MASSAGE

FROM HOT STONE MASSAGE, TO AROMATHERAPY. IT'S TIME TO SOOTHE AWAY ACHES, PAINS AND TENSION.

Massage is a treatment which aims to relax, revive and heal the body. Using manual hands-on movements and manipulation of the soft tissues and muscles in the body, massage therapy works to promote healing and enhance a person’s overall well-being.

There are many forms of massage therapy, whether it's for relaxation purposes, for sports recovery or for pain relief.

Your therapist can tailor the amount of pressure applied, down to your personal preference. 

HOT STONE MASSAGE

Hot stone therapy is a specialist massage that uses smooth, flat, heated basalt stones that are heated and then positioned along your spine and in the palms of your therapists hands. The origins can be traced back to over 2,000 years ago, when the Chinese used heated stones as a means of improving the function of internal organs.

Typically from river beds, basalt stones are used for massage as they have a rich iron content that retains heat. Your spa therapist will warm the stones in water until they are at optimum temperature.  A hot stone massage may begin with a traditional Swedish massage technique to prepare your muscles. Your therapist will then place the warm stones on key acupressure points on your body. The stones warm and relax your muscles, allowing deeper pressure to be applied during your massage.

Using massage oil and a combination of strokes and techniques, your spa therapist will massage your neck, back and shoulders with and without the stones. You should always tell your spa therapist if the stones are too warm or the pressure is too intense/not enough.

Avoid eating a heavy meal or drinking alcohol prior to the treatment.

 

AROMATHERAPY MASSAGE

Aromatherapy massage is Swedish massage therapy using massage oil or lotion that contains essential oils. 

During an aromatherapy massage, you inhale these essential oils or absorb them through your skin. They are thought to promote beneficial changes in your mind and body by affecting the limbic system, a region of the brain known to be involved in emotion.

Your therapist can tailor the massage, depending on your requirements. It can be relaxing, awakening, mood lifting, stress relieving or even decongesting. You can select your premixed essential oils before your massage. 

Your therapist will  massage your back, neck and shoulders, while you relax and breathe in the chosen aroma.

 

Aromatherapy massages have also been known to relieve stress and anxiety. 

INDIAN HEAD MASSAGE

Indian head massage is an ancient therapeutic treatment that has been practiced in India for thousands of years. Focuses on your head, neck and shoulders and was originally used to improve scalp and hair condition. It is a deep massage, using a variety of pressure and techniques, including circular massage strokes on your scalp, deep tissue work on your shoulders, and stretching the neck. 

This form of massage focuses on the three higher "chakras" - mind, body and spirit and as such hits your energy epicentre.

It doesn't seem sufficient to say that a good Indian head massage will relax you. It's more than this. It can make you feel detached and serene, leave you sighing and wordless, but also alert and clear-headed, alleviating brain-fog and stress.

MASSAGE ADVICE

It is always advised that you drink water before and after a massage. It helps the kidneys process the various toxins moving through the body. It also helps keep the muscles nice and pliable.

 

 Therapist can massage but not over any areas affected by:

  • Varicose veins

  • Undiagnosed lumps or bumps

  • Pregnancy

  • Bruising

  • Cuts

  • Abrasions

  • Sunburn

  • Undiagnosed pain

  • Inflammation, including arthritis

If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, we may not be able to use certain essential oils. It's always best to check with your therapist first. 

Hot Stone Massage (back, neck & shoulder) : £30

Aromatherapy Massage (back, neck & shoulder) : £25 

Indian Head Massage: £25