Touch is instrumental
Touch helps improve your immune system, your mental health and makes you feel comforted and loved. Human bean’s need touch more than ever now 🙂
Everyone has been talking about the beneficial power of “touch”, especially while we are all struggling due to social distancing and separated from our loved ones.
Covid-19 Update – April 12 2021
I am super happy to say I am now open for massage.
If you have been working from home, missed the joy of a decent massage, then book yourself in. Kitchen tables and laptops are a recipe for neck and back pain, and a regular massage can unwind the last nine months of poor posture.
Take care, and I hope to see you soon.
Why get a massage?
- Because you deserve a massage
- If you suffer from anxiety and which often manifests in headaches/pain.
- If you do not take “time-out” for yourself
- If you experience neck or back pain on waking or at the desk
- If you realise that you are struggling to maintain your posture
- If you have a stressful or high-intensity demanding job
- You suddenly realise you’re not as agile as you once were
- If you make extra demands on your body due to sport or hobbies
Getting older does not mean that we have to fall apart and do less; we simply need to step up the maintenance we do for ourselves.
Outside of a loving, intimate relationship, the massage profession makes sure that informed, professional touch can give us that assurance and nurture we all need.
Massage is maintenance for your body.
You would not expect your car to keep on running without some planned maintenance and the same goes for your body. When you wake up with a stiff neck or bad back, it’s not because you slept funny for a single night.
These chronic conditions are insidious and build up over time and then make themselves known by acute pain, fatigue, or just feeling rubbish.
Be pro-active – Don’t wait until your broken or on holiday to get a massage.
If you need to be active in your workplace and rely upon your body to be there for you, look after yourself and have a regular massage. It will make a difference to your stamina and overall feel-good factor.
Carers, Dentists, Nurses, Electricians, Plumbers and Firemen all need to be agile and pain-free when working. It’s no fun when we are at work suffering from chronic tension and pain. We service our cars regularly to keep them doing what they need to do, and our bodies are no different.
In our “self-employed” world, if we stop working, we stop getting paid, so it is our best interest to look after ourselves.
Accountants and “desk jockeys” all experience neck and shoulder pain on occasion because when we regularly use our arms in front of us, it strains our muscles.
Beyond the benefits for specific conditions or diseases, many people enjoy massage because it produces feelings of well-being, reduced stress and more profound relaxation.
I am not a beauty therapist that has completed a weekend massage module. I am a massage therapist that has spent a lot of time at college with 14 years of experience, developing the skill of “informed touch”.
Massage is what I do, and combined with my strength and size, I can adapt my technique for rugby players to pregnant mums. I can incorporate my antique singing bowls to create an entirely different experience that will help calm overactive minds.
I can also offer a mobile service if for some reason you cannot get to me, or you are renting a holiday cottage in the Peak.
How to book
To book a massage, please call or text me on 07530 927400
Before booking in with me, please fill out my online client consultation form before your first treatment.
This form will help me understand your needs and give me details of any injuries you may have.
Massage may range from light strokes to deep pressure. There are many different types of massage, and an experienced therapist will blend a tailor the treatment to your needs as I do.
Swedish —This is a gentle form of massage that uses long strokes, kneading, deep, circular movements, vibration and tapping to help relax and energise you.
Deep Tissue —This technique uses slower, more forceful strokes to target the deeper layers of muscle and connective tissue, commonly to help with muscle damage from injuries.
Sports — This is similar to Swedish massage and is generally considered helpful for people engaged in sporting activities preventing or treating injuries.
Trigger point — This therapy focuses on areas of tight muscle fibres that can form in your muscles after injuries or overuse.
Massage is part of complementary and alternative medicine, but it’s increasingly being offered along with standard treatment for a wide range of medical conditions and situations. Studies have found massage may also be helpful for:
- Digestive disorders
- Insomnia related to stress
- Myofascial pain syndrome
- Soft tissue strains or injuries
- Sports injuries
- Temporomandibular joint pain