We offer a number of different types of massage to cater for all your needs and preferences.
Deep Tissue Massage
Deep Tissue Massage is a massage technique that focuses on the deeper layers of muscle tissue. It aims to release the chronic patterns of tension in the body through slow strokes and deep finger pressure on the contracted areas, either following or going across the fibres of the muscles, tendons, and fascia.
It is usually used to focus on specific areas or problems but a whole body treatment can be given. It may cause some soreness during or right after the massage which is normal. However, if the massage is done correctly you should feel better than ever within a day or two. It is important to drink plenty of water after a Deep Tissue Massage to help eliminate the toxins that have been released by the massage from the body.
This is ideal for loosening muscle groups to regain flexibility and prevent strains occurring. It focuses on muscle recovery rate and helps to cleanse the muscles of toxins allowing less muscle fatigue after exercise. Deep massage is applied to the muscle groups.
Hot and Cold Stone Massage
Benefits of hot stone massage
Hot stone massage is not only a relaxing massage method, but it also has many healing properties. The use of hot stones allows a therapist to give a deep, penetrating massage without putting excessive stress on his or her own body. Additionally, the stones will heat the skin, open the pores, and prepare one's skin to better absorb massage oils. They, therefore, increase the benefits any given oil will provide. The use of massage stones is also a great way to increase circulation in and around the area being massaged. Increased blood flow will help clear out toxins and assist in healing an injured or strained area.
Benefits of cold stone massage
Cold stones are excellent because they promote circulation and act as a powerful decongestant for the body. By promoting circulation, a cold stone treatment can ease inflamed tissues, decrease muscle spasms, and can reduce swelling or fluid build-up (for example, as manifested in dark circles under the eyes). Unlike with the use of ice, cold stone treatments will not severely desensitize the skin. The overall effect of a treatment is the reduction of tension with a simultaneous feeling of invigoration.
Holistic Massage has been known and used for thousands of years as one of the most beneficial ways of keeping the body free from stress and illness. Holistic means considering the complete person: mind, body, and spirit.
Massage improves circulation, brings fresh oxygen and nutrients to the body�s cells, helps to eliminate toxins, and releases muscular tension and stress.
When the body is allowed to relax it can begin to heal itself. Holistic massage can help to heal on many levels - physical, mental, emotional and spiritual.
Having regular massage treatments can ease minor aches and pains and can help to prevent many common ailments and symptoms of stress such as headaches, insomnia, anxiety, repetitive strain injury, and general fatigue.
Shiatsu is an ancient therapeutic body work inspired by a natural health care system which works with the body's own resources. Gentle manipulation, joint mobilization and accurate pressure are applied to special points and areas of the body's vital energy (known as QI) Physical and mental well being are regarded as a balance of QI. Shiatsu techniques are employed to disperse stagnation and to vitalize the flow of life energy, reducing stress and enhancing inner calmness.
Swedish Massage is the manipulation of the soft tissues (skin, muscles, tendons, and ligaments) of the body. It is a firm massage and has a set routine of techniques that vary from deep pressure to stimulate the body's systems, to a slower, more superficial movement to assist relaxation.
Pregnancy massage is a great way to relieve the physical discomfort and emotional stress that can accompany pregnancy. It relaxes the mind and body, relieves muscular tension, promotes wellbeing and improves sleep. Massage can also be beneficial post pregnancy. As well as giving you some 'me time', it promotes muscle healing and spinal alignment, important factors that assist in returning your body to its pre-pregnancy state.