Massage is the use of hands to manipulate the soft tissues of the body, particularly muscles. It has been practiced for thousands of years in many cultures and comes from various languages where it is translated as the removal of lumps from the body, rubbing the skin and tissues and touching. All of these form the basis of massage.
It is used for a multitude of reasons: stimulation, relaxation or rehabilitation.In today’s stressful environment, massage can also be used to combat stress and anxiety, ease depression and enhance vitality through the elimination of toxins.
Massage can benefit the whole body, both physiologically and psychologically but there are particular systems that are affected more than others: the skin, blood and lymph circulation, muscles and nerves.
It is known to:
- promote suppleness of the muscles and relieving pain and tension
- reduce stress and soothe the body and mind
- improve circulation and boost the immune system
- stimulate the body’s systems, i.e. it aids digestion, waste removal as well as promoting cell regeneration and skin renewal
- boost self esteem and body awareness
- improve posture
Whether you treat yourself to an occasional massage or book in regular treatments to improve your overall health and wellbeing, the benefits of massage therapy can be enjoyed universally.
What to expect on the day
Every treatment is preceded by a consultation on the day. This is to determine your overall health, if there are any barriers to treatment and to establish the best massage techniques for you. All information is confidential and the consultation is done in a private environment. A client’s modesty is paramount,
and towels are used to cover the whole body except for the area being treated. A full body massage will work on the back, legs and feet, abdomen, arms and hands, neck and shoulders, décolleté and face and scalp. Each client is unique and therefore each treatment is tailored to their wants and needs.