Complementary & Massage Therapy is becoming increasingly popular as stress and tension increase due to our busy lives.
Massage is a great way to make a positive lifestyle choice. Massage can create a deep sense of relaxation, reduce stress and anxiety, relieve muscle tension, stiffness & pain, improve circulation of blood around the body, detox the body, help with greater flexibility and range of movement, help lower blood pressure, relieve headaches, help improve posture, nourish your skin, help boost your immune system and more!
When stressed and tense muscles relax the nerves have the ability to relax in tandem so they are able to receive the nutrients and oxygen delivered by an increase blood flow. Massage relieves muscle tension and it improves the circulation and lymphatic drainage around the body acting as an effortlessly enjoyable detox for the body and mind!
Gabriella provides clients with a professional and friendly service, attracting customers from the Cookham region. She offers a range of sessions that include Swedish massage, Full body massage, Back massage, Reiki massage and Reiki healing.
A few benefits of massage are:
- Help reduce stress
- Can lower blood pressure & increase circulation
- Improve mood, attitude and alertness
- Enhance and maintain good health
- Prevent injury and illness by boosting immune system and detoxing body
- Improve posture by increasing body awareness and muscle tone
- Relax muscular tension and improve mobility and flexibility
- Achieve total relaxation, get some TLC and ‘you time’!
Massage can be a gentle, full-body massage technique that works to promote relaxation and improve muscle function. Swedish massage promotes relaxation and relieves tension in the muscles by working them in a systematic, rhythmic pattern. The aim is to improve the body’s circulation as well as restore your energy levels. In this session, your therapist will use long, flowing strokes to work out tension from head to toe.
The massage oil or wax moisturizes the skin and carries out numerous massage strokes that includes:
- Kneading movements.
- Rubbing strokes.
- Deep circular movements.
- Passive joint movements.
These massage techniques warm up the muscles and release muscle tension. You would want to tell the therapist about the areas of stiffness or pain, hypersensitivity, and special conditions like pregnancy. You also get to choose if you prefer gentle or firm pressure.
About Our Deep Tissue Massage
Our Deep Tissue Massage is the most effective option for those who have chronic tension or sport-related injuries that cannot be solved through any other form of massage. Various areas of the hands and arms are used, such as the elbows, knuckles, forearm and fingertips to apply firm pressure in slow strokes to problem areas. The aim of a Deep Tissue Massage is to target the deepest layers of the tissue to treat the ligaments, tendons and protective tissues.
I will work with you over a period of a few months to help you to recover from injuries, chronic muscle pain and strains. Common problem areas include the shoulders, neck, upper back, lower back and legs.
Deep Tissue Massage Techniques
At the beginning of deep tissue massage therapy, gentle pressure is applied to warm the tissues up. Massage therapists use fingertips, knuckles, hands, elbows, and forearms during a deep tissue massage. The common massage techniques practiced during deep tissue massage therapy includes stripping, which is deep pressure that slides along the whole length of muscle fibers and friction.