Massage

An holistic treatment using natural plant extracts to promote health

 

What a wonderful way of looking after ourselves. Your brain releases feel-good chemicals and pain diminishes when having a massage. It causes an immediate reaction in your brain and when skin's nerve cells feel pressure, they signal the brain to release feel-good chemicals called endorphins. This boosts your mood and give you a natural high.

 
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I like to tailor each treatment and combine elements of different massage techniques. I offer Swedish massage (this can be tailored in pressure), Tsubo pressure point, Indian Head, neck and shoulder massage and Aromatherapy massage.

 

Tsubo

There are channels of energy flow in the body and specific points for engaging with that energy movement. Acupressure can help to restore harmony to the body’s energetic currents by applied pressure.

Acupoints, called tsubo in Japan, are weak spots along the path of a channel. They are places where the activity of that channel may be more easily affected. Typically, they occur near joints, in the depressed junctures where muscles meet, in areas where nerves emerge from muscle, or in a knot or band of tension within a muscle. There is research that identifies 365 principal tsubo in the body. Different points have different characteristics. Some points supplement or stimulate the channel, organ, or physiological function. Some have a draining or calming effect. Others appear to be homeostatic. The tsubo are “windows” reflecting internal disharmonies on the body’s surface, and they are also “doorways” by which to therapeutically influence those internal conditions.

 

Swedish Massage

The most common type of massage is Swedish massage therapy. It involves long, kneading strokes, as well as light, rhythmic, tapping strokes, on topmost layers of muscles. This is also combined with movement of the joints. By relieving muscle tension, Swedish therapy can be both relaxing and energising. And it may even help after an injury. The routine can be completed with deeper tissue pressure so can help with problem areas. Deliberate strokes focus pressure on layers of muscles, tendons, or other tissues deep under your skin. It becomes a more therapeutic massage.

 

Indian Head Massage

Indian head massage is a relaxing holistic treatment that uses acupressure massage to release stress that has accumulated in the tissues, muscles and joints of the head, face, neck and shoulders. In addition, the treatment involves pressure point massage that stimulate the face. The benefits not only include deep relaxation but have amazing effects on the skin!

 

Aromatherapy Massage

If you're sore, stressed and overtired but need a different approach to traditional massage then an aromatherapy massage might be for you. The purpose of an aromatherapy massage is to use the restorative properties of essential oils to relax and heal your body and mind. Before a treatment we will have a full consultation and I will mix up a bespoke blend of oils for you. I am passionate about using only 100% natural, pure and high-grade therapeutic oils for my treatments. An aromatherapy massage includes all the benefits of a regular massage, (improved circulation, lymph drainage etc.) with the added benefit of a blend of essential oils tailored to your specific needs. Please see my page about Aromatherapy Oils detailing the full benefits of essential oils.