What is massage therapy?
Massage for physical, emotional and physiological support and release from short and long term conditions, tailored to your individual needs.
Massage affects the physical body
Smoothing and kneading muscle helps tight muscles relax and inactive muscles activate. Stimulating the flow of blood and lymph brings oxygen and nutrients to cells and takes away toxins.
Massage can be used to affect skeletal muscle including those used for breathing, the digestive tract, the skin, and more.
It stimulates the autonomic and parasympathetic nervous system helping you to relax, and to restore a healthy a balance of natural functions such as digestion, breathing, and immune system response.
Massage helps develop body awareness and reset old habits
Massage therapy encourages client input, awareness, and communication with the practitioner. In doing so the client builds on their own understanding of their physical and emotional body. With the help of the confidential, practical, and emotional support included in the sessions, the client is assisted in making any appropriate postural and lifestyle changes.
Who is it for?
There are many different reasons people seek massage - releasing muscle tension, easing joint pain, improving mood or posture, addressing long term health issues such as digestive disorders, headaches, and nerve function.
A one off massage can be a wonderful treat; regular treatments bring long lasting benefits.
Whatever your reason, get in touch. Between us we will work out what you need, what will work for you, and what feels right for you.
Are you a builder? A gardener? A musician?
Massage can help relieve tension from hardworking muscles.
Are you anxious? Tired? Stressed? Massage can help restore calm and relaxation short and long term.
Are you injured?
Massage can help reduce inflammation, stimulate recovery, and relieve compensating muscles.
Are you caring for others?
Massage is an excellent way to care for yourself.
Are you on a personal journey of exploration?
Massage helps to provide you with information about your physical and emotional body.
How does a treatment happen?
Each session begins with a consultation to discover what you want from the massage on that day. The consultation includes a medical history, to ensure that the massage and the techniques used are safe for you. We then agree on a treatment plan, including areas to massage and techniques to use.
Massage can take place fully or partially clothed, as is comfortable for you and suitable to our agreed treatment plan. I will be out of the room whilst you get ready. Draping will be used effectively and discreetly; only the area being massaged will be un-draped at any one time.
Communication and feedback is encouraged, but not required, throughout the massage to ensure that the client remains comfortable, the massage is effective for the agreed treatment, and maximum benefit is achieved.
The session ends with an opportunity to review the treatment, and some options for ongoing self-care.
First time client treatment: £20 one hour
Ongoing treatments: £45, one hour
I am keen to offer first time clients an opportunity to experience massage with an added sense of comfort, exploration and curiosity. I therefore offer first time clients the full one hour session for just £20.
I highly recommend a one hour treatment, including initial consultation and a brief check in at the end with suggestions for ongoing self care. It is amazing how fast a one hour treatment feels.
Shorter treatments are possible. Longer treatments are not possible at this time in line with government guidelines.