Which massage is best for me?

Deep Tissue Massage

What to expect?

During a deep tissue massage treatment, the masseuse will shift their body weight to apply a range of pressures. For a deeper massage the therapist will use more pressure. This will help increase blood flow. For your deep tissue treatment you can ask your masseuse for a full body massage or for them to work on one individual problem area. Deep tissue massage can include the masseuse using their fingers and thumbs, as with a classic massage, as well as knuckles and elbows.

What are the benefits?

Deep tissue massage can offer a range of different benefits from helping chronic pain to reducing stress caused by tension. The biggest benefit from deep tissue is that it enables a deeper level of relaxation by removing muscle inflexibility. This is because it helps reduce tissue congestion.

Please note that often benefits are only achieved after a number of sessions. If the client has severe tension, the majority of the first treatment may be used to concentrate on “warming up” the superficial muscles. A second or “follow up” session can then be used to target the posterior (deep) muscles. This helps to encourage blood flow.

Best for:

Deep tissue is perfect for those who are looking for deep relaxation to ease stress. It is also beneficial to those who suffer from chronic pain or are experiencing tension in a specific area (eg back and neck). Often those recovering from soft tissue injuries find deep tissue massage helps aid their recovery.

Many people believe deep tissue is only for those who are athletes or have minor injuries. This is not the case. This treatment can be suitable for all people, and is a very popular choice for helping those wanting to ease stiffness.

 

Swedish/ Relaxing Massage

What to expect?

During a swedish massage lighter pressure strokes and circular movements are used to help you unwind and relax. This can also help you boost your immune system. Your masseuse will use massage oils or creams to soften your muscles through long, slow strokes and a gentle pulling and pressing technique. This de-stressing massage is thoroughly enjoyable. Clients should feel relaxed throughout and after the treatment.

What are the benefits?

Swedish massage can help boost your immune system by increasing blood flow throughout the body. Studies show that swedish massage can help with reducing stress as it lowers the cortisol levels within the body. This technique is great for warming and stretching superficial tissue.

The main benefit and reason why people love Swedish Massage is because it helps to encourage a sense of wellness and relaxation. Even if you don’t have specific concerns, some studies prove massage can positively influence your general health from the first session.

Best for:

Swedish massage is the perfect treatment for people new to massage who are looking to relax. Anyone will feel the benefits of this treatment as it releases muscular tension and decreases inflammation. This treatment is perfect for those who prefer a lighter pressure and who are looking to feel relaxed and calm during and after the treatment.

 

Willow Organic Glow Massage

What to expect

Willow Organic Glow Massage uses relaxing long strokes to ease muscle aches and pains. The Gold & Vitamin E organic oil leaves your skin hydrated with a soft golden sheen. Willow Organic Glow Massage uses Swedish techniques to help you unwind and relax throughout this luxurious treatment.

What are the benefits?

The special organic oil is rich with lemon and green mandarin. Uplifting Lemon has been proven to alleviate stress and invigorate the senses, combined with Green Mandarin to boost vitality levels. This oil helps to enhances the appearance of the skin and gives it a glamorous glow. Infused with bio-active oils and vitamins, this potent oil helps increase the skin’s hydration leaving a light sheen.

Best for:

The Willow Organic Glow Massage is perfect for those looking for a luxurious treatment. This massage is for those looking for a light pressure, to help them unwind and relax. This calm and soothing massage oil uses hand selected ingredients and is a great treatment to relax the mind and body.

 

Pregnancy Massage

What to expect?

During a Pregnancy Massage your masseuse may use special pregnancy bolsters to support you. The therapist will use long soft strokes and gentle kneading movements to release tense areas. Pregnancy massage uses specially adapted Swedish techniques to help relieve aches and pains and decrease swelling in soon to be mothers.

What are the benefits?

Pregnancy massage can help to stabilize hormonal levels and calm the nervous system. Many find this treatment alleviates stress on the weight- bearing joints and surrounding musculature. Massage is proven to increase blood circulation for both the mother and baby. Pregnancy massage can also reduce lower back pain as well as relieve general discomfort caused by pregnancy.

Best for:

*If you are in your first three months of pregnancy (1st Trimester) you will not be able to have a massage.*

Pregnancy massage is ideal for pregnant women in the 2nd and 3rd trimester and who who are experiencing any back and neck pain or joint swelling. We would advise a pregnancy massage for any pregnant  women who want to feel supported and calm during the later stages of their pregnancy.