Available at £45/60 mins and £65/90 mins.
Low cost therapeutic massage available at £30/60 mins and £45/90 mins for BeWell members.
One of the most commonly taught and well-known massage techniques, therapeutic massage integrates ancient oriental techniques with modern principles of anatomy and physiology. It is a vigorous system of treatment designed to energize the body by stimulating circulation, but it can also be applied in a very gentle manner. Practitioners use five basic strokes, all flowing toward the heart, to manipulate the soft tissues of the body. Therapeutic massage practitioners use oil, to reduce friction on the skin, with a combination of kneading, rolling, vibrational, percussive, and tapping movements. This improves circulation, so speeds healing and reduces swelling from injury; it helps dissolve scar tissue adhesions; and allows us to relax deeply and fully, so we are re-energised.
Therapeutic massage is often the basis for more advanced massage techniques to benefit particular conditions such as lower back pain, neck and shoulder pain, leg and foot pain, carpal tunnel syndrome and other arm and hand conditions. Therapeutic massage can be combined with aromatherapy; it is often used with other complementary therapies, e.g. osteopathy.