Massage is a holistic health treatment dating back to 2,700 B.C. Modern studies have shown many medical benefits of massage, including: reducing anxiety, depression, anger and stress; associated hormonal changes (reduction of cortisol, increase of dopamine and serotonin); improved sleep; reduced lower back pain; and improved blood sugar and blood pressure.
Massage can improve the quality of the skin by increasing circulation and assisting in detoxification.
But for most people, massage is simply a way to destress, relieve tired muscles, relax, and unwind.
Swedish Massage has its origins in the nineteenth century, is a light and relaxing form of massage using oils, and is the most popular form of massage today.
Deep Tissue Massage
As the name suggests, deep tissue massage is a more intensive massage, and excellent if you have tired muscles or knots that need to be worked out. Long standing knots are not merely chronically tight muscles - fascia can actually build up around these spots, and deep tissue massage breaks this down, increasing circulation to the area and bringing welcome relief.
This muscle is recommended for anyone who has built up tiredness and stiffness in the muscles. Especially good for athletes, or anyone whose daily activities leave them physically tired.
Lymphatic Drainage Massage / Detoxifying Massage
While all massage has detoxifying effects, Lymphatic Drainage Massage specialises in this area. Lymph is a clear fluid that collects and removes toxins from the body's tissues. The lymphatic system is an important "clean-up" system in the body. As such, Lymphatic Drainage Massage assists in the body's own detoxifying processes, offering the following benefits:
- assists the immune system;
- increases energy;
- reduces oedema, e.g. swollen ankles;
- improves cellulite;
- improves skin elasticiy;
- improves migraines (treatment is not to be done during a migraine);
- relaxes fatigued legs;
- reduces allergies;
- reduces premenstrual symptoms, e.g. fluid retention;
- reduces chronic eczema / acne.
This list is not exhaustive! In addition to assisting the body's lymphatic system, Lymphatic Drainage Massage stimulates the parasympathetic nervous system, inducing relaxation and associated health benefits.
Lymphatic Drainage Massage is a light massage with extensive benefits.
Please let me know in advance if you have a specific condition or illness. Depending on the nature of the condition I may need a doctor's note to treat you.
Also, I do not offer treatment if you are pregnant. If this is you, sorry, and congratulations!
Testimonials:Deep Tissue Massage
"Excellent massage, focussed on troublesome spots, really helped. Thank you, Tony!" - Olga, Newcastle, 18/10/2019Swedish Massage
"[Tony] is very professional and work very well on problem area." - (Ms.) Deniz, Cambridge, 31/01/2019