Massage Therapies

I offer a variety of massages, find out more about each below.

Holistic Massage

Holistic Massage is a form of structured touch. The hands are used to glide over the skin and apply pressure to the underlying muscles in a series of movements, often involving stroking, rubbing, kneading and pressing.
Massage can be used for stimulation, relaxation and even rehabilitation. It helps improve circulation, promotes suppleness and can reduce stress.
The many benefits of massage may include relaxation, breakdown of scar tissue adhesion's and improved circulation, which may speed healing and reduce swelling from injury.
This type of massage traditionally takes place on a massage couch, For these basic massages I use plain base oils such as Grape Seed oil or Sweet Almond oil to help my hands glide over the skin. Other oils are available depending on your skin type.

Please note a full consultation is completed before any treatment is conducted.

Indian Head Massage

Indian Head Massage (Champissage) is based on the ayurvedic system of healing which has been practiced in India for thousands of years. The aim of Indian Head Massage is to release the stress that has formed in tissues, muscles and joints in the head, face, neck and shoulders.
For the treatment you can either be fully clothed or wrapped in a towel so your shoulders are exposed, you will also sit in a chair. I will use a range of movements including kneading and compression movements over the neck, shoulder and scalp areas. During the massage I will use a small amount of oil in your hair (normally coconut oil) however the massage can be conducted without any oil.
The massage is good for stress relief, tension, fatigue, insomnia, headaches, migraine and sinusitis. It can help improve your blood and lymphatic flow, free knots of muscular tension, relaxes connective tissue, and help aid in the elimination of toxins and waste products.

There are many reasons why Indian Head Massage may not be suitable for you, for example if you have suffered from whiplash, have had recent surgery, a heart conditions, high or low blood pressure, skin disease, infectious disease, fever etc. If you are not sure if Indian Head Massage would be suitable for you then please get in contact and I will discuss the treatment with you.

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Please note a full consultation is completed before any treatment is conducted.

Bamboo Massage

Bamboo Massage is a form of deep tissue massage that uses bamboo canes to aid the massage. This Eastern bamboo massage treatment is relatively new and gaining popularity in many salons and spas across the country. They can be used as a treatment in their own right or in conjunction with hot stones or seashells. The bamboo cane replaces the therapist’s hands during the massage therefore it is able to give a much deeper and firmer massage if desired.
The cane is rolled over the body with similar techniques I would use with my hands. This assists in the release of tension and can help ease problem knots with greater ease than hands alone. As in regular massage it can promote circulation and relaxation and like a Swedish massage the pace and pressure can be adapted to suit your own needs and preferences. Applying thermotherapy to bamboo massage means the bamboo can be heated or cooled to the clients preference; cold, cool, warm or hot.

Please note a full consultation is completed before any treatment is conducted.