Deep Tissue Massage

This is a powerful way to restore health to aged, damaged, stiff or immobile muscles. Deep tissue massage is a very effective technique that focuses on the deeper layers of muscle tissue, tendons and facial (the body’s connective sheath). Deep finger pressure and slow strokes are to release the body muscle knots. Deep tissue pressure encourages the muscles and tendons to release tension. 

The application of pressure and movement encourages the blood and oxygen to circulate properly. Muscle tension and spasms are elevated, discomfort relieved, healing promoted.

Deep tissue work has a positive impact on the whole person physically and energetically.

Practitioners and price information: Kristina Mendez Matejova      Natasha Fewtrell Smith

Tuina Massage

Tuina massage is one of the fundamental elements of Traditional Chinese medicine. Using the TCM understanding of the body and its energy pathways, Tuina massage techniques aim to release muscle tension, balance internal organ function and clear the body of toxicity.

Tuina is a relatively strong form of massage, penetrating and releasing deep muscles. However, the patient is left feeling enlivened and lighter after the massage is finished. The strength of massage can be tailored to the desire of the patient, but if you like a deep, strong massage you wont be disappointed. The massage works well as a stand alone massage but can also be used in conjunction with other techniques such as acupuncture and cupping. 

Practitioners and price information:  Alex Owen 

Aromatherapy Massage

Aromatherapy is the systematic use of essential oils for the treatment or prevention of disease. Essential oils have varied properties and once the most appropriate ones are chosen, they are mixed with carrier oils and used as a massage medium as per usual. The essential oils get absorbed into the blood stream and are therefore able to work on all the different systems of the body. They are most effective if administered regularly and as a part of a course of treatments.

Practitioners and price information:Kristina Mendez Matejova

Indian Head Massage

Indian Head Massage is an age-old system used to improve the health by stimulating the scalp, and includes a massage of the shoulders and upper back, upper arms, neck, scalp, ears and face. It is an extremely relaxing and effective therapy that relieves aches, pains and stress and provides a deep sense of calm and tranquility as it stimulates the energy pathways, called Meridians, clearing congestion and relieving tension.

Clients report that the experience is deeply calming and relaxing, leaving them feeling energised and revitalised and better able to concentrate. This technique is also beneficial for computer users.

Practitioners and price information: Natalie Roth

Hot Stone Massage

Stone Therapy Massage (also known as Geothermotherapy) is really an extension of manual massage. It combines the use of hot and cold stones with traditional massage techniques to bring about deep relaxation and homeostasis on a physical, psychological and spiritual level. This modern day treatment draws upon ancient healing arts and traditions to deliver a deeper massage with less exertion required from the therapist. The body becomes relaxed in a much shorter space of time, and the therapist can focus on a deep working of the tissues using both stone and hand strokes. The heat not only relaxes the muscles faster. it also acts as a natural analgesic (pain-killer), allowing for more comfortable deep tissue work.  

 Practitioners and price information: Kristina Mendez Matejova

Pregnancy Massage

Pregnancy massage, Labour support and Postnatal Care
Whatever stage of your pregnancy you are in and whatever symptoms or discomfort you are experiencing, Krsitina can offer relief, support and guidance throughout your pregnancy and labour, as well as assist you with the recovery after giving birth. Massage can help with relieving muscular pains and aches, get the lymph flowing to take care of those swollen ankles and relax the body to offer more comfort for Mum and baby. Aromatherapy can assist with all sorts of symptoms including pain and aches, water retention, nausea, morning sickness, stretch marks, cramps, varicose veins, broken veins and more. 

Kristina can also give advice and guidance on use of pressure points and aromatherapy to assist labour. Workshops for expectant mums and their birthing partners are also available and there’s also the option to buy aromatherapy products blended just for you.

Practitioners and price information: Kristina Mendez Matejova

Sports & Remedial Massage

Sports and remedial massage is an effective treatment for anybody suffering with aches, pain, stiffness or dysfunction in their soft tissue (muscles, ligaments and tendons). 
It is a very deep and powerful form of massage aimed at increasing recovery time after sports and preventing sports injuries, increasing joint mobility and range of movement, improving posture and treating acute and chronic conditions in soft tissue caused by injury, sports, illness or day-to-day life.
Whether you are looking for an invigorating and rejuvenating treatment, or a more relaxing and restorative one, sports and remedial massage can play an important role in your general wellbeing and physical maintenance.

Practitioners and price information: Natasha Fewtrell Smith