Deep tissue massage is a massage technique which is mainly used to treat musculoskeletal issues, such as strains and sports injuries. It involves applying sustained pressure using slow, deep strokes to target the inner layers of your muscles and connective tissues. This helps to break up scar tissue that forms following an injury and reduces tension in muscle and tissue. It also promotes faster healing by increasing blood flow and reducing inflammation.
Aromatherapy massage uses essential oils which are highly concentrated plant oils. During an aromatherapy massage you inhale these essential oil molecules and absorb them through your skin.
Detox massage is a detoxifying whole body herbal treatment. Detox Massage balances the body by cleansing and tonifying the skin, removing lymphatic toxins, stimulating circulation, reducing fluid retention, aiding in weight loss, and releasing blockages that cause stiffness. Detox Massage promotes the relief of stress, anxiety and exhaustion. Using 100% natural re-balancing and nourishing herbal oils and powder herbs it is a powerful way to recharge and rejuvenate the mind and body.
Shiatsu is a Japanese holistic treatment. It uses various techniques to work with your meridians, which are the energy channels in your body. Along those pathways there are acupoints, which are stimulated with finger pressure to release blockages and to increase the flow of energy.
During the session, the therapist may also use their palms, knees and elbows with care to work on your muscles, meridians and fascia.
The benefit of Shiatsu is to support your mind and body holistically to regain your natural balance.
While often mistaken for deep tissue massage remedial massage is intended as a more targeted treatment for pain and injury. Many massage techniques are used during a remedial massage to achieve the desired outcome. These techniques are effleurage, deep strokes, compressions, wringing and skin rolling. A remedial massage will encourage many physiological effects on the body including increased venous return, the breakdown of adhesions, increased positive hormones and decreased cortisol.
Pregnancy massage uses massage techniques that are adapted to maintain the wellbeing of mother and child. Techniques vary from firmer massages to relieve discomfort to softer massages to help relax the expectant mother. The typical, most comfortable position, for expectant mums is to be lying on one side. The benefits can include relief from aching muscles and joint pain, reduction in anxiety and stress by increasing feel good hormones, rejuvenating energy and improved sleep.
it is recommended to wait until after the first trimester.
Water-heated, smooth stones are placed strategically on the body on key points for the ultimate in relaxation and pain relief. This treatment helps relieve tension, eases muscle stiffness and increases circulation.
Sports massage involves the manipulation of soft tissue to benefit a person engaged in regular physical activity. Soft tissue is connective tissue that has not hardened into bone and cartilage. The massage helps to correct problems and imbalances in these soft tissues that are caused by
repetitive and strenuous physical activity and trauma. A sports massage, prior to and after exercise, may enhance performance, aid recovery and prevent injury.
During a traditional Thai massage the practitioner uses their hands, thumbs, elbows, forearms, and sometimes even their feet to reduce tension in your muscles. Thai massage is based on the idea that energy moves through your body along predictable lines or pathways. To increase the flow of energy along these pathways the practitioner will move your body into yoga-like positions in addition to pulling and rocking your body in various ways. The combination of stretching, movement and pressure is what distinguishes Thai massage from other types of massage. Thai massage may be a good option for you if you want a more active type of massage, where you move and participate instead of lying down throughout your massage. With Thai massage you can wear your own loose-fitting clothes. Traditional Thai massage has been found to ease the symptoms of migraines and tension headaches, reduce back pain, relieve joint stiffness and pain, increase flexibility and range of motion, ease anxiety, and revive energy.
in a feldenkrais session, the therapist's touch reflects to you how you currently organise your body and actions. They suggest, through gentle touch and movement, expanded possibilities for new movement patterns which are more comfortable, efficient, and useful. Feldenkrais sessions are flexible in their approach. You may lie comfortably on a table designed specifically for the work, or do some of the lesson sitting or standing. As needed, the therapist may also use various props to support your comfort, to make certain movements easier, or to clarify a movement.
Each feldenkrais session relates to a desire, intention, or need. The session is carried out without the use of any invasive or forceful procedure. Through rapport and respect for your abilities, qualities, and integrity, the therapist creates an environment in which you can learn in safety and comfort. The session is developed, specifically for you, custom-tailored to your unique circumstances, at that particular moment. you will learn how to reorganise your actions in new and more effective ways through the experience of comfort, enjoyment, and ease of movement.
