Massage

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Therapeutic Massage 

This form of massage has its root in Swedish massage. Different pressures and strokes are applied to the skin, muscles, tendons and ligaments using the hands, fingers, thumbs and forearms. Stretches are also incorporated to help relieve pain and stiffness in the joints. The client’s individual needs are taken into account and the treatment is tailored accordingly.

Benefits can include:

  • Gentle release of muscle tightness and tension
  • Improved mobility
  • Stimulation and improvement of lymph circulation
  • Increase in physical and emotional well-being

 

Indian Head Massage

This is a treatment from the Ayurvedic tradition (meaning science of life). It is also known as Champissage (from the Hindi to shampoo). It is not just a head massage. The massage involves rubbing the hair and muscles of the head, neck, shoulders and upper arms. It incorporates acupressure and classical massage movements, as well as traditional Ayurvedic principles.

Benefits can include:

  • General and specific relaxation for muscles, providing immediate relief
  • Relief from chronic neck and shoulder stiffness
  • Treatment of tension headaches, eye-strain, ear-ache, tinnitus, jaw ache and sinusitis
  • Reducing mental tiredness and anxiety, thus enabling improved sleep

 

Holistic Massage
Is a fusion of traditional styles of massage and energy work working within the philosophy of treating the mind body and spirit as one. It will help to reduce stress and detoxify the body.
History
Massage has been used in every culture throughout the ages, in some form, for as long as humankind has been around. The holistic approach to massage is a way of looking at the person as a whole so as to address any ailments that are presenting as being interlinked so that physical pain may be associated with mental stress or emotional upset as much as any physical pressure. The treatment will be applied to address release on any of these levels.
It is believed that tissues and cells in the body have memory of past events and can be held in certain focal points, allowing time and giving care and attention through touch, can facilitate movement of often very stuck patterns. Holistic massage will help to do this in a very natural way.

What happens during a treatment
The client will receive a full body massage with oils and can have an Aromatherapy blend if desired. They will be undressed down to underwear within their personal comfort zone and appropriately draped with towels at all times. We can often find that buried feelings or even memories can surface which can make a person tearful. Staying with these feelings will allow you to process and integrate these.
What to expect from a treatment
Holistic massage is a deeply relaxing experience which offers care and nurturing to the client. Karine will work sensitively and intuitively treating every client as an individual. She will tailor the treatment to your needs which can be a light sensitive touch or equally using deep tissue and stretches to achieve a deep relaxing muscular release.

What it will Support
Holistic Massage will help to reduce stress, detoxify the body and oxygenate the tissues resulting in possible beneficial effect in a wide variety of ailments including:-

Stress, Muscular Tension, Trauma, Grief, Bereavement, Pain, Headaches/Migraines, Back Pain, Asthma, ME/CFS/Fibromyalgia, IBS/Digestive issues Anxiety/Stress/Depression, Fluid Retention, Cellulite, Menopause/PMS/Menstrual pain/irregularity


Categories: Therapies