Massage is one of the oldest and universal of the healing arts. Massage can relieve stiffness, soreness and tension, it's primary physical benefit being to the muscular, circulatory and eliminatory systems. A holistically trained practitioner integrates the mind, the body and the spirit of the client treating the whole person not just their symptoms, massage when sensitively and skilfully given generates feelings of harmonious well being in which the healing energies of the body can be released .
Regular massage can have a beneficial effect, not only on the body but also on mental and emotional life.
Each treatment is tailored to the clients individual needs from gentle nurturing massage to deep tissue manipulation (sports injury / chronic back pain).
Swedish Massage aims to stimulate the nervous system, enhance muscle tone, increase circulation, stimulate skin & glandular activity & relax & rejuvenate tired muscles. It is an excellent treatment during marathon training or other long -term exercise. Swedish massage can also help loosen mucus in the thoracic cavity aiding recovery of any bronchial condition.
Remedial/Sports massage involves highly effective techniques to reduce the aches and pains caused by sport and other everyday activities, increase range of movement and help restore balance. Sports massage supports the body during training, helps enhance performance and reduces the risk of injury. It is equally effective for non-sports people.
Kansa Wands Massage Therapy - sheer indulgent relaxation with proven health benefits (added bonus of a natural face lift too)
Using Kansa Wands (India's healing metal) this massage works with the body's subtle energy fields, an amazing treatment that leave your body feeling very relaxed but your mind alert, with visible rejuvenation of the face.
Benefits of this treatment include....
Promotes balance & wellbeing
Gently tightens facial muscles giving natural face lift and leaves skin glowing
Eases pressure behind eyes
Reduces face/ neck pain and eases tension
Stimulates flow of energy through the meridians
Connects mind, body and spirit
Abhyanga - Ayurvedic Oil Massage
Ayurveda is one of the oldest systems of traditional medicine in the world. Often referred to as sister science to yoga, it focuses on promoting balance between body and mind. Abhyanga, or Ayurvedic oil massage, is a full body treatment in which the therapist works from toe to crown using warm herb-infused oils. Each session of Ayurvedic massage is tailored to the individual's unique Ayurvedic body type and current state of balance. This holistic treatment aims to relieve emotional and physical stress, nourish and tone the skin, improve circulation, lubricate joints and promote restful sleep and many more.
Traditional Indian Head Massage
Traditional Indian head massage is a truly relaxing and rejuvenating treatment. The focus is on shoulders, neck, head and face. Using warm herb-infused oils, the therapist uses various massage techniques, deep tissue work on the shoulders and neck stretches to aid circulation, relieve aches, pains and tension, alleviate stress. Massaging scalp stimulates hair growth and improves scalp health. This treatment is suitable for everyone, including children, pregnant women and women who have recently given birth. (60min)
Traditional Thai Yoga Massage
Thai massage involves massage techniques (thumb, palm, feet and elbow pressure) and passive yoga-like stretches. The treatment takes place fully clothed, on a mat at floor level. It's a full body treatment: very relaxing treatment, but a deep bodywork at the same time. It improves mobility, circulation and digestion, reduces levels of stress, releases physical tension to relieve aches and pains. (60min/90min/120min)
Therapist Info & Consultation Fees
Massage Therapists consulting at the Natural Health Service are -
Jillian Shepherd (Wed, Fri, Sat)
Helen Murray (Mon & Thurs)
Marta Czyz-Cameron (Sat)
Full Body Massage (1hr) £45. Longer treatments available.
To make an appointment please call 0141 552 4420.