Massage Therapy has been around for over 3,000 years, Some of the benefits of regular massage are:

•Releases muscle tissue congestion.
•Prevents against adhesions post surgery.
•Reduces stress and improves well being.
•Improves circulation.
•Boosts the immune system.
•Helps in relieving headaches.
•Promotes healthier, more vibrant skin.
•Relieves sore muscles.
•Improves joint range of motion.

Types of Massages

•Swedish
•Sports
•Aromatherapy
•Deep Tissue Therapy
•Hot Stone Massage
•Pregnancy Massage
•Reflexology

WHY MASSAGE IS GOOD FOR YOU

Massage is a wonderful antidote to stress and a powerful way to relax. It allows you to switch off that nagging voice inside your head, & to unwind from worries, Massage encourages you to breathe deeply and slowly and eases out the tension found in tight muscles. Through the act of relaxation we stimulate a part of the brain (the parasympathetic nervous system) that slows down the heart rate, the rate of breathing, lowers blood pressure and stimulates digestion and immunity.

Massage can literally soothe our nerves and produce a feeling of well being.

The action of rubbing the skin creates changes in the body and the hormone endorphin is also released. This is the body's natural pain killer which also creates a sense of well being.

It improves circulation by assisting the flow of blood from the limbs back to the heart and increases the flow of fresh blood, which carries nutrients and oxygen to organs and muscles.

The first action of massage on muscles is to encourage them to relax and lengthen; (imagine a wound up elastic band being unravelled), relieving tightness, tension and toxins.

The second action is to encourage fresh blood into the congested area, bringing fresh nutrients and oxygen to the fatigued muscle, and assisting with the removal of the toxic waste product produced by muscle action called lactic acid.

Massage will assist the flow of the straw coloured fluid that circulates our body known as lymph. The lymphatic system is instrumental in fighting infection and developing immunity.

Often after a number of massages people find that they are more aware of their bodies and in turn more able to relax. When 80 percent of visits to GP's [doctors] are stress related, massage could have an important role to play in your health and well BE-ING

A good massage therapist can make you feel like a new person. And now research suggests massage can ease insomnia, boost immunity, prevent PMS, and more.

"Our advice: set aside some time to heal yourself with massage therapy, just 1 treatment a month, and here are some feel good reasons why!

Massages are especially effective for aches like low-back pain. Many researchers have found that massage works better than common treatments including chiropractic therapy and acupuncture.

It's not clear why, but several studies show massage reduces levels of the stress hormone cortisol while boosting the feel-good hormones serotonin and dopamine. Those changes slow your heart rate, reduce blood pressure, and block your nervous system's pain receptors. Massage also increases blood flow to the muscles, which may help them heal.

Massage also seems to ease distress from migraine, labor pain, and even cancer, as well as the body tenderness seen with fibromyalgia, Plus, regular massage has lasting benefits even after just a few treatments.

Hello, dreams

Fluctuations in several types of brain waves either relax you or wake you up. Massage increases delta waves -- those linked with deep sleep -- according to a study at the Touch Research Institute. That's why it's easy to drift off on the massage table.

Colds & flu:

Massage helps ward off bugs by boosting your "natural killer cells," the immune system's first line of defense against invading illness. "We know that cortisol destroys natural killer cells since massage decreases cortisol, your immune cells get a boost."

Massage even seems to boost immunity in those people with severely compromised immune systems, such as breast-cancer patients.

Blues, be gone

Less cortisol and more serotonin and dopamine in your system may also mean less stress, anxiety, and depression.

The right side of the frontal lobe of the brain is more active when we're sad, and the left side's activated when we're happy.

Studies have observed that massage decreases activity in the right lobe and increases functioning in the left, this is the reason for that awesome feeling of "well being" just after a massage.

PMS

A small study of 24 women with severe PMS found that massage reduced symp¬toms such as pain, water retention, and mood swings.

Did you know?

That 15-minute chair massages boosted alertness. "Subjects reported that it felt like a runner's high," Tests show that brain-wave activity stimulated by massage is linked to improved attention. – enquire about our corporate wellness programs.

Our Massage Treatments:

Hot Stone


 

The Treatment:

Discover a body treatment that is enveloping, spectacular, and unforgettable.

Heated Basalt stones are used to help melt your stress and tension away, leaving you deeply relaxed. Stones, especially chosen for comfort, are placed both under and on your body, as well as being used as a part of the massage. As the warmth lulls you into a state of relaxation, the combination of hands and stones eases the tension from your body.

The Benefit:

This massage is truly exceptional. By receiving a warm and relaxing treatment you are left feeling rejuvenated and revived, totally at peace and deeply grounded. Definitely worth taking the time out of a busy day to feel pampered and cared for. Come and discover for yourself this form of wellness.

Crystal Healing Therapy massage

For Chakra Balancing & Alignment

"Experience the incredible feeling of well being, with chakra / crystal energy balancing."

What is Chakra balancing / Crystal Healing?

The seven major Chakras have their own area of responsibility and each is linked with a different part of the endocrine system. They are part and parcel of each and every sensation, feeling and emotional experience that we have.

Stress can imbalance our Chakras – you can see this in the form of physical illness; illness is often a sign that our Chakras are out of balance.

In order to keep your Chakras working at peak efficiency, they need to be working together as a team. Chakra balance is important to keeping in good health. Think of Chakra Balancing as a sort of tune up for the human body and soul.

The Treatment:

A therapeutic massage using hot crystals & essential aromatherapy oils specifically for each chakra is the most effective method combined with using colour and sound, healing all seven chakras and then finishing off with an alignment.

The Benefit

A deeply relaxing combination of nurturing massage using hot oils & hot crystals for massage & crystal healing - healing body, mind & Soul.

Transformational Color Therapy Massage

Transformational body, mind & soul massage – Achieving greater balance with life's many adventures, joys and challenges.

The Treatment:

A full body massage, the treatment session works on the physical, emotional and spiritual bodies, using the coloured oils of transformation, each oil that is applied to the body is specially created to heal and support that part of the body.

The massage is performed from head to toe on the back of the body, followed by Chakra Balancing using sound. Crystals are placed beneath the therapy bed to create a 'gateway' for the body to release the trauma.

The session is completed by gentle pressure being applied to pulse points on the ears; this promotes access to deeply held subconscious memories.

The Benefit:

A gentle & nurturing therapy, bringing in supportive peaceful healing energy & balance, to the emotional, physical & mental bodies, as sound is incorporated in the process, you feel the resonance in your cells as the toning is done over the body - and is a truly powerful transformational life changing experience that will inspire and support you to take control of your own life.
"May you awaken to become the powerful spiritual being that you are meant to be?"

Couples Massage

Couples massages are fast becoming a popular bonding session between two people who want to relax and massage the stress and worries at the same time. Couples massages encourage & help couples, mother and daughter, friends, and other people to experience the feeling of being massaged and pampered while staying together in the same room for privacy.

If you are looking for the perfect gift for your loved one this is perhaps the perfect surprise for them. What's more, you can bond with each other while being pampered and cared for after a long day at work.

For more information please call Sheryl 084 402 4148

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