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Massage as the therapy has been used for thousands of years. Its origins lie in the East. Thousands of years ago communities believed the body's energy needs balance in order to maintain good health.
Nowadays massage is very popular part of beauty wellness industry and is also commonly used alongside conventional medicine. It has proven beneficial for easing off the pain, discomfort and emotional distress associated with a terminal illness.
I am fully qualified NVQ Level 3 Massage therapist operating either from home or being mobile for Swedish and Prenatal massage. I offer following treatments:
The changes to the body that occur during pregnancy can cause pain and discomfort. A prenatal massage is designed to ease stress, and any aches and pains associated with pregnancy. This is to help expectant mothers to feel more relaxed and prepared for childbirth.
Prenatal massage is a gentle therapy. A specially trained therapist will use light, rhythmic techniques that are tailored to a woman's needs and current stage of pregnancy. Pillows and a cut out massage table will be used to comfortably position a woman's pregnant body.
Originating in the 1700s, the Swedish massage is considered to be one of the first types of massage to be developed. Over the years it has evolved into a popular therapy, known for its five core techniques. These are:
•Effleurage - Long gliding strokes.
•Petrissage - Lifting and kneading the muscles.
•Friction: Firm - Deep circular rubbing movements.
•Tapotement - Brisk tapping or percussive movements.
•Vibration - Rapidly shaking or vibrating specific muscles.
The aim of Swedish massage is to increase the body's absorption of oxygen, which helps the body to rejuvenate. It also contributes to the detoxification process, which speeds up the rate at which cells eliminate waste. This process involves flushing lactic acid, uric acid and other waste from the tissues.
Swedish massage helps stimulate the ski