What is Holistic Massage?
Holistic massage uses techniques from a variety of types of massage such as Swedish massage and Deep Tissue massage. There isn't a 'set routine' as the massage is specific to you and what you need. I use organic massage oils which do not contain any essential aromatherapy oils.
Swedish massage therapy 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 therapy can be both relaxing and energising.
Deep tissue massage uses slow, deliberate strokes that focus pressure on layers of muscles, tendons, or other tissues deep under your skin. Though less rhythmic than Swedish massage, deep tissue massage can be therapeutic -- relieving chronic patterns of tension.
I found Helen's technique ideal for me. She had listened to what suited me in terms of applied pressure and this was really noticeable when I could feel muscles relaxing. I felt that Helen had delivered an exceptional massage.
What Happens in a Session?
For first-time clients, I offer a free 20 minute consultation immediately prior to your massage where we will discuss your medical history, any previous massages, your requirements from the massage and expectations. We'll agree a plan for the session. This is to ensure you receive a safe, effective massage tailored for you.
I will show you how to get onto the couch and to cover yourself. I will leave you to undress, leaving your underwear on. You will be covered with clean fleece blankets and only the area that is being massaged will be uncovered at any one time.
During the massage, I will check whether you require more or less pressure. Depending on your requirements, I may incorporate joint mobilisation and stretches within the massage.
Once the massage is complete, I will leave you to dress in private and then we'll discuss recommendations for aftercare.
30 minutes £25
60 minutes £50
As my holistic massage is tailored to your needs, I advertise my sessions as 'time' rather than content. The initial consultation time will inform which areas to massage and determine your desired outcome.
60 minutes allows more time to work on either specific areas or, for when you want a full body massage (ie back, head, neck and shoulders, arms and legs, feet and hands)
Holistic Massage in pregnancy
60 minutes £50
Time to relax and enjoy a soothing massage. This full body massage is given whilst you are laying on your side for additional comfort. I offer pregnancy massage for women who are more than 12 weeks into their pregnancy