A Swedish massage can be slow and gentle, or vigorous and deep. It manipulates superficial and deeper layers of muscle and connective tissue to enhance function and aid in the healing process.
Massage can help reduce stress levels, reduce pain and muscle soreness and tension, improve circulation, energy and alertness. It can also improve immune function.
Choose from full body massage, back massage or back, neck and shoulders massage.
Hot stone massage
Hot Stone Massage is different from other types of massage. It uses smooth, heated Basalt river stones. The gentle pressure from the stones, along with the accompanying massage instantly relaxes the body and melts away any tension. The heat from the stones penetrates deeply into muscles and tissues to relax, detox and relieve muscular aches, pains, anxiety and stress. Hot stones and crystals are placed on the Chakras and energy points throughout the body, to help balance the emotions.
Choose from back massage, full body massage or go for a luxury full body massage including the face and scalp.
Aromatherapy uses plant materials and aromatic plant oils, including essential oils, and other aroma compounds for improving psychological or physical well-being.
The aromas experienced through aromatherapy and essential oils have a dynamic effect on the mind and body. Aromatherapy can help relieve both physical and mental tension and target specific ailments.
Choose from full body or full body including scalp and face.
Pregnancy is a special time, however, as your body changes, it can bring about many aches and pains, especially in the latter stages. Massage can be a natural way of easing these ailments.
A pregnancy massage can help with backache, circulation, stretch marks and pregnancy heartburn.
Warm bamboo massage
Originating in Asia and gaining popularity in the UK, warm bamboo massage is a unique full body massage treatment. It involves the use of specially crafted bamboo sticks of different lengths and thickness levels which enable the therapist to access all muscles and pressure points equally.
Offering tension relief to the client, the gently heated massage sticks can support a deep stretch for tight muscles helping to break down tension accumulated through exercise, daily stress or improper posture.
Combining the therapeutic benefits of muscle stretching with spa level wellbeing relaxation and soothing warmth to the entire body.
- Increases local circulation
- Improves blood flow to surrounding areas
- Releases stress and relieves tension from tight muscles
- Supports the lymphatic system and elimination of toxins
- Improved skin tone
Warm Bamboo is available upon request with Monica Konrad. Warm Bamboo can be offered alongside Shiatsu sessions.
Manual lymphatic drainage
Manual Lymphatic Drainage Massage has a powerful cleansing, relaxing, pain relieving and immunological effects. In its manual form, it is a gentle, flowing, rhythmic massage.
Manual Lyphatic Drainage is extremely gentle and feels wonderful and relaxing. This is due to the slow, gentle rhythmic motions applied. These techniques stimulate the movement of lymph through the lymph vessels.
Myofascial Release (MFR) is a type of physical therapy often used to treat myofascial pain syndrome. Myofascial pain syndrome is a chronic pain disorder caused by sensitivity and tightness in your myofascial tissues. These tissues surround and support the muscles throughout your body. The pain usually originates from specific points within your myofascial tissues called “trigger points.”
Myofascial release focuses on reducing pain by easing the tension and tightness in the trigger points. It’s not always easy to understand what trigger point is responsible for the pain. Localizing pain to a specific trigger point is very difficult. For that reason, myofascial release is often used over a broad area of muscle and tissue rather than at single points.
Indian head massage
An energetic stress-busting therapy which works specifically on the area surrounding the head, scalp and face, neck and extending to the shouders and upper back. Relieves muscular tension and improves clarity of mind.
Thai foot massage
Massage of the lower legs and feet and stretching to open Sen( energy) lines, along with the use of a wooden stick to stimulate the reflex points on the feet which correspond to the internal organs of the body.