Massage

Description

A holistic, beneficial and indulgent experience with – depending on the treatment – heated organic oils, essential oils and healing frequency music.

Benefits

Regular massage can improve concentration, reduce the chances of repetitive strain injury, lessen stress and stimulate and restore the body’s flow of energy.

Thai Massage
Combines pressure with assisted yoga postures.

Swedish Massage
Otherwise known as “classic massage” used to support the long-term health and rehabilitative care of individuals and athletes.  Firm but gentle pressure is used with long flowing movements for total relaxation.  Increased circulation and relief of muscle tension are results of this massage.

Hot Stone Massage
Hot stone massage is a speciality massage where the therapist uses smooth, heated stones, either as an extension of their own hands or by placing them on the body while they massage other parts of the body. The heat can be both deeply relaxing and help warm up tight muscles so the therapist can work more deeply, more quickly.

Deep Tissue Massage
Deep tissue massage focuses on realigning deeper layers of muscles and connective tissue. It is especially helpful for chronically tense and contracted areas such as stiff necks, low back tightness, and sore shoulders.  The movement is slower and the pressure is deeper and concentrated on areas of tension and pain. Some soreness may occur after the massage.

Pregnancy Massage
Pregnancy massage is specifically tailored to the expectant mother’s needs.  It is also called pre-natal massage.  The mother’s body must be properly positioned and supported during the massage, using pillows and padding. Proper positioning ensures comfort and safety for the mother and baby.

Acupressure Massage
Acupressure is an ancient Chinese technique based on the principles of acupuncture and involves the use of finger pressure (without the needles) on specific points along the body. Chinese cultures believe the points to be junctures of meridian pathways that carry energy called chi (the Japanese call it ki). Western scientists have also mapped out and proven the existence of these points using electrical devices.

Acupressure massage therapy stimulates and activates the body’s own energies to help fight illness and restore harmony. Some of the Acupressure points are significant as they relate to a specific part of the body while others are more general in their effect. Various ailments such as tension and stress, aches and pains, arthritis or menstrual cramps can be alleviated. It can also be used for general preventative health care.

Treatment is normally given in a similar fashion to traditional massage. Points are massaged using finger or thumb, and sometimes a blunt object, in a fairly rapid circular motion with a medium pressure for between 5 and 15 minutes at a time.

Benefits

Acupressure is safe and effective; it can be used on anyone and is applicable to every age group.

Acupressure can alleviate: Pain, headaches, migraines, insomnia, depression, toothache, dizziness, menstrual pain, digestive disorders including diarrhoea and constipation, nausea, morning sickness, motion sickness, stress and tiredness.