Indian Head Massage
Gentle and therapeutic massage technique aimed at relieving stress and tension and promoting general well-being. Indian head massage does not only focus on the head and scalp as its name suggests but also works on the neck, shoulders, upper back and arms and face, which are the main areas in the body where stress and tension are often felt. The different Indian Head massage movements help to relax the muscles, ease away stiffness, stimulate blood circulation and eliminate toxins from the body.|
Holistic Massage is all about tailoring the perfect treatment for the client at the time of the massage, catering exclusively for what you want and need when you come for the treatment.|
There is no set routine with Holistic Massage, just careful attention to what the individual requires. We look at the causes of your tension and work with the whole You to help restore your natural inner balance.
Fundamentally the approach with Holistic Massage is based around oil-based Swedish massage (Efflerage, Petrissage, Percussion) but the therapist also expect an array of other techniques and moves to come into play to really clear out those corners.
- Deep tissue manipulation
- Thai massage
- Mobilisations of limbs and joints
- Breath works
- Manual lymphatic drainage
- Energy holds
- Hands-free techniques
- Creative visualisations
In Swedish body massage a therapist will use a carrier oil such as grape seed oil to lubricate your skin. The oil is applied onto the skin and then the therapist uses various techniques to warm up the muscle tissue.|
The aim of the massage is to warm and stretch the muscle tissue so that toxins are drained away and fresh blood flows into the muscles.
During the massage the therapist will aim to gradually break up `knots` or adhered tissues releasing tension from the muscles and resulting in a general feeling of wellbeing.
Back, Neck & Shoulder Massage
Specifically targeting problem areas of muscle tension. Advanced massage techniques used to ease aways the stresses and strains caused by daily life. |
Muscle tensions in the back, neck and shoulder areas will be eased, with the massage not only leaving you feeling exceptionally good, but relaxed and invigorated too.
- Enhanced feeling of relaxation and contentment
- Relief from pain, eg headaches and back pain and from stress and tension
- The release of endorphins, the body`s feel good hormones
- Mobilisations of limbs and joints
- Improved blood and lymph circulation
- Increased energy levels and feels of vitality
- Injury recovery
- A general sense of health and well-being
|Hot Stone Massage|
Hot stone massage is a deep massage that uses soothing oils, warm basalt and sometimes cold marble stones to relax your muscles.
Hot stone massage employs a variety of strokes and techniques using the stones and hands, working over kinks in your muscles. You are unlikely to feel the intensity, since your muscles will be relaxed by the heat of the stones. Your therapist may alternate between hot basalt stonesand much colder, marble stones. As your body sinks further into a state of relaxation, you may even stop noticing the extreme changes in temperature.|
Hot stone massage can:
- Boost your circulation
- Release stored tension
- Recharge your energy levels
- Relax you
|Warm Candle Massage|
Immerse yourself in the radiant glow of Candle Massage. Made from all natural soy wax and Olive oil, the lightly scented wax melts into an exquisite pool of luxurious massage oil. The silky formula is specially designed to nourish and moisturise your skin with natural vitamin E, while the subtle fragrance from essential oils excites your senses for the pleasures that lie ahead.
Combining aromatherapy with massage is a widely used method to combat stress and aches and pains and provide the ultimate relaxation, after all you’re combining two potent holistic practices in one.
The soft textured oil when burning these candles makes for a unique, warm-oil massage experience.|
Benefits of Candle Massage:
- Soothing feeling
- Healing of wounds and injuries
- Feeling much more reassured
- Easing of tension, stiffness and pain
- Makes breathing better
- Helps to circulate the blood better, as well as giving an enhanced feeling of well-being
|Deep Tissue Massage|
Deep-tissue massage is a specific type of massage therapy that concentrates on the deep layers of muscle and fascia in the body; and recommended by many doctors as a treatment option. By using deep finger pressure and slow, firm strokes, deep tissue massage is used to treat a variety of physical ailments.|
- Reduces Chronic Pain
- Improves Blood Pressure
- Breaks up Scar Tissue
- Rehabilitates Injured Muscles
- Stress Relief
THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT PRENATAL MASSAGE
Massage therapy during pregnancy is a wonderful complementary choice for prenatal care. It is a healthy way to reduce stress and promote overall wellness. Massage relieves many of the normal discomforts experienced during pregnancy, such as backaches, stiff neck, leg cramps, headaches and edema (or swelling).