The Alexander Technique offers a simple yet powerful way to realise optimal health. If you are experiencing back pain, RSI (Repetitive Strain Injury), migraine, insomnia, postural problems or an overtaxed nervous system it can bring you into direct body awareness so that healing is harnessed in its own organic way.
With hands-on guidance, you will be taken through a series of slowed down everyday movements that bring about a more finely-tuned sense of self, both in body and mind. Without any effort or trying, it naturally quietens the mind and softens unhelpful and reactive behaviours. It is gentle and non-invasive, yet dynamic and invigorating.
Because of this the Alexander work also stimulates and increases creativity. It provides a backbone of practice for musicians, actors and singers seeking to create or maintain a sense of freedom, natural function and authentic expression. As a form of guided mindfulness, the Alexander Technique goes to the heart of each persons individual needs, providing a rich and meaningful process of personal self-discovery.
Alexander Technique is not necessarily a quick fix, but is something that can offer profound longterm changes. It is also incredibly relaxing and is often able to afford immediate relief.
Lomi Lomi is a traditional Hawaiian massage that uses a combination of massage techniques, oils, and sometimes elements of prayer, breathing and dance to restore energy and soothe the body. It is also known as the 'loving hands' massage. The massage works gently yet deeply into the muscles with continuous, flowing strokes, allowing the recipient to relax and give in to the nurturing touch.
Lomi Lomi works from the belief that memories are not just stored in the brain and mind, but also in every cell of the human body. The long, continuous strokes of the massage are designed to help the body let go of its old patterns and behaviours, which can cause as many stresses and strains as muscle tension.
During a session, practitioners use oscillating and pressure techniques that differ in force and speed. Tuina massage can be done as a stronger deep-tissue massage or a more gentle, energetic treatment.
Craniosacral Therapy is a type of bodywork that relieves compression in the bones of the head, sacrum (the triangular bone in the lower back) and spinal column. It is noninvasive and uses gentle pressure on the head, neck, and back to relieve the stress and pain caused by compression. It is thought that through the gentle manipulation of the bones in the skull, spine, and pelvis, the flow of cerebrospinal fluid in the central nervous system can be normalized thereby enhancing the body’s ability to heal. It can be used for people of all ages and may be part of your treatment plan for conditions such as migraines and headaches, constipation, irritable bowel syndrome, disturbed sleep cycles and insomnia, scoliosis, sinus infections, neck pain, fibromyalgia, TMJ, trauma recovery, including trauma from whiplash, and anxiety or depression.
Manual lymphatic drainage massage gently assists the lymphatic system which is a network of tissues and organs that help rid the body of toxins, waste and other unwanted materials. The primary function of the lymphatic system is to transport lymph, a fluid containing infection- fighting white blood cells, throughout the body.
During a lymph drainage massage, a specially- trained massage therapist uses a series of gliding, compressing, stretching, and cupping
motions over the client’s body. The light rhythmic movements, applied without massage oil, stimulate the lymphatic system without compressing the vessels, allowing the lymph fluid to move easily through the tissues and lymph nodes.
Lymphatic drainage massage is effective for pain relief, digestive problems, hormonal imbalances, skin conditions such as acne and rosacea, cellulite, allergies, headaches, detoxification and stress reduction.
Myofascial release is a type of massage therapy used to treat pain caused by sensitivity and tightness in your myofascial tissues. These tissues surround and support the muscles throughout your body. The pain usually originates from specific points within your myofascial tissues called “trigger points.” Myofascial release focuses on reducing pain by easing the tension and tightness in these trigger points.
Your therapist will gently massage the myofascia and feel for stiff or tightened areas. Normal myofascia should feel pliable and elastic. The
therapist will begin by massaging and stretching the areas that feel rigid with light manual pressure which aids the tissue and supportive sheath in releasing pressure and tightness. The process is repeated multiple times on the same trigger point and on other trigger points until the therapist feels the tension is fully released. The areas where the massage therapist is working may not always be near where the pain originates or where you feel the pain most prominently.
Myofascial release works the broader network of muscles that might be causing your pain.