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Treatments

Relaxation Massage

This massage is designed to help you get to a calmer and more peaceful state of being. Calm, slow and gliding massage strokes will stimulate the release of serotonin and endorphins (which are feel good, anti-stress hormones) that contribute to optimum mental functioning and for decreasing anxiety and depression. This massage will also help relieve your muscles of fatigue, soreness and stiffness and improve your flexibility. To find out more about what to expect before, during and after a massage treatment as well as scientific research around the benefits of massage please visit this page. More information can be found in the FAQ's page.​ Book Now.

 

Relax+ Aromatherapy Massage 

This is a deeply relaxing type of massage that will stimulate your sense of smell and - most likely - your memories! The strokes are adapted from traditional Swedish massage to promote and facilitate the absorption of the essential oils into the skin. I will formulate a massage blend just for you and select essential oils with sedative properties that facilitate and encourage relaxation. Want to know how essential oils are thought to work? Please visit this page. To find out more about what to expect before, during and after a massage treatment as well as scientific research around the benefits of massage please visit this page. More information can be found in the FAQ's page.​ Book Now.

Oncology Relaxation Massage

Have you experienced a diagnosis of cancer and been turned away by massage therapists? If so and you think you might want to enjoy a relaxing massage, I can help you. Massage can make a huge difference when you're going through such a difficult journey and it can help restore a better relationship with your body. I am trained by Cancer Support Scotland to adjust your treatments in line with your medical history and clinical care plan. This includes alleviating pain and discomfort of surgical scar tissue or other treatment side effects – as well as providing relief from the emotional and physical symptoms of stress, anxiety and loneliness. Individuals who have had massages during cancer treatments have reported a range of positive outcomes such as improved sleep, better quality of life, improvement in mental capacity and alertness, ease of movement and relaxation (Cancer Council NSW, 2014). More information about massage and cancer can be found on Cancer Support Scotland's website. More information can be found in the FAQ's page.​ Book Now.

Deep Tissue Massag

Deep tissue is a type of massage therapy that targets the deeper tissues in the body. Whilst some of the strokes are the same as in classic (Swedish) massage, the pace tends to be slower and pressure is applied more strongly, concentrated on problem areas. You might have a stiff neck and upper back, lower back pain, tight legs or sore shoulders or perhaps you’re just sore after exercising. Deep tissue massage works to realign the different layers of tissue, treating the tendons, ligaments and fascia as well as the muscles to release tension and provide pain relief. To find out more about what to expect before, during and after a massage treatment as well as scientific research around the benefits of massage please visit this page. More information can be found in the FAQ's page. Book Now.

Grounding Floor Massage

Inspired by the traditional Kalari Marma Massage from Kerala, this extremely grounding and connecting treatment is performed on the floor on a comfortable supportive mat. During this treatment, your body will be massaged and you will be placed in several different positions throughout the 90 minutes. It is a slow, deep and invigorating massage where there's an opportunity to slow and synchronize breath. Grounded floor massage feels very different from treatments performed on a massage table because it is done on the floor and the therapist is able to use their body weight to create more pressure, connection and grounding. Please note you will have to be mobile enough to get on and off the floor without help or support. It is preferable if you are naked for this treatment to enable continuous gliding strokes without interruption from clothing. However, the treatment can be adapted if you prefer to wear a bra or underwear. As with all other massages on offer, this is not a sexual or erotic massage and sexual harassment will not be tolerated. More information can be found in the FAQ's pageBook Now.

Sports Massage

This type of massage helps to prevent injury, supports the rehabilitation process following an injury and as a warm up/cool down for a sports event. Whether you're running a marathon, jogging, doing pilates or 'just' going for a long walk, a sports massage could make a world of difference to your fitness capabilities, performance potential and flexibility of joints and muscles. Sports massages are often done pre-event, post-event and as maintenance. Please note massage should be avoided in sites of injury for at least 48 hours from when the injury happened. To find out more about what to expect before, during and after a massage treatment as well as scientific research around the benefits of massage please visit this page. More information can be found in the FAQ's page.​ Book Now.

Active Listening Massage

You will experience and receive the full benefits of a relaxing massage, along with the benefit of being able to confidentially express how you are feeling and to talk about what is on your mind, free from judgement or expectations. The 60 minute session will allow you to talk at your own pace while I ask open questions that will you support you in expressing your feelings and thoughts. This type of massage combines my skills as a touch therapist with over 10 years of experience working in therapeutic talking services including for Rethink Mental Illness, Samaritans and Cruse Bereavement Care. More information can be found in the FAQ's page. Book Now.

Heal+ Lymphatic Drainage

Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD) is a noninvasive and very gentle type of massage treatment which can reduce chronic or acute swelling (edema) after surgery (e.g. cosmetic surgery such as liposuction or cancer surgery). If you’re suffering with edema regardless of having had surgery then you will also enjoy this treatment. Research shows that MLD accelerates your healing process, decreases recovery time and combats infection by improving your circulation, increasing your metabolic rate and improving immunity. MLD treatment is designed to optimise the lymphatic system by clearing lymphatic pathways and collection ducts, which is critical to allow transportation of fluid. It would also be worth considering MLD treatment pre-operation as it will boost your lymphatic system and positively influence healing, which can reduce the amount of post-surgical treatments required. To find out more about what to expect before, during and after a massage treatment as well as scientific research around the benefits of massage please visit this page. More information can be found in the FAQ's page. Book Now.

