Massage Treatments

Indian Head Massage
Indian head massage is based on the Ayurvedic system of healing which has been practised in India for over a thousand years. The aim of Indian head massage is to release the stress that has accumulated in the tissues, muscles and joints of the head, face, neck and shoulders. Each area is worked on using different techniques to re balance energy flow in the body by working on the Chakras.

The Indian Head massage can be performed with dry hands or with oils. The choice of oil depends on the clients preferences, requirements and condition. Flower water can also be used (Rose, Orange flower, Witch hazel) which has a refreshing cooling effect and helps to stimulate blood circulation It is recommended for greasy as well as itchy scalp conditions.

Benefits of Indian Head Massage

  • Nourishes the hair and scalp.
  • Increases oxygen supply to the brain.
  • Helps to break down accumulated toxins in the head.
  • Improves muscle tone.
  • Improves circulation.
  • Helps with lymphatic drainage.
  • Relieves congested sinuses, headaches and migraines.
  • Helps stimulate the nervous system, clears the mind and helps concentration.

Timing 45 minutes.

Aromatherapy Massage
Aromatherapy massage is a massage therapy that uses essential oils.
Inhaling essential oils through the nose is thought to promote beneficial changes in the mind and body by affecting the limbic system (a region of the brain known to influence the nervous system). Some can be very calming whilst others can be very energising. The following are widely used for the following purposes

  • Chamomile, Lavender, Geranium – Calming effect.
  • Ylang-Ylang, Sage, Rose, Neroli – Uplifting effect.
  • Rosemary – Energising effect.
  • Eucalyptus, Pine, Tea Tea – Decongesting effect.

Essential oils are also absorbed through the skin, and by doing so have been found to be beneficial for many conditions such as

  • Headaches.
  • Insomnia.
  • Digestive disorders.
  • Muscular aches and pains.
  • Menstrual cramps & PMT.
  • Poor blood circulation.
  • Fatigue.
  • Fluid retention.

Your massage therapist may pick oils based on your symptoms.

Precautions

  • Massage may not be appropriate for people with certain conditions, so it’s a good idea to check with your healthcare provider before getting treatment.
  • Essential oils may cause an allergic skin reaction. If you’re sensitive to scents, aromatherapy may not be right for you.
  • Pregnant women should check with their doctor before getting a massage.
  • Massage shouldn’t be done directly over bruises, skin rashes, inflamed or weak skin, un-healed wounds, tumors, abdominal hernia, or fractures.
  • Don’t eat a heavy meal before the massage

Timing1 Hour and 15 mins.

Swedish Body Massage
The most widely known and commonly used massage in the UK is called the Swedish massage. The techniques vary from light to vigorous and are composed of 5 different types of strokes. It has been shown to be helpful in reducing pain, joint stiffness, improve posture

It is relaxing, unwinding, soothing, stress relieving. It improves skin texture, blood and lymph circulation, helps stimulate the nervous system, improves posture.

Clinical studies report that Swedish Massage can effectively reduce low back pain and the effective-ness can last for as long as 15 weeks. One study reported that Swedish Massage caused reduction in salivary cortisol indicating its role in management of stress and improvement in mood.

Timing

  • Full body – 1 hour.
  • Full body incorporating face1 hour 15 minutes.
Hot Stone Massage
Hot stone massage is a type of massage therapy that involves the use of smooth, flat, heated stones that are placed on specific points on your body. Massage therapists may also hold the stones during the massage to apply heat.
The localized heat and weight of the stones are said to improve circulation and warm tense muscles, allowing the massage therapist to apply deeper pressure.
The hallmark of hot stone massage is the use of the heated stones.
Basalt river rocks are typically used because they have become smooth over time from the river’s current and retain heat.
To prepare for the treatment, the therapist heats the stones in a professional massage stone heater until they are within a precise temperature range (typically between 110 and 130 degrees Fahrenheit). He or she places the stones on specific points on the back. While the points may vary depending on areas of muscle tension and the client’s health history, they are generally placed along both sides of the spine, in the palms of the hand, on the legs, or between the toes.
While many therapists use anatomy to guide the placement of the stones, some massage therapists will also place stones on points thought to energetically balance the mind and body.
The use of hot stones for healing dates back to when Native Americans warmed stones by fire and applied them to skin to ease muscle aches and pains.
Modern hot stone therapy is generally credited to Arizona massage therapist Mary Nelson, who de-veloped LaStone Therapy, a hot stone technique integrated with therapeutic massage.
Hot stone massage has continued to evolve, with many massage therapists and spas offering their own versions of the massage.

The Benefits of Hot Stone Massage
Some people find the warmth of the hot stones to be comforting and deeply relaxing.
Hot stone massage is suited to people who tend to feel chilly. It’s also suited for people who have muscle tension but prefer a lighter massage. The heat relaxes muscles, allowing the therapist to work the muscles using lighter pressure.
Although there’s a lack of research on the benefits of hot stone massage, the therapy is often used for the same conditions as a classic massage:
The hallmark of hot stone massage is the use of the heated stones.
Basalt river rocks are typically used because they have become smooth over time from the river’s current and retain heat.
To prepare for the treatment, the therapist heats the stones in a professional massage stone heater until they are within a precise temperature range (typically between 110 and 130 degrees Fahrenheit). He or she places the stones on specific points on the back. While the points may vary depending on areas of muscle tension and the client’s health history, they are generally placed along both sides of the spine, in the palms of the hand, on the legs, or between the toes.
While many therapists use anatomy to guide the placement of the stones, some massage therapists will also place stones on points thought to energetically balance the mind and body.
The use of hot stones for healing dates back to when Native Americans warmed stones by fire and applied them to skin to ease muscle aches and pains.
Modern hot stone therapy is generally credited to Arizona massage therapist Mary Nelson, who de-veloped LaStone Therapy, a hot stone technique integrated with therapeutic massage.
Hot stone massage has continued to evolve, with many massage therapists and spas offering their own versions of the massage.

The Benefits of Hot Stone Massage
Some people find the warmth of the hot stones to be comforting and deeply relaxing.
Hot stone massage is suited to people who tend to feel chilly. It’s also suited for people who have muscle tension but prefer a lighter massage. The heat relaxes muscles, allowing the therapist to work the muscles using lighter pressure.
Although there’s a lack of research on the benefits of hot stone massage, the therapy is often used for the same conditions as a classic massage:

Benefits of Stone Therapy Massage
It increases blood and lymph circulation, softens tissues, releases tension. It balances body, mind and soul. Hot Stone massage is a spiritual treatment balancing the chakras. It helps relieve headaches and migraines. It speeds up metabolism, relaxes the client, especially for people who find it difficult to relax. It opens the energy centres in the body.