“Amazingly knowledgeable and talented massage therapist and beautiful,warm-hearted woman” (LS)
Treatments may help with things like:
- The creakiness of general wear and tear
- Migraines and headaches
- Muscular discomfort and feelings of tightness in the body
- Different range of movement than is your norm
- Flare ups of longer term issues, maybe from old injury or surgery
- Pregnancy related changes to the body
- Feelings of unease, poor sleep and emotional overload
Deep Tissue massage
Boy our bodies can hurt sometimes can’t they?! You might not even have done anything specific to it. But along it comes anyway …..
Back ache, shoulder pain, tension, aches and pains. Stuff from an old injury or something else that your body has endured. Or just the general wear and tear of life.
Whatever the reason, you are in discomfort. And that discomfort takes its toll.
It is sometimes thought that this type of treatment will hurt but it does not need to. The depth of pressure can be changed and I always work within the levels that are appropriate for you. That deep work can produce great results in alleviating tension and improving range of motion, focusing on specific areas that require more detailed attention.
Trigger point therapy, stretching techniques, deep tissue massage, sports massage techniques and myofascial release may be used.
It’s amazing how life gets inside your body and your mind isn’t it.
It can creep up. You tick along thinking things are pretty fine. That’s life after all! It’s busy, everyone is in the same boat, you just have to keep going. But actually, in the background, you’re filling up. Until one day you realise that everything is abit much right now.
Or something comes along and totally knocks the wind out of your sails. Unexpected. Rug removing. And your foundations seem less firm than they once did.
You might be feeling the physical manifestation of this in the form of ‘tight’ muscles, aches and pains, niggly stuff that is your body raising its hand for a little help. Or the stuff that comes from your system having gone into firing a little more than it should be; a racing heart, a head that won’t switch off, knackered and out of sorts.
A relaxation massage is such a powerful way of supporting your body at those times. It soothes and calms, helping your nervous system to come down a notch. Encouraging that tight tissue to let you go just a little. Leaving you with a sense of peace and well-being.
Hot stone massage
Oh those hot stones!
Essentially they are a wonderful addition to whatever type of treatment your body needs. The stones are incorporated into your massage.
I use a combination of strokes, alternating between stones and hands, broadly warming the body up before working more deeply into specific areas. Stones may be left on an area before focused work is carried out as the warmth softens the tissue which allows for a greater depth of treatment.
Those structural and emotional changes you undergo when pregnant are incredible.
The physical changes that give rise to all manner of discomfort can be quite something can’t they; swollen areas, back discomfort, neck and chest aches. To suggest but a few!
And the ensuing spectrum of varied feelings, both generally and from those fluctuating hormones.
Pregnancy massage is so lovely. Easing out tight muscles. Helping your body to adjust to changes in posture. Soothing your nervous system with the power of touch. Creating a space for calm and peace (should that be what you need) to support general well-being.
I love nothing more than to talk about massage and our wonderful, complicated bodies. If you have any questions or need abit more information, do contact me. We can have a chat and then you can take it from there.