Massage is not just about easing away muscular aches and pains and making us feel relaxed – its health benefits are far deeper.
Massage is the art of touch, a therapy that has deep healing powers for both mind and body.
Regular massage is good for your health. Virtually every system of the body can feel its benefits, from relaxing and stretching muscles in the muscular system to stimulating the circulation, which helps to clear the body of a build-up of waste. It is a safe, soothing and non-invasive therapy, which increases the brain’s release of the feel-good hormone serotonin and encourages the body to produce natural pain-killing endorphins. It also reduces the amount of the stress hormone cortisol in the body, helping to ease the development of stress related conditions such as high blood pressure and heart problems.
Its many benefits include a reduction in blood pressure, clearing toxins by stimulating lymphatic drainage, easing away muscle tensions and helping you look and feel rejuvenated.
If you spend most of your working day sitting at a desk or in front of a computer, your circulation could grow sluggish, which in turn can lead to a number of health problems. Regular massage will actually help improve circulation by increasing the blood and lymph flow. This helps to eliminate toxins from the body and enables blood to be pumped to the muscles and organs more efficiently.
Anxiety, stress, emotional upsets and fear all cause muscles to tighten. Persistent tension causes the muscles to stay contracted and to become soaked in their own waste products, such as lactic acid. In many cases this causes pain, impedes the working of the muscle and prevents freedom of movement. This tension most often occurs in the neck, upper and lower back and hips.
A good massage works on breaking down the tension, freeing up the muscle and so enabling any build-up of waste.
A massage can also help soothe an overwrought nervous system and help boost energy and vitality.
Much research on massage has been centred on its pain-relieving effects. When we feel pain, we have a natural reaction to rub, stroke or touch the painful area. By touching the area, we stimulate receptors in the skin, which in turn send signals to the brain through a gate in the spinal cord.
Massage also stimulates the release of natural painkillers in the body.
Do not eat a heavy meal two hours before your appointment and try to avoid stimulants such as caffeine, alcohol and nicotine.
Massage is non-invasive and anyone can benefit from it.
Full Body 60 mins £35.00
Full Body 90 mins £45.00
Back, Neck & Shoulders 30 mins: £22.00
Neck & Shoulders 20 mins: £16.00
Back 20 mins: £16.00
Legs & Feet 30 mins: £15.00
Scalp & Face 20 mins: £10.00
Stress Reduction: 45 mins: £20.00
(shoulders, neck, scalp, face & relaxation time)
Please notify us of any allergies or medical conditions at the time of booking.