Massage is often seen as a retreat or a luxury from our chaotic lifestyles as it relaxes the body and allows us to switch off. It is also proven to have medicinal benefits on the body and is an effective solution to muscle pain, migraines, stress and anxiety, menstrual pain, sleep deprivation and general soreness and cramping.
Massage works primarily on the musculo-skeletal system to reduce pain, tension or stiffness. It also improves concentration, flexibility and movement, physical performance and posture. It is proved to increase fluid tissue exchange, improve blood circulation and encourage elongation of the muscle tissues. At Elements of Life, we offer versatility in our massage treatments. Remedial, Relaxation and Aromatherapy techniques are available and each therapy is adjusted to suit you.
A relaxation massage, also known as Swedish massage, is a whole-body hands-on treatment that uses gentle pressure, stroking, gliding and rubbing movements with a light oil, to help you relax. Relaxation massage is a passive treatment, where ‘relaxing you’ is the only aim. Our relaxation massages are designed to relieve stress and tension in your muscles and will leave you oozing with a sense of well-being.
A Remedial / Deep Tissue massage is a therapeutic form of massage therapy. It incorporates stretching, joint mobilization, myofascial release, trigger point therapy and acupressure techniques to stimulate the deeper layers of muscle tissue. These techniques relax contracted muscles, increase tissue length, increase local blood supply, release toxins, reduce intramuscular tissue thickening, de-activates trigger points, and assists in healing and scar formation. Our remedial/deep tissue massages are recommended if you experience consistent or severe pain and tension in the body, physical injury or general tightness caused by strenuous exercise.
Aromatherapy massage is a massage therapy using highly concentrated plant extracts known as essential oils. Pure essential oils from fruit, flowers, bark and roots are combined with massage oil and applied. The nostrils are attached to the part of the brain which controls emotions and influence the nervous system and hormones. The aroma from these oils transmits messages to the brain, affecting heart rate, blood pressure, breathing, memory, digestion, stress levels and the immune system. Aromatherapy massage is particularly suited to conditions involving stress, insomnia, headaches, Pre menstrual syndrome, digestive disorders and back pain. Each essential oil has different healing properties.
|Relaxation / Remedial / Deep Tissue (30 min)||$60|
|Relaxation / Remedial / Deep Tissue (60 min)||$110|
|Aromatherapy / Medical Oils added to treatment||$10|