HEART HOLISTIC MASSAGE
Massage aims to relax, revive and heal the body. Using manual hands-on movements and manipulation of the soft tissues and muscles in the body, massage therapy works to promote healing and enhance a person’s overall well-being.
There are many forms of massage therapy, each with their own benefits. No longer is massage thought of as a luxury, only available to those who can afford it. Treatment is available for anyone, whether for relaxation purposes, for sports recovery or for pain relief.
What is a Massage
A massage is the stroking, kneading, rolling and pressing of the skin and muscles. There are many different styles, each with different origins and aims, but the premise of the treatment is the same - to relax and rebalance the body and to make you feel good.
With more than 250 variations of massage and bodywork therapies available around the world, understandably, it can get a little overwhelming.
Below we can look at some the forms of massage I offer via my mobile service or at my home in a fully equipped treatment cabin.
Full Body Massage
Swedish /Holistic massage is designed to improve circulation, soothe muscles and improve relaxation. It uses five main techniques; stroking and gliding, kneading, rubbing, tapping or pounding, and vibration. Swedish/Holistic massage is what you probably consider a ‘typical’ massage.
This form of massage helps to stimulate the skin and nervous system, and exercises the ligaments and tendons to keep them supple. The process can be incredibly relaxing, and is championed for its ability to reduce both emotional, and physical stress.
Deep Tissue Massage
TREATING CHRONIC ACHES AND PAINS AND TENSION
Deep tissue massage uses slow, firm strokes and pressure to help ease and release tension deep in your muscles. Commonly used to treat chronic aches and pains and tension in the neck, back and shoulders, deep tissue massage is an intense but effective treatment.
Deep tissue massage is actually a blanket term, describing a number of therapies (such as sports massage and lymphatic drainage) and occurs, in some form, in many massage treatments. Deep tissue massage is commonly used for medical reasons by physiotherapists and chiropractors, or through GP referral.
Indian Head Massage
FOCUSING ON THE HEAD, NECK AND SHOULDERS,
Focusing on the head, neck and shoulders, Indian head massage comes from Ayurveda. Using a range of techniques with varying pressure, Indian head massage is a deep massage that aims to encourage healing and restore balance in the body.
The treatment may be firmer than expected but you shouldn’t feel discomfort. Benefits include an improved sleep routine and a release of tension in your neck, back and shoulders.
Seated Acupressure Massage
THE RELEASE OF TENSION IN UPPER BODY
Seated Acupressure Chair Massage Clients are treated fully clothed. The focus of the treatment is for the release of tension in the upper back and shoulders, neck and arms , seated in a specially designed chair.
Thai Full Body Massage
COMBINES DEEP TISSUE MASSAGE AND RHYTHMIC ROCKING
Often described as ‘yoga that’s done to you’, Thai yoga massage combines deep tissue massage, rhythmic rocking and assisted yoga stretches leaving you feeling deeply relaxed. The massage is performed through loose clothing such as you would wear for yoga.
Hot Stone Massage
Hot Stones Massage is a speciality massage which uses heated stones in order to massage and relax the body. The warmth of the stones helps to relax the muscles deeply whilst improving circulation and calming the nervous system.
The Benefits of Hot Stones Massage Muscle Relaxation – The warmth of the stones penetrate more deeply into the muscles to loosen areas of tightness and tension Pain Relief – The added benefit of heat therapy to the massage can provide more pain relief than a traditional massage.