Simply Blended by Sarah Bennett
Massage has many health benefits due to stress and tension levels being lowered, improved delivery of oxygen and nutrients to all of the body’s tissues whilst also facilitating the removal of stored toxins, encouraging all the body’s systems to work optimally.
Trained in Aromatherapy massage, Sports and Remedial massage, Hydrotherm massage and On-Site massage, a combination of techniques are used and tailored to each person.
Massage techniques include movements such as effleurage, deep tissue, tapotement (percussion), friction, light touch therapy, and lymph drainage.
Effleurage, a gliding stroke, can take place over large surfaces (the back, arms, legs, chest) or small surfaces (the face, throat and hands). The pressure and speed of effleurage varies depending on the area and the effect required. Superficial Effleurage is used to apply oil to the skin, to ease tissue and muscles and clear an area after deep tissue massage, and to bring an end to the treatment. Deep effleurage follows the direction of the muscle tissue, the movement generally towards the heart, the return stroke being much lighter, away from the center of the body. Deep Effleurage warms up the muscle tissue, preparing it for even deeper, more focused massage.
Deep tissue massage focuses on the deeper layers of muscles and connective tissue. Chronic aches and pains and dis-easaes such as stiff neck and upper back, low back pain, leg muscle tightness, and sore shoulders benefit from deep tissue massage. Frequently, adhesions (bands of rigid, painful tissue) develop in areas of chronic tension, impeding circulation, restricting movement and causing restriction of movement and inflammation. Deep tissue movements are slow with deep and focused pressure to reach the sub-layer of muscles and the fascia (the connective tissue surrounding muscles). The adhesions are physically broken down relieving pain and restoring normal movement.
Percussion movements stimulate, drawing blood towards the surface, improving circulation. Cupping over the upper and middle back, loosens mucus in the lungs aiding expectoration. Percussion movements can help reduce fatty deposits, tone muscles, and improve circulation in areas of cellulite. Gentle tapotement over the abdomen encourages peristalsis aiding digestive dis-eases such as constipation. Percussion induces muscle tone and strength as the muscles are stimulated to contract and is extremely useful for athletes before an event.
Massage Prices are £35 per 30 minutes, £60 per 60 minutes, £90 per 90 minutes.