Here's a short introduction to all the types of massage we provide - if you have any questions please don't hesitate to get in touch
Deep Tissue Massage
This is an intense treatment that's great for restoring elasticity to the deeper structures of the musculoskeletal system by relaxing and lengthening muscles, increasing circulation and reducing generalized tension brought on by stress or overuse. Firm strokes and compressions are applied with the hands, elbows and forearms.
This helps treat common sporting conditions for anybody who is physically active by preparing and maintaining body tissues, stimulating circulation and helping promote a faster recovery - enabling you to perform again as soon as possible. It includes a variety of techniques; Deep Tissue, Trigger Point Work, Muscle Energy Technique and Soft Tissue Release all tailored to your individual requirements.
Thai Yoga Massage
Traditional Thai Yoga Massage is both preventive and therapeutic. It can help prevent illness, improve the immune system, increase energy and reduce stress. It can also be used to treat headaches, back pain, and stiffness in the shoulders and neck. It is a holistic treatment that restores vital energy and helps balance our mental and emotional wellbeing. It utilises acupressure and stretching - the acupressure is applied with fingers, hands, feet, elbows and knees along the energy lines of the body. The passive stretching increases the receiver’s flexibility - keeping the body supple and toned. The whole practice works on the mind as much as the body and can be a moving meditation for both the therapist and the receiver. The massage takes place on a mat and lasts between 1 - 2 hours. No oils are used and the receiver always remains fully clothed. There are a wide range of benefits from traditional Thai Yoga Massage which helps maintain optimum health. Regular treatment stimulates and strengthens the nervous, respiratory, circulatory, digestive and immune systems. It can also reduce stress, tension and insomnia while boosting energy levels and improving flexibility, posture, digestion, and self-esteem. Often a deep sense of calm and peace is experienced during and after a treatment.
Indian Head Massage
This is an ancient treatment which is focused on the back, shoulders, neck, head and face. It’s great for helping alleviate headaches, neck, shoulder and back pain. It boosts the bodies fight against infection by stimulating the lymphatic system and can also relieve anxiety and stress. In India it’s known as Champissage, which is where the English word shampoo comes from and some of it is very similar to Thai practices, reflecting the strong Indian influence in Thai Yoga Massage.
Thai Foot Massage
This is an amazingly relaxing treatment for the feet and lower legs. Unlike Thai Yoga Massage, where no oil is used, it utilizes herbal balms plus coconut and jasmine massage cream. A small wooden stick is also used to activate reflexology points on the sole of the foot. It's great for reducing stress, improving circulation, increasing flexibility and mobility.