Aromatherapy massage is a holistic and nurturing treatment enhanced by the use of therapeutic essential oils. A blend of oils is selected at the beginning of the therapy to suit your individual needs. Encouraging both mood and physical well-being, these oils are classed as ‘pro-biotic’, (for life) and some, such as Lavender balance and calm and others like Orange and Grapefruit uplift and refresh. Many have subtle anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties and the blends can be uplifting, balancing or calming.
This can be an excellent way to combat the stresses of everyday living.
Reflexology is a specialised massage on the feet and occasionally the hands to promote deep relaxation and revitalised energy. It works on the principle that the whole body is reflected through our feet and tender areas on the feet can often indicate congestion. Palpation of the ‘reflex’ can gradually ease these blockages away, helping to restore a sense of balance and wellbeing.
It can be remarkable in helping to relieve a broad range of conditions both chronic and acute and can be particularly ideal for stress-related disorders. Clients have often voiced surprise at how relaxed they feel at the end of the session.
Results may begin after a single treatment but you are advised to experience a number of sessions to realise its’ full potential.
Emmet Technique is the application of light finger pressure on specific points of the body to promote a relaxation response and help relieve tension and muscular pain. It is thought that these tiny points are sensory receptors that trigger a positive change in the soft tissue via the brain which can result in an improved comfort in the body. Many people have expressed surprise at how instantaneous this can be. A lightening of mood can also be felt.
It is extremely versatile and can be used on its own or in combination with other bodywork and can be performed over a clothed body, seated, standing or lying down. Treatments generally last up to 30 minutes if doing Emmett alone.
Craniosacral Therapy is a gentle non-invasive therapy which involves the lightly placing of hands over a clothed body to detect and assist the release of restrictions within the fascial and craniosacral system. This can be intensely calming.
Imbalance in this system can lead to dysfunction and by light, sustained pressure, constrictions can be quietly released, encouraging the body’s inherent aptitude for self repair. It can help treat a broad range of conditions including headaches, chronic back and jaw issues, reduced mobility and emotional stress. There is no need to undress and you are usually asked to lie on your back on a couch.
Hot Stone Fusion Massage is a luxurious and highly therapeutic treatment using hot volcanic stones to massage the body helping to create a unique and magical experience. The combination of advanced bodywork techniques and the warmth of the stones can yield a powerful yet nurturing massage allowing for tension to ‘melt’ away. This is a surprisingly deep massage and has a particularly de-toxing effect. The beautiful smooth basalt stones are exceptional in retaining heat and have been ethically hand picked from all over the world.
Myofascial Release is a method of freeing restrictions in the deep connective tissue called fascia, helping to relieve pain, soften rigid or traumatised tissue and restore mobility in the fascial system. This tough membrane is likened to a 3 dimensional ‘body stocking’. It can be particularly affected by trauma, emotional and physical, causing it to become tight and dehydrated, leading to pain and discomfort.
Techniques include a slow sinking pressure. My hands follow this release, so ‘melting’ deeper into the tissue and allowing for hydration and change. Generally I incorporate this into my massage treatment.