I offer the following massage therapies: Cupping, Deep tissue, Gua-Sha & Face Cupping, Holistic (Swedish), Hot Stone, Indian Head, Kinesio Taping®, Lymphatic Drainage, Natural Facelift, Pregnancy and Sports. Please scroll down for more information about each of the therapies.
Cupping therapy is an ancient form of alternative medicine in which special cups are put on the skin for a few minutes and moved along the body to create suction. It is a very gentle remedy that helps with pain, reduces inflammation, and improves blood flow, relaxation and well-being. Cupping is also used to help cellulite reduction, help digestion and fertile issues.
DEEP TISSUE MASSAGE
Deep tissue massage is a type of massage aimed at the deeper tissue structures of the muscle and fascia, (also known as the connective tissue). This treatment can use many of the same movements and techniques as a holistic massage but the pressure will generally be more intense. It is a more focused type of massage, as the therapist works to release chronic muscle tension and adhesion. The treatment may be painful but always within the clients threshold.
GUA SHA AND
The treatment aim to detox and stimulate naturally the facilal skin by using acu pressure point, gua sha , jade roller and silicone cups. The face skin will increase elasticity and colour, the muscles will be relaxed and less puffy.
The use of honey or facial oil will leave the skin nourished and well moistured.
Face cupping with honey may help reducing acne.
Holistic massage, or Swedish massage, is one of the most well known systems of massage in the world. It is based on Western concepts of anatomy and physiology, and uses the traditional manipulative techniques of effleurage, petrissage, friction ,and tapotement. It is extremely relaxing, as the client is treated as a whole, with the therapist taking into account both the physical body and the emotional and spiritual well being.
HOT STONE MASSAGE
Hot Stone Massage is a special treatment where smooth, heated basaltic stones are used as an extension of the therapist's hands. The heat of the stones penetrates deep into the muscle tissue, allowing the muscles to relax 4-5 times quicker than in a standard body massage, easing muscle tension and revitalising the muscle tissue by increasing blood circulation. The deep relaxation of and increased blood flow to the areas being worked on not only accelerates healing processes, but also creates a state of deep mental relaxation.
Kinesio Taping® is used in conjunction with manual therapy to improve wellbeing by alleviating acute, chronic and post surgery pain and swelling.
Kinesio Taping ® is used by athletes to prevent and heal injury.
NATURAL FACELIFT MASSAGE
A relaxing and invigorating massage that helps to oxygenate the skin, improving blood circulation and lymph flow. During the massage the muscles and nerves in the face are stimulated, resulting in more radiant, healthier and younger looking skin. It is particularly recommended for migraine sufferers.
Pregnancy massages promotes relaxation, soothes nerves and relieves strained back and leg muscles in expectant mothers. Improving circulation and mobility, pregnancy massage is especially beneficial in the second and third trimesters, when the extra weight in the belly puts a real strain on the back.
SPORTS AND REMEDIAL MASSAGE
Sports massage involves muscle manipulation, applying various techniques such as myofascial release, trigger points, neuromuscular techniques, soft tissue release and PNF stretching. Target areas may include muscles, tendons, ligaments, skin, joints, other connective tissues, as well as lymphatic vessels and/or organs of the gastrointestinal system.
INDIAN HEAD MASSAGE
Indian Head Massage is based on the Ayurvedic system of healing which has been practiced in India for over a thousand years. The aim of Indian Head Massage is to release the stress that has accumulated in the tissues, muscles, and joints of the head, face, neck and shoulders. It is especially good for relieving stress, tension, fatigue, insomnia, headaches, migraine and sinusitis.
MANUAL LYMPHATIC DRAINAGE MASSAGE
Lymphatic drainage massage is a therapeutic treatment of gentle, rhythmic movements to increase lymphatic flow and rid your body of toxins. It is a popular and effective treatment for cellulite, it reduces water retension, and it can boost weight loss. It is also used in the treatment of lymphedema.