Massage is an enjoyable way to relax and help your body to recover from the strains and stresses that life can bring. When we are stressed, we tense up our muscles and this tension over time can make us more susceptible pain and to injuries. Massage can help to releases this tension leaving us feeling calm, relaxed and wonderfully refreshed. With every visit the massage will be tailored to your needs at the time.
Massage works on areas affected by mental and emotional stress. In Western culture today we spend much of our time in our heads, so this treatment can really help to calm the mind and is surprisingly deeply relaxing. Soothing tension away it leave you relaxed, revitalised and re-energised.
I provide massage treatments from the Practice Rooms in Clifton and westbury-on-Trym as well as offering a mobile service throughout South Bristol and North Somerset. I am happy to accomodate evening and weekend appointments.
Holistic Massage and Back Massage
This helps relieve tension in the back and shoulders and ease muscular rated conditions such as spasms, strains and sprains by flushing out toxins from the body. So whether you have been overdoing it in the gym or at work you will be left relaxed and restored with a feeling of total well-being. Massage therapy relieves stress.
It is thought to help the body's stress response by lowering levels of hormones such as cortisol. Massage therapy also appears to enhance immune function.
Inflammatory conditions such as arthritis and tendinitis
Stress relief and stress-related conditions
Headaches and migraines
Muscle and related conditions such as spasms, strains and sprains
Repetitive strain injury, such as carpal tunnel syndrome
Circulatory and respiratory problems
Post-injury and post-surgical rehabilitation
Indian Head Massage
Indian Head Massage is a very relaxing treatment and excellent for neck and shoulder tension. Moving through the shoulders and upper arms then working deeply into the neck where tension accumulates relieves headaches on. This form of massage is now one of the most popular therapies available at the moment as you don’t need to undress and you sit in a chair. Our technique addresses the back, neck, and scalp and face, using a variety of massage pressures and techniques and is one of the most relaxing types of massage you will ever experience.
Significant improvement noticed with:
Migraine and headaches
Stress related disorders
Insomnia and disturbed sleep
Suppleness and flexibility to head, neck and shoulders
Increase of oxygen and glucose supply to the brain
Scalp stimulation increasing blood circulation, promoting healthy hair
Indian Head Massage promotes:
A sense of calmness, peace and tranquility
Release from anxiety, stress and mental stain
Improves circulation in the head, enhances the senses and promotes clear thinking
Treat yourself, your friends or family. The Massage Therapists gift certificates are also available!
In some instances it may be necessary for the therapist to obtain consent from your GP or consultant before commencing a course of treatment, particularly if you are diabetic, or you are on medication for high blood pressure, or if you have cancer.
Holistic Massage £45.00 approx 1 hour
Back Massage £25.00 approx ½ hour
Indian Head Massage £25.00 approx ½ hour
Treatments are available at either the Practice Rooms in Clifton, alternativey home treatments are also available
The Benefits of Indian Head Massage from Massage Magazine:
BBC Website Archives, "Why don't you try... Indian Head Massage"
Published Research into Indian Head Massage
"[Jo] combined the massage with some Reiki which gave me some lovely warm sensations in my head and neck and gave me a sense of inner peace. She once more worked on my back and shoulders and this helped with a lot of tension I had amassed that week. She massaged my arms and then my hands and I was this time aware of some pressure points that made my scalp tingle. All the things that were special about her second massage were again very pleasurable and felt more assured than before. During and after I could feel my eyelids getting heavy (my sleep had been disturbed for a few days) and that night I slept much better." Jo H