Good for: Relief of stress and tension, muscular aches & pains, stiffness in muscles and joints, relaxation, improving general health, lifting your spirits
Cost: 60 minute session: £50 (longer sessions available)
Holistic Massage is a deeply healing therapy relying on the practitioner to manipulate the soft tissue of the body, particularly muscles. It can be used for relaxation, stimulation or rehabilitation of the whole body-mind.
The term holistic comes from the Greek word "holos" meaning whole. Holistic Massage differs from traditional Swedish Massage by taking into account a person's whole being - not just the symptoms or ailments but also psychology, environment, nutrition and the effects that these can have on the body as a whole.
The benfits of massage are well-established. Studies demonstrate that it is an effective treatment for:
- Reducing stress and anxiety
- Reducing pain and muscle tension
- Promoting the suppleness of the muscles and increasing joint flexibility
- Improving circulation
- Enhancing immunity by stimulating lymph flow, the body's natural defence system
- Improving digestion
- Easing headaches and migraine
Regular massage sessions help 'tune' your body and encourage it to stay in optimum health. There is also an undoubted boost to your sense of wellbeing from the feelings of caring, comfort and connection that most people experience from massage.
For a more luxurious and profoundly relaxing experience, you might try Hot stone fusion massage or Hawaiian Lomilomi. If you are looking for a stronger massage to tackle deep muscular tension, you may wish to consider Deep Tissue massage. If you have a specific injury or condition that requires attention, a better option might be Remedial or Medical massage.