Indian Head Massage
Your Ayurvedic head massage will use a warmed oil and focuses on the head, neck and shoulders. A jade brush, scalp massage, forehead and temple massage makes this treatment perfect for calming and energy-balancing while you melt the tension away.
A classic relaxation massage, using aromatic oils that evoke tranquility and well being. From full body or targeted areas such as your legs, arms, back, shoulders, neck and scalp (optional), we will customize the massage from light to firm pressure to reflect your relaxation needs. Unwind and feel your muscle tension ease away.
Swedish Massage can elongate the muscles, open and lubricate the joints and decrease swelling, all of which can ease movement and increase flexibility. It can help you relax, give you more energy, and may help after an injury. Swedish massage involves long, kneading strokes combined with rhythmic tapping strokes and movements of the joints. This type of massage targets the upper most layer of muscles and aims to relieve muscle tension.
Hot Stone Massage
Hot stone massage therapy is an age-old treatment with the addition of heat for a modern twist. Water-heated, smooth stones are placed strategically on the body on key points—with or without pressure—for the ultimate in relaxation and pain relief.
This treatment helps relieve tension, eases muscle stiffness, and increases circulation.
Pressure points on the feet are massaged to relieve the stress of the entire body. This includes a foot soak and scrub with massage. This also can be added to any pedicure.
Neck & Shoulder Massage
Neck and shoulder pain has become more of a problem in the last decade. Most people experience it whilst working, driving, exercising or sleeping. It can appear gradually by the build-up of tension in the soft tissues or as result of an injury, such as post-accident whiplash or a muscle pull during your gym workout. Neck and shoulder massage is one of the most effective tools to alleviate the pain.
For 24 hours after treatment:
Drink plenty of water to assist the body's detoxification process. It is strongly advised to drink a full glass of water immediately after the treatment to avoid headaches that can be caused by the toxins released through the massage.
Avoid eating a heavy meal after treatment. Try to keep the diet light while the body is using its energy for healing.
Avoid further toxins and stimulants such as smoking, alcohol, drugs, tea & coffee.
Avoid heat treatments & applying further products to the skin as it may be sensitive
Avoid strenuous exercise to allow the body to use its energy for healing
If oil has been used in the treatment, leave in for a couple of hours if possible to nourish skin & hair.
General lifestyle advice to prolong benefits of massage:
Get 8 hours of sleep per night
Exercise 2-3 times per week
Take time to relax - take up a hobby or simply have a hot bath to relax the muscles and let mental tensions wash away
Practice Tai Chi, Yoga or meditation if appropriate
Practice the correct breathing techniques to create a feeling of calm
General dietary advice to aid the benefits of massage:
Drink 2 litres of water per day
Eat a healthy, balanced diet
Avoid fast food
Eat 5 portions of fresh fruit and vegetables per day
Avoid alcohol as it dehydrates the body
It is advised to receive massage once a week for 4-6 weeks to initiate the healing process then once a month to maintain the benefits although this will vary from client to client.