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Massage

A healing tool that has been around for thousands of years in many cultures. Touching is a natural human reaction to pain and stress, and for conveying compassion and support. Healers throughout time and throughout the world have instinctively and independently developed a wide range of therapeutic massage techniques using touch. Many are still in use today, and with good reason. In an age of modern 100 mile an hour living with technical and, at times, impersonal medicine, massage offers a drug-free, non-invasive and holistic approach based on the body's natural ability to heal itself.

We now have scientific proof of the benefits of massage - benefits ranging from treating chronic diseases and injuries to alleviating the growing tensions of our modern lifestyles. Having a massage does more than just relax your body and mind - there are specific physiological and psychological changes which occur, even more so when massage is utilized as a preventative, frequent therapy and not simply a mere luxury. Massage not only feels good, but it can cure what ails you.

Massage is a perfect elixir for good health, but it can also provide an integration of body and mind. By producing a meditative state or heightened awareness of living in the present moment, massage can provide emotional and spiritual balance, bringing with it true relaxation and peace.

Hot stone massage

Is a specialty massage where the therapist uses smooth, heated stones as an extension of their own hands, or by placing them on the body. The Stones are heated by water and can placed at specific sites on the client's body to promote relaxation and to help open up the meridian (energy pathways).

Muscles are pre-treated with the heated stones to allow the therapist to more easily perform deep tissue manipulations. The ultimate treatment blending heat and manual massage, especially on a winters day.

Pregnancy Massage

The benefits of pregnancy or pre-natal massage include a wide range of physiological, emotional and psychological benefits.

Pregnancy massage creates a combination of relaxation and stimulating messages to the receptors that prompt a woman’s body to effectively function during her pregnancy. Assists in remedying many of the common discomforts experienced during pregnancy such as:

  • Muscular discomforts, lower back pain, upper back pain, headaches, leg cramps, sciatica, stiffness, tension and knots, carpal tunnel syndrome, heartburn and acid reflux, fatigue, varicose veins, nasal congestion, shortness of breath, edema of the lower extremities, neck pain, interscapular pain, sciatica and hip joint pain
  • Edema, or swelling of the joints during pregnancy is often caused by reduced circulation and increased pressure on the major blood vessels by the heavy uterus. Massage helps to stimulate soft tissues to reduce collection of fluids in swollen joints. This also improves the removal of tissue waste carried by the body’s lymph system.
  • Alleviates stress on weight bearing joints and musculo-fascial structures
  • Increases blood circulation, providing more oxygen and nutrients to both mother and foetus, stimulating the lymph system and increasing immunity.
  • Stabilises hormonal levels and helps relieve depression or anxiety caused by hormonal changes
  • Soothes and relaxes the nervous system by releasing endorphins into the mother’s body. Thus, the expectant mother feels more relaxed and at ease, also allowing her a better sleep at night
  • Supports the return of blood to the heart and increases blood flow to the uterus and placenta. With the enormous demands placed on the circulatory system during pregnancy, blood volume may increase up to 60 percent compared to pre-pregnancy levels. As pregnancy progresses and the uterus enlarges and presses deep into the pelvic bowl, venous return to the heart is hampered.
  • Prepares the mother to be for an easier delivery with its sedating effect on the nervous system, promoting relaxation and stress relief
  • Offers a natural, safe, drug free alternative for pain relief, since taking medications are often limited during a pregnancy for the sake of the unborn child
  • In addition to the physical benefits, prenatal massage provides expecting women with the emotional support and nurturing touch provided by non-sexual human touch and energy
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