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Relaxing Holistic Massage therapy

As soon as you enter Melanie’s treatment room your special day begins. The warm room with dimmed lights, relaxing music and gorgeous smell of aromatherapy oils will help you relax, as much as possible.

Holistic Massage therapy

A Holistic massage is one of the popular massages for relaxation and general aches and pains.
The technique aims to promote relaxation by releasing muscle tension.
Effleurage stroking movements within the massage routine encourages relaxation, blood circulation, and lymph flow and warms up the muscles.
Petrissage kneading massage techniques within the massage routine is effective for freeing up movement of tissues and muscle by treating muscle knots or spasms.
Tapotement cupping movements within a massage routine helps to stimulate nerve endings , aids in decongestion and increases local blood flow.

The Massage Procedure

Prior to the start of the massage Melanie will carry out a consultation.
The client is asked to remove all clothing apart from underwear, remove any jewellery and cover the body with a large Towel.
The feet are then prepared using a refreshing foot spray and are checked for any contra-indications for the massage.
The massage treatment can then begin.

Contra-indictations to a massage treatment.

A Massage treatment is non -evasive, relaxing and natural. It is therefore generally considered safe for most people. However, there are three types of conta-indication for a massage Total, local, medical.

Total Contra-indication:

A massage cannot be performed at all. If you have any of the conditions listed below please do not book a massage:

  • Fever
  • Contagious diseases, flu, cold
  • Under the influence of drugs, alcohol, prescription pain medication
  • Recent operations or acute injuries
  • Neuritis
  • Skin diseases

Local Contra-indications:

The Therapist will adapt the massage to avoid areas affected by

  • Varicose veins
  • Undiagnosed lumps or bumps
  • Pregnancy
  • Bruising
  • Cuts
  • Abrasions
  • Sunburn
  • Undiagnosed pain
  • Inflammation, including athritis

Medical Contra-indications:

Please do not book a massage if you suffer from any of the following conditions, as a massage can only take place once it has been approved in writing by your Physician.

  • Diabetes
  • Psoriasis or eczema
  • Oedema
  • High blood pressure
  • Cancer
  • Osteoporosis
  • Nervous or psychotic conditions
  • Epilepsy
  • Bells palsy, trapped or pinched nerves
  • Gynecological infections
  • Heart problems, angina, pacemakers.