Sports Injury Massage
The techniques used are an ideal accompaniment to any athletic training programme. Injuries and chronic pains will be specifically targeted and dealt with, while simple aching and stiffness will be relieved before they have a chance to become more serious. Regular treatments can prevent injury and speed up recovery.
Frequent treatments can also considerably enhance physical performance by freeing up the tissues of the body. Patricia is a trained and certified sports injury massage therapist.
Therapeutic massage is a deep tissue massage targeting the deeper tissue structures of the muscle and fascia, also called connective tissue.
This massage uses many of the same movements and techniques as Swedish massage, but the pressure will generally be more intense. It is also a more focused type of massage, as the therapist works to release chronic muscle tension or knots (also known as "adhesions.")
This safe and nurturing massage relieves the stress and tension placed on a woman's body from the changes occurring during pregnancy.
Holistic massage is a combination of different massage techniques to effectively bring your whole system into a balanced and stress-free state.
It offers an experience of unity of the physical, emotional and spiritual level. You have the space to feel and enjoy the beauty of your own unique body. Holistic massage uses gentle touch to invite you into a deep relaxation. Through light skilled manipulation of your body, you will experience a deep sense of letting go.
TUI Na Massage
Tui na is a bodywork therapy that was developed in China over 2,000 years ago. It works with the energy system in the body known as the meridian system. Like Acupuncture, Tui na works with the Qi (chi) energy of the patient to bring a balanced state of health. But unlike, acupuncture, no needles are used. The work is done entirely with my hands to help increase the beneficial flow of Qi through the patient's meridian system.
As a certified Tui Na practitioner I have learnt how to diagnose the patient by feeling the pulse. The pulse tells me which meridians may need stimulation and which may need to be subdued in order to bring the patient to a state of balanced health.
Today, Tui na is used in hospitals throughout China in conjunction with other forms of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). Tui Na practitioners in China are treated with the same respect as doctors of acupuncture and herbology and often these modalities work hand in hand as a holistic approach to patient well-being.
Indian Head Massage
Indian Head Massage, also known under the trademarked term Champissage, is an alternative medicine massage therapy in which the head, neck and facial areas are massaged with the purpose of manipulating energy channels. The goal is to clear blocks in these energy channels that cause a build-up of negative energy that are purported to cause ailments.
Hot Stone Massage
Hot Stone Massage is a style of massage therapy in which heated stones are placed at specific sites on the client's body to promote relaxation and to help open up the meridins- (energy paths).
Benefits of Hot Stone Massage
- Promotes deep muscle and tissue relaxation
- Allieviates stress
- Releases toxins
- Relieves pain
- Improves ciculation
- Calms the psyche