Our Holistic Massage Treatments
We provide highly skilled therapeutic treatments customised to your own specific needs. Enjoy a creative approach designed by you and your therapist to create the perfect holistic massage just for you. We bring everything we need to treat you in your own home.
Your therapist will ask you a series of questions such as:-
- What level of pressure do you like (Light, Medium, Firm or Deep)?
- Where on your body do you hurt the most?
- Are there areas you want us to focus on or avoid?
After your consultation and getting to know your specific needs, your Therapist will create a personalised holistic massage exclusively for you, incorporating Swedish, Deep Tissue and Trigger Point techniques as needed.
Deep Tissue Massage
Deep Tissue Massage is a form of bodywork that aims to relieve tension in the deeper layers of muscle and connective tissue, targeting nagging knots, scar tissue, and inflexible spots that cause pain. When the body gets sticky and less elastic, deep tissue bodywork helps to return the tissues to a supple, fluid condition. It consists of a system of gliding strokes, kneading, friction, and percussion techniques, combined with active and passive movements of the joints. Based on your input, the therapist may work superficially or deeper into the muscles, tendons, and fascia of the body to work out adhesions, scarring, and to promote positive structural change or relaxation.
Deep tissue work is helpful for chronic muscle pain or tension, to aid in injury recovery, reduce scar tissue in muscles, and improve postural conditions.
Swedish Massage is the most widely used system of massage therapy in use.
Swedish Massage is defined as the systematic and scientific manipulation of the soft tissues of the body for the purpose of establishing or maintaining good health. It can also be described as organised intentional touch. In addition to the manipulation of soft tissues, movements used in Swedish Massage include stretches and joint mobilisation. Pressure can be light or deep, the major strokes are long and circular and can be customised to address where stress is held.
Swedish Massage is used for a variety of reasons: to bring a client to a deepened level of relaxation, to rehabilitate, to prevent an injury, or to slow the progression of an illness.
Trigger Point Release
A trigger point is a nodule in a tight band of muscle which may cause local pain, a predictable pattern of referred pain, or autonomic symptoms such as tears, visual disturbances and dizziness. When the therapist compresses the trigger point the receiver feels a ‘good pain’ and also experiences a reproduction of the pain pattern, which helps the therapist confirm and treat the source of the pain.
The therapist first uses Swedish and Deep Tissue techniques to soften and relax the tissue. Trigger points are then treated using fingers, hands or elbows to apply sustained compression to the trigger point, followed by a passive stretching of the area. Once trigger points are released the associated pain and discomfort are relieved.
What To Expect During Your Appointment
Before your treatment we will ask you to complete and sign our intake form which covers your personal details, medical history and any medical conditions you may be currently experiencing. We will then discuss your objectives for the treatment, your general lifestyle, areas you want us to concentrate on and any areas you want us to avoid. We will also discuss the level of pressure you prefer; light, medium or firm. This allows us to design a personalised treatment plan especially for you. We’ll then explain what will happen during the treatment and answer any additional questions you may have.
Once you’re happy we will leave the room while you undress to your level of comfort, settle yourself on your back on the massage table and cover yourself with a towel, and blanket if required
During a massage treatment (typically a full body massage) we work the front of the legs, feet, shoulders, arms, hands, neck …then the client turns over on the table, under the towel, and then we work the back of the legs, hips, back, shoulders, neck and head. We uncover only the area we are working on. Our intake form covers any area you don’t feel comfortable being touched and we will avoid those areas.
After the treatment we leave the room to give you time to get dressed. We then complete a post treatment review to confirm we have completed the treatment to your satisfaction. We then give you post treatment advice on how to prolong the benefits of your treatment and some contra actions you should avoid in the period after your treatment.
Generally the appointment will take the time for your treatment plus approximately thirty minutes, so a sixty minute massage treatment will take approximately ninety minutes in total.
If you have any further questions please don’t hesitate to contact us. We are always happy to help.