A good massage is truly a treat and offers many health benefits. Different massage techniques and styles cover different needs. So whether you’re wanting a more relaxing and stress-relieving treatment or looking for help with a specific pain or condition you can choose between Aromatherapy massage, Swedish massage or Indian head massage. A full consultation will be taken before your first session and will help you decide.
Indian Head Massage
Practiced in India for many years, it was traditionally used as a technique to keep the hair and scalp in good condition and relieve the stress and strains of life. It involves a range of massage movements of varying pressures and rhythms working the upper body, the area most vulnerable to stress and tension where massage helps to release the build-up of tension whilst uplifting both mind and spirit.
The focal point of this treatment is the head, guaranteed to deeply relax and make you float away. If you enjoy scalp massage when having your hair washed at the hair salon wishing it went on for longer, then you will absolutely love this part of the session!
Benefits of Indian head massage:
- relaxation for muscles, chronic neck and shoulder stiffness
- loosens scalp tension
- relief from eyestrain, jaw ache, tension headaches
- can alleviate sinusitis/congestion
- induces a sense of calm
- improves sleep
Victoria always finds the tight spots in my shoulders and arms! As I work out a lot I’m bodyaware and can feel what helps my fitness. Indian head massage works well for me and it’s not just the physical side as by the end of my massage I’m almost asleep and feel myself just getting deeper into relaxation.” Stewart.
Indian Head Massage 30/45/60 mins – £35/£50/£65
Swedish massage relaxes both mind and body and is often termed as a therapeutic massage. It is used to relieve muscular spasm and pain, improve blood circulation, reduce accumulation of fluid in the tissues and soothe aching joints. Through the skin’s sensory receptors muscles that have been locked into tension patterns can be released. In addition, massage can stimulate the release of endorphins, the body’s natural painkillers into the brain and nervous system.
Benefits of Swedish massage:
- increases flexibility
- induces deep relaxation
- relieves mental and physical fatigue
- releases chronic neck, shoulder and back tension
- helps improve mobility and muscle tone
Swedish Massage 30/60 mins – £35/£65
My best Massage Assistant!
My favourite tool that helps with clients tight muscles and aches and pains is a therapeutic cream called Deep Blue. It reminds me of Germolene, my Mum’s preferred antiseptic ointment back in the 70’s! The distinct smells of wintergreen, camphor and peppermint can easily be detected and it certainly clears the sinuses!
In my 100’s of massages using this tube of magic, it seems to always encourage the muscles to surrender. I see (and clients feel) muscle release happen easily. I never stop being surprised by this. Tight spots and knots decrease so quickly and what would normally take one session could take a fraction of the time which means the person gets to enjoy more general massage.
This is a great addition to the medicine cabinet and sports bags for pre/post workouts – highly recommended!
Deep Blue – from www.mydoterra.com/viptherapies
If you’d like to book or find out more about any of my treatments, please don’t hesitate to give me a call on 07789 516 517.