Massage therapy relieves tight knotted muscles in your neck, shoulders and back, improves skin tone, joint mobility and circulation.
As tension is released… So are those aches and pains, restoring your energy and vitality.
Rhythmic massage strokes are combined with stretching and specific pressure techniques, to encourage your body to relax…
“Letting go” of physical tension stored in a stressed body, can also lead to an emotional release and as a stress reliever it is probably second to none…
Holding and touching the body are perhaps the oldest forms of healing therapy in existence; it seems every culture throughout history has developed some style of body massage. It is an extension of our natural instinct to rub an aching part of our body when it is stiff or injured, to make it feel better. Touch which we find pleasurable, increases our levels of “feel good” hormones such as oxytocin, serotonin and endorphins… Our Natural “painkillers”.
With Massage therapy the variety of strokes from slow, light and gentle, to vigorous, deep and stimulating, their depth and pressure, is all tailored to you… your preferences, how you want to feel afterwards… for your achievable wellbeing.
Massage Therapy is Effective and Helpful for:
- Stress and tension
- Headaches and migraine
- Chronic fatigue – ME – Nervous exhaustion, lethargy, depression
- Insomnia – inability to sleep soundly and wake refreshed
- Arthritis and rheumatism
- Neuralgia – nerve pain such as sciatica
- RSI – repetitive strain injuries – to muscle, ligaments and joints
- Back, neck and shoulder pains
- Muscle strain from sport or just “over doing it a bit” in the garden etc
It’s suitable for people of all ages, so that’s pretty well everyone…
It can be proactive in maintaining and promoting health as massage therapy improves joint mobility and invigorates the immune system, so that it can combat infection and defend our body better.
This stimulating and cleansing effect is important for everyone… From those who are unable to exercise; due to infirmity and reduced mobility, to those physically active people, such as athletes who can experience pain in overused muscles following a strenuous workout… or have not had a chance to “cool down” properly.
It’s also great for those stressful times in life, such as during and before exams for students… parents… teachers… in fact, for anyone with a hectic workload! That’s because massage therapy naturally counteracts all those stress hormones that are racing around the body, restoring balance and ease… giving you space to think clearly.
What is involved in a Massage Therapy session?
A full Body Massage lasts one hour. Each Massage therapy session is tailored to your specific needs and preferences, which means no two massages, are the same… The many different therapeutic massage strokes, stretching and acupressure techniques are combined to deliver results. Your comfort is regularly checked throughout.
Firstly we talk about your health and lifestyle and I make a note of your medical history. All details are held in the strictest confidence. It is particularly important you inform me of any existing medical conditions and any prescribed medication and supplements you are taking.
You will undress to a level you feel comfortable with – which is respected at all times – and lie down on a therapy couch and be covered by towels. Only the part of the body being worked will be exposed and then covered again, to ensure you stay warm and comfortable. Being a Jikiden Reiki practitioner, where my hands go, Reiki will flow… during a massage or a reflexology session you will also benefit from Reiki; at no extra cost.