Holistic massage

 
 
 

What will be involved?

 

At the first consultation you will be asked detailed health questions which may cover your health, diet and lifestyle. From this information a picture is formed, allowing the massage to be tailored to suit you.

 

The massage will use organic oils, some which have been infused with suitable herbs.

 

Please note that some oil residue will be left on the skin after massage, so please wear suitable clothes.

 

What are the health benefits?

 

The benefits of holistic massage are both physical and emotional.

Physically massage helps relax tension in the muscles and stimulates the movement of lymph (which aids elimination of potential toxins from the body).

 

Modern research has shown that regular massage can increase alertness, reduce stress and anxiety, help relieve stiff and sore muscles, stimulate blood flow, encourage release of  feel-good endorphins, assist in the elimination of waste products, speed healing after injury, boost the immune system, and may help decrease blood pressure.

 

Are there contraindications to massage?

 

There are a number of conditions which are contraindicated for massage, such as  cardiovascular conditions including heart disease, thrombosis, phlebitis, and oedema. Massage is unsuitable for those with a contagious disease. People with conditions such as cancer may be treated only with consent from their GP. If you are in any doubt, or under medical supervision, check with your GP.

You are advised not to drink alcohol or take non-prescription drugs in the 24 hours before and after a massage.


What can I expect after my massage?


You are advised to increase your water intake immediately after, and for the 24 hours following, your massage. It is normal to experience soreness of the muscles worked during the massage, mild headache, dizziness, tiredness and increased urination, in the 24 hours following a massage. You are advised to avoid vigorous exercise and heavy lifting on the same day as your massage.



Prices


        30 minutes   £25.00

        60 minutes   £45.00

        90 minutes   £65.00


 

 

"When health is absent, wisdom cannot reveal itself, art cannot manifest, strength cannot fight, wealth becomes useless, and intelligence cannot be applied". 

Herophilos (Greek Physician)

Holistic Massage Treatment