Shiatsu is a physical therapy that supports and strengthens the body's natural ability to heal and balance itself. It works on the whole person - not just with the physical body, but also with the psychological, emotional and spiritual aspects of being.
Shiatsu originated in Japan from traditional Chinese medicine, with influences from more recent Western therapies. Although Shiatsu means 'finger pressure' in Japanese, in practice a practitioner uses touch, comfortable pressure and manipulative techniques to adjust the body's physical structure and balance its energy flow.
It is a deeply relaxing experience and regular treatments can alleviate stress and illness and maintain health and well-being.
Thai massage is a therapeutic massage and a traditional treatment for relieving stress and tension, and for the treatment of back pain, stiff neck, shoulder pain, and sports injuries including muscle and tendon strain.
Traditional Thai Massage technique is known as the most holistic type of therapy. It combines modern scientific knowledge of anatomy of physiology with the disciplines of traditional oriental medicine. It employs combinations of rhythmic acupressure, body rocking and deep assisted stretches to relieve muscular tension and enables more blood to be carried throughout the body. A number of gentle techniques are carried out on the floor using the feet, knees, elbows, palms, forearms and thumbs.
Treatment generally falls into one of two categories; full body routines and localised therapy and may last between 30 minutes to 2 hours.
Benefits of full body massage include:
Alleviation of physical and emotional tension
Release and relaxation of muscles and improved flexibility
Relief from general muscular aches and pains
Improves circulation and stimulates the lymphatic system
Indian head massage is based on the ayurvedic system of healing which has been practiced in India for over a thousand years.
The aim of Indian head massage is to release the stress that has accumulated in the tissues, muscles and joints of the head, face, neck and shoulders.
The client, fully clothed, sits in a massage chair for the treatment. The therapist uses a range of different movements including application of deep kneading and compression movements over the neck, shoulder and scalp areas. In addition, the therapist will also gently stimulate and stroke pressure points on the face. The session will usually last from twenty to forty-five minutes, and most therapists like their clients to sit quietly for ten or twenty minutes once the massage has been completed.
Indian head massage is especially good for relieving stress, tension, fatigue, insomnia, headaches, migraine and sinusitis. Clients report that the experience is deeply calming and relaxing, leaving them feeling energised and revitalised and better able to concentrate.
Can help to restore balance and coax your body into healing itself.
It can boost a sluggish circulation and is useful for treating stress, anxiety, back pain poor digestion, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), respiratory problems,headache, bladder problems, menopausal symptoms and period pain.
The Swedish massage techniques vary from light to vigorous. It involves a range of massage strokes and techniques. It is a gentle style of massage designed to help the client relax and unwind.
Swedish Massage can benefit almost anyone. Swedish Massage has many health benefits, these include helping to relieve tension such as headaches and muscular pain, improving skin tone and increasing the flow of oxygen and nutrients to cells and tissues.
Swedish Massage stimulates blood circulation and assists the lymphatic system, improving the elimination of waste throughout the body.
A foot massage every now and then can really help us relax, particularly after a long day of standing up and walking around, when our feet tend to swell up. Benefits include relaxing the muscles and joints, acupressure seeks to improve general health and energy flow by acting upon specific pressure points and aromatherapy uses scented oils and relaxing music to add an additional element of relaxation by acting upon multiple senses.
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