Some of the problems or conditions for which therapeutic massage is beneficial include:
• accident rehabilitation and recovery
• sports training, sports injuries, and event recovery
• accelerating healing of acute injuries
• minimizing formation of scar tissue from injury or surgery
• healing chronic or overuse injuries
• improving long-term postural habits
• healing whiplash, lumbago, other neck or back pain
• alleviating some “sciatica” conditions
• alleviating tension-related headaches
• alleviating TMJ syndrome
• pregnancy – reduce swelling, promote comfort
• treating lymphatic conditions
• enhancing circulation
• reducing insomnia
• reducing anxiety / relieving mental or emotional stress
• releasing physical effects of ongoing stress
• increasing your overall sense of wellbeing
Before your first massage, you will need to complete a consultation form. Your therapist will review the
form and conduct a brief interview, asking a few questions about your medical history and any preferences
you may have in relation to your treatment.
A full-body therapeutic massage traditionally includes the back and neck, scalp and face, shoulders, arms
and hands, upper chest, abdomen, gluteal area, front and back of the legs, and feet. Many clients request
extra attention for a focal area (for example, the back or legs) and/or request that an area be skipped.
After the consultation, your therapist will leave the treatment room while you disrobe and settle in on the
massage table, where you will be under a sheet (and a blanket if you wish). During the treatment, you remain
fully draped except for the area of the body being treated at a given time (your left leg, for example). You are
of course able to continue to communicate with the therapist about ways s/he can ensure that you are
comfortable and that the massage meets your needs, for example in terms of your preferences for pressure.
After the treatment, your therapist will leave the room while you dress. Then you can share additional
feedback with the therapist, who will make notes for future reference and may suggest stretches or offer
other simple recommendations for self-care.
Yes, massage doesn’t just “feel like” it relieves stress; it actually does reduce stress. There’s been
a great deal of research on this. Typically the research examines various physiological and
biochemical markers of stress.
One major stress marker is cortisol, a steroid hormone produced by the adrenals in response to
stress; cortisol is known to decrease immune function. Other major markers include serotonin and
dopamine, beneficial neurotransmitters (they send messages between nerves) that affect mood,
appetite, sleep, physical energy, movement, balance, memory, and learning.
G5 Massage is a mechanical massager that goes much deeper than the therapist can. Different
heads are used to mimic different massage techniques. The massage head is driven to turn in
gyratory motions, moving round and round, up and down and side to side with pressure, providing
a deep massage.
REMEDIAL / DEEP TISSUE / SPORTS MASSAGE: 30mins - £30 / 60mins - £45
G5 / LYMPHATIC DRAINAGE MASSAGE : 30mins - £30 / 60mins - £37
RELAXING MASSAGE: 30mins - £30 / 60mins - £37