Swedish massage is applied to the more superficial layers of the muscle. Swedish strokes knead and use friction as well as firmly or lightly glide over muscle tissue. Your Masseur in London also incorporates the use of active or passive joint movement. Swedish massage stimulates both the circulatory system by returning blood flow to the heart as well as the lymphatic system by flushing out wastes and toxic debris. Swedish Massage strokes may be incorporated into sessions in order to help flush out tight muscles after deep strokes have been applied
Deep Tissue massage
Deep Tissue is an extremely effective means of releasing chronic pain or tension in the body. The connective tissue of the body whether through direct injury or chronic holding patterns can become damaged. With that damage, the tissue becomes shortened and thickened; causing pain in all directions and pulling underlying structures out of alignment thereby laying the foundation for chronic pain and tension and for feelings of pain in an area that is distant from the original site of tension.
A Deep Tissue Massage uses slow, firm pressure directed at the deep layers of the muscle where tissue has been damaged. Deep Tissue massage helps to lengthen shortened muscle fibres; breaking up thickened areas and helping the tissue regain proper elasticity. Deep Tissue is also effective for breaking down scar tissue and muscle adhesions even on injuries that have occurred many years ago. Proper blood and oxygen flow is brought back to the tight muscles. The toxins that have been stored in those muscles are helped release.
It is normal for some soreness to occur after a Deep Tissue massage. Your masseur in London will show you stretching techniques that will aid in your healing process and you will also be reminded to drink plenty of water. When done properly, soreness from a Deep Tissue session should not last longer than 2 days
Sports Massage is an important part of training for any athlete, whether the most competitive athlete training for a triathlon or the more casual athlete who exercises more sporadically or even just on the weekend. Sports Massage helps prevent injury by keeping muscles mobile and elastic. Your recovery time will be shortened since massage helps oxygen and nutrients flow, flushing out toxins in muscles that have been pushed hard. If you are working through an injury, Sports Massage helps speed up recovery time. When left untreated, an injury can cause a build up of scar tissue, affecting injured tissue as well as spreading to healthy tissue. Sports Massage uses techniques to break down that scar tissue to prevent further pain and additional injury.
Your Holistic Masseur in London therapist will focus on the muscle groups that are particular to your sport, giving you a session tailored to fit your needs as the athlete. If you are training for an upcoming event, I will work with you to create a "treatment plan" to make sure you are in optimal state come race day.
Clients can expect a typical Sports Massage session to consist of deep tissue strokes as well as an incorporation of stretching, active or passive movement of the joints, heat, or ice when needed. For clients with scar tissue, massage strokes will be applied deeply against the grain of the muscle in order to break up the scarring and flush it back into the lymphatic system.
Lomi Lomi Massage
Sacred Lomi Lomi is a blend of ancient Kahuna ceremony and philosophy, modern bodywork practices, Hawai'ian culture and heart, used to bring someone to a state of clarity and wholeness
When harmony is lacking the effect is pain physically, mentally, emotionally or spiritually. Illness is a state of tension, which leads to resistance which blocks energy movement. Lomi Lomi Massage helps release this and therefore facilitates the road to healing. On the physical level, through Lomi Lomi stress and tension are relieved, blood and lymph flow assisted and the elimination of wastes and toxins stimulated.
Is there a difference from other massage is that the person lays directly on the vinyl of the table and not on a towel and rather than being covered completely by towels, is covered by a small sheet or towel leaving most of the body exposed during the massage, whilst maintaining the recipients modesty. This makes it a lot easier to perform the underbody and full body strokes without interrupting the flow of the massage
£ 65 - 1 hour
£ 85 - 90 minutes
£ 120 - 2 hours