In addition, massage for pregnant women reduces stress on weight-bearing joints, encourages blood and lymph circulation, helps to relax nervous tension -- which aids in better sleep -- and can help relieve depression or anxiety caused by hormonal changes.
DURING THE PRENATAL MASSAGE
At Seaview beauty, our therapist takes extra care to ensure our pregnancy massage clients are comfortable. Sideline positioning with supportive, soft cushions is used to alleviate the extra strain on the lower back and pelvic areas when the pressure of massage techniques are applied. Extra strain in these areas can cause unnecessary back or abdominal pain, so naturally we want to avoid any potential discomfort.
RELIEF OF EVERYDAY SYMPTOMS
Massage for pregnant women offers a number of benefits, and it`s always a good idea to discuss with your therapist any everyday symptoms you`d like to see relieved. Those might include:
Headaches can be relieved by massage focusing on the head, neck and shoulders. In addition, maintaining optimal levels of stress relief through massage reduces the chances of migraines or tension headaches by relaxing trigger points and muscle spasms.
Muscle tension created by carrying the extra weight of a baby can be relieved by encouraging blood flow to the afflicted areas. This provides more nutrient-rich oxygen and also increases the flow of lymphatic fluid, which sweeps away toxins and metabolic waste.
Fatigue, backaches, leg cramps and swelling/edema can all be relieved through various types of massage for pregnant women.
The ordinary aches and pains of pregnancy are countered by the release of serotonin, your body`s natural anti-pain chemical, which is stimulated by massage.
Regular massage therapy not only helps diminish anxiety and discomfort but boosts relaxation as well. This ultimately can lead to improved sleep patterns.
In addition, the serotonin, endorphins and dopamine released by your body in response to massage provide an extra helping of those natural chemicals.
Women in high-risk pregnancies should consult their doctor or midwife before beginning one of our massage therapy programs. If you experience discomfort at any time during the pregnancy massage, tell your therapist immediately.
|Traditional Thai Massage|
Traditional Thai massage has been practiced for centuries to deeply relax the mind and body. As a restorative and holistic full body massage, this treatment stretches your muscles through gentle, rhythmic manipulation to relieve aches and pains.|
You lie on a mat on the floor, fully clothed except for shoes and socks. The practitioner uses thumbs, palms, forearms, elbows, feet knees and even shins to press and stretch your body. Thais believe that good health and freedom from pain result from the unhindered flow of vital energies through the body`s tissues.
- Those who enjoy a deep massage
- Those who prefer not to undress
- Anyone with muscular tension.
- It is very helpful for sports people or for those who use their bodies in a repetitive way, such as working at the computer for long hours.
Not Suitable for:
- Skeletal conditions
- Lymphatic disorders
- Rheumatic arthritis
|Sound Massage with Tibetan Singing Bowls (Peter Hess method)|
Sound massage with singing bowls has shown a remarkable and swift improvement in many cases with physical or mental and emotional pain. Pains seem to melt away and one feels that emotional heaviness like worry or depression is lifted, leaving one to feel a pleasant lightness. The energy body, the aura, is cleared and one feels refreshed and as if a burden taken off one`s shoulders.
The sound massage affects each cell of the body. We can take the example of a lake. When a stone is thrown in it, the stone creates concentric movements of the water in this way the whole of the lake is put into motion. Similarly, when sounding the singing bowls on or near the body the vibration of the sound reaches each and every cell via the water in our body.|
The healing sound vibration will gently flow into the body, affecting the structure and health of cells and organs favourably. Disease is a disharmony of the vibration of the cells, tissues, organs and the sound massage has an immediate beneficial effect starting to bring the vibrating cells back into its harmonious state.
The subtle vibration can be very precisely directed by placing the singing bowls on or near a tensed area of the client`s dressed body. The bowls are struck with a felt mallet. The issuing vibration leads to first loosening the stagnant energy and then helps it to be rearranged.
Hearing and being bathed in the harmonious sounds leads to rapid and effective deep relaxation and undo stress. They help you to deal effectively in daily life and enhance your creativity. New energies will be freed and self-healing will be mobilised.
The rich overtones take you into a very deep place inside yourself – rarely experienced by people – from there clarity may appear in the way of seeing solutions about long-held problems which may come as a flash of an image into your mind.
The only requirement for the client is to listen.