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Massage

massage

Massage can help to relieve:

  • Muscular tension.
  • Muscular stiffness and pain after exercise, and muscle strains (after initial rest).
  • Muscular cramps especially in the limbs.
  • Stress related conditions such as insomnia, tension headaches and non-specific aches and pains.
  • Sprains.
  • Sluggish digestion and chronic constipation.
  • Post operative adhesions, after time has been allowed for the wound to heal.
  • Well healed scars and adhesions.
  • Adhesions forming after soft tissue injury.
  • Menstrual pains.
  • Chronic neuralgia.
  • Neck and back pain.

If you have any specific requirements please don’t hesitate to call. Please contact us to make an appointment. Free initial consultation with first session.

What Is Remedial Massage Therapy?

Remedial massage is one of the best ways to treat many of our most common modern-day ailments. Problems such as stress, lack of energy, repetitive strain injury, sleeplessness, fatigue, PMT, headache, back ache, tummy ache and, in fact, any aches or pains anywhere in the body, feel better after the right massage routine.

Remedial massage is the manipulation of the body’s soft tissue structures (muscles, connective tissue, etc) in order to release those structures so the whole body can operate more freely, in the short term this helps to relieve aches and pains etc. In the long term this gives you a buffer zone which will help you recover more quickly from stressful situations, illnesses, injuries, etc.

Massage is a natural tranquilizer, stroking the body slows the heartbeat, lowers the blood pressure and is the fastest most effective way to relax. But massage is also invigorating, it improves the functioning of many of the body’s systems, promotes healing and tones the muscles leaving you with a feeling of renewed energy.

Effects of massage:

The Circulation and Lymphatic System

By dilating the blood vessels massage increases the circulation of blood throughout the body. This means that an adequate supply of oxygen and nutrients can be supplied to all areas of the body helping it to be healthy and to function properly.

The lymphatic system drains and eliminates the waste products that accumulate from the natural functioning of the body. But unlike the blood circulation this system is pumped round by the action of the muscles which squeeze the lymph vessels. Massage can help to drain the vessels more efficiently and encourage more effective filtering and elimination of the waste products, thus it aids in strengthening the immune system.

The Digestion

Massage helps to mobilise the digestive system and therefore the process of assimilation and elimination are improved. The digestive system is quick to respond to stress and the reduction in tension and anxiety which comes from regular massage helps to calm and regulate the digestive system.

The Muscles

When a muscle is tight blood cannot flow as easily through it, depriving the muscle of the nutrients that it needs to repair itself. Regular massage reduces the tension in the muscles and aids the healing process.

The Nervous System

The nervous system is soothed by slow, rhythmic massage which can help insomnia and stress related conditions. Brisk massage can stimulate the nervous system and can help lethargy or fatigue from excess work or sporting activities.

The Skin

Massage increases the blood flow to the skin and this in turn nourishes the collagen fibers and the sweat and sebaceous glands. This helps the skin maintain its elasticity and keeps it moisturized.

Other Types of Massage that we offer

  • Indian Head Massage
  • Bowen Therapy
  • Baby Massage
  • Aromatherapy

Peter Collison

Peter Collison graduated from a four year course in Chinese Philosophy, Acupuncture and Massage from the International College of Oriental Medicine and is a member of The British Acupuncture Council. Peter believes that massage is a valuable skill in the world of holistic health and uses massage in conjunction with acupuncture and as a wonderful therapy on its own.

Erica Longdon

Fully qualified and insured

  • Dip ITEC, (Hons)
  • MSCT advanced soft tissue technique
  • JING Advanced soft tissue
  • Stress Managed Dip.
  • ITEC
  • REIKI Master

Monday Massage

What could a Massage do for you?

  • Tense – Massage can alleviate stress and restore mobility to tight, painful muscles and joints.
  • Over done it in the garden? Rediscovered the joys of exercise? – Massage drains and soothes over used muscles, and also promotes healing.
  • Under the Weather? – Massage boosts the immune system, tones muscles, stimulates digestion and circulation, and gives you a mental lift.
  • Stressed? – Massage helps the body to process and remove stress hormones and balances the nervous system.
  • Massage is a therapy for the body and spirit.
  • Massage embodies the ancient knowledge and wisdom of many cultures.

What to expect on your first visit :-

Your visit will start with a consultation during which Erica will ask you questions about your health, lifestyle and reasons for your visit.

All information is confidential.

Your treatment will take place on the massage bench using oils selected for your condition and skin.

A full body massage includes feet, hands, face, abdomen and scalp.

Please contact us to arrange an appointment.

Zoe Smith

Diploma in Swedish Full Body Massage
Diploma in Indian Head Massage
Diploma in Reflexology
Healer Practitioner
Reiki
Accredited by INHA
Accredited by The Guild of Holistic Therapists

Whilst we can suffer injury due to accidents or overwork, the body can also present pain as a signal that all is not well with our mind. Modern day living is a stressful experience with pressures coming at us from all different aspects of our lives.
When the body has to carry stressed energy for a period of time it tries to alert us to the fact that we are “running on empty”. The only way for us to sit up and listen is to be stopped in our tracks by pain.

As a result of my findings over the last 20 years I have developed my own style of massage which aims to release that stress naturally through rhythmical movements and deep tissue work bringing about both pain relief and emotional balance.
Please feel free to book a no obligation consultation to discuss how we can best work together to create a new ‘pain free’ you!

Zoe qualified in Swedish massage in 2009 and added a Diploma in Indian Head Massage to her skill set in January 2013. Recognised by The Guild of Beauty & Holistic Therapists

Indian head massage – £30 – 45 minutes – available Wednesdays & Fridays.

A great treatment for those that suffer with tension headaches, migraines, neck and shoulder problems and also sinus issues. The treatment is performed in a seated position and involves quite vigorous massaging techniques to the upper back, shoulders, neck and head to relieve deep seated stress and tension. Finally, there is a gentle, relaxing facial massage which aids sinus issues, improves circulation and has a great anti-ageing effect on the skin. Please note, Organic aromatherapy oil based products are used which will leave a residue on the hair.

Zoe qualified as a Healer Practitioner with the Corinthian Church in 2002 and then trained as a Master Reiki Practitioner in 2007. She facilitates Reiki training courses either in groups or one to one.

Reiki – £35 – 1 hour – available Wednesdays & Fridays

A deeply relaxing treatment which combined with talking therapy aids physical and mental well being.
Firstly we talk through your current situations and stresses and highlight areas of your life that need adjustment. Then, whilst lying on the treatment couch fully clothed you will be talked through a guided meditation to help you relax and switch off. Reiki energy is then channeled  through you to help bring about peace of mind and relieve physical pain.

***also as of 1st August Zoe can offer Hot Stone Massage***