Massage & Wellbeing Treatments
Whether you want to improve your strength, cardiovascular fitness, work on your core with some 1-2-1 Pilates, or are looking to learn new techniques such as kettlebell training or boxing with the pads, a personal trainer can help you achieve your goals.
Aromatherapy Massage & Lymphatic Massage
An aromatherapy massage includes all the benefits of a regular massage, (improved circulation, lymph drainage etc.) with the added benefit of a blend of essential oils tailored to your specific needs.
Before the treatment the I will go through a questionnaire with you to create a unique blend that’s most suitable for you on the day. The results of your consultation will affect which oils are chosen from the base oils. These oils can be tailored to suit your skin type and the essential oils.
The oils work in 2 ways, they enter the body through the layers of skin and enter the blood stream. This is where the chemicals react and have the desired effect on the body and also their aroma stimulates the limbic system through our olfactory senses. The Limbic system is part of the brain which deals with our emotions and can trigger long lost memories and feelings. Which is why certain smells can transport is back to childhood holidays or that perfume that your Gran used to wear. It’s one of the most powerful areas of the brain and how it functions is still being researched.
Each oil has a number of different uses and can be chosen to work in your blend for both it’s chemical properties and it’s fragrance.
£35 per 30 minute session
£50 per Hour
Pregnancy & Postnatal Massage
During both the pregnancy and postnatal period your body undergoes huge changes, and finding time to relax is essential to both mother and baby’s wellbeing.
Pregnancy can bring postural changes, and aches and pains such as backache, neck and shoulder pain, pelvic pain, swelling in legs and ankles, and carpal tunnel syndrome. Massage can help alleviate these symptoms.
Staying mobile and relaxed is a vital part of preparing for your birth experience, and massage along with appropriate exercise, can assist in this.
Massage plays a vital role in the postnatal period too- in many cultures a period of confinement is followed, which includes regular massage! But here new mums are often so busy they forget their body is still undergoing huge changes, and many of the pregnancy aches and postural changes linger on, as well the tiredness and emotional highs and lows that motherhood brings!
It’s easy to forget yourself with a new baby, and massage plays a crucial role in effective postnatal recovery,
As well as assisting in relaxation by reducing stress hormones, releasing tight and painful areas allows muscles to better re-align, meaning issues like abdominal separation (diastasis recti) can better heal.
While you enjoy your massage, your baby can be with you, but in order for you to get the most from your massage, it is better that there is someone that can look after your little one away from the treatment area.
Before we meet there is an in depth online health questionnaire, so that in the session we can spend as much time on the treatment as possible.
When we meet, we will discuss your needs in more depth, and I will do an assessment of your alignment. From this we can decide what kind of massage will be most beneficial.
Techniques I use include assisted stretches, soft tissue release, gentle stroking, deeper muscular work, and Instrument Assisted Massage (IAM).
I use the IAM tool to work on the soft tissue of the body during massage. It quickly releases fascia, which is a connective tissue that encompasses every muscle, ligament, tendon and organ in the body. Adhesions and tight spots can easily build up in this tissue, and IAM can help break these down. The goal is to stimulate the production of new collagen and less painful healing.
If you have had a c-section, if the scar is sufficiently healed then I can also do some scar massage.
£60 per Hour
This treatment is not just for the sports person, anyone can benefit including people with physically demanding jobs and those with occupational, emotional, and postural stress may produce many similar characteristics to sports injuries.
Sports massage tends to be deeper and more intense. It is based on various elements of Swedish massage and often incorporates a combination of other techniques involving stretching, compression, friction, toning and trigger point response techniques similar to acupressure and shiatsu. The skilled therapist brings together a blend of these techniques, knowledge and advice to work effectively with the client to bring about optimum performance and to provide injury free training and minimise post event trauma.
£40 per 30 minute session
£60 per Hour
People live busy and often stressful lives. It is important to recognise that energy needs to be restored and revitalised at times, as general well-being can be affected. Reflexology is a technique that acts on revitalising the body and reenergising the overall system. This in turn strengthens a person’s immune system, making them less susceptible to illness. It also improves mental energy and positive outlook, which improves relationships with others.
In summary, Reflexology facilitates healing in the body through the manipulation of specific areas in the feet. Our feet tend to be neglected, despite all that they go through day in and day out, and what is not commonly realised is that pain and discomfort in the feet is often transferred elsewhere in the body. Like a Reiki practitioner, a Reflexologist also acts as a channel for healing and life-force energy, to maintain homeostasis.
Reflexology is so much more than a foot massage! A full Reflexology treatment treats the entire body and all of its systems, via nerves and reflexes in the feet.
For optimum bodily equilibrium and homeostasis.
£35 per 30 minute session
£50 per Hour