Treatments: I see an increasing number of clients with muscular aches, pain, stiffness & lack of movement. This can be due to many factors: lack of exercise; lack of general mobility due to illness or injury; over-exercise & not allowing muscles to properly relax; long working hours; desk-based work (causing the classic C-shaped spine); long hours of driving, travelling or commuting; stress, anxiety & emotionally-held tension, or simply a sedentary lifestyle.
Whatever the cause there are many different massage techniques which I can offer to help you and I often choose to combine them:
- Deep Tissue
- Trigger Point Therapy
- Neuromuscular Techniques
- Myofascial Release
- Facial Rejuvenation/Natural Facelift
- Indian Head Massage & Indian Champissage
In order to simplify things I have grouped my treatment techniques into 5 main categories of massage:
- Soft Tissue Treatments: Swedish, Classic, Holistic massage
- Deep Tissue Treatments: Clinical massage, Trigger Point Therapy, Neuromuscular Techniques, Myofascial Release
- Pregnancy Treatments: antenatal, post-natal massage
- Facial Treatments: Facial Rejuvenation (also known as Natural Facelift), Facial tension massage
- Indian Head Massage Treatments: Indian Champissage, Indian Head massage
McLoughlin Scar Tissue Release MSTR®
I am also an approved and qualified practitioner in McLoughlin Scar Tissue Release MSTR®. For more details see my treatment page on MSTR®
I am a professional Aromatherapist – but what does this mean? Many therapists may offer ‘Aromatherapy Massage’ but this often means that they offer 2 or 3 pre-blended or bought blends for general functions such as ‘relaxing’, ‘energising’ or ‘calming’.
What makes me different is that I had 3 years training in Aromatherapy, essential oil science, molecular chemistry and full safety indications for using essential oils and blending with care. I have over 120 essential oils and create a bespoke tailor-made blend for each individual client each time – and best of all, allow you to take the blend home with you with advice on how to use it. I can also create additional blends to cater for any specific needs that you may have.
What to expect from my treatments
Initial Treatment Session
The first treatment can last up to 90 minutes in total, allowing you to have enough time to discuss any symptoms or issues without feeling too pressured or constrained. This initial session also begins with an initial medical consultation: a questionnaire designed to gain a basic medical & lifestyle history in order to treat clients to the best of my abilities & with the greatest concern for their health, safety & care.
Any information is naturally treated with complete client confidentiality. Time is also given to raise any specific issue that you might like to address during treatment, either physical or emotional, or to ask any questions that you may have, but whatever your reason for treatment or whatever the type of massage you choose it is all about you & your needs.
I will advise you of anything that is needed beforehand but if you have any questions please do free to ask. It is always my wish that you feel comfortable at all times, so you can have complete assurance that your modesty will be maintained throughout. You will then lie down for me to massage the oils into your skin. If you have come for Aromatherapy I will create a completely individual blend of the most appropriate essential oils for you to use within the treatment & to take home.
After the treatment full aftercare advice will be given & a leaflet provided at your request. I am also happy to make up any home blends for treatment you may require for a small charge. These can be for self-massage, use in the bath, an inhaler, steam bath, burner or vaporizer. I can also provide them in a rollerball or aromastick for ease of carrying.