Swedish massage is a relaxing massage involving the use of hands, forearms or elbows to manipulate the superficial layers of the muscles. Benefits include increased blood circulation, mental and physical relaxation, decreased stress and muscle tension, and improved range of motion.
Deep tissue massage is similar to Swedish massage, but the deeper pressure is beneficial in releasing chronic muscle tension that may need more pressure than Swedish massage. The focus is on the deepest layers of muscle tissue, tendons and fascia (the protective layer surrounding muscles, bones and joints).
Sports massage works deep in the muscles, realigning the muscle fibres and connective tissue, and flushing away the toxins. Regular sessions therefore help increase joint mobility and flexibility, and reduce the risk of injury during exercise. Ideal for those who partake in regular sporting activities and exercise.
This is one of the more relaxing massage treatments enhanced with essential oils (highly concentrated plant oils) added to the massage oil or lotion and thought to promote beneficial changes in the mind and body by affecting the limbic system (a region of the brain known to influence the nervous system). Essential oils are also believed to be absorbed through the skin.
Pregnancy massage is a wonderful complementary choice for prenatal care and a healthy way to reduce stress and promote overall wellness. It relieves many of the normal discomforts experienced during pregnancy i.e. backaches, stiff neck, leg cramps, headaches and edema (or swelling). Please note this is only available after your first trimester.
Foot reflexology is an holistic treatment based on the principle that there are areas and points on the feet that map via the nervous system to corresponding parts of the body. When pressure is applied to these areas and points it stimulates the movement of energy along the nerve channels, and helps to restore homeostasis (balance) in the whole body.