relaxation massage

Just as it sounds. A massage to ease the mind and body through a combination of long and gentle strokes of Swedish massage or the eastern tradition of acupressure, both of which I am trained in.  The main aim is to activate the parasympathetic nervous system, which is your brain's chill out button.  It will not generally resolve any specific physical problem or deep muscle tension but can help superficial muscles and the mind unwind.  Relaxation massage techniques can be combined with deeper techniques depending on your needs ascertained at your assessment.

 

Swedish massage

Generally regarded as the most common form of massage. It involves a combination of five basic strokes, performed in a particular order. A treatment session may focus on a particular area, e.g. back and hips, neck and shoulder, legs and feet or may take the form of a full body massage. Consultation with you will determine whether the desired outcome is relaxation or invigoration of the tissues. Treatment duration is normally 30 or 60 minutes

acupressure

Used for thousands of years in China, acupressure applies the same principles as acupuncture to promote relaxation and wellness and to treat disease.  Acupressure is an effective form of stimulation used to help relax the muscles.