Holistic Massage draws techniques from many traditions, combining them with natural sensitivity of the therapist to meet the needs of each individual.
These days, stress related disorders are one of the most common reasons that people visit their GP. Recognising that stress and illness affect not only the physical body, but also our emotional, spiritual and mental wellbeing, Holistic Massage encourages the body's natural healing ability, balancing the whole body.
A massage session can help to reduce muscular and joint pain, reduce stress levels and aid relaxation. It can improve circulation, nervous function and joint mobility. Conditions such as back pain, arthritis and digestive problems can be eased with regular treatments. A regular treatment can also help to improve your joint mobility, aid relaxation and boost overall wellbeing.
Holistic Massage means treating the 'whole' of the individual -
Mind, Body & Spirit. The massage is tailored to the needs of
the individual, taking in to account their history, their emotional
state and any pain or injuries.
Rather than performing the same set sequence of massage techniques on every single client, holistic massage means assessing the clients needs and then tailoring the massage for their personal fulfillment.
Using techniques from Swedish and Deep Tissue Massage, Holistic massage is given using 100% Natural Organic Cold Pressed Oil applied directly on to the skin. The client wears their underwear (removal of bra is optional) and is mostly covered by warm towels; one part of the body is uncovered, massaged, and then covered up before moving on to another part of the body.
What is Swedish Massage?
Swedish massage is the most commonly offered and best known type of massage. It was developed by a Swedish physiologist, Henri Peter Ling in 1812. It uses a firm but gentle pressure to improve the circulation, ease muscle aches and tension, improve flexibility and create relaxation.
Swedish massage is the foundation for other types of Western massage, including sports, deep tissue and aromatherapy.
What is Deep Tissue Massage?
Deep Tissue Massage uses Swedish Massage techniques but with extra pressure, often using forearms, elbows and two hands or thumbs.
100% Natural Organic Cold Pressed Oils are used for the massage. Sweet Almond Oil is a favourite used for it's soothing and moisturising properties, though Sunflower oil is a good alternative for people with nut allergies.
The bed is a very comfortable massage table raised to around hip height from the ground. It is covered with a 100% cotton towling cover and then covered again with soft couch roll which, along with the towels are changed with each client.
How long your treatment is, is entirely up to you and can vary in length from half an hour to two hours.
Most treatments are an hour or an hour and a half for more in depth work.
Holistic Massage with Emily
The benefits of massage are well known. A massage can have a positive effect on a person’s wellbeing, relaxing both the mind and the muscles. By relaxing and stretching the muscles, massage can help to reduce any pain or tightness you may feel as well as releasing endorphins, calming the mind and lifting the spirit. It can also have a beneficial effect on joint mobility and promote the circulation and movement of blood and lymph fluid.
My holistic massage sessions aim to treat the individual as a whole. During my sessions I will choose a massage that is specifically tailored for you taking into account your physical and emotional state. I apply a range of massage techniques including soft tissue release, deep tissue and neuro-muscular techniques. Each massage is delivered with care and compassion working with your body to give you relief from any muscular pain and leaving you with a sense of deep relaxation. At your request, I am also able to combine your massage treatment with reflexology techniques.
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