How I work
Working holistically underpins my approach and therefore no two treatments are the same. I have no set routine and work with you to find out what you need on that day and adapt each treatment accordingly. I always warm the muscles up first using long, flowing strokes before working more deeply. I often integrate techniques with my forearm and elbow to work skilfully & sensitively to apply more pressure if needed. I vary the speed and depth of pressure and incorporate mobilisations, stretches and energy holds where appropriate.
Styles of massage
I use and combine different styles of massage.
Relaxation massage uses long flowing strokes to warm and soothe the body as well as more focussed kneading and manipulation into specific muscles. Speed and pressure are varied depending on your preference.
Deep tissue massage uses a combination of techniques including sustained pressure, working into knots and trigger points and gentle stretching to soften fascia, bring length back to tired muscles and reduce stiffness and pain.
Your first appointment will start with a confidential consultation which can take up to 15 minutes. This helps me to find out about your lifestyle and medical history and we will discuss what you want to get out of the massage.
What to expect
Please arrive in good time so that you get the maximum time on the massage table
After the consultation, I will leave the room for you to get undressed, as far as you are comfortable, and to get yourself comfy on the massage table under the blankets.
I will only uncover areas that I am working on, maintaining your privacy at all times.
I may use a variety of techniques gentle strokes, deep tissue work, mobilisations, stretches, percussion and energy holds.
I will check in with you periodically to see if the pressure is right.
At the end of the treatment, I will leave you to get up and dressed in your own time. We can then discuss after care or anything that came up during the treatment.
I use an organic blend of almond, wheatgerm and sunflower oil, or coconut oil. Both are fragrance free and easily absorbed into the skin. Coconut oil is high in Vitamin E, making it an excellent, natural moisturiser.
For deep tissue work, I use Songbird Massage Wax. Made from a mix of beeswax and natural oils, it provides a better grip and control for slower, more focused work.
Rose Cottage, 5 Heathfield, Langford Budville, TA210RP - 07881592842 -