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Massage

Swedish massage

It is recognised as the first method of modern massage in the Western world and remains one of the most popular tecniques.  Movements are generally applied in the direction of the heart and the main purpose is to increase the oxygen flow in the blood and release toxins from the muscles. By increasing blood flow the muscles are warmed and relaxed. A very relaxing and soothing massage not so deep but comforting.

Oriental massage

A traditional slower form of massage from the far- east using hot oil. This massage is smooth and slow very calming for the nervous system and pleasurable. Using classical ancient tecniques dating back hundreds of years benefits mind and body, with no shaking or vigourous movements expect your body to tingle, mind to drift and awaken brand new and fresh with your stresses a thing of the past.

Sports massage

If you’re a fitness fanatic but a niggling sports injury means you’ve lost your get up and go, a sports massage could help you get your mojo back. By improving muscle flexibility and blood circulation, sports massages not only help reduce swellings and repair damage once an injury has been sustained, but also help prevent mishaps from occurring in the first place. This massage is geared toward anyone who wants to feel lighter and relesed physically, or those who enjoy a deeper or vigorous type of massage.

Deep tissue

This massage is similar to sports but not so vigorous ,still deep and very relaxing. It uses similar tecniques to swedish but penetrates deeper into the muscles. Deep stokes and elbows are not uncommon,but with a smooth relaxing tempo. Can also break down knots and adhesions but still enjoyable. Our therapists can go as deep as you wish.

Thai massage

This massage works holistically. It combines scientific knowledge of anatomy of physiology with the disciplines of traditional Thai medicine. It employs combinations of rhythmic acupressure, body rocking and deep assisted stretches to relieve muscular tension and enables more blood to be carried throughout the body. A number of gentle and strong techniques are carried out  using the feet, knees, elbows, palms, forearms and thumbs to acheive greater movement and postural improvement. With one feeling softer and more energized. 

 

Reflexology

This is an another ancient system combining the relaxing and mobilizing tecniques on the feet and ankles, coupled with pressure points and zone therapy. It not only relaxing but heathly and rejuvenating for the whole body. It stimulates the nerves and energy meridians or pathways that connect to the whole body internally and externally effecting the elimination of toxins and waste while gently helping maintain the release of hormones and is relaxing for the mind also.

Aromatherapy

This massage exploits the ability of the body to absorb therapeutic natural oils extracted from plants.Known for thousands of years these essential oils are extremely benefitial and can help with a wide range of complaints as well as states of mind. Different combination of oils that helps relax or stimulate you, according to your needs. These oils can also be used in conjuction with other tecniques.

 

Tuina

This is classical acupressure massage from China used by doctors and practitioners alike. Pressing into pressure points and tight muscles to improve blood circulation and the flow of Chi (vital energy). Also movement along the bodys meridian or energy channels to improve health/vitality and balance to the body. Expect deep pressing and somethimes long targeted flowing movements using fingers, thumbs and forearms leaving you feeling fresher and enegized.

Four hands                                                                                 You can ask for two therapists with any massage. Just inquire at our centre.