Deep Tissue Massage
Deep Tissue Massage is a type of massage therapy that focuses on realigning deeper layers of muscles and connective tissue. It is especially helpful for chronic aches and pains and contracted areas such as a stiff neck and upper back, sore shoulders, lower back pain, and leg muscle tightness. Some of the same strokes are used as classic massage therapy, but the movement is slower and the pressure is deeper and concentrated on areas of tension and pain in order to reach the sub-layer of muscles and the fascia (the connective tissue surrounding muscles).
When there is chronic muscle tension or injury, there are usually adhesions (bands of painful, rigid tissue) in muscles, tendons, and ligaments. Adhesions can block circulation and cause pain, limited movement, and inflammation.
Deep tissue massage works by physically breaking down these adhesions to relieve pain and restore normal movement.
Back Neck and Shoulder Massage £35
Full Body Massage £50
Back Neck Shoulder Face and Scalp Massage £50
Full Body Massage including Face and Scalp £70
Indian Head Massage
Indian Head Massage has been practised in India for over a thousand years, originally by women who believed that massaging their heads kept their long hair healthy and strong. This is correct as massaging the scalp stimulates the flow of blood to the follicles, improving the supply of nutrients needed for healthy hair growth. Today, however, the most common cause of poor blood flow is stress-generated muscle tension. The traditional Indian Head Massage technique has therefore been adapted in the west to help the stressful demands of modern living. As well as the scalp, the massage covers the upper back, neck, shoulders, upper arms and face. It is conducted fully clothed on a low-back chair and is a wonderfully relaxing treatment. A variety of massage techniques are used – some stimulating, some soothing, some aimed to reducing muscle tension.
Indian Head Massage £35