Holistic Swedish Massage

THE BENEFITS OF MASSAGE...
I qualified in Holistic Swedish Massage in 1997, training with one of the founder members of the Massage Training Institute in London. Since 1997 I have added to my massage skills over time with varied training courses and a wealth of experience. I offer a truly holistic approach to massage, tailored to your specific requirements and needs.
Massage takes place in my stunning massage studio, in the heart of the Oxfordshire countryside. A truly tranquil retreat.

I hope to achieve deep relaxation of mind and body whilst working on areas of stress and tension.

Massage is proven to reduce stress and bring a feeling of wellbeing.

It will raise your levels of feel good hormones; dopamine, seratonin and oxytocin. The cumulative effect of regular massage can aid sleep patterns, improve sluggish digestion, improve skin condition and tone, and of course, ease tired and aching muscles. Blood circulation and lymphatic drainage are immediately improved by receiving a massage.

The immune system will also receive a boost from regular massage, helping you to stay healthy and well.

HOLISTIC SWEDISH MASSAGE

A holistic approach aims to treat the whole person, this being the mind, the body and the spirit as a whole.
I use my traditional Swedish massage as a base for this approach and utilise the five strokes of Effluerage, Pettrisage, Percussion, Friction and Vibration to achieve this holistic aim. I also incorporate aspects of Reflexology,  Pulsing and Pressure Point work.
A treatment will begin with a consultation where we will talk about any existing medical conditions you have, your lifestyle, work, diet and any thing that may affect your well being. We will talk about what you hope to achieve by having a massage. Then we will agree a treatment plan that will have you leaving my treatment room feeling relaxed and rejuvenated!
No one massage will be exactly the same as the next, each one tailored to your needs at that time.

DEEP TISSUE MASSAGE

Deep Tissue Massage is based on the Swedish Techniques whilst using deeper pressure to ease pain and tension held in the muscles, tendons and ligaments. Stretching and exercises may be advised and essential oils can help to speed recovery. Depth of pressure used will depend on the problems being addressed and tolerance levels.
Trigger point therapy may also be useful.