Therapeutic and Holistic massage include a variety of techniques. It is a mix of Swedish massage, Shiatsu, Remedial & Sport massage. Therapeutic massage is a holistic therapy and the benefits are felt both on a physical and psychological level.
Acupressure is an ancient Chinese technique based on the principles of acupuncture, and involves the use of finger pressure (without the needles) on specific points along the body. Chinese cultures believe the points to be junctures of meridian pathways. Acupressure massage therapy stimulates and activates the body’s own energies to help fight illness and restore harmony.
Remedial and Sport Injury Massage focuses on both soft and deep tissues that have been damaged or strained due to accidents or physical activity. It is also used to maintain and improve the functionality and performance of muscles. The techniques used help to loosen tight muscles, prevent adhesions, promote healing, stretch and strengthen damaged tissues, reduce scar tissue and relieve stress induced conditions.
Aromatherapy is the therapeutic use of concentrated plant essences (essential oils), which are easily absorbed through the skin and via inhalation. They are utilised by the body to support the healing process and enhance health and well being. Each essential oil has distinct therapeutic properties that can improve the body’s natural functioning and so help to prevent disease.
Life Massage provides professional treatments to support patients throughout pregnancy. The treatment involves lymphatic drainage massage, soft tissue massage, acupressure and the use of essential oils to best address common conditions.
Lymphatic drainage massage is a type of gentle massage which encourages the natural drainage of the lymph, which carries waste products away from the tissues back toward the heart. It helps getting rid of toxins, reducing swelling and stimulating the immune system.
Indian head massage is a fully clothed massage performed on a massage chair. It involves a range of different movements including petrissage, acupressure, deep kneading and compression movements over the neck, shoulder, scalp and face areas.
Reiki is a simple, non-intrusive, hands-on healing technique, which was revived in Japan early this century. When the healer lays his or her hands on a client they connect to the life force energy to work on the 12 body positions. The Reiki energy flows through the body finding the areas where there are blockages or restrictions that are causing illness, discomfort or upset in the mind, body or spirit.