This is the ultimate massage to relieve tension and aches and pains. The treatment starts with hot basalt stones being placed on the body to energise and rebalance. The stones are then used to massage tightly knotted muscles leaving you feeling completely relaxed both physically and mentally. This treatment may also help to relieve problems such as insomnia, poor circulation, back pain and stress. Applied with essential oils.
Relieves aching muscles and helps to maintain the tone and elasticity of the skin. It also helps to improve flexibility, increase blood and lymphatic flow and promotes a sense of wellbeing. Swedish massage is intended for relaxation and comfort and will help to relieve stressors that affect you on a daily basis.
Back, neck and shoulder massage
The back, neck and shoulders are the most common areas of the body that are prone to stiffness and accumulate tension. This can lead to sore necks, aching shoulders, headaches and even migraines. This massage relieves stress and aids relaxation of the muscles especially when applied on a regular basis. You will find yourself completely relaxed and muscle tension greatly reduced.
Deep tissue massage
Sore muscles from overworking in the gym or being in front of the computer for long periods of time? Then this is the massage for you. Deep tissue massage is more vigorous and stimulating than Swedish, incorporating deep tissue manipulation and a pressure point technique. The treatment can be tailor made to suit the individual needs of the client.
Indian head massage
An ancient, effective therapy that provides relief from aches and pains resulting in an extraordinary feeling of well being. Concentrating on the scalp,face,neck,upper back and shoulders the energy centres of the body are worked on restoring harmony, balance,improving circulation and aiding relaxation. The soothing face massage using pressure points and drainage techniques may also ease headaches, sinus problems and relieve insomnia.
This massage uses a blend of essential oils applied according to your individual needs. The oils, incorporated with a combination of soothing and pressure point massage techniques, guarantee a feeling of well being and complete relaxation.
A completely relaxing and safe treatment that can be given throughout the second and third trimester of pregnancy, using specific technique. The massage is given whilst side lying and is adjusted and adapted for each individual to ensure maximum comfort. A pregnancy massage may help to reduce:-
- Joint pain
- Swelling of ankles/feet/wrists
- Muscle tension
- Stress & anxiety
At Spa Where You Are we are able to provide Oncology massage for people who have recently been diagnosed with cancer, are already in active treatment, are in recovery/ remission or who may sadly be nearing the end of life.
Whether you are familiar with massage or have never had a treatment before, you’ll probably be aware that it is incredibly beneficial for relieving muscle tension. You may not know though, that numerous observational cancer studies have also found that massage helps to reduce anxiety, pain, insomnia and fatigue as well as possibly providing some relief from peripheral neuropathy (a common side effect of chemotherapy).
This is what Cancer Research UK has to say:-
“One of the main reasons people with cancer use massage is because it helps them feel good. It is a way they feel they can help themselves.
Generally, massage therapy can help lift your mood, improve your sleep and enhance your wellbeing. There is some evidence to help support these benefits.
Massage for people with cancer is promoted as a natural way to help you relax and cope with:
Everyone is unique and their illness is too. With this in mind, all treatments are modified and adjusted to suit the client’s needs and requirements. You may have had particular surgery, be on a certain type of medication, your mobility may be compromised or perhaps you have a portacath, stoma bag or even an oxygen tank attached . Your treatment will be fully adapted to suit you. Every aspect is taken into consideration to ensure you feel comfortable, safe and fully gain the beneficial effects of your treatment.
Your therapist is qualified in Oncology massage and has a regular ongoing , long standing role as a voluntary complementary therapist, treating patients at The Hospice Of St Francis in Northchurch, Berkhamsted.
1 hr - £55
45 mins - £40
30 mins - £30
In addition, a free 30 minute consultation will take place before your first treatment . Please be aware that in certain circumstances written permission from your GP/oncologist may be required.
An invigorating treatment to remove dead skin cells concentrating on the notorious areas of feet, knees & elbows, revealing brighter, smoother skin. Perfect to prepare skin for a holiday or spray tan.