Peak District Massage

Touch is instrumental

Touch helps improve your immune system, your mental health and just makes you feel comforted and loved. Human bean’s need touch.

During this Coronavirus period, I have had to stop all my tactile therapies, and am now concentrating on my talking therapies via zoom and the good ole phone.

Many people are talking about the power of touch now we are struggling due to social distancing and being separated from our loved ones.

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.

Stay safe and well, and hopefully, I will see you sometime in the future.

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 your annual holiday for a massage.

If you need to be active in your workplace and you rely upon your body to be there for you, then 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 in 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 in 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, a lot of people simply 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 spent a lot of time at college and 14 years 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 over-active minds

Call me to book an appointment or for an informal chat to discuss what will work best for you. I can offer you 60-minute or 90-minute sessions. I can provide massage from my treatment room in Dunston House. Dunston House, Dunston Road, Chesterfield, S41 9QD

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

When you have booked in with me, please fill out my client intake form by clicking here or following the link below before your first treatment. This form will help me understand your needs and give me details of any injuries you may have.

If you’ve never tried massage, here is some information about its possible health benefits and what to expect during a massage therapy session.

What is massage therapy?

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 energize 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.

Benefits

Massage is generally considered 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:

  • Bereavement
  • Anxiety
  • Digestive disorders
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Headaches
  • Insomnia related to stress
  • Myofascial pain syndrome
  • Soft tissue strains or injuries
  • Sports injuries
  • Temporomandibular joint pain

How to find me