specialise in a deep tissue technique known
as ‘Swedish Massage’.
is a style of massage that uses brisk movements
that are designed to stimulate and invigorate
the body. However, it can also be adapted to
give a gentler, more relaxing treatment.
is so much more than a cosmetic procedure to
treat yourself to every now and again. It has
significant physical, mental and emotional benefits
the break down of fatty deposits beneath the
skin. Special attention can be given to stubborn
areas such as around the abdomen and on the
hips and thighs.
the negative effects of adrenaline, the hormone
released to cause the fight and flight response.
In doing so, it significantly reduces stress
and the health issues it can cause. If you find
yourself feeling run-down, fatigued and stressed,
a Swedish massage session will leave you feeling
calm and relaxed.
Encourage deep breathing. When people are stressed
they breathe rapidly and shallowly, not inspiring
enough life giving oxygen and not breathing
out enough carbon dioxide, which can make the
blood acidic. Massage stimulates the parasympathetic
nervous system which slows and deepens breathing.
Encourage the production of endorphins, the
body’s natural opiates, to give us a high
waste products. When muscles work, they burn
oxygen and glucose and produce lactic acid.
This can build up in the muscles and add to
muscle soreness. Think of it as sticky honey
getting in between the muscle fibres
Increase flexibility by stretching and relaxing
the muscle, encouraging it to return back to
its normal relaxed length.
Improve posture. Once the muscles are relaxed
and lengthened, posture will improve. Poor posture
will impact on the other systems of the body.
For example rounded shoulders and tight pectorals
and a slumped posture will prevent the lungs
from expanding fully.
Encourage blood flow to the extremities, organs
and superficial blood vessels. We have enough
capillaries in our body if lined up end to end
to go around the world not once but twice!!
Yet we only have 5-6 litres of blood!
the venous return. Blood has to work against
gravity to return from the extremities back
to the heart. Particularly on the limbs, massage
towards the heart assists the return of venous
blood (blood carried in the veins).
with the drainage of lymph from the cells to
the lymph nodes. It improves the circulation
of lymph and the removal of toxins from the
immunity. Massage stimulates the production
of lymphocytes (antibodies) which give us immunity.
Also by stimulating the parasympathetic nervous
system, immunity is stimulated.
the parasympathetic nervous system. This has
the effect of slowing down the systems of the
body and encouraging the body to repair and
are far more benefits to massage than the physical.
When performed correctly, it is a truly holistic
therapy in that it also has phychological and
many beliefs and cultures from all around the
world, the body is said to contain seven energy
centres; the Chakras.
flow of energy between these centres is believed
to have a huge effect on a person's wellbeing.
They do not work independently of each other.
A dysfunction any of them can effect each of
have found that an element of Chakra balancing
at the end of a massage session massively complements
the effect of the treatment for the client
is included as standard at the end of any treatment.
However, you can choose to omit it if you so
sessions are most effective when taken regularly
for a period of time, every week or fortnight,
for example. This allows the effects to build
up over the course of treatments.
can choose from either a full body treatment,
or a half body treatment of either back &
shoulders or lower body.
note that your modesty is respected at all times
during any treatment
can be taken either at your home, or at my personal
studio and therapy room, The
Loft, located just outside Warrington
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