Massage helps relieve the stress and tension of everyday life, easing headaches, backaches, relaxing aching muscles, joints, removing toxins and waste from the body. Massage improves the circulation, boosting the immune system and accelerating the natural healing processes of the body. Many different conditions may be treated including severe neck and shoulder tension, lower back pain, sciatica, over tight ITB and calf muscles, painful knees, heels etc.
Various treatments are available, including:-
- Deep tissue & remedial massage
- Machine (G5) deep tissue massage
- Relaxing massage
- Hot Stone massage
- Pregnancy massage
- Indian Head massage
Martin will often combine massage techniques, and approaches, in his work with you. He may use traditional hand massage, deep tissue or gentle relaxing massage, in combination with G5 machine to get into those deeper layers and some hot stones to help warm and relax the muscle fibres. He will use whichever is most appropriate to your needs.
All massage treatments are varied to suit the individual from ½hr – 1½hrs. You decide the time you want and choose – legs, back, shoulders, neck, head etc .. or try a 1½hr full body massage – you’ll float away!
The benefits of regular massage are –
- Helps reduce stress
- Helps improve blood circulation and boost the immune system
- Encourages deep sleep and helps alleviate insomnia
- Provides deep relaxation, promoting a more positive outlook on life
- Helps release toxins held in tense muscles and tissues
- Massage promotes the natural healing of the body
Whether you want to take a break from the stresses and strains of everyday life or you have a medical condition, massage therapies offer a gentle and unobtrusive alternative to orthodox medicine.
Massage feels GOOD!! It helps relieve the stress and tension of everyday life, easing headaches, back aches, relaxing those aching muscles and joints, removing toxins and waste from the body, improving circulation, boosting the immune system and accelerating the natural healing processes of the body.
Martin works holistically in his therapies (holistic comes from the Greek word “holos” meaning ‘whole’), he is mindful not only of the physical symptoms that may be presented but also the effect your mind and spirit may be impacting on the your body. Working with all these aspects can enhance your feeling of balance, harmony and well being.
Remedial / Deep Tissue Massage
Martin is very experienced in remedial and deep tissue massage. This type of massage reduces muscular tension, relieves pain, improves circulation and promotes healing. Restores mobility and aids recovery from injury. Many different conditions are treated including severe neck and shoulder tension, lower back pain, sciatica, over tight ITB (the ligament that runs down the outside of the thigh from the hip to the shin) and calf muscles, painful knees, heels etc.
G5 Deep Tissue Machine Massage
The Carlton G5 system of mechanical massage uses a machine driven massage pad, or head, in gyratory motions, moving round and round, up and down and side to side with pressure, providing a deep massage. This form of massage stimulates deep blood flow and therefore can be used to relieve very tender areas where deep manual massage may be too painful. The G5 is particularly good for back, shoulders, thighs, hips, and gluteus muscles.
The G5 is excellent for toning, increasing circulation and may also be used to aid in the breakdown of fatty deposits and cellulite.
Hot Stone Massage
Hot stone massage combines thermotherapy with massage techniques to provide an effective healing therapy. The warm or hot natural stones are used in conjunction with massage techniques to help relieve tension and congestion in muscle fibres. Traditional massage is about friction, pressure and movement of muscle fibres, friction creating heat to promote blood flow in a muscle; heat from the hot stones releases into the muscle without the need for friction to be applied, blood flows to the affected area enabling relaxation and healing to occur. Heat from the stones feels ‘good’, creating positive thoughts, positive healing naturally follows.
Martin uses hot stones as an extension of his hands, using the surfaces and edges of the stones to penetrate through to the deeper layers of tissue where tension and congestion often lies. Most people find the use of hot stones a very enjoyable addition to a relaxing or deep tissue massage session.
Pregnancy Massage (From 12 wks onwards)
A relaxing massage which helps stimulate circulation and maintain joint flexibility. Reduces many of the common physical discomforts associated with pregnancy: backaches, leg cramps, constipation, swelling, fatigue etc. Martin has worked with the National Childbirth Trust (NCT) in the Guildford area promoting the benefits of massage in pregnancy.
Indian Head Massage
A tension and stress relief massage to the neck, shoulders and head which is very relaxing and leaves you ‘floating’ in peace and tranquillity.
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