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What is Holistic Massage?
Holistic Massage is based on Swedish Massage and includes all the same basic techniques – effleurage, petrissage and tapotement (stroking, wringing and percussion), as well as friction and vibration. As the name suggests, however, Holistic Massage addresses the person as a whole, encompassing physical, mental, spiritual and energetic aspects of the human body, and therefore incorporates a range of other styles and techniques, to tailor the massage to the needs of the individual – your needs.
What can Holistic Massage do for me?
Stimulating the nerve receptors in soft tissues (muscles, tendons, ligaments and other connective tissues) switches the body from a state of alertness and vigilance (fight or flight) to relaxation (rest and recovery). This is a physiological change which can have a significant beneficial effect on pain, nervous tension and mood: it can promote the production of serotonin, dopamine and oxytocin (feelgood hormones) and inhibit the production of adrenaline, noradrenaline and cortisol (stress hormones).
These changes, as well as the physical release of muscular tension through the mechanical effects of massage, can help relieve the symptoms associated with a wide range of conditions, including back, neck and shoulder pain, tennis elbow, hormonal imbalances, autoimmune conditions, allergies, respiratory and digestive problems.
As with other forms of massage, the benefits are numerous, including:
- Improved circulation
- Reduced nervous tension
- Improved mobility and flexibility
- Stress reduction
- Empathy and respect through touch
- Revealing stored energy/emotion
Other benefits of Holistic Massage include:
- Individualised treatment
- Guidance and empowerment
- Proactive self-care
- Control and autonomy
Massage has been shown to improve posture, mood and outlook, increase lymphatic drainage, and relieve or reduce aches and pains. By the end of a session, you should feel relaxed, at ease and lighter in your body.
60 Minute Holistic Massage Treatment £65.00
90 Minute Holistic Massage Treatment £90.00