relaxing treatments

Swedish Body Massage

Body massage originated in Sweden and is the original massage technique involving a sequence of movements working superficially and deeper into the tissue layers. Movements such as effleurage work over the skin with the palm of the hand producing relaxation, whereas movements like petrissage work deeply. As no two people are alike, the body massage sequence will be adapted to the client’s needs.

How does it work?

Massage therapy is often referred to as bodywork which refers to the application of various techniques to the muscular structure and soft tissues of the body that include applying fixed or movable pressure, holding, vibration, rocking, friction, kneading and compression using primarily the hands, although massage therapists do use other areas of the body, such as the forearms, elbows or feet. All of the techniques are used for the benefit of the musculoskeletal, circulatory-lymphatic, nervous, and other systems of the body. In fact, massage therapy positively influences the overall health and well-being of the client:

Available in:
Full body
Back, neck and shoulder
Hands and Feet
Leg

Benefits

  • Relaxes the whole body
  • loosens tight muscles
  • Relieves tired and aching muscles
  • Increases flexibility and range of motion
  • Diminishes chronic pain
  • Calms the nervous system

Indian Head Massage

Indian head massage is based on the ayurvedic system of healing which has been practiced in India for over a thousand years. It provides Indian families with relaxation and healing on a daily basis as well as playing a part in rituals such as weddings and births, not to mention everyday events like a trip to the barber.
Clients state that the experience is deeply calming and relaxing, leaving them feeling energized and revitalized and better able to concentrate.

How does it work?

The aim of Indian head massage is to release the stress that has accumulated in the tissues, muscles and joints of the head, face, neck and shoulders.

Benefits

  • Relieving stress
  • Relieving tension
  • Relieving fatigue
  • Relieving insomnia
  • Relieving headaches
  • Relieving migraine
  • Relieving sinusitis.
  • Increased joint mobility and flexibility in the neck and shoulders
  • Improves blood circulation and lymphatic flow
  • Frees knots of muscular tension
  • Relaxes connective tissue and aids in the elimination of accumulated toxins and waste products

Hot Stones

Stone massage therapy has been used in many different cultures for many years. Healers used rocks from the river beds and warmed them either in hot coals or hot water. Placing the hot stones on cloth and arranging them along the energy centres of the body would help to relax the muscles and reduce pain or discomfort, boosting a healing process.

How does it work?

During a treatment the client lies on a couch or a series of flat hot and cool stones Hot The placing of the stones can be followed by a massage which can be deeper and more intense as heat penetrates the body and relaxes the muscles. In certain cases cold stones can also be used to help muscular injury and inflammation. Warm stones expand the blood vessels, helping to move blood faster round the body, sedating the nervous system. The application of cold stones stimulates the nervous system by causing the blood vessels to contract and increasing the lymph flow of waste materials around the body.

Benefits

  • Relief from muscular aches, pains and strains
  • Relief from rheumatic and arthritic conditions
  • Relief from Multiple Sclerosis
  • Relief from Fibromyalgia
  • Relief from Back pain
  • Fights insomnia
  • Improve circulation
  • Reduce stress, anxiety, tension and depression

 

Hydrotherm Massage

Imagine you are floating on a bed of warm water. You are about to experience a complete body massage – but you aren’t going to turn over even once! Lying on two warm water cushions, kept at a pleasurable 37 degrees, you remain face up throughout the entire treatment. Your whole body is supported in perfect spinal alignment. The usual disruption of turning over halfway through your treatment is avoided. The sensation of floating and the feeling of warmth envelopes you… Whatever type of treatment you are about to experience – a full body or back massage, a beauty treatment or facial, a remedial or physiotherapy treatment – you will be more comfortable and relaxed than with any conventional type of treatment.

How does it work?

The relaxing warmth of the Hydrotherm System promotes an immediate sensation of well being, enhancing the therapeutic effect of the massage. The gentle heat of the water helps to soothe painful areas allowing the Therapist to work more deeply with less discomfort for the client. Through water displacement rather than through physically lifting the client, Hydrotherm permits the therapist to work using the client’s body weight as the source of pressure, facilitating a deeper, more holistic massage technique. What are the benefits?

Benefits

  • Relieve stress
  • Aid relaxation
  • Ease joint and muscle stiffness
  • Relieve the aches and pains of pregnancy
  • Offers the ideal solution to the stress of modern living

Reiki

Reiki originated in Japan at the turn of the century and the word means ‘universal life energy’. Reiki is based on the premise that illness is caused by a disruption in the body’s energy field or life force. By using specially designed symbols and channeling energy, it is believed that the body can be filled with positive energy causing the disease-making negative energy to disappear.

How does it work?

Reiki heals by charging negatively affected parts of the energy field with positive energy. Energy fields in the body each have different vibratory levels and Reiki practitioners use their hands to affect and hopefully rebalance these vibrations in the negatively affected part of the body.

Benefits

  • Relieve the symptoms of anxiety
  • Relieve the symptoms of back pain
  • Relieve the symptoms of arthritis
  • Promotes a sense of relaxation and well being


Seichem

Seichem is reputedly one of the healing arts practiced in Ancient Egypt. Reiki is a part of Seichem and represents the Earth element. The other elements of Air – Angeliclight, Water- Sophi-el and Fire – Sakara are all part of the Seichem energy and work to heal at different levels for the healee.

How does it work?

During a treatment the elemental healing rays are generally experienced by both healer and client. For example Reiki is felt as hot or cold, Sakara is felt as mild tingling, Soph-iel is gentle and is often felt as a pulsating coolness and Angelic light is experienced as a cool breeze.
The healing energy is channelled through the healers hands into parts of the clients body, helping to gently release any blockages and restore the body’s natural balance. Blocks on physical, emotional, mental or spiritual levels can and do clear as a result of a treatment.

Benefits

  • Relaxation
  • Boosts the immune system
  • Improvement in sleep
  • Pain relief
  • Improvement in joint mobility
  • Reduces the effects of trauma
  • Self and spiritual development