All massage is an ancient therapeutic art form.
Ayurvedic, Relaxation, & De-Stress Massage.
The practices use a firm pressure to detoxify and rejuvenate the body, relaxing the whole system. It involves a series of treatments and movements that are firm, yet combined with the yoga stretches, bring about the de-stressing that the body needs to aid it heal. The massages use oil and sometimes a herbal powder as in Ayurvedic massage, called Calamus made from chickpeas, which has an antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties. This massage is a deep tissue and lymphatic drainage massage, and uses hands, fist, finger, thumbs, and feet, as well as a stool for some of the moves were possible, to enable the pressures and stretches to open up the body as much as possible.
Massage is an effective therapy for many ailments. Treatments are given on a mattress on the floor or a massage bed. The treatment aims to free up the pranic flow, to waken more chi, so creating a healthier environment for the body to function. This removes toxins, clears and regulates the blood stream, and has an enabling effect on the musculoskeletal and immune systems. De-stress is a part of the ongoing relief of daily stress and stain that build up the body. Whether its relaxation or de-stressing that a client may need, we bespoke treatments to fit the clients needs.
Tibetan Remedial Massage is one of the principal therapies of Tibetan Ayurvedic Medicine and one of the most ancient forms massage found on Earth.
It is a specialty of Tibetan medicine, which specifically deals with the Tibetan Medicine Sutras (some of the Tibetan scriptures) found in the Gyud-Zhi (pronounced 'jyu shee') also known as the 'Four Tantras'. The massage has similarities to both Ayurvedic and Japanese Shiatsu massage treatments, the formulation of the therapy address the phlegm (Kapha) diseases, is a massage for the wind (Vata) diseases and is a hydrotherapy for the bile (pitta). The massage uses acupoints and spaces, with oils to aid many disorders.
Some therapists use sesame oil, however this can be phlegm-producing agent. A therapist may use chickpea flour as an anti-congestant, as oils can produce a mucus discharge producing.
Contraindications: High Fever, Inflammation, Infection, Swelling, by fluid retention.
Good Therapy:Appetite, Good bowel movements, Improved sleep more energy.
Bad Therapy: Nausea Insomnia Best Times to receive: Late afternoon or late am before lunch, aiming not to be hungry, full or fatigued. Winter is the best season as it is cool and temperate. Autumn and spring are also good.
Sports & Rehabilitative Massage
A sports massage differs it involves the stimulation and manipulation of the soft tissue in the bodies of people who exercise regularly, or those who exercise continually like sports people or athletes. This type of massage has sub-types that branch off into pre-event, post-event, restorative and rehabilitative massages, all are categorised yet all focus on the soft tissues of the body.
This is to resolve issues that may have occurred such as chronic pain, injuries, recurring, restrictions, mobility range, or trauma. Soft tissue is the connective tissue which refers to tendons, ligaments, muscles and joints. Than massage can to used as a one off or as preparation for events as athletes do. Whether it is recovering from an accident or injury, these type of massage work on core issues that need resolving, through rehabilitative means.