Each and every massage is tailored to suit the individual client, using various techniques such as deep sports massage to the more gentle holistic massage. Essential oils and carriers are blended on the day especially for each client. The following treatments are offered by Centre therapist Sandra Blackmore.
Holistic Massage is a treatment designed to bring about a deep state of relaxation and reduce muscle tension and stress. It benefits the client on many levels – physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. In a relaxed state, the body’s natural energy is restored and the natural repair system of the body is improved. Benefits of Holistic Massage:
- Reduce overall stress and anxiety.
- Increase energy levels.
- Alleviate muscular tension & stiffness.
- Increase mobility & flexibility.
- Encourage better circulation.
- Improve skin elasticity.
- Boost the immune system.
- Promote general relaxation.
Sports massage is used to help athletes of all levels to perform at their peak it is not used solely for the athletic population. It may also be used in the general population where the stresses and strains of life and work can leave our bodies in a sub-optimal condition. While at work, either being stuck behind the desk, in a car or standing behind the checkout for several hours, our muscles are being placed under constant static load. These muscle imbalances lead to a build-up of the pain provoking adhesions mentioned above. This may be the cause of your neck pain when spending too much time at the computer, low back pain when spending too long driving or knee pain when standing for too long etc. Sports massage can be a useful tool to alleviate these symptoms by ensuring that the tightness in these muscles is reduced and they are returned to a more flexible state.
“Healing begins with an aromatic bath and daily massage.” Hippocrates
Aromatherapy is the controlled and informed use of essential oil to maintain and/or improve the health of the mind, body and spirit. The main concern of an aromatherapist is to treat the person, not the problem. The words controlled and informed mean just this. The amount of essential oil used and the different types chosen are specific for a particular individual at a particular time. In this way the aromatherapist provides a holistic treatment.
Reflexology is a gentle, non-invasive therapy that encourages the body to balance and heal itself. It involves applying finger or thumb pressure to specific points on the feet. These points are called ‘reflexes’ and they reflect, or mirror, the organs and structures of the body as well as a persons emotional health. In this way, the feet are ‘mini maps’ or ‘microcosms’ of the body that can be used to encourage holistic healing.
“If you’re feeling out of kilter, don’t know why or what about, let your feet reveal the answer, find the sore spot, work it out.” Eunice Ingham, Mother of Reflexology
“Scents for the Sole” Aromatic Reflexology is a reflexology treatment with a blend of essential oils to suit each client individually.