Therapeutic Massage is a combination of Relaxation Massage and Remedial Massage to not only relax your whole body but at the same time, work through some of the muscle issues or “tight spots” you may be experiencing.
Massage therapy may also improve your circulation, which enhances the delivery of oxygen and nutrients to muscle cells and helps remove waste products or reduce swelling. These circulatory effects of massage may have value in the treatment of some inflammatory conditions, such as arthritis.
Massage therapy induces a relaxation response, which lowers your heart rate, breathing rate, and blood pressure; plus boosts your immune system; and generally decreases the physical effects of stress.
Lava Shell Massage
Lava shells are heated by single-use disposable sachets. The therapist inserts a sachet of algae, minerals and dried sea kelp into the shell, then adds an activator liquid. The chemical reaction between the activator and the “lava gel” sachet creates heat that can last up to a couple of hours.
Zoe will begin the treatment with an application of massage oil to help make the strokes smoother. She will then press the heated Lava Shells onto key points of your body to relax your muscles, before using the smooth part of the shells to massage your torso and limbs.
Zoe uses different areas of the Lava Shells to complement particular massage strokes. The knob on the back of the shell can be used to work away at tight knots. The smooth surface of the shell is ideal for applying gentle pressure to calves and arms, and you might feel the therapist using the narrow edge of the Lava Shell to work around tense shoulder blades or between your toes.
Indian head massage
Is a relaxing holistic treatment that uses acupressure massage on the head, face, neck and shoulders. It aims to rebalance your body’s energies. Indian head massage is an ancient therapeutic treatment that has been practiced in India for thousands of years, and is incredibly relaxing. Part of the Hindu health care practice of Ayurveda, Indian head massage focuses on your head, neck and shoulders. It is a deep massage, which uses a variety of pressure and techniques that tap into your seven “‘chakras” or paths of energy and encourage healing and balance in your whole body.
Sports massage is a form of massage involving the manipulation of soft tissue to benefit a person engaged in regular physical activity. Sports massage is designed to assist in correcting problems and imbalances in muscles, ligaments and fascia that are caused from repetitive and strenuous physical activity and trauma. The application of sports massage, prior to and after exercise, may enhance performance, aid recovery and prevent injury.
Thai Foot Massage
Thai foot massage is both invigorating and deeply relaxing and involves hands on massage for the feet and legs, with stretching and acupressure to stimulate reflex points. It has elements of Shiatsu, Reflexology, and Chinese massage, incorporated into the treatment. Traditional Thai Foot Massage includes the use of a traditional Thai foot massage stick as well as using the palms, fingers, thumbs and knuckles to work the feet.
The Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy®
Arvigo® Therapy is founded on an ancient Maya technique from Central America, this therapy is an external non-invasive abdominal massage that stimulates circulation within the abdomen, thereby supporting and optimising the flow of blood, lymph, nerve and energy for the whole body. Supporting the body for optimal function of digestive and reproductive health and wellness, that can be applied throughout every stage of a woman, man or child’s life. Arvigo® Therapy can also be used to support preconception, prenatal, pregnancy and postpartum health. For further details visit www.arvigotherapy.com
Therapeutic Massage with Zoe & Maureen
full body 1 ¼ hrs £62
half body ¾ hr £45
Facial Rejuvenation Massage with Maureen
1 hr £55
Indian Head Massage with Zoe & Maureen
All visits ¾ hr £45
Thai Foot Massage with Maureen
First visit 1 hr £50
Follow-up visits ¾ hr £50
Lava Shells Massage with Zoë
Half Body ¾ hr – £45
Full Body 1 hr ¼ – £65
Sports Massage with Zuzana
Adults & Children ½ hr – £45
Arvigo Abdominal Therapy
60 mins – £75