Our Massage Therapists
Rochelle Clark - Massage, pregnancy massage, scar treatment
Aimee Barnes - Massage and Yoga
Massage is an instinctive medicine. When, as a child, you had ‘tummy ache’ you rubbed your tummy and the pain began to disappear. When, as a child, you were playing and fell over - you got up and rubbed the part that hurt. No one had taught you to rub it, yet instinctively you did so and you felt better for it.
How does Massage Help?
When you become relaxed your heart and breathing rate decrease, your blood pressure decreases and stress hormones are reduced. Massage helps promote the circulation of blood and lymph, it relaxes the tissues and helps remove waste products such as lactic acid and CO2 from fatigued and painful muscles.
Holistic Massage is one of the most effective ways of relaxing, toning muscles and relieving stress and tension. Stress can affect us in many different ways, building up over a long period of time to produce a variety of symptoms such as insomnia, backache, headaches, neck and shoulder problems, anxiety and depression, to name but a few.
In physical terms, massage stimulates the circulation of blood and lymph, soothes and calms the nervous system, relieves tired and tense muscles and helps the elimination of toxins. Touch is one of the first senses to develop, which may be why massage also helps us to feel nurtured and good about ourselves, whilst becoming more conscious of and connected with our body.
Massage is more than skin deep, deeper than muscles and bones, a good massage penetrates right to the depth of your being.