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I specialise in a deep tissue technique known as ‘Swedish Massage’.

It 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.

Massage is so much more than a cosmetic procedure to treat yourself to every now and again. It has significant physical, mental and emotional benefits for everyone.

Massage will;

Encourage 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.

Counteract 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 feeling.

Remove 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!

Improve 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).

Assist 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 cells.

Boost immunity. Massage stimulates the production of lymphocytes (antibodies) which give us immunity. Also by stimulating the parasympathetic nervous system, immunity is stimulated.

Stimulate the parasympathetic nervous system. This has the effect of slowing down the systems of the body and encouraging the body to repair and renew.

There 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 emotional benefits.

In many beliefs and cultures from all around the world, the body is said to contain seven energy centres; the Chakras.

The 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 the others.

I 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

It is included as standard at the end of any treatment. However, you can choose to omit it if you so wish.

 

Massage 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.

 

You can choose from either a full body treatment, or a half body treatment of either back & shoulders or lower body.

 

Please note that your modesty is respected at all times during any treatment

Treatments can be taken either at your home, or at my personal studio and therapy room, The Studio , located just outside Warrington town centre.

Check out the 'Pricing' page for fee details.

 

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ANDY