Swedish massage aims to relax the entire body by warming the muscles with long gliding strokes in the direction of blood returning to the heart. It is exceptionally beneficial for increasing the level of oxygen in the blood, decreasing muscle toxins, improving circulation and flexibility while easing tension. Don't be surprised if you nod off during this massage!
Sports and remedial massage manipulates soft tissue to help correct problems and imbalances caused by repetitive and strenuous physical activity and trauma. The application of sports massage prior to and after exercise may enhance performance, aid recovery and prevent injury.
Let go of tension in your back, neck and shoulders. This specially tailored massage focuses on these areas where we traditionally carry stress, as well as giving some well-deserved attention to your arms and hands.
Caring for your legs and feet, this massage soothes away the aches and pains from these hard working limbs. Maybe you're a runner looking to keep the hip and leg muscles supple, or in a sedentary job and in need of some tlc on sore joints, this massage will boost circulation and make you feel like you're walking on air.
A firmer work-out for knotted muscles. Deep tissue massage is similar to Swedish massage, but the deeper pressure is beneficial in releasing chronic muscle tension. The focus is on the deepest layers of muscle tissue, tendons and fascia (the protective layer surrounding muscles, bones and joints).
The art of holistic foot massage has been practised for hundreds of years in ancient Chinese and Egyptian cultures. Gentle pressure is applied to the feet, massaging particular areas, which have been found to correlate to and reflect other areas of the body. Reflexology helps to rebalance the entire body system, promoting relaxation and wellbeing.
Indian head massage is an ancient therapeutic treatment. Part of the Hindu health care practice of Ayurveda, Indian head massage focuses on your head, neck and shoulders. It is a deep massage, using a variety of pressure and techniques, including circular massage strokes on your scalp, deep tissue work on your neck and shoulders, and tension-easing acupressure to the face.
“Reiki” (ray-key) is Japanese for 'universal life energy', and is also a word used to describe a system of natural healing. The recipient remains clothed and covered by a blanket and the practitioner gently places their hands in a series of non-intrusive positions on or near the body.
"As running water smoothes the jagged edges of a rock until it is small enough to roll away, Reiki flows to the areas of need, soothing and supporting the body's natural ability to heal itself."
De-stress and re-energise with seated acupressure massage. Sometimes called "on-site massage", it is based on traditional Japanese acupressure techniques and is similar to acupuncture without the needles! Clients sit fully clothed in an ergonomically designed chair that allows the therapist to massage certain points in the head, neck, shoulders, spine and lower back. It is excellent for relieving stress and tension and encouraging knotted, tight muscles to loosen up.