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SWEDISH MASSAGE

Wonderfully relaxing, Swedish Massage is a must for anyone who spends a lot of time sitting at a desk, or generally has a demanding lifestyle. As the most well-known massage therapy, Swedish Massage focuses on full-body relaxation and uses broad strokes followed by specific strokes to address any problem areas. Ideal as a weekly treatment, or as a pick-me-up following particularly busy periods, Swedish Massage can clear the mind as well as releasing tension in the body.

Swedish Massage may have the following benefits:

Why a Swedish Massage?

  • Relieves tension
  • Promotes deep relaxation
  • Can be adapted to your own unique needs
  • Improves circulation – Detoxes

If you are pregnant and in your first trimester, we advise that you don’t book any massage treatments and consult with your doctor thereafter. If you have a medical condition that may prohibit you from having a treatment (EG: acute flare-up of inflammatory conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis, aneurism, local contagious or irritable skin conditions, open sores or wounds, recent surgery, recent burn, varicosities), please consult your doctor and have a doctors’ note ready.

DEEP TISSUE MASSAGE

The perfect treatment for those who need a more intense massage, our Deep Tissue Massage focuses on the tightest knots in certain areas of the body to relieve tension and pain.

Getting right to the source of the issue in the deeper tissues and muscles, the slow, deliberate strokes are effective at easing chronic pain and repetitive strain injuries, as well as arthritis.

The firmer pressure is also useful for postural issues and muscle tightness

Deep Tissue Massage may have the following benefits:

Why a Deep Tissue massage?

  • Alleviates chronic pain
  • Can be beneficial for certain conditions such as arthritis
  • Great for sports recovery and injury rehab
  • Improves posture and helps those with limited mobility
  • Eases neck and back pain

The massage is firm but should not be too painful.– Let the therapist know if you do experience any pain. Pregnant women should avoid this treatment throughout their entire pregnancy, and it is not suitable for those who are at risk of blood clots. Anyone with a medical condition should consult their medical professional before booking and bring a doctor’s note with them to the treatment (EG: acute flare-up of inflammatory conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis, aneurism, local contagious or irritable skin conditions, open sores or wounds, recent surgery, recent burn, varicosities).

REFLEXOLOGY

Put your feet up and let us balance your body, one sole at a time! A Reflexology massage focuses on reflex points on the feet to balance the energy in different parts of the body.

By applying pressure to different reflex points, a reflexologist removes energy blockages from different part of the body. For example, the tips of the toes relfect the head – and by working on these, you can help relieve migraines.

Put your feet up and let us balance your body, one sole at a time! A Reflexology massage focuses on reflex points on the feet to balance the energy in different parts of the body. By applying pressure to different reflex points, a reflexologist removes energy blockages from different part of the body. For example, the tips of the toes relfect the head – and by working on these, you can help relieve migraines.

Reflexology may have the following benefits:

Why a Reflexology massage?

  • Balancing the energy in the body
  • Helps with Insomnia
  • Helps to balance hormonal issues within the body
  • Can alleviate back pain and migraines
  • Improves digestive function

Reflexology is not suitable for pregnant women, those with foot or ankle injuries or conditions such as gout. Those with certain medical issues such as cancer, kidney stones, gallstones or diabetes should consult a doctor and provide a note to prove it is safe for your session to continue (EG: acute flare-up of inflammatory conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis, aneurism, local contagious or irritable skin conditions, open sores or wounds, recent surgery, recent burn, varicosities).