Benefits Of Massage Therapy
- Relaxes the whole body
- Loosens tight muscles
- Relieves tired, aching muscles
- Increases flexibility and range of motion
- Reduces chronic pain
- Calms the nervous system
- Lowers blood pressure
- Increases the flow of blood and lymph
- Improves skin tone
- Speeds recovery from injuries and illness
- Strengthens the immune system
- Reduces tension headaches
- Reduces mental stress
- Improves concentration
- Promotes better sleep
- Calms bad temper
- Induces mental relaxation
- Provides a feeling of well-being
- Reduces anxiety
Our Holistic therapy treatments include…
Swedish full body massage
We use various Swedish massage techniques which are designed to improve your circulation, soothe your muscles and make you feel more relaxed.
Swedish massage uses softer strokes on the bonier and more delicate parts of the body, and stronger strokes where there is thicker muscle coverage. This adjustment of pressure makes it an ideal massage for relaxation.
Deep Tissue Massage
Deep tissue massage therapy 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).
A study in the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine found that people’s blood pressure fell after a single 45 to 60 minute deep tissue massage. Additionally, a 2010 meta-analysis in the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry found that massage modalities like deep tissue reduce stress hormone levels and heart rate while boosting mood and relaxation by triggering the release of oxytocin and serotonin.
Back, Neck and Shoulder Massage
This targets the upper body and is loosely based around the technique used in Swedish massage. A Back, Neck and Shoulder massage is a shorter treatment than a Full Body massage.
Indian Head Massage
Indian head massage is an ancient therapeutic treatment that has been practiced in India for thousands of years. Part of the Hindu health care practice of Ayurveda, Indian head massage focuses on your head, neck and shoulders and was originally used to improve scalp and hair condition. It is a deep massage, using a variety of pressure and techniques, including circular massage strokes on your scalp, deep tissue work on your shoulders, and stretching the neck.
Benefits of Indian Head Massage
This form of massage focuses on the three higher “chakras” – mind, body and spirit and as such hits your energy epicentre.
It doesn’t seem sufficient to say that a good Indian head massage will relax you. It’s more than this. It can make you feel detached and serene, leave you sighing and wordless, but also alert and clear-headed, alleviating brain-fog and stress.
Even if you don’t experience this level of relaxation, this massage treatment offers all kinds of other benefits. It may relieve aches; pains and tension in your neck, back and shoulders improve the texture of your hair and encourage it to grow. An Indian head massage stimulates the flow of blood, lymph and oxygen in your upper body, and therefore may clear your sinuses, relieve stress and help you sleep better. And because it is said to help cure headaches (even migraine), eyestrain and anxiety, some say an Indian head massage can help you to concentrate better at work.