DESCRIPTION OF SERVICES
This is the most common treatment that most of my clients request. The pressure used is usually between a deep massage and swedish massage. Sports Massage is the application of massage and stretch techniques to the muscle and connective tissues of the body to enhance athletic performance and maximise the performance of the athlete. Its primary purpose is to ease stiffness and pain in both muscles and joints, increase mobility in muscles and joints, warm muscle and connective tissue prior to exercise and help in removing toxins and lactic acid after a workout.
Sports Massage increases range of movement, increases flexibility and relieves muscle soreness. It assists in injury prevention and promotes faster recovery from both training and injury.
Sports massage is not just for athletes, however. Anyone who does a strenuous activity during the day that is not classified as exercise, can also benefit. Some examples include lifting or moving heavy items or working in the garden. Basically, anyone who stretches their physical limits through some form of movement can benefit from sports massage, including those seeking rehabilitation from injuries.
The main goal of Swedish Massage is relaxation. It uses a firm but gentle pressure, gliding strokes to improve circulation, ease muscle aches and tension, and improve flexibility and create relaxation. It involves a sequence of movements working superficially and deeper into the tissue layers.
Swedish massage increases the oxygen flow in the blood and releases toxins from the muscles, thus improving recovery time from muscular strain. It not only feels exceptionally good, but is relaxing and invigorating. It affects the nerves, muscles, glands, circulation, and promotes our general health and wellbeing. As a treatment it helps reduce stress, both emotional and physical, and is often suggested in a program for stress management.
DEEP TISSUE MASSAGE
Deep tissue massage is a type of massage therapy that focuses on re-aligning deeper layers of muscles and connective tissue. It is especially helpful for chronically tense and contracted areas such as stiff necks, low back tightness, and sore shoulders. 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, limit movement, and cause inflammation. Deep tissue massage works by physically breaking down these adhesions to relieve pain and restore normal movement.
HOT STONE MASSAGE
Hot stone massage is a specialty massage using smooth, heated basalt stones, either as an extension of the therapist’s hands, or by placing them on the client’s body while massaging other parts of the body. The heat can be both deeply relaxing and help warm up tight muscles so the therapist can work more deeply, more quickly.
LaStone® THERAPY LaStone® Therapy is a form of massage that uses by hot basalt stones and cold marble stones to massage the body. LaStone® therapy begins with gentle stretches and Swedish massage to warm up the body's muscle tissue. Both hot and cool stones are used either as an extension of the therapist’s hands, or by placing them on the client’s body while massaging other parts of the body. Alternating between heat and cold both stimulates and relaxes the circulatory system, which is very detoxifying for the body. In conjunction with heated stones, chilled marble stones create a dramatic movement of fluids within the body.
Massage for the elderly is designed to address specific needs of the elderly population. The techniques may involve gentle and lighter application of pressure and can include passive stretching and a light oil to permit muscles to be worked on without causing excessive friction to the skin. Massage for seniors can help improve balance and flexibility, reduce the pain of arthritis, increase joint mobility, improve posture, enhance blood circulation, help combat depression and encourage overall well-being.
Senior massage can be especially helpful for maintaining and improving overall health as we age. It also has been shown to relieve anxiety and provide comfort, especially to touch-deprived elderly clients.
According to Massage Today, "Even a gentle massage has a proven effect on blood circulation and the nervous system. These two body systems are especially vulnerable to the effects of aging. Geriatric massage stimulates these systems in a natural, pain-free way. Because of this, there are none of the side effects that are present in many medications. This is important for those who are being treated for Parkinson's disease, diabetes, depression and many other conditions requiring regular medications. In many cases, a regular massage (once a week) enables the physician to reduce medications. Proper geriatric massage also helps strengthen muscles weakened by disuse and helps reduce pain and stiffness in the hip, knee and shoulder joints."
For senior massage, you will need to get permission from your GP to receive treatment.
During the massage session, essential oils can be used based on your needs or condition. Essential oils are used to enhance the benefits of the massage. Experience aromatherapy in your session for an additional £10.00. Please request this in advance.
NO DROP-INS. ALL BOOKINGS MUST BE MADE IN ADVANCE.
I AM USUALLY BOOKED AT LEAST 2 TO 3 WEEKS IN ADVANCE BUT I CAN PUT YOU ON A CANCELLATION LIST SHOULD YOU REQUIRE AN EARLIER BOOKING
Sports Massage 1 hour £55 1/2 hour £35 45 mins £45.00
Swedish Massage 1 hour £55 1/2 hour £35 45 mins £45.00
Deep Tissue 1 hour £60 1/2 hour £40 45 mins £45.00
LaStone® Massage 1 hour £75 1-1/2 hour £90
Massage for Seniors 1 hour £50 1/2 hour £30 45 mins £40.00
Aromatherapy: An additional £10
At Your Office: £15 for 15 mins.
Protecting your privacy is important. Therefore, I will not disclose, give, sell, or transfer any personal information about clients unless required by law. Your sessions and your identity are kept confidential at all times. Having worked with numerous celebrities, politicians, and notable persons over the years, I have no reaction or opinion to those who contact me for services and maintain a professional and safe environment at all times.
I am registered with the
Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC
), which is a regulatory body in the United Kingdom which provides a voluntary register of complementary therapists. All CNHC registrants have agreed to be bound by the highest standards of conduct and have registered voluntarily. CNHC is also the holder of an Accredited Register by the Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care
, an independent body, accountable to the UK Parliament.
Copyright 2016 by Jodi Romaker