Although there are many different kinds of massage, with various names, massage can be divided into three basic types.
Acupressure Massage refers to massages from Asia that focus on pressure points and the movement of energy through the body.
Swedish massage focuses on improving circulation of blood and lymph and relaxing superficial muscles.
Deep tissue massage focuses on connective tissue, and the goal is to produce changes in movement and posture.
Besides feeling good and being a pleasurable experience a massage therapy treatment can increase the body's self awareness and sensitivity and reduce stress, tension and anxiety levels. Massage therapy calms the nervous system and has a centring and balancing effect, relaxing and focusing the mind.
Massage therapy treatment can help to improve and maintain a good posture increasing awareness of the whole body and improving emotional awareness.
Relaxes the whole body
Loosens tight muscles
Relieves tired, aching muscles
Increases flexibility and range of motion
Reduces chronic pain
Calms the nervous system
Lowers blood pressure
Increases the flow of blood and lymphLowers blood pressure
Speeds recovery from injuries and illness
The benefits of Massage
Strengthens the immune system
Reduces tension headaches
Reduces mental stress
Promotes better sleep
Calms bad temper
Induces mental relaxation
Provides a feeling of well-being
Massage Therapy Options
Sports massage is an excellent way to speed up recovery during intense training and follow an injury. It has a number of benefits including physical, physiological and psychological.
Reduce Anxiety - massage induces relaxation which in turn reduces anxiety
Invigoration/Increased Energy - massage can leave you feeling invigorated and with more energy. This is particularly useful before an event.
Pain reduction - Massage helps reduce tension and releases the bodies endorphins, influencing our pain perception.
Relaxation - Muscles relax through heat generated, circulation and stretching.
Ellemis Freestyle Deep Tissue Massage
This vigorous workout for the body is perfect to alleviate high stress levels. Tailored entirely to your needs, it leaves you feeling grounded and focused.
Your therapist will select an aromatic oil according to your concerns, be they muscle pain, stress relief, pure relaxation or emotional balance. Skin is prepped to release toxins and the flowing massage works deeper and deeper into the tension, encouraging optimum circulation. As effective as an hour's stretching, but so much more nurturing.
A truly traditional massage helps relax everyday muscular tension, and stimulate circulation with regulated pressure. Stimulating, long, strong movements effectively ease aching backs and tired limbs. Deeply therapeutic, holistic treatment with pure Elemis nourishing oil which contains essential vitamins A,C and E and is used for maximum antioxidant protection. A time well spend to inspire your mind, balance your body and uplift your spirit.
Head, Neck and Shoulder Massage
A head, neck and shoulder massage is primarily done to relieve the tension. The importance of the head, neck and shoulder region lies in the fact that the neck is a flexible structure that connects the brain to the rest of the body. Tension in this important part of the body invariably causes overall discomfort. Since the human scalp is replete with nerve endings and majority of the nervous system located inside the skull, along with the brain, a good scalp massage stimulates the nervous system. A scalp massage increases blood flow to the head thereby easing stress and chronic headaches. Friction movements to the scalp causes the release of endorphins, which, in turn, helps in relieving pain in the area. Scalp massages have also been regarded as the ideal way to de-stress, and are known to be effective as relaxing and calming techniques.