What is Massage?
Massage is a hands on Manual Therapy. Practitioners/therapists work on a massage table and depending on the practitioner/therapists they will use oils, balms or waxes etc to massage muscle, tendons and ligaments of the client. The practitioner/therapists will use techniques tailored to the individual client.
How Does Massage Work?
Different forms of massage work differently. Massage can increase circulation, tonifiy organs and decrease blood pressure. Blood can also be brought to a particular area to help heal and relax the muscle. Different techniques can use the meridians, acupoints and ayurvedic points to help release blockages, tension and/stress in different areas of the body.
Different types of Massage:
There are various forms of massage. Examples are: relaxing, essential oils, aromatherapy, therapeutic, pregnancy, integrative, Swedish, Thai and Tibetan right through to sports and deep tissue. There are too many to name. Please contact our practitioners/therapists who will guide you through the various forms of massage and techniques.
What does a session/treatment involve?
You can choose a session ranging from 30, 45, 60, 90 minutes up to 2 hours. It can involve clothes on or some clothes removed to your under garments.
What Massage is right for me?
The massage depends on your condition and/or what you want to achieve. Please contact our practitioners/therapists who will ask questions and advise the most suitable massage for you.
How often do I need to have a Massage?
Ideally a massage is part of your health and wellbeing programme – like going to the gym, pilates, yoga, walking, running, swimming or cycling etc. Sessions are typically 30, 45, 60 or 90 minutes. For specific conditions or health issues, regular massage is advised as it focuses on several levels of your being. Apart from the therapeutic benefits for the body as briefly explained in Question 2, added benefits may include a profound deep state of relaxation that allows the mind body and soul to reconnect leaving the client calm and/or energized.
What happens after a treatment?
Your practitioner/therapists will advise you to drink plenty of water, take time out to be quiet and allow intergration of the massage. The practitioner/therapists may give ‘homework’ which may be in a form of exercises, postures, oils to use etc.