Benefits of Massage

One of the immediate benefits of massage is a feeling of deep relaxation and calm. This occurs because massage prompts the release of endorphins, the brain chemicals (neurotransmitters) that produce feelings of wellbeing. Levels of stress hormones, such as adrenalin, cortisol and norepinephrine, are also reduced. Studies indicate that high levels of stress hormones impair the immune system.
Some of the physical benefits of massage include:
  • Reduced muscle tension
  • Improved circulation
  • Stimulation of the lymphatic system
  • Reduction of stress hormones
  • Increased joint mobility and flexibility
  • Improved skin tone
  • Speedier healing of soft tissue injuries
  • Heightened mental alertness
  • Reduced anxiety and depression.

Full body Swedish Relaxation Massage

Swedish massage is the most commonly offered and best known type of massage. It was developed by a Swedish physiologist, Henri Peter Ling at the University of Stockholm in 1812. It uses a firm but gentle pressure to improve the circulation, ease muscle aches and tension, improve flexibility and create relaxation.
Swedish massage employs five different movements:
  • long, gliding strokes
  • kneading of individual muscles
  • friction
  • hacking or tapping
  • vibration
The therapist generally uses massage oil to facilitate making long, smooth strokes over the body. Swedish massage is done with the person covered by a bath sheet, a technique called "draping". One part of the body uncovered, massaged, and then covered up before moving on to another part of the body.

Hot Stone Massage Therapy

Enhance your Massage to include HOT STONES, for a truly luxurious experience.  Heat radiates from the warmed stones while they are applied during the massage, causing therapeutic relief and deep state of relaxation.  Book one today!  You'll love it.

Pregnancy Massage

During pregnancy your body undergoes numerous changes which place additional stress on your body as the baby develops and this can lead to aches and pains in the muscles, specifically in the back and legs. Massage can ease the strain of pregnancy and the benefits can include:
  • Eases muscular discomforts and tightening that can be experienced throughout the body e.g. calf cramps.
  • Reduces swelling and oedema in hands, feet and ankles.
  • Lessens sciatic pain.
  • Increased relaxation and relief of emotional tension which in turn can help with insomnia.
  • Relaxed & deeper breathing.
  • Helps increase blood circulation, which in turn delivers more oxygen and nutrients to mother and baby.