Regular massage helps keep your body supple, balanced, revitalised and relaxed, creating body awareness and promoting a healthy and active mind
When you are in pain or discomfort, or in need of some relaxation, a massage helps relieve pain and stiffness while also providing mental and stress-relieving benefits.
During the massage, your therapist will use their hands to soothe away knots, tightness and tension held in stiff, sore, aching muscles that may have caused discomfort, pain or stress, encouraging relaxation.
Who can massage help?
Massage can help a range of ailments in addition to common issues such as back, shoulder or general muscle pain, period pains, arthritic pain, or digestive problems.
If you are recovering from injury or illness, massage stimulates weak and inactive muscles compensating for lack of exercise and inactivity. Massage increases the white blood cell count and endorphins, stimulates blood circulation and encourages the movement of lymph fluids to combat illness and speed recovery.
If you’re active or trying to be more active, massage can provide relief to muscle strain, tension, fatigue and stiffness, improving range, motion and flexibility in joints, balance, posture and performance.
Massage reduces adhesions and fibrous tissue which helps prepare your body to recover after activity, balance the nervous system and reduce your risk of injury.
The mental health benefits of massage are well-known in helping decrease the effects of anxiety, tension and depression. Massage will enhance your awareness of your body and breathing, encourages a relaxing state of mind, a calm mood, thinking and creativity.
What to expect
When you have a massage, your therapist will use their hands and essential oils to make gentle movements across your muscles to lengthen and relax them. Our therapists use a combination of stretching, pressure, deep, firm, gentle or still techniques and movements. Your therapist may also use other elements beyond just oils, including creams, talc, hot stones, heat bags and ice packs.
You will need to remove some of your clothing, but not all and your therapist will step out the room to give you privacy when preparing for a massage.