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Relaxing Therapeutic Swedish Massage

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.

Therapeutic Swedish Massage

A Swedish 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.
Using effleurage and petrissage massage movements, a full body massage starts with the feet, moving to the front of the legs, around the knee area up to the top of the thighs, sides and hips, moving on to the hands, fingers and moving up to the arms, across the clavicle and around the scapulas.
The client is turned over and is positioned with the head supported over a breathe hole, face down. The massage starts by working on the arches of the feet, moving up to the calf, up to the back of the legs to the thighs, hips and then starting at the lower back areas, sides, moving up the spine to the top back areas, around the shoulders, neck area and then down to the back of the arms.
The client is turned over and positioned with the head supported, face up.
The face and neck massage starts from the neck up, working across the jawline, cheeks, underneath the eyes and moving across to the forehead around to the sides to the ears. Working across applying gentle pressure to points underneath the brow. The massage is complete.

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.