Your skeleton is held together with the soft tissue of muscles, tendons and ligaments, if these become injured, bruised, trapped or tight they can’t work efficiently and have a negative effect on your body. Effects often include: – soreness, aches, pains, poor posture and restricted movement. All of these effects can, in turn affect your moods and consequently, your life.
Massage is an easy way to begin to relieve many of these symptoms, allowing the body to return to its normal relaxed state.
Because we aren’t all the same, we now include a variety of massage treatments.
Please remember that you can control the strength of massage. Some people enjoy a really deep massage, whilst others prefer a lighter touch, always let your therapist know.
How does Massage help?
All sorts of research evidence suggests that benefits are both physical and mental. The way we feel mentally can have a physical effect on our body, as we feel the stresses in our daily lives reflected in tight muscles, and restricted movement. Massage helps the body to relax, which in turn reduces the effects of stress.
Helpful hints if you aren’t used to massage.
A lot of people are nervous about the appropriate clothing for a massage. Really it is up to the individual and whether the massage is a full body, or back neck and shoulder. The practitioner will always leave the room as you undress, and we have towels or luxury sarongs available for your use. If your problem areas are lower back, hip, buttocks or groin, then full underwear IS necessary.
- If you want to talk to the therapist during the massage, please do, but it is a chance for you to be quiet, so don’t feel you have to.
- If you find that the massage is too painful, don’t be afraid to say so. A massage that is too strong and painful can actually make the muscles more tense.
- If you prefer to see a male or female practitioner, please let us know when you make the appointment.
Back Neck & Shoulder- 30 minutes -£30
A whole 30 minutes concentrating on those problem areas where stress seems to make its presence felt. You know how tight and sore those little knots feel, in the shoulders and the very top of your back, well they’ll feel much more relaxed when you leave. The massage can be as deep or gentle as you prefer, just tell your therapist.
Foot & Leg Massage – 45 Minutes – £40
On your feet all day? Overdone your workout? this is the massage for you. Designed to relieve those tight areas in the feet and back of the legs. It doesn’t have to be a hard, deep massage, if you would prefer to just feel relaxed, you can.
Full Body Massage * with Lek – 60 Minutes – £50
A whole hour to unwind every major muscle group- Neck, Shoulders, Back, Legs and Arms. Everyone can benefit from an hour unwinding muscle tensions can’t they? Stress is part of the modern day problem, it’s unavoidable in daily life, but massage can help to relieve some of the pain that stress brings. Why not allow yourself an hour every month for a massage? you deserve it!
*Or request to concentrate on problem areas