Whether you’re an elite athlete or an OAP, I personalise every session to meet your needs. This is done using an intuitive blend of a wide variety of massage styles, finding the techniques which will provide the best results for you. Every treatment will combine elements of both deeply therapeutic and powerfully relaxing techniques. Following is a list with brief descriptions of the main types of massage that I incorporate into my sessions:
Swedish / Circulatory massage is one of the most popular and well-known types of massage. It is highly therapeutic and relaxing, yet also a very rejuvenating and energizing modality. Long, flowing strokes are combined with various hand techniques such as kneading and compressing, helping to relieve specific areas of tension, increase circulation, aid in the elimination of accumulated toxins from the body, and to induce a deep sense of peace, relaxation and overall wellness.
Deep Tissue Sculpting focuses on specific deeper layers of muscle tissue. This type of massage can quickly and efficiently help to alleviate chronic or acute patterns of tension and discomfort in the body. Utilizing slow, connected strokes, pressure is applied gradually deeper and deeper on specific muscles and muscle groups, either following or moving across the fibres of the muscles, tendons and fascia.
Sports massage focuses on muscles associated with specific physical activities. This form of therapeutic massage can be highly beneficial both prior to and following any sporting or athletic activity, as well as after injury or trauma to specific areas. A combination of circulatory, deep tissue, deep transverse friction, trigger point therapy and passive joint mobilisation helps to alleviate pain, encourage proper fluid movement in the body and reduce swelling, thus helping to keep the athlete in a state of peak performance.
Sensory Repatterning is a unique style of bodywork that taps into the intrinsic rhythm of the individual body that is receiving. It utilizes gentle rocking, stretching, undulations and wave-like motions to spread awareness to every fibre in the body. Slow, passive joint movements are also used to explore and remind the body of its full potential range of motion and graceful ease of movement. For this type of bodywork, the client has the option to remain fully clothed.
Lomi-Lomi massage is a traditional Hawaiian healing massage modality with deep sacred and spiritual roots in Hawaiian culture. It is similar in some ways to Swedish / Circulatory massage, but with an even more flowing and rhythmic pacing that truly invokes the Aloha spirit!
Cranio-Sacral Therapy is a hands-on, non-invasive technique that works with the cerebral spinal fluid, cranial bones, central nervous system, and soft tissues to release imbalances or trauma. While lying fully clothed, face-up on the massage table, the client may feel subtle yet powerful shifts as the body’s own wisdom helps it to correct and realign itself to a more balanced state.
Reiki is a type of energetic healing that was discovered in Japan in the early 1900s; however, energetic healing has been utilized successfully for thousands of years. Reiki is administered simply by the placement of the practitioner’s hands-on various areas of the client’s body and allowing the free and naturally guided flow of “universal life energy” to take place. Reiki is a subtle yet very powerful technique, which stimulates the body’s natural ability to heal itself on profound physical, emotional, mental and spiritual levels.
Pregnancy massage is offered by my partner Elena of Wise Mamas and is indicated during the second and third trimesters of pregnancy. It is similar to regular massage in that it aims to relax tense muscles, ease sore spots, improve circulation and mobility and just make you feel good! But pregnancy massage is specially adapted and customised to meet the needs of expectant mothers and their changing bodies. Elena’s extensive knowledge and experience as a massage therapist and midwife allow her to offer a thoughtful and creative approach to treating you, integrating different touch modalities and midwifery knowledge to support your well-being through pregnancy, labour and beyond.
Couple’s Massage – Enjoy the benefits of therapeutic bodywork together, in the comfort of your own home. My partner Elena of Wise Mamas and I use intuitive blends of a wide variety of massage styles, finding the techniques which will provide the best results for you. Every treatment will combine elements of both deeply therapeutic and powerfully relaxing techniques.