Massage, Indian Head Massage, and Reiki

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What is Massage?

Massage is an hands on manipulation of the soft tissues of the body, different oils can be used.

Massage can be achieved by slow smooth and gentle movements, which tend to relax, calm and stimulate skin and circulation. Or it can be achieved by deeper penetration into the skin and muscles which aims to reduce tension and stimulate circulation and break down fatty tissue and stretches the connective tissue in muscles.

Alternatively it can be dynamic and vigorous which relaxes the muscle, brings all the blood to the surface, stimulates circulation and release tension around nerve endings.

  • Full body massage 1 hour
  • Back massage including neck and shoulders ½ hour

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Indian Head Massage

Indian head massage is an old art practised for many years in India. It is an enjoyable and relaxing treatment. The energy centres, head, neck, shoulders and back are areas where tension accumulates. The soft tissue is manipulated by the therapist. They are gently , firmly and rhythmically massaged, releasing the tensions.

The use of oil is optional. Indian head massage has many benefits such as increased joint movement, relieving sinus congestion, insomnia, relieving eye strain, headaches, improving concentration, boosting the immune system and also creating a general well being.

Indian head massage could be beneficial but some conditions such as heart disorders, uncontrolled blood pressure problems, epilepsy, cancer, diabetes, thrombosis, infectious diseases and involuntary spasm conditions, it could be harmful. You need to inform your therapist if you have any of the following, varicose veins, recent scar tissue, postural deformity, brittle bones, dislocated joints whiplash injury, moles, bruises, cuts, eczema or broken bones.

In the event of some conditions a letter from your GP may be required.

Treatment on the day may be declined due to the consumption of a large meal, alcohol, during the 1st trimester of pregnancy, sunburn, presence of infection or virus, you should wait at least 6 month post surgery unless it is recommended by your doctor.

  • 45 mins per session

Reiki

Reiki is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing. It is administered by "laying on hands" and has been practised for thousands of years. A treatment feels like an inner glowing radiance that flows through and around you. Reiki treats your body, emotions, mind and spirit creating many beneficial effects that include relaxation and feelings of peace, security and wellbeing.

Reiki is a simple, natural and safe method of spiritual healing and self-improvement that everyone can use. It has been effective in helping virtually every known illness and always creates a beneficial effect. It also works in conjunction with all other medical or therapeutic techniques to relieve side effects and promote recovery.

  • Hourly session