- Massage Therapy -

Massage has been used for centuries as an instinctive way to relieve muscle tension and to relax the body and mind. It is a holistic approach that can be used alongside conventional medicines. The following massage therapies are available to clients, each with their own unique benefits. Click on the links for more information.

- Swedish Massage -

Swedish massage uses a variety of stroking, kneading, pressure and flowing movements over the body to treat and prevent a huge variety of complaints, or can simply be used for deep relaxation. The way that we feel can have a direct physical effect on our body, so by inducing relaxation and stress relief both the body and mind can benefit from a massage treatment.

Benefits of Swedish massage

Touch is an amazing sensation and the most basic form of communication we receive from the minute we are born. Parents cradle their babies to soothe and comfort and even as adults we embrace to re-create a feeling of comfort, love and protection. It makes sense therefore that other forms of touch such as massage can bring about such feelings of relaxation, comfort and well-being.

Here are just some of the benefits of Swedish Body Massage:

  • Promotes relaxation, thereby reducing stress and anxiety
  • Ease of muscular tension, soreness and stiffness
  • Improved skin tone, circulation and elasticity
  • Elimination of toxins and swelling
  • Boosts immune system
  • Relieves tired and stiff joints
  • Increases energy levels by invigorating the body’s natural systems
  • Aids better sleep and reduces insomnia

Can relieve the symptoms of:

  • Muscle aches and pains
  • Headaches and migraines
  • Depression
  • Emotional conditions
  • Poor circulation
  • Low immune system
  • IBS and digestive disorders

- Hot Stone Therapy -

Hot stone therapy / massage is a kind of massage that uses treated volcanic rocks such as basalt and basinite that are believed to promote relaxation as well as eliminating negative energy within the client’s body, mind and soul.

These stones are carefully gathered and handcrafted for various sizes, shapes and weights according to what part of the body it will be use on. It could be as small as the size of the thumb or could be as large as about 2 to 3 pounds of weight. In certain cases cold stones can also be used to help muscular injury and inflammation. Warm stones expand the blood vessels, helping to move blood faster round the body, sedating the nervous system. The application of cold stones stimulates the nervous system by causing the blood vessels to contract and increasing the lymph flow of waste materials round the body.

During a treatment the client lies on a couch or a series of flat hot and cool stones - covered by a thick towel - that trace the spine. The therapist applies oil to the skin and glides the stones across the body’s meridian lines. In some treatments large stones are placed on the body, in the palms of the hands, and coin-sized stones are lightly wedged between the toes. Heated Chakra stones align and balance chief energy centres, benefiting the whole body, not just specific areas.

On most treatment, the stones are put on the chakra points of the body along the spine. The chakra points are the body’s energy centre. It is believed to vitalize the physical body. When stimulated, it balances energy flow throughout the body.

Hot stone therapy / massage is likewise considered more gentle to the body compared with Swedish massage or deep tissue massage since hot stone practitioner uses the stone instead of their hands to massage. However gentle it may seem so, therapists are able to reach ten times deeper during the massage than through the use of mere fingers making it more intense than a regular Swedish massage.

The stones are heated using water with temperature ranging from 120 – 130 degree Fahrenheit although usual treatment requires alternating the use of hot basalt or basinite stones and much colder stones like marble ones.

It is believed that the combination of warmth and cool treatment encourages the body to relax, detox and heal.

Other benefits of hot stone massage / therapy include:

  • Muscle relaxation
  • Easing stress and recharge your energy levels
  • Releases toxins
  • Improves blood circulation

There’s also lots of health conditions treated with hot stone therapy / massage. Some of these health conditions include:

  • Muscle and back Pains
  • Arthritis
  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Circulatory problems
  • Insomnia
  • Depression
  • multiple sclerosis (MS)

Most of all, hot stone therapy / massage are best suited for people who deserve some nurture and pampering. This means after every treatment, you will not only feel rejuvenated but beautiful and special as well.

- Warm Bamboo Massage -

Experience the ultimate in relaxation and rejuvination

Bamboo Massage is a table massage where the therapist uses warmed bamboo tools of varying lengths and diameter to roll, knead and relax muscles with deep tissue techniques and is beneficial in that it brings about increased circulation, relief of sore muscles and a deep state of relaxation. It is regarded as a body, face and limb massage that incorporates bamboo stalks of varying lengths and diameters to provide drainage, relaxation and reshaping, simultaneously.

Bamboo symbolizes suppleness and resilience, straightforwardness and simplicity; and the massage satisfies two major needs:

  • Relaxation
  • Well-being

The Benefits of treatment include:

  • Increased circulation due to more surface contact
  • More pressure can be evenly administered to the client‘s body
  • Pressure is effectively maintained for longer periods of time
  • Effective deep tissue work can be done in a shorter amount of time
  • Allows pain free deep tissue work for bodies with lots of hair
  • Aids relaxation
  • Eases muscles aches and pains

With Warm Bamboo the results go deeper and last longer than other massage techniques. And the best part is that it feels great! Whether your tight muscles are caused by stress, exercise, injury, or simply sitting at the computer all day, Warm Bamboo Massage will melt away even your most stubborn knots and tension. You’ll feel refreshed, rejuvenated, and renewed – a sensation that will last long after the massage is over.

- Natural lift facial massage/facial rejuvenation -

The Natural Lift Facial Massage is based on the energy balancing principles of Ayurvedic medicine. It incorporates a unique blend of highly effective techniques drawn from both Japanese Face Massage and Indian Face Massage (also known as Facial Rejuvenation or the Natural Facelift), with complementary techniques from Japanese Facial Massage, Acupressure, Reflexology for the face and lymphatic drainage.

Natural Lift Facial Massage uses a combination of techniques to improve complexion, remove toxins from the face, help prevent or iron wrinkles away and balance the emotions or ki, (life force); which helps to improve overall health.

This advanced method of traditional facial massage treats the surface and also deep facial tissues with highly refined, gentle hand and finger manipulation. These techniques can help to:

  • Improve skin complexion
  • Reduce expression lines and wrinkles
  • Increase flexibility in the facial muscles
  • Tone and tighten the skin and underlying muscle
  • Aid lymphatic circulation, increasing the elimination of toxins and the supply of nutrients to the cells
  • Repair and balance condition of the skin, minimising the ageing process
  • Reduce tension headaches and eye strain
  • Improve definition in cheekbones and jaw line
  • Stimulate rejuvenation and cellular activity
  • Balance "ki" (chi), improving the health and appearance of the facial tissue