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Massage

Massage is a preventative and restorative therapy. It assists with eliminatation of toxins, increase circulation, oxygenates muscles and stimulates the lymphatic system.
 

Deep Tissue Massage

This massage is used to target and release knots and muscle tension. Deep tissue massage also helps to reduce inflammation, increase circulation and remove lactic acid build up.  The focus is on the deepest layers of muscle tissue, tendons and fascia (connective tissue that surrounds muscle, groups of muscles, blood vessels and nerves, binding those structures together).

Sports Massage

Athletes and non-athletes alike can enjoy this invigorating treatment, the treatments can be altered to suit the needs of each individual.

This treatment is gaining popularity in a balanced training regime. Sports massage can enhance pre-event preparation and reduce recovery time for maximum performance during training or after an event. Massage helps to promote flexibility, removes fatigue, improves endurance, helps prevent injuries and prepares one to compete at their absolute best.

 

Aromatherapy

This is the ultimate relaxation. It is a soft soothing massage which helps promote relaxation and lets your mind unwind. Aromatherapy also helps to increase blood circulation, lymph movement and general health and well-being.

Essential oils are used for this massage, they are blended together to help relax, unwind, soothe and awaken your senses. Different essential oils have different therapeutic properties, affecting both body and emotions.

 

Lymph Drainage

Lymph Drainage Massage is a soft and slow treatment intended to encourage the natural circulation of lymph through the body. Lymph is also moved naturally with body movements of smooth muscle, e.g. walking. The massage manually helps to push the lymph to the main lymph nodes of the body, which helps to speed up the removal of toxins in the body. This in turn boosts the immune system leaving you feeling healthier. Lymph Drainage is a detox treatment as well as assisting with swelling and Oedema.

 

Sinus Treatment / Face Massage

This is a relaxing face, head and neck treatment, which drains the sinuses.

Sinus treatment consists of a face massage and reflexology treatment. The Reflexology helps to open the sinuses, while the face massage focuses on pressure points and draining movements on the face, which relieve sinus pain and blockages.

 

Baby and Pregnancy Massage

Baby Massage is to teach parents to massage their baby in a beneficial way. It helps to boost the baby�s immune system, has a calming effect, helps with digestive problems, stimulates development and builds a greater bond between baby and parents.

Pregnancy Massage offers undeniable physical effects during the pregnancy. The lymphatic system is stimulated, increasing immunity and excess toxins are removed, while also stabilising hormonal levels and balancing the glandular system. Hormonal changes can cause depression and anxiety.

Massage is a healthy way to reduce stress and promote general wellbeing, and also helps to relieve the normal discomforts experienced during pregnancy, such as: leg cramps, backache, stiff neck, headaches, joint pain and oedema.

After massage, because the body is so relaxed, a good nights rest is definitely in store!

How Massage is helpful during pregnancy:

First Trimester:       Relieves Headaches

Helps alleviate morning sickness

Reduces Fatigue

Second Trimester:  Alleviate Backache

                                    Relieve leg cramps

Third Trimester:      Reduce Swelling

                                    Relieve pain from varicosities

                                    Enhance Sleep

                                    Prepare Pelvic muscles for birth

 

Are there times when massage during pregnancy should be avoided?

Women with normal or low-risk pregnancies can benefit greatly from massage. High-risk pregnancies should consult with their doctor/midwife before having a massage.

If there is any discomfort during the massage, inform your therapist immediately!