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Hot Stone Massage

Hot Stone Massage

As the evenings start to be chilly and the longing for warmth starts to call, a hot stone massage is just the thing. As the name suggests, it is simply massage with hot stones, but what does this now ubiquitous treatment do?  What is it good for? Reduced tension in muscles Reduced muscle pain Improved range of movement A more intense massage Better circulation Reduced stress and tension Relief from pain associated with fibromyalgia, period pains or carpal tunnel.  What happens in a session? Once you have gone through the usual...
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Sports Massage

Sports Massage

Sports massage no longer resembles the post-match ‘rub-down’ that Bobby Moore was familiar with; these therapists are among the most highly trained in physiology with a wide range of approaches to help anyone from occasional gym members to professional athletes. In fact sports and remedial massage treats anything to do with soft tissue, i.e. your muscles, tendons, ligaments or connective tissue, so postural problems can also be treated as well. What is Sports Massage good for? Maintaining or increasing your range of motion and flexibility. Shortening the time...
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Rebozo Massage

Rebozo Massage

The Rebozo is a cotton shawl traditionally used in Mexico, but since it’s crossed the Atlantic, it is the hot new thing in massage. Are you familiar with the sensation of rocking in a hammock? Rebozo creates the same dreamy, drifting feeling but it is focused on particular areas of your body. There are two ways your therapist can use it: To release tension from back, hips neck and shoulders To wrap and hold to create a cocooned holding. What does Rebozo massage treat? It is a great treatment for any situation where safety is...
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Shiatsu Massage

Shiatsu Massage

Shiatsu is much more than just a massage. Tapping into centuries of Chinese medicine, this Japanese healing art treats everything from injuries to general symptoms of ill health. It is particularly good at treating stress related issues. What can Shiatsu Massage treat? Back and neck pain Whiplash Joint pain and stiffness Depression and low self-esteem Sports injuries Digestive problems Headaches Fatigue and burnout Menstrual problems Widely used in medical settings and charities, Shiatsu looks at all the layers of...
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Pregnancy Massage

Pregnancy Massage

If there is ever a time you need a massage it's when you are pregnant. The average pregnancy weight gain is 12.5kg  and this can create all sorts of aches and pains that massage treats brilliantly, but here many other highly beneficial effects too.  What can pregnancy massage treat? Relieving lower back pain Giving you space to integrate the changes your body is going through Reducing anxiety Providing a neutral space to explore how you feel about your pregnancy Helping get better quality sleep Managing swollen feet and...
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Myofascial Release Massage

Myofascial Release Massage

Even if you don’t recognize the name, you will probably have already experienced Myofascial Release; as well as being a stand-alone therapy, the techniques are widely used by massage therapists, osteopaths and physiotherapists to manage pain and improve posture. Also called MFR, it is suitable for all postural related problems and can be successful for: Joint pain Back pain After surgery IBS Problems with periods Pelvic pain and incontinence Knee...
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Metamorphic Technique Massage

Metamorphic Technique Massage

With metamorphic technique we leave the earthy world of physiological based massage behind. No snippets of research about cortisol or reduced anxiety today; we’re not in Kansas anymore. Instead we enter the wonderful world of transformational healing. You might decide to book a metamorphic session if you wanted to: Change the patterns in your relationships Respond to stress differently Move on in your life Release old habits and beliefs about the world that no longer serve you Feel more...
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Reflexology

Reflexology

For most people there is one part of their body which, when it’s massaged, will send them off into a state of deep relaxation. For some it’s the head or hands but for many people it’s their feet that do the trick. Like many complementary therapies, reflexology succeeds where medical services cannot: Reducing pain – such as painful periods, lower back pain, kidney stones. Pregnancy and birth –many women use reflexology to manage pregnancy symptoms and for birth. Cancer – helping to improve the emotional and physical...
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Holistic Massage

Holistic Massage

The term holistic has become so widely used, it means practically nothing these days. While it’s true that holistic is often shorthand for a bit of incense or whale music, a proper holistic massage can be an extraordinary treatment. Here’s why: A holistic therapist will have the sensitivity to meet your needs as a person, not just treat a problem S/he will have a wide range of massage skills Will listen without judgment Will be able to assess what kind of touch will suit you Explore the origins of stress related issues Will be...
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