Increases circulation and helps to lower blood pressure.
Improves muscle tone and joint alignment
Promotes positive thought and a sense of well-being.
Speeds up rehabilitation and recovery from injury; many physiotherapists, chiropractors and osteopaths recommend massage to be integrated within a course of treatment.
Can ease migraine/tension headaches, eczema, asthma, arthritis, back aches, hormonal imbalances, repetitive strain injury, sciatica, digestive disorders, IBS, insomnia, circulation problems associated with diabetes, lymphoedema and depression.
Encourages the release of endorphins, the body’s feel good hormones.
Regular massage, alongside exercise and a balanced diet, helps maintain good health and mental well-being.
What to Expect
A free consultation before your first treatment (10-20 mins.) to establishes any medical issues and assess needs.
An opportunity to choose your treatment position if an alternative to lying flat is required. Options are: upright seated with head support or side-lying. It's also possible to be treated through clothing.
A choice of essential oils to enhance the effects of the massage if required.
Body covering at all times - only the area being massaged is uncovered. A warm room and warmed wheat bags to relax the muscles.
Background music, if required to aid relaxation
Some homecare recommendations such as stretching exercises to help maintain the positive effects of the massage and promote ongoing flexibility.
The after effects of a treatment vary; Deep tissue, remedial type work can sometimes leave an area of the body sore for a while before the full benefit of the treatment is felt. If there is significant toxic build up, nausea and flu-like symptoms can also be experienced. The problem may often seem to worsen before improving. To be truly effective several sessions are needed for remedial massage in tandem with some stretching work, especially if the problem is well established. Complete relaxation can leave some people feeling light headed and/or shaky. Others feel europhic and/or physically released as if a weight has been lifted.
It's important to rest and drink water following massage, avoiding any strenuous activity for 24 hours if possible. This is particularly important after remedial/deep tissue work as the body tissue will be soft and joints can be in a temporary state of hypermobility.