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Massage Therapies

For more information on each massage therapy please go to the appropriate page.  This is a brief overview outlined here.  Costs and timetable download below.

AROMATHERAPY:  promotes relaxation and wellbeing through the use of pure essential oils. These oils are concentrated extracts of plants and fruit, each prized for their therapeutic properties.  The massage is based on Swedish massage techniques, but the massage is slowed down, and strokes are usually slower and lighter.  After initial consultation a blend of essential oils is created by the practitioner (specific to the client’s needs) and used in the massage. A small amount of plant/fruit extracts is absorbed through the pores of the skin, but the majority of the effect comes from inhalation of the vapour.

DEEP TISSUE:  focuses on the deeper layers of muscle tissue aiming to release the chronic patterns of tension in the body through slow strokes and deep finger pressure on the contracted areas, either following or going across the fibres of the muscles, tendons and fascia. Working a specific joint, muscle or muscle group, the practitioner can access deeper layers of the soft tissue. When muscles are stressed, they block oxygen and nutrients, leading to inflammation that builds up toxins in the muscle tissue. The purpose of deep tissue massage is to “unstick” the fibres of a muscle while releasing deeply-held patterns of tension, removing toxins, while relaxing and soothing the muscle. It is both corrective and therapeutic. Deep tissue massage usually focuses on more specific areas and may cause some soreness during or right after the massage. However, this generally will last no more than a day or two and after this initial soreness the whole area will feel better, more mobile and comfortable than before.

INDIAN HEAD:  works on both a physical and a mental level, supporting the nervous system by alleviating stress.  By concentrating on major muscle group areas where stress and tension is most often felt (i.e. shoulders and neck), the whole body can be de-stressed.  It utilises a variety of stimulating and tension-releasing techniques which assist some specific body systems directly and affects all body systems indirectly.  For example, stimulation of the lymphatic system encourages the elimination of toxins, cleansing and purifying the body more efficiently.  A good Indian Head Massage can leave you feeling refreshed, relaxed and re-energised.

MYOFASCIAL RELEASE:  Following physical and emotional trauma and through poor posture, fascia can scar and harden in the affected site and along the tension lines imposed on it. This causes the fascial network to lose its cushioning mechanism and internal structures may become pulled out of alignment. This in turn creates an abnormal pressure, up to 2,000 pounds per square inch, capable of crushing nerves, blood and lymphatic vessels.  The increase of tension and pressure can cause problems for internal organs and extend the effects of stress throughout the body, especially to areas along and around the fascial pull.  Myofascial Release is a whole body, hands-on, specialised physical therapy that affects and releases restrictions within the fascial network. A treatment will include a mild and gentle form of stretching that has a profound effect upon the body. Slow gentle pressure allows the body’s tissue to reorganise without force, release physical restrictions and release the body’s unconscious holding and bracing patterns.

PREGNANCY MASSAGE:  relaxes tense muscles, eases sore spots, improves circulation and mobility and is tailored specifically to the needs of pregnant women and their changing bodies.  Carrying a baby changes the centre of gravity and puts a lot of stress on back, neck, abdominal muscles, and shoulders. Pregnancy also relaxes ligaments, so that pelvic joints are less stable, which can change posture, pulling the pelvis forward which can lead to back pain or discomfort.

SPORTS MASSAGE: This treatment is designed specifically for people who use their bodies in an active and repetitive way. It focuses on the areas of tension and strain with the aim to release tightness, soothe overused muscles and increase flexibility & range of movement where needed. During a session deep massage techniques and stretches are performed to help the person to either get to or maintain their optimum performance level.

SWEDISH:  is a traditional and relaxing form of treatment. Massage usually covers the whole body including the tummy, face and scalp, although the practitioner will always discuss preferences before the treatment.  Firm stroking of the skin stimulates the parasympathetic nervous system; causing the release of seratonin (the body’s feel good hormone) and endorphins (the body’s natural pain killer). These may be responsible for the feeling of well being and elevated mood often experienced after a massage.

TUI NA MASSAGE:  uses a wide range of massage techniques from rolling and pressing, to shaking, grasping and vibrating. These techniques can be applied as powerful physical techniques or used very gently and subtly. The techniques are used to stimulate the points and channels of the web-like meridian system, and the soft tissues, sinews and organs.  Treatment is applied either over loose clothing and a Tui na cloth, or directly onto the skin if an external herbal media is to be applied.

 

To book an appointment

Please contact the centre reception on

020 8293 5380 / 5405

info@healingpath.co.uk

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SESSION TIMES

See specific massage therapy or practitioner using the links above/below or time & cost table at the bottom of this page.

PRICES

£35 – 30 mins
£60 – 1 hour
£80 – 1 hour 30 mins

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