Full Body Holistic Massage differs from other types of massage as by definition, it treats a person as a whole, taking into consideration their physical, mental, emotional and spiritual health, helping the body to restore itself to a balanced state. Each massage is individually tailored to how you are at that particular time.
The massage includes a range of different touch techniques, which can vary from deeper tissue release to others which are deeply relaxing. This will produce a sense of connectedness. You will feel that the massage is working "with you", rather than having it done "to you". Holistic massage notices the sensitivities, stresses and strains that your body undergoes on a daily basis through a two-way verbal and touch conversation.
Holistic Massage may be found to bring relief from everyday aches, reduce stress and induce physical and mental relaxation. It helps trigger the release of the endorphins (the body's feel good hormones) and gives a wonderfully relaxed sense of contentment. Holistic Massage is a fantastic support for general health and well-being, and regular sessions can greatly lower stress levels and its associated symptoms (anxiety, depression, headaches, insomnia, etc.).
If you feel like today you are in need of a bit of extra pampering, then Hot Oil Aroma Massage might be the best option for you. Hot Oil Aroma Massage is a powerful therapeutic treatment which combines all the benefits of Full Body Holistic Massage with added healing effects of heated pre-blended aromatherapy oils. An expertly blended infusion of pure essential oils and rich carrier oils assists the mind and body in its natural healing abilities and leaves the skin soft and silky.
Deep Tissue Massage is a type of massage therapy that focuses on realigning deeper layers of muscles and connective tissue. It is especially helpful for chronic aches and pains and contracted areas such as stiff neck and upper back, low back pain, leg muscle tightness, and sore shoulders.
Some of the same strokes are used as classic massage therapy, but the movement is slower, and the pressure is deeper and concentrated on areas of tension and pain in order to reach the sub-layer of muscles and the fascia (the connective tissue surrounding muscles). When there is chronic muscle tension or injury, there are usually adhesions (bands of painful, rigid tissue) in muscles, tendons, and ligaments. Adhesions can block circulation and cause pain, limited movement, and inflammation.
Deep Tissue Massage works by physically breaking down these adhesions to relieve pain and restore normal movement. To do this, the massage therapist uses massage oil and often uses direct deep pressure. Muscles must be relaxed in order for the therapist to reach the deeper musculature.
At certain points during the massage, most people find there is usually some discomfort and pain. It is important to tell the massage therapist when things hurt and if any soreness or pain you experience is outside your comfort range. There is usually some stiffness or pain after a deep tissue massage, but it should subside within a day or so.
Often times it is the back absorbing most of the stresses that we encounter on a daily basis and becoming a problem spot for most people. If you need a treatment focused just on your back, then Healing Back Massage can help untangle the assorted stress knots that have developed. The entire back, neck and shoulders will be thoroughly worked on using slow, firm and deliberate massage strokes along with utilising other holistic modalities that include aromatherapy, hot stones, cupping, and a hot towel treatment in the end.
Neuromuscular Cupping Massage is a dynamic treatment that combines a modern adaptation of ancient cupping with Remedial Massage techniques. Chronic pain, stress and tension don’t stand a chance with this unique blend of Cupping & Massage Therapy!
Cupping stimulates stagnant blood flow and lymphatic fluid in soft tissues making your muscles and fascia more responsive to massage manipulations. Neuromuscular techniques are performed after cups are placed on affected muscle areas. The techniques performed, connect the muscles to the nerves allowing the body to rewire pain/stress/tension loops that keep your body stuck and finally to let go of its habitual holding patterns.
This method of cupping is a dynamic push-pull approach that integrates gliding, trigger point therapy, muscle energy techniques, and various massage techniques to reprogram the body’s fight or flight response to pain, stress and tension. This type of bodywork can also be classified as trauma release touch therapy.
**Cupping marks may and most likely will occur.
Contraindications for Cupping: Liver or kidney disease, risk of heart attack or stroke, blood-clotting disorders, strong prescription blood thinners, broken bones, torn ligaments or muscle tissue, surgery less than 6 weeks old, and active cancer treatment.
Considerations for Cupping: Pregnancy (must have received cupping prior to pregnancy), mild blood thinners, insulin pumps, hearing aids, pacemakers, and bruises. Determination of these circumstances will be discussed during your Initial Visit Session.
