Lagom or “just the right amount” in Swedish is what I offer my clients to ensure they benefit from a personalised treatment every time.
I will tailor the treatment from a variety of massage techniques or, alternatively, clients can choose a specific type of massage, for example a Sports Massage, Indian Head or Thai Foot Massage.
Holistic Swedish Massage
Can be used for a full treatment session to provide a relaxing massage to soothe not only sore muscles, but also to calm down a restless mind or purely to relax after a long and stressful day. Holistic Swedish Massage also forms a fundamental part of Deep Tissue or Sports Massage to warm up and calm down the tissue before, throughout and at the end of a massage session. Used on a regular basis, it can prevent tightness and pain in muscle tissue to build up.
Sports Massage addresses existing muscular problems by assessing the client using joint, muscle and postural assessments and then applying deep tissue massage techniques to address any issues identified. It is a more actively engaging massage treatment and will often be complemented by applications of NMT, MET, STR and muscle stretching (as explained below). Holistic Swedish Massage techniques are further used to warm up and calm down the tissue before, throughout and at the end of a Sports Massage session.
Therapy Trigger Point Therapy / Neuromuscular Therapy (NMT)
Addresses those knots in muscle tissue, which are caused by muscular imbalances, resulting in aches and stiffness in the affected area or sometimes even referring pain in other areas of the body. Hence, existing trigger points can have a negative impact on someone’s wellbeing and NMT aims to loosen existing knots and releasing the stored toxins by targeted applications of compression.
Active, passive and active resisted stretching techniques can improve overall flexibility and range of movement. Clients are provided with stretching advice as appropriate to continue improving their flexibility through exercises between massage sessions.
Muscle Energy Technique (MET) / Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation (PNF)
Do you suffer from a stiff neck and struggle to turn your head within its normal range? Maybe tight quads or hamstrings are causing discomfort and restriction of movement? Muscle Energy Technique (MET) / Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation (PNF) is a manual therapy that uses the gentle muscle contractions to relax and lengthen muscles and normalise joint motion. It is sometimes also referred to as Post Isometric Relaxation (PIR), as it enables a muscle to relax after an isometric contraction.
Soft Tissue Release (STR)
STR is an advanced massage technique widely used in assessing and stretching soft tissue to increase range of movement, relieve pain, prevent, repair and manage injuries. Using manual pressure on a muscle, its length is shortened to take the muscle into a pain free stretch to ease tension and realign muscle fibres that have been stressed due to injury.
Indian Head Massage
If you suffer from Insomnia, sleepless nights, tossing and turning and restlessness at night, why not try an Indian Head Massage before bedtime to get that feeling of pure relaxation?
Also known as Champissage, it is a form of relaxation massage that not only focuses on the head, but also the back, neck, shoulders, arms and face, thus addressing important energy centres throughout the body. Indian Head Massage can help to improve overall concentration and relax the mind to help you getting that good night sleep you deserve. This is a seated massage over clothing.
Thai Foot Massage
Treat yourself and your feet to a Thai Foot Massage after a stressful day on your legs…
Thai Foot Massage combines the relaxation of foot and lower leg massage with the benefits of acupressure and stimulation of reflex points, whilst using a combination of manual massage and a traditional Thai Foot Massage Stick to leave you relaxed, yet balanced and energised. Please bring wide legged trousers that can be rolled up above the knee if you prefer not to get changed.
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