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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...... (this is a VERY long list).....

 

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!

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.

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.

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