TREATMENTS AND PRICES:
It is appropriate for athletes and ANYONE who is interested in improving function and performance. It is used to help prevent sports injuries, postural problems, movements restrictions and some conditions related to muscle stiffness, and aches.
Sports massage is a combination of different techniques as well as Deep Tissue Massage. It is always refined and adjusted to suit each individual requirements and goals. Therefore it doesn't need to be a painful treatment session unless if it required by the patient/client.
A relaxing form of massage which takes into account the person's whole being: body and mind. It provides general relaxation, reduces muscular tension and releases aches and pains.
The term "Holistic" is derived from the Greek word"holos" meaning "Whole". Holistic therapies treat the whole person rather than just the body. They alleviate physical, mental and emotional ailments.
The holistic massage improves circulation, which increases the blood flow bringing fresh oxygen to the body tissues, boosting lymphatic drainage; thus assisting the elimination of waste products, as well as improving nerve efficiency.
It promotes general well-being, enhances self-esteem and can boost the immune system.
It is a therapy technique that provides stimulus through pressure on the reflex points of the feet or hands creating a reflexive response throughout the body including its internal organs. Once our body's systems work together, this method can encourage relaxation and stimulation thus activating the body's self-healing and balance.
It relieves stress and tension and has a deeply relaxing effect. It improves blood circulation and helps the nerve system, it helps cleanse the body of toxins and impurities. energy, it helps to stimulate creativity and productivity.
The ancient texts, illustrations, and artifacts have shown that the early Chinese, Japanese, American Indian tribes, Russians, and Egyptians worked on the feet to promote good health. Today these techniques have been developed into a holistic therapy called Reflexology.
Dr. William Fitzgerald was one of the most important people in the history of reflexology; who first started studying and using Zone Therapy. He divided the body into ten, longitudinal zones. These zones formed the basis for the development of reflexology and are still used today. Then in the early Eunice Ingham developed foot reflexology.
INDIAN HEAD MASSAGE
Invigorating or relaxing massage. Applied over back, shoulders, arms, head, and face.
Indian Head Massage is a treatment that has developed gradually and naturally from traditional techniques that have been practiced in India as part of a family ritual for thousands of years.
Its principles come from the ancient system of medicine known as Ayurveda; which in Sanskrit means: " the science of life and longevity".
Its approach to health is the balance of mind, body, and spirit, promotion of long life. It also takes into account the use of massage, together with a healthy diet, herbs, cleansing, yoga, meditation exercise.
"The belief is that preserves the body's life force and energy, and it is one of the most powerful of relaxing and rejuvenating the body."
Indian Head Massage was originally used on the head; today the back, shoulders, neck arms are also massaged as it helps alleviate the stress and associated aches and pains around these areas.
Some of the benefits include:
*can help relieve tension headaches;
*helps reduce anxiety and stress;
*helps sleeping patterns; *improves concentration and productivity;
*helps the body to relax creating a feeling of balance and calm.
DEEP TISSUE MASSAGE
Massage method focusing on the deep layers of muscles and connective tissues, applying slow, intense pressure on the contracted areas.
It releases muscles tension, chronic aches and pains throughout back, shoulders, neck, arms and legs.
It is beneficial for everybody; in particular for people whose jobs use repetitive movements such as office workers, computer operators, drivers, builders etc.
The daily stress or postural factors can cause some muscles be held in a tight position influencing other parts of the body, which gradually develop muscular imbalance leading to pain and tension in specific areas.
Once the massage therapy gives the feeling of rejuvenating and relaxing, the posture and flexibility also improve.
HOT STONE MASSAGE
A type that uses smooth, heated stones with massage strokes to create a deep, relaxing and healing treatment. It is a deeply soothing, relaxing form of massage.
It helps loosen tight muscles, improves blood flow to surrounding tissues, helps the elimination of toxins and waste products from the body thus enhancing the immune system.
It aims to create and maintain balance and harmony on all levels _ chemical, physical and emotional.
More benefits are mentioned in the massage benefits page.
INTEGRATED MYOFASCIAL THERAPY
Myofascial Release Therapy
"Fascia": "Band of beneath the skin that attaches, encloses, stabilizes and separates muscles and other internal organs." Fascia surrounds our muscles, tendons, nerves, organs, blood vessels and even our cells.
Everything in our body is held together and in place by fascia. It is like a three-dimensional and complex matrix thread throughout our body interconnecting everything in it.
Myofascial Release Therapy is a safe and very effective hands-on technique that involves applying gentle sustained pressure into the myofascial connective tissue.
"It is one of the very effective treatment to help rehabilitation of
soft tissue and myofascial aches, pains, tensions and restrictions."
It is a type of soft tissue therapy designed to help relieve pain and repairing injured tissue in order to return to their optimal function.
It uses some specific soft tissue and stretching techniques to help eliminate the muscular pains and aches as well as improving movement and flexibility.
Neuromuscular Therapy helps to balance the musculoskeletal system with Nervous System aiming to bring the body into alignment naturally
t takes into account Trigger Points, postural issues and muscle imbalances, ischemia (reduced blood flow to an area of the body) and nerve entrapments.
A good self-care education is always discussed as part of the treatment in order to maintain a great result from each session.
Angelica Massage Therapies
5 Green Lane, Blackwater