This treatment is ideal for reducing strain and alleviating tension of the back and neck. Regular massage can raise energy levels and boost circulation.
Sports Massage (Upper/Lower Body)
Due to the build up of Lactic & Uric Acids (waste products) within the muscles following any major activity, both the performance and movement of the muscle becomes restricted. Prolonged reduction of muscle movement / performance will lead to injury. By draining the waste products from the muscles and applying various stretches it is possible to enable quicker recovery times. Massage can also aid in mobilising the fat/cellulite cells within the body. Sports massage can be used in the treatment of specific injuries, such as hamstring strains, as well as to help correct muscle imbalances, overuse and postural issues. It is these issues which should be corrected in order to prevent future injuries and improve the efficiency of our muscles and so enhance our performance.
A regular sports massage can help prevent injury by improving the condition of the muscles. A good massage therapist can identify muscle tightness, trigger points and scar tissue which if left untreated may lead to injury.
Benefits of Remedial/Sports Massage
Sports massage is often called Deep tissue manipulation, which aims to stretch tight muscles, stimulate inactive muscles and improve soft tissue condition. Sports massage enables you to move your body more freely and can, in time, improve your posture. As the name suggests it is popular with sports people, as it enhances performance, assists recovery and prevents injury, but you dont have to be an athlete to receive these benefits.
Remedial massage uses some traditional massage techniques in addition to some techniuqes that are borrowed from other disciplines such as osteopathy and physiotherapy.
Soft Tissue Release- a mechanical lock and stretch technique which can be used in many different ways to stretch and unstick congested tissues.
Muscle Energy Technique- this stimulates the nervous system enabling me to stretch your muscles or encourage inactive ones to get working!
Neuromuscular Technique- this technique also works with the nervous system, this time helping to eradicate pain and tension. Trigger points are also deactivated using this technique.
Positional Release- a gentle, but effective technique used for relaxing hyperactive muscles.
Fascial Release- used to free-up the connective tissues which surround the muscles, this technique is deep, slow and helps to increase functional movement.
By combining these various techniques with massage it can beused to free up tight tissues and stimulate the repair process. Daily stretching is also considered for long term results.
This treatment combines Aromatherapy with Sports Massage to produce a powerful and effective treatment.
Remedial/ Sports Injury Massage
Using Neuromuscular Techniques (NMT) and other Soft Tissue Manipulations (STM), recent injuries may be treated effectively to reduce swelling. Once the swelling has been reduced, various other techniques can be use in the rehabilitation of the muscle to help bring it back to its full strength and range of movement. Remedial Massage
This treatment is based upon the principle that the reflex points within the foot correspond to the whole body. By using a special massage technique, these reflex points are massaged to detect where any imbalances may be present. By breaking down these blockages it enables the bodies energy flow to return to normal. Reflexology can be used to treat many different ailments such as Arthritis, Colds, Constipation, Indigestion problems, Hay fever, Headaches, Menopause, and Menstrual Cramps etc.
This treatment combines Aromatherapy with Reflexology to produce a powerful and effective treatment.
Indian Head Massage
Indian Head Massage is a relaxing treatment which, as the name suggests, concentrates on massaging the head. Head and scalp massage can be used alongside simple meditative techniques to provide a simple and effective way to relax. This age old system from India has been used to improve the health by stimulating the scalp with oils that are very beneficial to the body's system. Like reflexology stimulates the nerve endings of the feet, Indian head massage stimulates the nerves from the face,head,neck and shoulder area. Circulation improves, relaxation occurs and the entire body receives improved health.
As this treatment also stimulates the hair, it can aid in developing healthier and stronger hair.
Lymphatic Massage (Manual Lymphatic Drainage)
This is a very light form of massage that works the Lymphatic Circulatory System (the bodies sewage system). Lymphatic massage will help flush out any toxins that have built up from our busy daily life or from active sports. It allows the body's own natural defenses (Lymphocyte) to flow more freely around the body. This treatment is ideal for anyone undergoing a de-tox program. A healthy lymph system will also mean fewer colds.
Reiki (pronounced Ray-Key , meaning - Universal Life Energy) is a natural and simple healing method, which allows the receiver to absorb more life energy. This life energy helps to balance and heal the body. Reiki can help to overcome physical ailments caused by the body's energy centre (Chakra's) becoming blocked. Reiki can also used to help with emotional ailments such as bereavement. Reiki
Hopi Ear Candles
Thermal Auricular Therapy (also known as Hopi Ear Candles) is a pleasant and non-invasive treatment of the ears, used to treat a variety of conditions.
Hopi Ear Candles are excellent in the treatment of nose and throat congestion, sinusitis, headaches, tinnitus and tropical ear. An ideal treatment for relaxation from stress or anxiety related symptoms and softens earwax for easy removal.
Foot Health Treatment
This treatment is designed to help with foot problems such as ingrown toenails, calluses, corns, verrucas, fungal nails and tinea pedis (athletes foot). Corns, hard skin and ingrowing toenails can be very painful, especially as our feet work so hard every day.Your first session will begin with thorough assessment of your feet. The treatment includes trimming nails, removing corns, reducing hard skin and applying a moisturizer.