Swedish massage feels good, is relaxing and invigorating. It affects the nerves, muscles, glands and circulation of blood and lymph that boosts a sense of well-being. The reason that Swedish massage can relieve the feeling of pain in the body is that it stimulates the release of endorphins, the body's "feel good" hormones.
Below is an explanation of the different styles of massage I am qualified to offer. Please do bear in mind that a tailor-made massage can incorporate many of these techniques. Call me on 06 22 69 10 93 to discuss which type of massage is best for you.
The focus of a Californian massage is that it considers your body as a whole. The light, fluid moves glide across your body and promote a feeling of deep relaxation. This massage gives you a sense of calm and serenity, something too rare in our modern fast paced society.
Sports massage is highly beneficial whether a person is a keen athlete or fitness enthusiast. The deep massage can help prepare the body in training, drain away fatigue, promote flexibility and help prevent injuries by reducing muscle spasms and metabollic build-up.
Sports massage can help prevent those niggling aches that so often get in the way of performance whether a person is an athlete or a once-a-week jogger. The relaxation benefit alone from the massage is a great recuperation.
Relaxing lymphatic drainage massage requires only a very light touch. Most people find the massage deeply relaxing as the pressure is superficial with contact on the surface of the skin and not the muscle.
This massage can be invaluable for easing fluid retention, fatigue and stress and giving the immune system a boost. The massage strokes vary from scoops to rotative moves which are helpful in motivating the lymphatic system.
This wonderfully relaxing treatment acts as a natural face lift helping you look and feel rejuvenated. Facial skin feels invigorated, lifted and supple, leaving you feeling totally relaxed and at peace with the world. The massage movements are designed to stretch, tone and smooth facial skin, improving the complexion, reducing puffiness and helping your skin to regain its elasticity while encouraging wrinkles and bags to diminish. This type of massage helps relieve tension in the face, neck and eyes. Tension feels as though it is lifted from the scalp. Each treatment helps to create brighter, more alert eyes and a face that is truly rested and relaxed .The natural alternative to Botox or surgery. It is either carried out dry or with a natural organic luxury facial oil from Essentially Yours at www.naturalelementsskincare.com This is especially good news for anyone who suffers from allergies to skin care products but who wishes to have firmer, younger looking, glowing skin.
Be indulged with a hot and cold stone massage that helps you slip into a deeper state of relaxation. The stones are a smooth extension of my hands. For the hot stones I use basalt- these dense volcanic stones hold their heat for a long time and release it slowly. These natural pebbles are a gift from Mother Nature and are used on the neck, toes, tummy, spine, chakras and much more. Feel the heat from the stones warmly penetrate the skin, thus preparing the muscles to relax for a deeper massage.
The marble used for the cold stones are less dense and are great for areas of inflammation as they remove heat from the body. Using hot and cold stones together achieves a massage as relaxing as it is energizing so you do not feel sleepy. The stones can be incorporated within many treatments of massage, sports massage, Indian head massage, lymphatic and facials.
The beauty of seated chair massage is that the chair's ergonomic design places your body in a comfortable position that relieves tension even before the massage begins.
No oils or lotions are used. No undressing is necessary.
Working along the body's acupuncture and pressure points, the massage concentrates on the back, neck, shoulders, hands, arms and scalp. The seated chair massage uses a mix of swedish and shiatsu techniques, leaving you both relaxed and energised at the same time.
Reiki is a gentle and effective way to activate the body's own healing mechanisms, which can have a restorative effect on the mind, body, emotion and spirit. Reiki is a powerful and relaxing treatment that works on the whole person. The treatment involves placing my hands on your clothed body, the touch is light and comfortable - there is no massage or manipulation. There is no right or wrong way to experience Reiki, you may feel sensations such as heat, tingling or coolness. There are many types of Reiki, I am a trained Usai Reiki master and also practise the compassionate Karuna Reiki.
Indian head massage brings about a feeling of inner peace. It concentrates on the areas most vulnerable to stress and tension. Massage of the face, scalp and neck relieves tension by increasing blood flow thus nourishing the scalp and helping relieve headaches and eye strain and massage of the upper arms and back helps to reduce stiff shoulder joints. When our bodies are out of balance Indian head massage helps restore a sense of tranquility leaving you relaxed yet energized.