Massage Therapy

Massage is a technique that has derived from many cultures, recorded in use in China as long ago as 3000BC.  There are a number of different sorts including Swedish Massage, Sports Massage, Lymph Drainage Massage, Aromatherapy Massage, Thai Massage, Indian Head Massage and many many more, including specialist Pregnancy, Cancer-Care etc.  (see my Hydrotherm Suite of Massages below)

Massage comprises different types of movement and pressures applied to the skin and underlying tissues to release muscular tension and pain and stimulate the circulatory systems of the body.  Not only can it assist with physical issues,  it is a true  holistic therapy in that it also soothes the mind and lifts the emotions.  Many people enjoy massage as part of a regular preventative-health regime.

 Below you'll find a list of all the various types of massage therapy in which I am trained and qualified.

 


 

ANNOUNCEMENT! 

Hydrotherm® "Tranquil Sea" Massage & "Cancer Touch® Therapy" now provided for people who are

currently recovering from cancer surgery currently, or who have experienced it in the past.

Scroll down this page for more information..... 

 

 

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The Hydrotherm® 3-Dimensional Massage System - what is it? 

The Hydrotherm system of massage allows clients to lay face-up on warm water-filled cushions throughout their entire massage - with no need to roll over half way through, as with other styles of massage. Yet you still receive an top to toe massage experience! 

The system was originally designed and created by British sports and remedial therapist John Holman,  who had extensive experience in sports massage, sports therapy, holistic and ayurvedic massage .. in addition to a number of others.  He wanted to create a massage that not only provided a deeply relaxing and unique massage experience for the client, but also that was safe for the therapist too and would reduce the risk of back and wrist problems traditionally associated with giving massage.

All Hydrotherm-certified therapists are trained to an extremely high professional standard by expert Hydrotherm Trainers to ensure that your massage treatment is safe, effective, and - of course - deeply enjoyable and relaxing.  Please find below an outline of the treatments for Body Massage, Ante-Natal Massage and Cancer Care Massage:-

 

Hydrotherm 3-Dimensional Body Massage

The Hydrotherm Massage system has all the above benefits of a Swedish Massage but takes spa-style massage to a whole new dimension - literally!

It enables you to experience your entire massage face-up as you lay reclined on warm, water-filled cushions that keep your spine in perfect alignment throughout.  A Hydrotherm massage is suitable for people of all ages, and is especially suitable for anyone with limited mobility who might find it difficult to roll over during a conventional massage, or who finds it uncomfortable to lay on their stomach.   

It uses flowing, specialist moves adapted specifically for the Hydrotherm.   Your body weight provides the pressure required to achieve a deep massage to the back and shoulders as your therapist's hands glide between yourself and the cushions, and the whole experience is luxurious and profoundly relaxing.

  • No turning-over required and absolutely ideal for those with mobility difficulties
  • It is excellent for relieving stress and tension mind and body and uplifting the emotions
  • A wonderful massage for those with lower back or sciatic pain
  • Has all the benefits of Swedish/classical massage ...and more!
  • Provides a sense of well being, pleasure and sheer indulgence that everyone can enjoy
  • Hydrotherm therapists undergo specialised training in the art and science of massage, including Pregnancy and Cancer Care massage.

Price range from £32 - £55.    Options include the Oriental Facial described below, Neck Back Shoulder and Full Body combinations.

Contact Eileen to book a free consultation before your first treatment.   Use the contact page of this website to get in touch and I will get back to you as soon as possible.

 

Hydrotherm® Massage During Pregnancy

The Hydrotherm system of massage allows expectant mums to enjoy relief from aches, pains and stiffness as their bodies change and adapt to support the new life growing inside them.

Using the HydrotAnteNatal_Belper_Heanorherm* 3 dimensional massage system, the client lies upon cushions of warm water to receive their massage.   The  effect is almost instant as the warm water supports and cocoons the body into relaxation.  For massage during pregnancy, the client relaxes in a semi-reclined position  with no need to change position or roll over at any time.  This allows complete relaxation from head to toe.    

As with all massage, there are a number of conditions for which massage is not suitable or would require permission from your GP.   For normal healthy pregnancies over 12 weeks, a massage can provide many benefits on all levels of being. 

 

Hydrotherm® 3-Dimensional "Tranquil Sea" Cancer Care Massage

A safe, effective, nurturing massage for anyone who is currently receiving  treatment for cancer, or has done so in the past.

Using the Hydrotherm* 3 dimensional massage system, the client lies upon cushions of warm water to receive their massage.   The  effect is almost instant as the warm water supports and cocoons the body into relaxation.  

Anyone wishing to experience the Tranquil Sea massage should first get in touch to arrange their detailed consultation with me, so that the desired treatment can be discussed and agreed, adapted where appropriate according to any specific needs.   Please allow around 30 minutes for your consultation.

Not only do cancer patients need massage and touch  therapy, so do elderly or pregnant clients, people on anti-inflammatory medication or those who bruise easily.

Price range £25 - £55.   Additional mileage charge may apply for home visits.   Please use the contact page of this website to get in touch for more information.  Please leave your phone number and postcode, and a let me know when the best time to get back to you. 

The Hydrotherm Tranquil Sea Massage for people living with cancer was developed by John Holman Therapy Solutions in conjunction with Penny Brohn Cancer Care and the Amethyst Trust.


 

Oriental Fusion Natural Facelift Massage

A safe and 100% natural alternative to surgical facelifts, this wonderful facial rejuvenation massage combines a number of massage reliably tried and tested techniques to achieve a noticeably fresher and more vibrant appearance of the skin, every time!