Benefits of Neuromuscular Cupping Massage:
- Postural pain becoming non-existent!
- Improving athletic ability and breaking personal records faster than ever before!
- Avoidance of scheduled surgery – yes, seriously.
- Faster recovery from surgery (Hey, we can’t stop them all)
- Increased flexibility and mobility – especially in areas of old surgeries
- Getting back into athletic activities they thought were over!
Depending on the length of your session, bodywork can either be focused on one or several areas where you may be experiencing pain. Or the time can be used for a relaxing full body gliding cupping massage without any focused work.
Thai Massage techniques differ from the scooping strokes of Western massage; it is described by some as a kind of passive yoga. The Thai method uses two primary procedures – applying deep, consistent pressure to specific nerves, tendons and ligaments, and a wide variety of passive stretching movements manipulating the skeleton in order to balance the functions of the body.
The theoretical basis of Thai Massage lies in the theory of energy lines running through the body. Working on important acupressure points along these energy lines helps to remove blockages which allows free flow of energy through the body, balancing the body’s energy system. In Thai Massage it is not just the hands that are used but also the therapist’s feet, forearms, knees and elbows.
Thai massage is carried out through loose clothing on a massage table and no oil is required.
Thai Massage is different from other forms of bodywork – smoothness, rhythm, and flow – are three words that come to mind. Nothing is hurried; there are no sudden changes of rhythm or speed. Every technique melts into the next with total economy of motion; it looks like a beautifully choreographed performance. It is a deeply relaxing experience, extremely effective in relaxing stiff joints, releasing muscular tension and congested toxins.
Benefits of Thai Massage:
- releases blockages
- detoxifies the body and boosts the immune system
- leads to increased vitality and well-being
- restores the body’s own natural healing potential, health and harmony
- aids breathing and circulation
- helps to improve flexibility and body alignments including chronic joint problems
- clears and calms your mind, helping you gain mental clarity
- reduces and relieves stress, tension and anxiety
Hot stones have been used as a therapeutic tool for massage for centuries with evidence dating back to ancient Egypt, China, Japan, South America and Australia. Ancient civilizations believed that hot stones cleansed the body and relaxed the heart, grounding the soul and soothing the mind.
This long, luxurious treatment uses massage and natural deep heat in the form of heated basalt stones to relieve muscle tension and stimulate the body’s own detoxification processes.
Hot Stone Massage begins with placing warm, oiled stones on multiple acupressure points around your body, perhaps even tiny ones between your toes. You may drift off into a dreamy state and lose track of where the hot stones are arranged.
Hot stone massage employs a variety of strokes and techniques using the stones and hands, working over kinks in your muscles. You are unlikely to feel the intensity, since your muscles will be relaxed by the heat of the stones.
Hot stone massage should trigger a deeply relaxed, blissed-out and meditative state. Some people have reported closing their eyes and seeing bright colours. Enjoy the afterglow - float slowly back to the real world and re-hydrate your body by sipping plenty of water.
Benefits of Hot Stone Massage:
- melts away all your knots, aches and worries
- increases lymph flow and helps to flush out waste
- increases your sense of relaxation
- helps you feel nurtured, pampered and special
Hot stone massage is a treat, so indulge as much as you can!
Originally from Asia and gaining popularity in the UK, this new therapy is wonderful to have if you like deep tissue work. It will leaves you feeling relaxed and energised and with a sense that your muscles have been stretched, warmed and elongated.
Hot Bamboo Massage uses solid bamboo sticks of different lengths and diameters to massage the body. The sticks are gently warmed and applied to give deep and long massage strokes to break down tension and stretch tight muscles. Massage lotion or oil is used with the bamboo.
This treatment especially works well for runners and cyclists experiencing tightness in their legs, feet and IT band. It is also of great benefit to anyone suffering from shortened muscles due to postural imbalances.
Hot bamboo massage is a unique new way to relax tight muscles and release stress and tension and improve sports performance.
If you like deep tissue work, this treatment is for you.
Sports & Remedial Massage is a therapy that focuses on the manipulation and rehabilitation of soft tissues of the body (muscles, ligaments, tendons and fascia) to effectively reduce muscle tension, alleviate stress and restore balance to the musculoskeletal system.
