This method of body massage was developed in Sweden and is based on western concepts of anatomy and physiology. It is a deep tissue massage that consists of various types of strokes and pressures. The muscles are warmed, gradually melting away knots and tension. It involves movements that help to increase lymphatic drainage and circulation. This type of massage makes the muscles feel good, especially after exercise.
Before your treatment I will carry out a consultation and will ask if there are any conditions that I need to know about. At this point you will be able to express a preference as to whether you prefer light or firm pressure. The consultation will determine what you wish to receive from the treatment, whether it is relaxation, stress relief, or muscle stimulation.
Available as a full body massage or back neck and shoulder massage.
Indian Head Massage
Indian families receive healing and relaxing massage almost on a daily basis. Indian Head Massage is based on the Ayurvedic system of healing which has been practiced in India for a long time, evident in texts from nearly 4000 years ago. I use the Mehta method of Indian Head Massage. Narendra Mehta brought the practice to England in the 1970s. He formalised the techniques and studied the massage and the effect it had on his clients.
The treatment works on the upper back, shoulders, arms, neck, scalp, face, ears and pressure points on the face using a variety of massage movements. It is a relaxing treatment. The client is in a comfortable seated position. It can be done with or without oils.
What are the benefits of massage?
• Boosts circulation • Increases lymphatic flow • Improves skin and hair condition • Stimulates or soothes nerves • Relaxing and invigorating • Can relieve symptoms such as stress, headache or depression • Stimulates endorphins (feel good hormones)
The treatment cannot be carried out during the first three months of pregnancy
Please consult your doctor if you have any of the below conditions before booking your treatment:
• Diabetes • Disorders of the nervous system • Epilepsy • Cardiovascular conditions • High temperature or fever • Migraine • Recent operations • General infection • Inflammation • Any illness that requires hospital treatment
Please let me know of any allergies if I am using oils for your treatment. Please bring along any information on current medical conditions and medication. Please avoid alcohol on the day of your treatment.