Clinical Massage & Specialised Treatments
Hendrickson Method® Massage and Manual Therapy
To treat acute and chronic pain, decreased flexibility and stiffness, even in very long standing conditions. It can help you recover from pain and gain more movement and flexibility and is a much preferred alternative to deep tissue massage, as it is not painful to receive. Using massage, muscle energy techniques and gentle exercises, Hendrickson Method® can help relieve:
Back pain including sciatica
Neck pain and loss of motion in the neck
Chronic conditions such as arthritis, stiffness and loss of motion
Foot pain including plantar fasciitis
Pain and stiffness in hands; numbness in the arms, hands, legs or feet
This treatment is carried out without oil and with the client clothed. Please wear loose, comfortable clothing.
You can read more about Hendrickson and see how it is performed here. I am now using the Hendrickson Method in conjunction with Deep Oscillation® Therapy. See below for more details.
60 mins - £55
Deep Oscillation Therapy®
An exciting, recent addition to the clinic, DEEP OSCILLATION® is an internationally patented, proven technology based on the effects of creating an electrostatic field in the tissue of the client. Easy application is from therapist to client via vinyl gloved hands; utilising all normal massage movements or via circular movements over the tissue with a handheld applicator. The special structure of DEEP OSCILLATION® allows the creation of biologically effective oscillations in the treated tissue using electrostatic attraction and friction. In contrast to other therapies, these pleasant oscillations have a gentle and deep-acting effect on all tissue components to an 8 cm depth (through skin, connective tissue, subcutaneous fat, muscles, blood and lymph vessels).
Because of the non-invasive, non-traumatic, gentle nature of this therapy, very early possibilities of application are possible following injury and from Day One post operatively. Chronic conditions can also be worked upon with effective results.
I have been really impressed with the results that I have seen using this in the clinic so far; it's proving very popular and I have clients coming back asking for this treatment, as they are so pleased with their recovery.
Particularly useful pre and post operatively in cosmetic surgery, c-section recovery and lymphodema.
The following physiological effects of DEEP OSCILLATION® are clinically proven:
- Highly effective in reducing pain
- Effective in reabsorbing oedema (swelling)
- Encouraging wounds to heal
- Fibrosis reduction
- Improving trophicity (tone of muscles)
- Rubor reduction (haematoma/bruising)
- Improving quality of tissue
30 mins - £30, 45 mins £45, 60 mins - £55
Can be combined with most other treatment unless contraindications restrict this.
Deep Tissue Massage
This type of treatment is usually used to treat chronic pain and stiffness, and differs from Swedish Massage which tends to be lighter and applied to promote relaxation. Elbows and forearms may be used by the therapist to apply increased pressure. Deep tissue massage targets the inner layers of muscles, tendons and ligaments and can be extremely effective in reducing stiffness and pain.
30 mins - £30 or 60 mins - £55
Back Neck and Shoulder Massage
Designed to relieve tension and tight muscles in the upper and lower back, shoulders and neck, caused by poor posture or seating position, stress or heavy workload. Can also include head and scalp.
30 mins - £30
Lymphatic Drainage Massage
The lymphatic system is a delicate and often over-loaded vascular system close to the skin which requires as much, if not more, attention as our muscular-skeletal system, particularly in women. Swollen tissue, puffy ankles, face and hands, cellulite and water retention, sinusitis, migraine, hormone imbalance, deficient immune system, fatigue and constipation are some of the conditions caused, in part, to inadequate drainage of the lymph nodes. Lymphatic Drainage Massage is a special massage technique which gently 'pumps' the major lymph nodes and then 'directs' the flow of lymph towards these sites. Improvement in any of the above symptoms can be quite dramatic even after only one or two treatments. It is a light and pleasantly relaxing treatment. This treatment is often recommended by medical practitioners to clients who have had surgery, such as liposuction, hip/knee replacements, tummy tucks etc. Usually combined with Deep Oscillation Therapy for best results unless contraindications restrict this.
60 mins - £55
Oncology Massage (for clients with cancer, or in recovery)
A gentle, bespoke treatment to help ease tension on both a physical and emotional level. Massage pressure is light and nurturing. There are many benefits to having a massage which may include: less chemotherapy-induced neuropathy (numbness); less nausea; less chronic pain; decreased inflammation and swelling; lowering stress levels; improved sleep; providing a sense of calm and reduced tension in muscles. Modifications will be made to your lying/sitting position to make you feel comfortable. A full consultation with be carried out at the beginning of the treatment. If you are having ongoing treatment for cancer, please obtain consent from your specialist before booking a massage and ask if they have any recommended modifications to consider. Please call me to discuss in more detail if you have any questions.
60 mins - £55, 45 mins - £40, 30 min - £30
A wonderful, full body treatment for ladies who are 14 weeks pregnant or more. With the use of a special support, you are able to lie face down on the couch so that you can receive a massage to the back and back of legs, as well as a relaxing massage to the rest of the body, if required. If you have had any complications during this or any previous pregnancy, it is advisable to check with your doctor before receiving a treatment.
