A remedial massage is tailored to the clients needs and may range from an invigorating massage of the more superficial layers of the muscle which promotes fluid circulation, to the slow moving release and unwinding of deep muscular holding patterns.
Remedial massage is effective in the treatment of a wide variety of ailments, keeping muscles and soft tissues well-toned, improving postural alignment and relieving stress and tension.
Through the nurture of touch, massage creates an atmosphere of healing and acceptance and soothes the nervous system and the emotions, leaving body and mind revitalised.
You can expect some degree of relief after one session, but usually multiple sessions will provide the most benefit.
If you just want a very simple, relaxing, balancing full body massage that feels great, gets your circulation going, and relaxes while re-energising you, then I recommend the classic full body Relaxation massage.
After experiencing a full body massage you will feel like you are walking on a cloud!
Relaxation massage reduces stress, both emotional and physical, and is suggested as part of a regular program for stress management.
HOT STONE MASSAGE
Hot stone massage is a specialty massage where the therapist uses smooth, heated stones as an extension of their own hands, or by placing them on the body.
The heat can be both deeply relaxing and help warm up tight muscles so the therapist can work more deeply, more quickly.
LYMPHATIC DRAINAGE MASSAGE
Lymphatic drainage is a therapeutic massage treatment that uses very light pressure and long, gentle, rhythmic strokes to increase the flow of lymph and reduce toxins in your body.
Manual lymphatic drainage is also used in the treatment of lymphoedema.
For a full body treatment we'd strongly suggest you book a 2 hour appointment.
Prenatal massage shares many of the goals of regular massage
- relax tense muscles,
- ease sore spots,
- improve circulation and mobility,
- and just make you feel good.
But it’s also tailored specifically to the needs of pregnant women and their changing bodies.
Is massage during pregnancy safe?
Getting a massage is a little like gentle exercise for your body; it increases your blood and lymph circulation, making your heart work just a bit harder. So we advise you to contact your doctor or obstetrician before your massage.
How will you lie on our the table?
Most women find it uncomfortable to lie facedown right from the start of pregnancy because of their tender, swollen breasts. On the other hand, it’s not a good idea to lie flat on your back either, particularly once you’re past mid-pregnancy, because the weight of your uterus puts too much pressure on the vein that returns blood from your legs to your heart.
For these reasons, we use a special pillow with hollowed-out areas and special pillows to accommodate your belly, and often your breasts as well, so you can lie facedown.
If you find this position stresses your lower back, you can lie on your side with a full-length body pillow for support.