Massages

How to choose the right massage for you and if I am not qualified in it, let me find you the right therapist

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Aromatherapy Massage

  • Where scented plant oils called essential oils are added to massage oils

  • Is particularly suited to stress-related conditions or conditions with an emotional component

  • Essential oils selected (by a qualified Aromatherapist only) added to your massage oil to address specific needs

  • Pre-blended oils selected by yourself and/or your therapist (for non-qualified Aromatherapists)   

Cellulite Massage

  • A non-surgical and non-invasive vibratory massage treatment

  • A deep stimulating mechanical massage

  • Breaks down fatty deposits and cellulite

  • Smooths the skins texture

  • Increases lymph flow

Cupping Massage

  • Is an ancient form of alternative medicine where a trained cupping therapist puts special cups on your skin for a few minutes to create suction.

  • Assists and helps with pain, inflammationblood flow, relaxation and well-being, and as a type of deep-tissue massage.

 

Deep Tissue Massage

  • Like 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).

  • Your therapist uses slower strokes or friction techniques across the grain of the muscle.

  • Is used for chronically tight or painful muscles, repetitive strain, postural problems, or recovery from injury.

  • People often feel sore for one to two days after deep tissue massage.

  • If you have an acute or chronic muscular problem, please speak to your Medical Practitioner, Chiropractor, Osteopath or Sports Practitioner prior to booking in for a Deep Tissue Massage, where the cause of your symptoms could be explained and alternative routes suggested.

   

G5 Vibratory Massage

  • A powerful deep massage of percussion.

  • A perfect choice of massage for those short on time.

  • Can be used for cellulite treatment or slimming programmes

  • Assist in lymphatic drainage

  • Stimulates sluggish circulation

Gua Sha Facial

  • Reduces dark circles, eye bags, puffiness

  • Reduces fine lines and wrinkles

  • Improves uneven tone

  • Smooths and radiates the skin

  • Lifts and firms the skin

  • Reduces double chin and refines the shape of the face

 

Hand & Arm Massage

  • Enhances your circulation

  • Improves your wrist and hand mobility and range of movement

  • Reduces any trigger points causing aches and pains

  • Improves the skin texture

  • Keeps the skin looking young

 

Hot Stone Massage

  • Heated, smooth stones are placed on certain points on the body to warm and loosen tight muscles and balance energy centres in the body

  • Your therapist may also hold stones and apply gentle pressure with them. The warmth is comforting

  • Hot stone massages are good for people who have muscle tension but prefer a lighter massage

 

Head. Neck & Upper Back Massage

  • Increases blood flow

  • Soothes pain

  • Reduces inflammation

  • Improves your range of movement

  • Helps with headaches and migraines

  • Assists in reducing your mood, stress and anxiety levels

  • Strengthens the immune system

 

Indian Head Massage

  • Balances the body

  • Relieves pressure and sooths away tension, stress and strains

  • Improves scalp conditions like Alopecia and Dandruff

  • Helps to clear sinuses and airways. 

  • Promote hairs growth, slow down hair loss and leaves the hair in shiny vibrant condition.

 

Leg & Foot Massage

  • A Reflexology foot massage is not the same as an actual Reflexology therapy treatment.

  • A Reflexology foot massage involves applying pressure to certain points on the foot to help restore Homeostasis.  

  • It is very relaxing, especially for people who stand on their feet all day or just have tired, achy feet.

 

Pregnancy Massage (not available atThe Body Clinic)

  • Also, referred to as a prenatal massage, which is becoming increasingly popular with expectant mothers.

  • Massage therapists who are certified in pregnancy massage know the proper way to position and support the woman's body during the massage, and how to modify techniques.

  • Is used to reduce stress, decrease swelling, relieve aches and pains, and reduce anxiety and depression.

  • The massage is customized to a woman's individual needs.

Shiatsu Massage (not currently available here at The Body Clinic)

  • Is a form of Japanese bodywork that uses localised pressure with thumbs, hands, elbows, knees or feet and applied in a rhythmic sequence on pressure points on the body?

  • This form of massage also focuses on rotating and stretching limbs, joints, and pressure points, or meridians, as they're called in traditional Chinese medicine.

  • Each point is held for two to eight seconds to improve the flow of energy and help the body regain balance.

  • People are normally pleasantly surprised when they try shiatsu for the first time. It is relaxing yet the pressure is firm, and there is usually no soreness afterward. 

Sports Massages

  • are specifically tailored to sporting injuries

  • Contrary to its name, sports massage is not only utilised by professional sports people or people that exercise heavily.

  • The focus isn't on relaxation but on preventing and treating injury and enhancing athletic performance

  • A form of massage involving the manipulation of soft tissue to benefit a person engaged in regular physical activity. Soft tissue is connective tissue that has not hardened into bone and cartilage; it includes skin, muscles, tendons, ligaments and fascia (a form of connective tissue that lines and ensheathes the other soft tissues).

  • are designed to assist in correcting problems and imbalances in soft tissue that are caused from repetitive and strenuous physical activity and trauma.

  • The application of sports massage, prior to and after exercise, may enhance performance, aid recovery and prevent injury. 

  • Facilitated stretching is a common technique to help loosen muscles and increase flexibility.

 

Sports massage therapists are certified and specifically trained to assess, discuss and advise on posture, treatment and rehabilitation for your training programmes and injuries. Treatments will be carried out using specific sport techniques i.e. MET (muscle energy techniques) MLD (Manual Lymphatic drainage) STR (myofascial releases) NMT (Neuromuscular Therapy) PNF (proprioceptive Neuromuscular facilitation).

 

Massage Therapists can class some of their massage treatments as “Sports massage” where they encompass any techniques they know and feels are necessary for a session.  This can include deep tissue and stretching.

 

Swedish / Relaxation Massage

  • Its primary goal is to relax the entire body. This is accomplished by rubbing the muscles with long gliding strokes in the direction of blood returning to the heart.  Can include kneading and circular movements on the superficial layers of muscle using massage oil or lotions

  • A treatment that is designed to soothe and relax you, not to relieve chronic pain or other underlying ailments.

 

Thai Massage  (not currently available here at The Body Clinic)

  • Like shiatsu, Thai massage aligns the energies of the body using gentle pressure on specific points.

  • Also, includes compressions and stretches.

  • You don't just lie there--the therapist moves and stretches you into a sequence of postures.

  • It's like yoga without doing any work.

  • Thai massage is more energizing than other forms of massage.

  •  It can reduce stress and improves flexibility and range of motion.

 

Therapeutic Massage 

  • is a general term that describes any type of massage modality that helps relieve pain, reduce stress, and work on a specific problem such as a frozen shoulder.

  • People tend to assume therapeutic massage means deep tissue massage, and that they will get a very strong massage.

 

Tui Na Massage

  • is a deep tissue Chinese massage, and is a fundamental part of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), along with Acupuncture, Acupressure, Chinese Herbs, Cupping, Moxibustion, Tai Chi and Qi Gong. 

  • is used in many hospitals in China as the first and only choice of healthcare.

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