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Therapeutic Massage 

Massage

 

After making initial contact with the body feeling where tension sits, I use slow deep strokes to target the inner layers of muscles and connective tissues. This helps to break up scar tissue that forms due to the bodies natural wear and tear. I work using drapes only exposing the parts of the body I am working on, or I can work through clothing whichever is more comfortable for my clients. 

When there is chronic muscle tension or injury, there are usually adhesions (bands of painful, rigid tissue) in muscles, tendons, and ligaments. Adhesions can block circulation and cause pain can limit movement and cause inflammation. Treatment  can help reduce tension and remove adhesions helping to speed up the bodies natural healing process.

Therapeutic massage can be used to reduce stress, decrease pain and increase feeling of calm and relaxation. The relaxation response is the state in which the heart rate slows and blood pressure goes down. The production of stress hormones also decrease as feel good hormones are released. Feel good hormones such as endorphins, serotonin and dopamine positively affect emotions and promote calm and relaxation.

Therapeutic massage offers both physical and psychological benefits.

Therapeutic massage can help relieve chronic aches and pain. It can help with: 

Lower back pain, tension in the neck, shoulders and head area, sore shoulders, sore upper back, tight muscles in arms and legs, DOMS, headaches, and can improve sleep.

 

Treatment can take place on a traditional massage couch or on a cosy mat on the floor. I use a combination of advanced  massage techniques to produce a therapeutic effect.

 

Mat treatments, being on the floor allows for deeper soft tissue work, as I can use my body weight to increase pressure.. Techniques include: deep tissue, compression, assisted stretching, fascia release, soft tissue release, Tai massage and trigger point work.

Holistic Facial 

A holistic facial has many benefits that are more than skin deep. It combines the techniques of a traditional facial with the therapeutic effects of holistic massage, and most importantly, takes the whole person into consideration in a treatment.

 

Instead of using invasive procedures, chemicals and machines, a holistic facial focuses on a variety of massage techniques to increase circulation, remove toxins and stimulate the production of collagen - keeping the skin looking young and healthy. It’s also great for releasing tension, headaches, sinus congestion and anxiety. Holistic facial  massage helps to nourish, rejuvenate and improve the overall appearance of the skin. 

 

A relaxing treatment tailored specifically for your skin’s needs. The treatment will include: cleanse, tone, natural treatment mask and massage for the face, neck, décolleté, shoulders, arms, hands and scalp. I use Amphora Aromatics & Wideye products 

Ultimate Relaxation

A wonderful combination of  body massage with a holistic facial.

60mins Treatment : 30mins deep tissue back massage, arms , neck and shoulder massage + 30mins facial massage

90 mins Treatment : With a 1hr full body massage + a 30mins facial massage

OR 30 mins back arms, neck and shoulder massage and 1hr full holistic facial (cleanse, tone, mask, massage) 

120mins Treatment:  1hr full body massage + 1h full holistic facial (cleanse, tone, mask, massage) 

Hot Stone 

Hot stones ease tension and promotes deep relaxation. The stones are made of basalt, a type of volcanic rock that retains heat and  are heated to between 65-70C. Unlike in many pictures you will see the stones are NOT placed directly on the skin but placed under a towel, to prevent burning although small stones are placed in the hands, as in the picture above. I use the stones as an extension of my hands and work with slow, deep pressure to ease muscles. Its deeply relaxing and perfect for the colder months. Full body hot stone 60 mins or just choose 40 minute upper body only including back, neck, shoulder and head.

Body Glow Treatments - Body Brushing, Body Exfoliation & Body Wrap

Benefits of this amazing skin rejuvenating treatment. Removes Dead Skin Cells: Exfoliation helps to slough off dead skin cells, revealing smoother and healthier-looking skin. Improves Skin Texture: Regular exfoliation can help improve the texture of your skin by reducing roughness and promoting a more even skin tone. Enhances Product Absorption: By removing the layer of dead skin cells, exfoliation allows moisturisers, serums, and other skincare products to penetrate deeper into the skin, making them more effective. Stimulates Blood Circulation: Exfoliating your body stimulates blood circulation, which can promote a healthy and radiant complexion. Promotes Skin Renewal: Exfoliation encourages the natural skin renewal process, helping to improve the overall appearance of your skin and reduce signs of ageing.
 

"It was so great to experience the way Sally worked on my back, going deep and intuitively loosening any knots and leaving me completely relaxed and almost pain free. I have a long standing issue with my neck and the pains shooting down my arms and the massage has definitely helped me to sleep better. Sally is also very warm but lets you enjoy your massage without much chatting and plays lovely soothing music. I will be back!"

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