This is the therapeutic use of essential oils that are extracted from plants. These are regularly used in combination with massage. Oils molecules enter the body through inhalation and absorbed through the skin during massage. Many essential oils have analgesic properties and others relax the muscles.
Sports massage tends to focus on a specific area of the body depending on the sport or activity the person is involved in. Received regularly this may help athletes prevent injuries, which might otherwise be caused by overuse.
Dry cupping is a type of TCM Traditional Chinese Medicine. It helps to relax your muscles and remove any build up of things such as stagnant blood or lactic acid. Lotion is applied to the area to be cupped and the cups are placed on by a vacuum hand pump. The cups may be left in place, moved around like a massage, put on and off in quick succession or even placed on static but we move a body part such as an arm to get the best effect.
Swedish/ Holistic Massage
Swedish massage works on the superficial and slightly deeper layers of muscle tissue. Many people believe it can ease many complaints, such as increasing blood flow, improvement in the range of joint movement, improve muscle function and addressing the issue of muscle imbalance.
Acupressure is an ancient Chinese healing method. It involves applying pressure to the meridian points on the body to release trapped/ stagnant energy, relieve pain and restore the bodies equilibrium.
Pregnancy is a special time in a woman's life but we therapists need to ensure both mother and child are looked after. This is should only be performed by those qualified in pregnancy massage. It is a tailored massage to help ease the aches and pains associated with pregnancy. Easing your pains in a safe manner and avoiding areas which if stimulated can induce labour.
Indian Head Massage
Indian head massage focuses on the head, neck, shoulders, upper back and upper arms. It overall helps the body relax and achieve a sense of calm, tranquillity and balance. Indian head massage may be particularly useful for people who suffer from headaches and migraines or those who find it difficult to switch off and relax.
Lomi Lomi massage
Lomi Lomi is a Hawaiian massage. Hawaiian healing works on an assumption of seeking balance and harmony in life. It works on the physical, spiritual, mental and emotional aspects of every individual all at the same time. There is a focus on energy and working through energy blockages whilst the practitioner works the body.
If you are unsure which type of massage to choose then I have added the option of Massage in the booking page. This means I can really adapt the massage to suit your needs and work between the different types of massage to get the best outcome for you.
Facials are available between May-July and November-January only. I use Eve Taylor products as they are Aromatherapy based.