In areas of chronic muscle tension or injury there is reduced blood flow and limited range of movement, which causes pain and inflammation. Massage physically breaks down any scar tissue and adhesions in these areas, increasing circulation, which speeds up the healing process and allows greater freedom of movement. Sports and Remedial massage combines traditional deep tissue massage techniques with some of those used by Osteopaths, Chiropractors and Physiotherapists.
Is this massage just for sports people?
Definitely not! Western life these days can be very demanding on the body. You can get an injury from a simple daily task such as gardening, driving, decorating, lifting children or being stuck at a desk for too long. Also the pressure we find ourselves under easily manifests in the body's muscles, which is why more and more people are suffering with tension headaches, tight back, shoulder or neck, sore hip and leg muscles. Sports and Remedial Massage addresses all these situations and benefits people in all walks of life, not just those involved in sports.
At all levels of sport, Sports Massage is a necessity rather than a luxury as it ensures muscles are in peak condition and irons out any niggles which may develop into injuries. It is a great preventative treatment as it means you can train more often with less chance of injury. It can also be used as pre- and post- event to enhance performance and significantly reduce delayed onset muscle soreness.
Common conditions treated with Sports and Remedial Massage:
- Strains and sprains
- Back and neck pain
- Headaches and migraines
- Piriformis Syndrome
- Frozen Shoulder (adhesive capsulitis)
- Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI)
- Tennis/Golfers Elbow (lateral and medial epicondylitis)
- Runners Knee (iliotibial band syndrome)
- Knee injuries (cruciate and collateral ligament sprain, meniscus tear, Osgood Schlatters Disease)
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Plantar Fasciitis (foot surface pain)
- Achilles tendon problems
- Pregnancy related hip and back pain
- Treatment after injuries and accidents
Want to get rid of cellulite fast? Anti-Cellulite Cupping Massage is the most effective way to reduce and remove cellulite. That’s because it addresses the cause directly and not just the symptom!
Anti-Cellulite Cupping Massage is based on the knowledge of Chinese Cupping. Cupping is an ancient Chinese method that strives to “open” stagnation and allow life energy flow freely throughout the body, through all tissues and organs, thus providing a smoother and more free-flowing Qi (life force). Our lymphatic system can easily become stagnant, especially when it becomes overwhelmed with toxic debris. This not only leads impaired immunity and disease, but the development of fluid retention and swollen fat cells known as cellulite. Moving stagnant lymph flow is a key to keeping skin youthful and cellulite-free!
Anti-Cellulite Cupping Massage is a combination of stimulating massage movements and negative pressure with the use of suction cups on the skin. The suction effect creates a flow of fresh oxygenated blood that's rich in natural nutrients, causing the release of toxic lymph and clearing of waste from the fat cells. This subsequently breaks up and removes the orange peel cellulite look and results in smooth and toned skin. Done regularly, the improved circulation removes the “sludge”, leaving the fibrous tissue soft, healthy and flexible and keeping skin looking more youthful.
Benefits of Anti-Cellulite Cupping Massage:
- breaks up and removes the orange peel cellulite look for smoother, more toned skin
- stimulates lymphatic system and improves circulation
- detoxifies by drawing the toxins out of the body
- relieves headaches and migraines
- stimulates peristalsis and alleviates constipation
The treatment is 1 hour long. If time allows, why not combine Cupping Massage and exfoliation in one intensive 90-minute body treatment? Energising blend of Himalayan salt and oils is used to polish and perfect the skin before massage to reveal a clear, radiant and petal soft skin. Ideal for summer or before a holiday.
If you believe an even more intensive treatment would be more beneficial for you, then you should try Anti-Cellulite Honey Massage. In this treatment, raw organic honey is used as a massage medium.
The stickiness of honey is the main reason to use it for massage. There's a specialised technique using honey on its own in this massage that is similar to cupping in its action. The therapist presses hand palms over honey applied skin and unglues it. As honey provides very little glide and lots of stickiness, therapist's palms pull up on the sticky skin, and with a vacuum effect created, the skin is lifted as well. Every time the therapist unglues the palms, the closed skin pores get stretched and open. As the process continues, this pumping motion considerably tonifies the skin through improved circulation, nutrition and waste removal in the deeper layers of skin.
Not to mention that honey is a product full of goodness by itself. On the treated surface through the dilated pores the bioactive compounds of honey absorb into the skin. The probiotics, antioxidants, nutrients and enzymes in honey work together to nourish and plump the skin.