What is holistic massage?


Massage is an ancient form of healing, which has developed over thousands of years, and has been used for the promotion and restoration of health.


The term 'holistic' comes for the Greek word 'holos' meaning whole. The holistic approach aims to restore balance within the body, taking into account the person's whole being, including their emotional and spiritual wellbeing, as well as their physical symptoms or ailments. Holistic massage uses the therapeutic and nurturing power of touch, with each treatment specifically tailored to the client. The massage involves a flowing continuous series of movements, ranging from gentle stroking to invigorating friction and percussion. Massage can be used alone or in combination with other therapies, such as physiotherapy, aromatherapy and stress-management.




How will you benefit from holistic massage?


Holistic massage benefits the whole body, both physiologically and psychologically. Massage speeds up the natural healing processes of the body, calming the mind and settling emotions. Benefits include:



     * Relieving tension and sore muscles

     * Promoting relaxation

     * Relieving stiff joints

     * Reducing the effects of anxiety and stress

     * Improving circulation

     * Improving skin and muscle tone

     * Aiding digestion

     * Increasing energy levels, and

     * Inducing deeper sleep.




What happens during a session?


The first session will include a free 30 minute initial consultation to determine your present and past health and lifestyle, so as to tailor the massage to suit your needs. Thereafter, full body massage sessions are 60 minutes long and include feet, legs, back, shoulders, arms, upper chest, tummy and face.


The session will involve a range of massage strokes depending on your aims and requirements at that time. A choice of body oils are available, to suit all skin types.


Advice may be given about what you can do to maintain or improve your wellbeing. A course of treatments may be recommended for optimum results but this will vary depending on your body's needs.


Full body holistic massage, includes face and tummy: £40 for 60 minutes


Half body holistic massage: £20 for 30 minutes, or £30 for 45 minutes


Home visits and Gift Vouchers are also available - please contact me for pricing.


Please contact Dr Tess for further information or to request a booking.


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