Massage

Massage is perhaps the oldest and simplest form of intentional therapeutic touch which, when treated as a holistic entity, works on every level of one’s being.

Initially trained in Swedish Massage, I now offer nourishing, therapeutic touch, incorporating elements of further learning and experience, including Deep Tissue Massage, Champissage (Indian Head Massage), Ayurvedic Massage, Holistic Massage and safe Sensual Touch.  Essentially, the Massage that I now offer could be more accurately termed Holistic Bodywork in that it intrinsically encompasses elements of all the Approaches I work with.

“Even the lightest touch, when properly executed, may effectively stimulate circulation or alter the flow of energy within the body”.

Massage/Bodywork does not necessitate the removal of clothing or working on the whole body. I work in a way which encourages you to ask yourself what level of touch you are ready for or feel that you need at any given time.  This could be investigating/exploring touch with you from the “simplest” level (for example, holding a hand or forehead) always within the boundaries that we agree together.

Your session will be carried out in a way in which you feel always and wholly safe and supported.  You may choose to be fully clothed, partially clothed, naked, fully covered, partially covered, or uncovered and can change this at any time.

So, if you feel the need for safe touch in your life but are not ready for, or choose not to have Massage in it’s conventional form, I’m happy to work with you to achieve your individual needs.

At your first visit, you will be asked to complete a Health Questionnaire.  You can download it here and complete it to bring with you if preferred.

Indian Head Massage

This form of Massage, also known as Champissage originates from the grooming rituals of Indian women who held importance in the appearance, condition and strength of their hair and in the health of their scalp.  Men would also experience a form of head massage when visiting the barbers.  As with many Therapies and health and wellbeing systems originating in the East, the traditional techniques have been studied, adjusted and altered to suit Western styles and practices.

This Massage is experienced in a seated position on a very comfortable and supportive Massage chair and, as well as the head, can incorporate the neck, face, shoulders, back and whole upper body.  The treatment can be done with or without the use of oil, and therefore, can be experienced either fully or partially clothed.

Indian Head Massage adopts some of the principles of Ayurveda, the traditional Indian system of medicine and wellbeing which include the selection of specific oils and the use of energy balancing techniques.  The range of oils used in this treatment may include: Sweet Almond Oil; Grapeseed Oil; Coconut Oil; Sesame Oil; Olive Oil and Mustard Oil.

The selection of oil used and the type of Massage administered can be influenced by your principal Ayurvedic constitution or Dosha.  To find out your own Dosha or Dosha combination in a relatively simplistic way, you can download my Dosha Forms here and bring the results with you to your session: Dosha Forms

I call my way of using this Approach, Free Movement Massage™ as it encourages us to be wholly involved and participative in the movements of the Massage.  We work together, often in a very free-flowing, random and intuitive way, heightening our awareness of the space around us.

At your first visit, you will be asked to complete a Health Questionnaire.  You can download it here and complete it to bring with you if preferred.

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