DEEP TISSUE MASSAGE
This bodywork is particularly effective for tight unyielding muscles, stiffness, underused and aching muscles, injuries including sports related activities, on-going discomfort and an excellent way to complement physical activity to boost muscle tone, strength, elasticity and increase bloodflow.
Many clients with back problems such as Sciatica, Scoliosis and more find this treatment effective at releasing muscles that tighten and cause discomfort and pain.
Incorporated into this treatment is the investigation of Myofacial Trigger Points which can be the cause of many severe muscular issues, often causing debilitating pain.
They are small contraction 'knots' in the muscle tissue which have been starved of nutrients, causing the muscle to contract and be weak at the same time. These trigger points often refer substantial pain to other parts of the body, making it easy to treat the wrong muscle and can lead to misdiagnosis, such as frozen shoulders, tennis elbows, RSI, and more.
Most problems associated with trigger points can be cleared up within four to six weeks, even long standing chronic conditions can be cleared up in as little as six to eight weeks. Trigger point massage works by increasing circulation that has been restricted by the contracted tissue and directly stretches the trigger point’s knotted muscle fibres, dissipating and thus resolving pain and discomfort.
It can be extremely effective with re-occurring painful muscular symptoms and is, unfortunately underused by the medical profession as an effective alternative to Surgery or Steroid Injections.
This treatment is offered by Ladio.
HOT STONE THERAPY
Hot Stone Massage is a wonderfully deep massage technique using smooth, water heated basalt stones. It was pioneered in Arizona, drawing on the ancient use of hot stones for healing and ceremonies by Native American Indian cultures.
Hot Stones are also used in many other medicine systems around the world.
All treatments begin with a consultation. The stones are water heated to a specific temperature and are placed on key energy points on the body allowing you to let go of stress and fall into a deeper state of relaxation. The treatment is designed to restore balance and create sensations of comfort and warmth, whilst using the stones to massage the body using traditional techniques to release muscular tension and balance the spirit. The subtle energies of the stones are known to promote a meditative state of quietude and calm.
This treatment is extremely effective with stress and anxiety symptoms such as insomnia and nervous tension, as well as conditions of muscular pain including fibromyalgia. The effect of the heat and massage also results in increased circulation and therefore aids the removal of toxins from the system and stimulation of the immune system than by massage alone.
Hot Stone Therapy is also very effective on a spiritual level assisting with grounding, balancing and releasing blocked tension and stress. It refreshes the mind body and soul and promotes a sense of wellbeing
As the therapist is also a fully qualified Aromatherapist and Reiki Practitioner, the oils used for each treatment are all custom blended for each client’s individual requirements and needs.
This treatment is given by Claire.
INDIAN HEAD MASSAGE
This Massage is a popular treatment based on the Ayurvedic system of healing which has been practiced in India for over a thousand years. The origin of shampoo comes from a Hindi word 'champi'. Being 'champi-ed' meant having your head massaged. Massage is probably the oldest therapy known to man, and has been practiced in the Far and the Middle East for at least 5000 years.
This technique involves working on the upper back, shoulders, neck, scalp and face with a wide variety of massage movements.
The aim of Indian head massage is to release the stress that has accumulated in the tissues, muscles and joints of the head, face, neck and shoulders.
The therapist uses a range of different movements including application of deep kneading, compression movements, flicks, stretches, tapping and chopping over the shoulders, neck and scalp. On the face the pressure points are gently stimulated to activate the body's natural energy flow.
This massage has also been augmented with Shiatsu techniques, to enhance the healing process and cover areas that would not normally be approached by the standard Indian Head Massage and consequently, the session will usually last from 50-60 minutes.
Indian Head Massage is especially good for relieving stress, tension, neck/shoulder stiffness, fatigue and insomnia, and for clearing headaches, migraines, mental tiredness, eye strain, ear problems, and sinusitis. Clients report that the experience is deeply calming and relaxing, leaving them feeling energised and revitalised and better able to concentrate.
In all, the benefits are increased joint mobility and flexibility in the neck and shoulders, improved blood circulation and lymphatic flow, reduction of knots of muscular tension, a relaxation of connective tissue, and aiding in the elimination of accumulated toxins and waste products. It is particularly good for reducing the effects of stress and tension.
This treatment will be given by Ladio.
Smell has always been the most powerful and perhaps one of the most instinctive of all our senses. Essential oils are aromatic extracts distilled from plants, trees and herbs. The scents from these oils are believed to activate nerve cells in the nose which send impulses to the limbic system, the area of the brain associated with emotions and memories.
Each Essential Oil the therapist uses during treatment is highly concentrated and possesses its own unique healing property and fragrance. Blending therapeutic essential oils for massage, inhalation or topical application can stimulate
well-being and encourage a healthy mental, physical and emotional body and consequently stimulate the body's own healing mechanisms.
Aromatherapy is based on a holistic approach, which seeks to encourage health on all levels. It promotes a more balanced lifestyle, increasing vitality and greatly reduces the likelihood of succumbing to everyday illness, especially during the cold and dark winter months! It is not intended to replace standard medical care, but is meant to complement it. Aromatherapy can offer practical benefit for a variety of common ailments or symptoms such as assisting with recovery after illness/surgery, bruises, inflammation, indigestion, PMS, menstruation, hormone imbalance and for providing emotional support with such issues as stress, fatigue, anxiety and fear. The list is extensive!
This treatment is offered by Claire.
SEATED ACUPRESSURE MASSAGE
This massage is based on a 1500 year old Japanese sequence called Anma. Seated Acupressure Massage works specifically on stress release points on the neck, shoulders, arms, hands and back, incorporating various massage strokes that are designed to maximize the effect and impact of this fantastic alternative treatment. Acupoints are stimulated to promote the body’s natural healing response.
No clothing is removed and no oils are used, the receiver relaxes into a specially designed (ergonomic) chair and simply switches off.
This treatment balances the nervous system, improves circulation, and is highly beneficial for relieving neck and shoulder tension.
The treatment can last up to thirty minutes and leaves the client feeling full of vitality and clarity of thought.
Both Claire and Ladio are qualified to give this massage.
Reiki is a form of energy healing that was started in the late 1800’s by Dr Mikao Usui, following many years of research into ancient Sanskrit Sutra’s.
This type of healing offers client’s a completely holistic approach to resolving the cause of any problem, not just the symptoms, regardless of whether they are physical or emotional.
Through focused intention, this natural form of healing boosts the body to heal itself and empowers your system back to health and balance. This treatment is completely non-invasive, working with energy points on the human body, correcting imbalances and areas of stagnation.
There is no illness or disease that cannot be treated in some way with Reiki. It does not matter how long you have had an illness or the kind of illness that you have, a series of treatments will help to restore health and well being. Reiki is a particularly effective treatment for anxiety, depression, stress, sleep disorder and also helps to boost the immune system, benefiting and complementing treatment’s for cancer and any other post operative complaints or procedures
Clients who regularly use this treatment find that Reiki helps them to feel more ‘laid back’ - calm, and content. They are more able to deal with stressful situations or people, and feel more positive and better equipped to cope with day to day challenges. If energy levels are low then they can be boosted; if spirits are low then they can be lifted. This ‘Reiki effect’ seems to be noticed in people who receive a course of Reiki treatments and are open to its benefits.
Both Claire and Ladio are qualified to offer this treatment.