Reiki

Reiki is a non-invasive therapy which can be performed with hands on your skin or hands-off for those who prefer to not have physical contact with the therapist. Reiki utilises Reiki energy which translates crudely from the Japanese as 'universal and vital energy'. Its purpose is to treat, balance and restore the harmony of all aspects of the individual - body, mind and spirit. As such, it is not a cure in the Western understanding of the word. The Reiki therapist works as a channel of this energy and transmits it to another person, animal or plant via their hands, which may feel warm to the person receiving Reiki. When performed on another person this is usually done by placing hands on several points in the person's body. The therapy is performed with the client fully clothed and the fact that it doesn't require a hands on approach makes it a great form of touch therapy for those who prefer to receive touch fully clothed or those with PTSD who msay prefer not to be touched. Treatments may last anywhere from 30-70 minutes as it is generally accepted that intuition on the day should be what dictates when the treatment ends. More information can be found in the FAQ's pageBook Now.

Shiroabhyanga & Mukhabhyanga - Ayurvedic Head & Face Massage 

According to traditional Indian Medicine (Ayurveda), the head is the most important part of the body because all the sense organs are located in it. Head massage (Shiroabhyanga) provides nourishment to all  of the sense organs and promotes their natural functioning. A variety of Ayurvedic oils are used for this type of massage, chosen according to Ayurvedic principles that focus on keeping you in balance - body, mind and spirit. Some of the benefits of Shiroabhyanga include relaxation, reduction in frequency of headaches, encouraging hair growth and preventing hair fall, improving sleep, blood and lymph circulation. Mukhabhyanga (face massage) consists of applying herbal oil or paste on the face followed by a massage. Some products that may be used include saffron and turmeric creams or Ksheerabala 101 oil. Book Now.

Other Ayurvedic Massage Treatments

The Samadhi Massage

Add-ons

 

Essential Oils add-on: + £3

Essential oils harness a plant’s therapeutic properties with a view to help improve physical or psychological aspects of your health. For example, if you are having a deep tissue massage treatment for muscle pain, I can create a blend with sedative and muscle relaxing properties. Essential oils may help with several conditions such as anxiety and stress, insomnia, inflammation, digestive issues, hypertension, hypotension, arthritis, rheumatism and others. They can also be used to invigorate you, for example, by using energising oils such as lemon, grapefruit or sweet orange.

*This add on does not apply to the Relax+ Aromatherapy massage as that treatment already includes the use of essential oils. **Essential oils cannot be added to the Heal+ manual lymphatic drainage treatment or Ayurvedic massage treatments. Book Now.

Aromatherapy Compress add-on: + £5

An aromatherapy compress is an effective way to treat muscular aches and pains, sprains and strains, headaches, bruises and reduce inflammation, especially when done simultaneously with a massage treatment. I will add a few drops of essential oils to a bowl of water and soak a cloth cloth in the solution. Depending on your symptoms, the compress may be hot or cold, or or I might alternate between the two. A hot compress can treat chronic pain such as backache, and a cold compress can help relieve acute injuries such as sprains. Because of the attention compresses require, I recommend that you add them to treatments lasting 90 minutes or more. 

*This add-on does not apply to Ayurvedic massage treatments or the Grounding Floor Massage. Book Now.

Shiroabhyanga & Mukhabhyanga - Ayurvedic Head & Face Massage add-on: free*

According to traditional Indian Medicine (Ayurveda), the head is the most important part of the body because all the sense organs are located in it. Head massage (Shiroabhyanga) provides nourishment to all of the sense organs and promotes their natural functioning. A variety of Ayurvedic oils are used for this type of massage, chosen according to Ayurvedic principles that focus on keeping you in balance - body, mind and spirit. Some of the benefits of Shiroabhyanga include relaxation, reduction in frequency of headaches, encouraging hair growth and preventing hair fall, improving sleep, blood and lymph circulation. Mukhabhyanga (face massage) consists of applying herbal oil or paste on the face followed by a massage. Some products that may be used include rose water, saffron and turmeric creams or Ksheerabala 101  oil. 

*When you book a massage treatment, please choose this option under 'add-ons' on checkout if you'd like a part of your session to be focussed on head, face or both. This add-on is complimentary and will be incorporated into the length of your booked session. *This add-on does not apply to the Grounding Floor Massage. Book Now.

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Home treatments

Mobile massage appointments at your own home or hotel can be requested via email or WhatsApp (+44 7497 142 632). Please note that I only do call outs for massage treatments of 60 minutes or longer (up to 2 hours). 

 

Appointments at North Junction can be made via the booking section of the website. Please note there is a £15 surcharge for callouts within a 5 mile radius of EH6 6HD. Callouts over 5 miles cost £25.

Please note Ayurvedic treatments are only provided at my North Junction Street clinic.

 

Things to think about when having a massage treatment at home:

-Make sure you have enough space for the massage couch

-Prepare your favourite music

-Set the room temperature to your liking

- Adjust the light / set the mood to your preference

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