop a facial routine best suited to nurture your skin type and emotional state. The facial will combine skin nourishment and soothing massage, leaving skin feeling fresher and looking clearer and more radiant.
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.