Physical Wellbeing

Swedish Massage

This is a therapeutic massage aimed to bring balance to the body and mind. Gentle techniques include long, soothing strokes and kneading of the muscles. This creates pure relaxation, resulting in a calm and peaceful state.

A gentle massage technique called 'lymphatic drainage', greatly improves the circulation of blood and lymph. It works as a detox aiding the general health of the tissues and enhancing the removal of waste products. A slightly deeper treatment involves varying degrees of pressure and stretching movements. This helps to ease stiff joints and reduce muscular tension.

Swedish massage stimulates the production of endorphins. These chemicals, often referred to as 'happy hormones', result in a feeling of well being and function as a natural pain killer. Regular massage helps to reduce physical and emotional tension. It helps to restore vitality and promotes health and wellbeing.

Aromatherapy

Aromatherapy is the use of essential oils from plants to aid health and appearance. Each oil has its own unique healing properties and fragrance. Some oils are soothing and relaxing, others are stimulating and invigorating. Several oils can be used in combination to react and promote healing on different levels - physical, mental and emotional.

During massage, oils are distributed over the body and warmed, allowing maximum absorption through the skin. Aromatic molecules diffuse into the air and enter the nostrils where they make contact with nerve receptors. A reaction occurs which results in brain activity. This phenomenon has been observed through scans and other imaging techniques.

Aromatherapy is a highly successful therapy for any stress related condition, and has the added bonus of boosting the bodies natural immunity and recourses to help combat everyday ailments.

Deep Tissue

Muscles may not work properly or be in a state of spasm for many reasons. Physical injury to the muscle is common. Overuse, age and emotional trauma also place great demands on our body's muscles. Pain, stiffness, numbness, immobility and many other dysfunction's can occur.

Deep tissue massage is a very effective technique that focuses on the deeper layers of muscle tissue, tendons and fascia (the body's connective sheath). Treatment involves varying degrees of deep finger pressure and slow strokes on and around the area of tension. This encourages the muscles and the tendons to release tension.

The application of pressure and movement encourages the blood and oxygen to circulate properly. Muscle tension and spasms are alleviated, discomfort is relieved and healing is promoted. This body work can improve posture and have a positive impact on the whole person physically and energetically.