our treatments

 
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Massage equals therapy

remedial massage

Remedial massage is a specific and targeted form of massage.

Each treatment is tailored to ease your specific pain and discomfort, we specialise in making you feel better.

Remedial massage is used to correct postural imbalances, and increase joint range of motion, using techniques such as trigger point therapy (a.k.a melting muscle ‘knots’ away), cupping (an ancient therapy where cups are applied to the body to as a vacuum to increase blood flow), myofascial release, to stretch and ease tight connective tissue, and stretching.

Not only is remedial massage able to reduce muscle pain and tension, but is able to leave you feeling refreshed and grounded.

Our speciality is blending both remedial and relaxation techniques, for a treatment that soothes the body and mind.

swedish/relaxation massage

Lighter, soothing massage that’s gentle enough to put you to sleep on the table, and often does!

Calming Swedish massage strokes are used to lull the tired body and mind into a state of ease and rest. Swedish massage improves circulation and gently relieves muscle tension.

Handmade organic herbal balms are used throughout this treatment, soothing essential oils such as chamomile, peppermint, lavender, clove, eucalyptus, kunzea and frankincense, are included to calm the body physically and mentally.

Relaxation massage is used to relieve stress and promote a general feeling of wellbeing.

Handmade organic balms are used throughout treatments

Handmade organic balms are used throughout treatments

 
 
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cupping therapy

Cupping therapy is about the therapeutic action of vacuum. Cupping can remodel congested fibrous tissue due to injury and pain, and can used to treat scar tissue and disperse trigger points. It can also help to clear sinus congestion, and inflammatory skin conditions, as well as TMJ syndrome.

what is cupping?

Cupping is a technique used to affect the fascia, the connective tissue that surrounds everything in the body, such as our muscles, and circulate blood to the area being treated. The cup produces a vacuum which lifts the fascia and tissue, the cups are then glided over the skin, and help mend the fascia back into place.

Cupping has been used as a therapy for centuries in Greece, Egypt, Assyria and China. The Hippocratic Corpus recommended cupping for various conditions such as re-adjusting spinal misalignments, uterine prolapse, painful ear, and sciatica.

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What can cupping treat?

We use cups to treat all areas of the body such as neck, shoulder, back pain and tension due to trigger points and facial adhesions and congestion. Other areas include arms, hands, hips, legs.

Cupping has been used as a therapy for centuries in Greece, Egypt, Assyria and China. The Hippocratic Corpus recommended cupping for various conditions such as re-adjusting spinal misalignments, uterine prolapse, painful ear, and sciatica.

We use cups to treat all areas of the body such as neck, shoulder, back pain and tension due to trigger points and facial adhesions and congestion. Other areas include arms, hands, hips, legs.

facial cupping therapy

Facial cupping is a gentle technique, the cups are able to help loosen and unknit tense fascia, and also benefit the skin as they are used to cleanse, tighten and rejuvenate. Clinically fascial cupping is used to help treat TMJ syndrome, mild headache, and sinus congestion.

The cup produces a vacuum which lifts the fascia and tissue, the cups are then glided over the skin, and help mend the fascia back into place
 
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hot stone massage

Hot stones add another dimension to a massage. Heat is able to penetrate into sore tense muscles and bring in blood to soothe and heal. Once you have experienced hot stones, you will want them in every treatment!

Benefits of hot stones include increasing local circulation, decreasing muscle tension, decrease in pain perception, and a decrease in muscle spasm.

Basalt stones are selected from the mouths of creeks that run into the sea. They have been smoothed by the flowing water. Basalt forms when molten lava cools following a volcanic eruption.

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Gua Sha

An ancient tool used to relieve muscle and joint pain. Some examples include back pain, neck pain, tendon strain, and carpal tunnel syndrome. ‘Gua’ means ‘to scrape’ and ‘sha’ means redness, referring to the pink colouration on the skin after treatment.

Gua Sha breaks down and moves stagnate blood, so improves circulation and reduces pain, tension and improves mobility.

Gua Sha can be used as a stand alone therapy, but is usually incorporated into massage treatments.

 
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The lymphatic system

The lymphatic system is part of two bodily systems, the circulatory system and the immune system, therefore it has several important functions. It consists of lymph fluid, vessels that transport lymph, and organs such as the spleen, thymus and lymph nodes.  The lymphatic vessels transport fluid throughout the body, and finish draining into the thoracic duct or the right lymphatic duct, then return to the heart.  

There are more lymphatic vessels than blood vessels, and more lymph fluid than blood in the body, so it is an important system!

What does it do? The lymphatic system maintains the bodies fluid volume, absorbs fats and fat-soluble vitamins from the digestive system, eliminates toxic by-products of organs such as the liver, colon, kidneys, lungs and skin, and transports immune competent cells around the body.

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What is Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD)?

First of all it is not a massage, but rather a very gentle, light, and rhythmic technique that encourages the circulation of lymph fluid. As it is working with fluid imagine if your hands are gliding over water, all you need is a very gentle touch to create a ripple.

MLD improves toxin removal, so can be valuable in detoxification and improving healing.

 Naturally 1.5- 2 litres of lymph slowly circulates in the body, after MLD this can increase to 10-20 litres per day!

What can MLD treat?

 MLD is used to treat fluid retention, swollen knees/ankles, sinusitis (which is what MLD was used to originally treat!), headaches, sore dry eyes, lymphedema, pain relief/anti-inflammatory, carpel tunnel syndrome, Chronic fatigue syndrome, Skin conditions like eczema and acne, Pre and post wisdom tooth removal, fibromyalgia, bruising, oedema during pregnancy, sporting injuries, Tennis elbow, Golfers elbow, arthritis

 
Enjoy a cup of organic herbal tea on arrival

Enjoy a cup of organic herbal tea on arrival

 
 
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