Holistic massage is the umbrella under which all of the below treatments fall. Holistic quite literally means 'whole', meaning that the practitioner considers all elements of the clients wellbeing, including emotional and spiritual as well as physical. Holistic treatments are based around the individual, and as such are tailored to each client. Depending on what each client needs and wants, one or many of the following techniques can be used to promote rapid recovery and encourage relaxation.
Deep Tissue Massage is technique of bodywork that focuses on relieving tension in the deeper layers of tissue. It uses strong, powerful techniques that releases chronic patterns of tension in the body through slow strokes and deep pressure on contracted areas, either following or going across the grains of muscles, tendons and fascia. It is also a highly effective method for releasing chronic stress areas due to misalignment, repetitive motions, and past lingering injuries.
Sports massage is a type of deep tissue massage, and is suitable for most people, regardless of whether they play sports or not. It incorporates deep, strong techniques (often including the forearm and elbow) that allows the practitioner to reach lower layers of muscle effectively and safely. Its purpose is to release tension in muscles and break down knots or adhesions that have formed in muscle fibres and connective tissue, allowing blood to flow more easily to the area, remove toxins and encourage healing.
Thermotherapy (Hot Stone)
Using basalt hot stones, dynamic sweeps and specific placement allow this fantastic therapy to aid relaxation, reduce stress and anxiety as well as promoting a return to homeostasis. Themotherapy treatments are nourishing, powerful. and deeply calming. Due to the amazing restorative elements, this is the perfect gift to a loved one, or as a treat to yourself. Thermotherapy can be coupled with deep tissue in order to create a dual treatment, to boost the positive effects of both.
Swedish massage is the most commonly used style of bodywork in the western world. Its main purpose is to bring about natural healing through relaxation. Not only is it incredibly calming and energising, it is also exceptionally beneficial for increasing the level of oxygen in the blood, decreasing muscle toxins, improving circulation and flexibility, whilst easing tension.
Neuromuscular Technique (NMT)
In addition to the muscles, ligaments and soft tissues of the body, NMT also deals with the nervous system. It incorporates a variety of smaller techniques applied to the affected areas at alternating levels of concentrated pressure. One very popular subset technique of NMT is the Muscle Energy Technique (MET), which uses gentle, guided muscle contractions to relax and lengthen muscles and normalise joint motion.