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Massage

Massage is an ancient therapy with powerful health enhancing effects. Whether you’re looking for relaxation and rejuvenation to undo the stresses of everyday life, or a deeper tissue massage, we have the right therapist for you.

Massages are always tailored to the person receiving them. They aim to leave you feeling invigorated with a renewed sense of well-being. Our massage therapists offer different types of massage, including therapeutic and sports massage, and aromatherapy massage.

 

Therapeutic and Sports Massage

 

Therapeutic and sports massage is a deeper form of massage. The treatment involves various deep-kneading, stretching and mobilising techniques to manipulate muscles and joints, bringing about a normal range of movement.

Before treatment begins your massage therapist will take a detailed case history from you. This will ensure the massage is adapted to you and your body, ensuring appropriate and safe treatment.

Rolfing

Rolfing® Structural Integration is a hands on connective tissue (fascia) manipulation and movement education that gradually releases stress patterns in the body.
The focus is to treat the entire body, working on long term alignment and whole body function to increase movement potential and heal from injury.
It is a highly effective approach to improve the body’s structural balance and ease of movement, equipping you with the tools to prevent pain and heal from both old and new injury.
The hallmark is The Rolfing® 10 Series, a series of Rolfing® Structural Integration sessions designed by Dr Ida Rolf to establish optimum body structure. What serves as a constant throughout the process is the exploration of human potential, posing questions that will get you thinking about your body and how you are using it.

 

Aromatherapy

 

Aromatherapy is a more gentle form of massage that uses specific oils for their distinctive therapeutic properties. Different oils have different benefits – some are relaxing, while others are stimulating.

The essential oils are absorbed by the skin, and the inhalation of the aromas also encourages healing. The effect is that the massage works successfully on an emotional and physical level, combining well to promote a positive state of well-being.

 

INDIAN HEAD MASSAGE

 

Indian head massage is a seated massage that focuses on the upper back, shoulders, upper arms, neck, head and face to relieve built-up stress and tension.

The techniques work to break down local musical tension in the shoulders, neck and head, relieve jaw ache, eye strain and sinus conditions.  Mental and emotional benefits include relieving anxiety, improving concentration and promoting relaxation leaving you feeling refreshed, calm and ready to face the day.

 

pregnancy massage

 

Pregnancy is a very special time in a woman’s life. In addition to being filled with excitement, it can be a daunting period, and can cause some physical and mental stress to a woman’s body. Therefore, massage during this time can be a welcome relief from physical discomfort, and a place for relaxation and reassurance.

What sets the pregnancy (sometimes called pre-natal and post-natal) massage apart from other types of massage is the practitioner’s knowledge and awareness of the processes and changes that a woman’s body goes through during pregnancy. This allows the practitioner to give a massage that is safe, appropriate for each trimester of the pregnancy (including the first one) and brings the most benefits to the mother and
the baby.

Our well-trained therapists strive to create a relaxing and safe space, and take time to listen to the women in order to offer individually-tailored treatments that meet their needs on the day. On the massage table, each client will be comfortably supported with a range of pillows and will be encouraged to lie on their side in later months of pregnancy.

If you would like to talk to someone before booking a session, please contact us and we will put you in touch with our therapists who will be more than happy to answer any of your questions and address any concerns you might have.

THAI FOOT MASSAGE

 

Thai foot massage is an invigorating treatment that combines Thai yoga massage techniques with reflexology to offer a treatment specifically for the feet, ankles and lower legs.

The benefits include improvement to circulation and lymphatic drainage, encouraging flexibility in the feet and ankles, relieving tension in the lower legs, and promoting general wellbeing and better sleep.  It is a great massage for diabetics, cyclists and runners and anyone seeking to find relief from tension in the lower legs and feet.

FACIAL REJUVENATION

 

Facial Rejuvenation (also called Natural Facelift Massage) is a natural, holistic treatment that uses Ayurvedic techniques to relieve tension in the face, head and neck. Unlike other facial treatments, it is non-invasive; the techniques are applied just with the hands using no creams, oils or special equipment.

Facial Rejuvenation promotes deep relaxation and wellbeing and encourages vitality in the skin, a more glowing and youthful look, and an ‘ironing-out’ of fine lines and wrinkles.  Further benefits include improvement to sleep, general wellbeing and improvement to sinus-related allergies.

 

To find out more about massage, please contact us or contact our practitioners directly.

 

Our MASSAGE therapists:

(Our massage therapists are registered and insured with their professional bodies.)

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Kate Szerencses

  • Queen Charlotte Street

Kate gained her qualification as a Rolfing® SI practitioner from the British Academy of Rolfing Structural Integration (BARSI) in London. A curiosity about peak athletic performance led Kate to Rolfing® SI. Whilst completing her MSc in Dance Science, Kate was attracted to the intervention of Rolfing® which recognised the interrelatedness of the body and invited the body … Continued

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Dovile Arlauskaite

  • Queen Charlotte Street
  • Wells Road

Dovile is our holistic massage therapist and is registered with the Massage Training Institute. When massaging people, she works with the awareness of how their mental state and their mental well-being affect their physical body.

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Helen Roberts

  • Wells Road

Since qualifying in massage therapy and working at the Wells Road clinic, Helen has become interested in the links between osteopathy and massage and how they can work together for the benefit of the client.

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Patricia A Wright (MICHT. IIHHT. MPACT. CNHC registered)

  • Wells Road

Patricia has been working at the Wells Road clinic for 17 years as a massage, aromatherapy and reflexology therapist. The practice provides a safe and professional environment and Patricia invites her clients to be actively involved in their treatment to ensure the outcome is positive and beneficial.

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Alison Deery (ITEC APNT CthA)

  • Queen Charlotte Street
  • Wells Road

Alison qualified in 2001 in deep tissue and therapeutic massage and is registered with the Complementary Therapists Association. She joined the practice in 2002, after completing further training in Sports and Remedial Massage and Sports Injuries.

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Meg Moginot (ITEC CthA)

  • Queen Charlotte Street
  • Wells Road

Meg is registered with the Complementary Therapists Association and the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council. She joined the practice in 1996 after qualifying in Therapeutic and Deep Tissue Massage.

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Tamsin Oliver

  • Wells Road

Tamsin Oliver offers Aromatherapy, Reflexology and Body Massage for your emotional and physical well-being. She caters for your individual requirements working in a holistic way to alleviate stress, anxiety, muscle tension & pain.

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