60 mins - £55, 30 mins - £30
A science based on the principle that a reflex point in the foot relates to each organ, function, and part of the body. By applying a deep pressure technique to these reflexes the practitioner seeks to normalise bodily function. It is an holistic treatment enabling the internal defences to maximise their effect. Amongst many conditions which will respond are; asthma and other respiratory conditions; back pain; sinus problems and headaches; and digestive problems.
45 mins - £45, 60 mins - £55
Reiki is a wonderful, relaxing treatment that can restore balance in your life and enhance all other forms of treatment, both orthodox and complementary. Working with the body's electromagnetic energy system and the universal energy all around us, energy is drawn by the recipient to the areas of most imbalance within them, bringing mind, body and soul back into alignment. There is no need to undress and treatments can be given lying down or seated. It is possible for healing to take place on any level of being; physical, emotional, mental or spiritual. The practitioner gently places their hands, non intrusively, over a series of positions covering the entire body. A deeply relaxing, nurturing treatment that can bring about great positive change.
60 mins - £55
This treatment involves soft, long, kneading strokes, as well as light, rhythmic, tapping strokes, on topmost layers of muscles. This is also combined with movement of the joints. By relieving muscle tension, Swedish massage can be both relaxing and energising, and pressure can be light or firmer, depending on preference. Either treatment can incorporate scalp massage, if desired.
Back, neck & Shoulder (30 mins) or Full Body (60 mins)
30 mins - £30 or 60 mins - £55
Sports Massage/Sports Injury Treatment
Sports massage is a type of massage involving the manipulation of soft tissue (skin, tendons, ligaments, muscles and fascia) which benefits someone who takes part in regular physical activity. It is designed to assist in correcting problems and imbalances in soft tissue that are caused from repetitive and strenuous physical activity and trauma. Having regular sports massage, before and after exercise, may enhance performance, aid recovery and prevent injury.
Sports injury treatment helps with such things as sprains, strains, tears and rupture. Using Deep Oscillation® Therapy, it is possible to treat these injuries immediately . See Deep Oscillation® Therapy for more details.
30 mins - £30, 45 mins - £45 or 60 mins - £55
Relaxation Massage Treatments
Aromatherapy uses essential oils extracted from flowers and plants to help balance the emotions and improve general health and wellbeing. I will choose a blend of essential oils to address your symptoms or mood. An aromatherapy session can alleviate stress and tension and often induces a sense of deep relaxation, increased well-being, renewed energy and vigour. Studies demonstrate that regular aromatherapy massage can help with a wide variety of health concerns, including muscle aches and pains, skin problems, poor sleep, anxiety and depression. Can be a full body treatment or just back, neck and shoulders.
30 mins - £30, 60mins - £55
A deep, luxurious, full body massage including head and scalp, using warm exotic essential oils, combining Acupressure, Reflexology and Massage. This treatment begins with inhalation of Frankincense oil to aid deep relaxation. Drift away to sounds of the sea while massage strokes are performed in long, continuous motion to promote deep relaxation and gentle joint stretches are applied to get the energy moving throughout the body. At the very end of the treatment you are covered in a warm blanket and left to relax to enable the effects of the treatment to integrate into the body, mind a spirit. Total relaxation! This is a firm favourite with my clients!
75 mins - £65
De-stress and Unwind Massage (Working from Home Massage)
Specifically formulated to combat tension and pain in the upper body due to stress and poor seating position, something that a lot of people are experiencing at the moment, as more are now working from home. Includes massage techniques for the upper chest, arms, hands, shoulders, neck, back, head and scalp, combined with relaxing essential oils.
60 mins - £55
A full body massage which includes Reiki to balance mind and body. Deeply relaxing and balancing, especially useful during times of stress. Helping you regain your balance and sense of calm.
60 mins - £55
Indian Head Massage
An invaluable treatment for stress-related problems such as eye strain, headaches, insomnia, lack of concentration, tense muscles in the neck and shoulders and feeling lethargic. The treatment also includes massage to the shoulders, upper arm and neck as these are the areas which are vulnerable to the build up of stress. A deeply relaxing treatment, particularly suitable for those working at a desk for long periods of time. The treatment can promote a sense of relaxation, calmness, sounder sleep and higher levels of concentration.
45 mins - £45
Relax, Recharge and Release Treatment
Pure luxury! Choose this when you want to switch off from everything! A blissful combination of a deep, full body massage using warm essential oils, reflexology and Reiki for 90 mins of total 'me' time. Unwind in a deeply relaxing environment, with soft music and the scent of exotic oils. Massage can be light or firm depending on your requirements. Highly recommended!
90 mins - £75
Any combination of the above Relaxation treatments - 60 mins - £55, 75 mins - £65, 90 mins - £75
TERMS & CONDITIONS OF BOOKING :
Cancellation Charges ... unless the appointment can be filled ,
- Less than 48 hours 50%
- Less than 24 hours 100%
- Missed appointments 100%
- For some treatments a deposit will be required and you will be advised if this applies on booking