Why Get a Massage?
Imagine a long day sitting at a desk. Your back is killing you, your shoulders are stiff and your head is throbbing. General tiredness, repetitive movements, muscle strain, or staying at your desk for too long could cause any or maybe all of these symptoms. Its your body's way of saying "I need a massage"!
- Reduce lower back pain and other bodily aches
- Take the tension out of aching shoulders
- Increase range of motion in joints
- Decrease illness-related fatigue
- Decrease depression
- Alleviate sleep disorders
- and many more emotional and physical problems
What is holistic massage?
In brief "holistic" means treating the body as a whole. Ideal for self care. On our initial appointment, I will run through a questionnaire with you which asks details of your medical history, your lifestyle, stress levels etc. I can then formulate a treatment plan and all you have to do is relax and enjoy the massage. Appointments generally last between 60 and 90 minutes - as I treat everyone as an individual I have no set routine. This also gives us time for a chat!
A remedial massage means a different thing to every person. I describe it as a massage to help correct a chronic injury - for example frozen shoulder, torticollis (wry neck), repetitive strain injuries, housemaid's knee (a common complaint for builders!). A remedial massage can also refer to a deeper tissue massage than a "beauty" massage. Even better for ridding the body of toxins and promoting a healthier body and lifestyle and in fact for helping the body rid itself of cellulite. Remember I treat each client as an individual so each session is catered to your needs....I have no set routine! I will let you know what I intend to do before I start the massage, and throughout the treatment I will check if you are comfortable etc. You will be required to remove clothing - this is inevitable, but your modesty will be preserved at all times.