  • It reduces muscular tension in the face and jaw
  • Softens expression lines and wrinkles
  • Can help reduce puffiness or facial swelling
  • Helps speeden post-op recovery from surgical face-lifts
  • Firms and tones and lifts skin and muscles

The Natural Facelift massage movements are very relaxing, having a soothing effect on the central nervous system.  It can be beneficial for:

  • Teeth-grinders may experience benefits through deep relaxation of the jaw
  • Can help relieve anxiety and depression
  • Soothes headaches and tension
  • Help relieve sinus issues and seasonal allergies such as hayfever, etc.
  • And more!

Note that this wonderfully relaxing facial massage and can be carried out using the Hydrotherm massage system, so you'll by lying back on a warm water-filled cushion throughout the whole treatment, making it hard to beat in terms of a relaxing and highly beneficial treatment!! 

Prices start at £32 for a 60 minute appointment.   You can upgrade your treatment to include extra options. 

Contact Eileen to book a free consultation before your first treatment.  Use the contact page of this website to get in touch and I will get back to you as soon as possible.

 


 

Indian Head Massage (includes neck & shoulders)Stock photo ID:74219437

Indian Head Massage itself is particularly beneficial for stress as it focuses on the areas most affected: shoulders, neck and head.

This seated massage has been practised in India for centuries and focuses on the energy centres of the head, neck, face and scalp by using key acupressure points.

An Indian Head Massage can be carried out as a separate treatment in its own right, and can even be done over clothing without the use of massage oils if preferred.

Although it does vary from therapist to therapist,  treatment includes not only the face and head but also the neck, upper back and shoulders, and I also include  arms and hands, making the whole treatment last a full hour. 

Indian Head Massage provides many benefits including:

  • Deeply relaxing, releases tense, stressed muscles
  • Can help improve concentration through improved bloodflow to the brain
  • Can soothe eyestrain
  • Helpful for easing sinus congestion
  • Tones the skin and scalp, and conditions the hair
  • Beneficial for persons who suffer from Insomnia
  • Promotes deeper, calmer breathing

Prices start at £32 for a 60 minute appointment. 

Contact Eileen to book a free consultation before your first treatment.  Use the contact page of this website to get in touch and I will get back to you as soon as possible.


 

Swedish/Classical & Body Massage

Swedish Massage invigorates and benefits all the body's systems and aids the natural healing processes.  It aims to relax the whole body through working with the muscles with gliding strokes in the direction of blood returning to the heart. 

It uses a particular sequence of massage moves that apply varying degrees and types of pressure, including Effleurage, Petrissage, Friction, Vibration, Percussion, bending and stretching.

  • It reduces the effects of stress by relaxing both mind and body.
  • It gives "lift" to the emotions by releasing our natural feel good hormones, endorphines, and increases positive feelings.
  • It relieves muscles by applying pressure to them against deeper muscles and bones.
  • It improves circulation, increasing oxygen levels in the blood.
  • It improves skin and muscle tone, and relieves sore muscles.
  • It can help recovery from muscle strain by releasing toxins from muscles and tissues.
  • It encourages sleep, aids digestive processes, and increases energy levels by reducing body tension and fatigue.

Massage options include:

  • Neck back & shoulder  ............................. 45 mins
  • Neck back & shoulder + head & face  ...... 60 mins
  • Full body massage + head & face ............  90 mins

Prices start at £25 for a 45 minute neck, back & shoulder massage, upto £40 for a 90 minute full body massage, including face and scalp.  Contact Eileen to book a free consultation before your first treatment.  Use the contact page of this website to get in touch and I will get back to you as soon as possible.


 

Cancer Touch Therapy 

Whilst Cancer Touch Therapy is - strictly speaking - not a massage, it is the closest thing to it that is a completely safe and wonderfully relaxing  spa-style body and/or facial treatment for anyone living with, undergoing treatment for and recovering from cancer.  

The aim is to provide a safe and effective treatment that is 100% tailored and adapted to safeguard the client's wellbeing and provide a completely comfortable and enjoyable experience.

Not only do cancer patients need massage and touch  therapy, so do elderly or pregnant clients, people on anti-inflammatory medication or those who bruise easily.

There are 3 flagship treatments that include the use of 100% organic Made For Life Foundation preparations. 

Cancer Touch Therapy treatments are likened to a period of deep meditation, allowing a period of rejuvenation on all level; mind body and emotions.  They are deeply relaxing and created to help you reach a deep sense of calm and peace, making use of smooth, slow rythmic Tui Na Chinese movements and gentle touch:

  • Hand on Heart ™ ............................... 90 mins treatment includes back, scalp and facial treatment spa ritual
  • Catch the Breath ™............................ 30 mins soothing back and scalp treatment
  • Sooth & Nurture ™............................. 30 mins or 60 mins options Organic Facial 

Prices start from £24.  Additional mileage charge may apply for home visits. 

Contact Eileen to book a free consultation before your first treatment.   Use the contact page of this website to get in touch and I will get back to you as soon as possible.   Please let me know your home post-code when you get in touch, especially if you have difficulty travelling and are interested in a home visist.

Cancer Touch Therapy was developed by the Made for Life Foundation, Cornwall, and the training is fully accredited by the Complementary Medical Assocation.   

 


 

 

Contact Eileen to book a free consultation before your first treatment.   Use the contact page of this website to get in touch and I will get back to you as soon as possible.

 

A note about contra-indicated conditions

There are a number of conditions for which massage is not suitable. These include D.V.T., serious heart problems, very high blood pressure, infectious diseases etc.   For other medicated conditions, massage may be beneficial but the advice of your G.P. would need to be sought before proceeding.  These will be covered during your free consultation, to ensure you get the right treatment for your needs but if you are in any doubt, please get in touch to check first.