The term ‘holistic’ comes from the Greek word ‘holos’ meaning whole. The holistic approach aims to restore balance within the body, taking into account the person’s whole being. As holistic therapists we’ll consider your emotional well-being, as well as how you are feeling physically. Each session is specifically tailored to your needs and so the treatment you receive will be unique, following no fixed routine, taking into account much more than just superficial aches and pains.
Your holistic treatment may incorporate techniques from a wide range of different massage, and energy therapies such as: Swedish and Deep tissue massage with pre-blended aromatherapy oils, stretches, relaxation work, Chakra Balancing, Reiki, Reflexology and Indian Head Massage. Treatments may also consider the emotional route cause to a physical ailment, the power of positive thinking and the use of positive affirmations or visualisations. The elements combined will be determined by your needs at any given time.
By tuning in to all aspects of the person and adopting this holistic approach, the intention is to create a space where you can experience relaxation at a very deep level. This not only means that the muscles are more receptive to massage, but also provides an environment where the body is more able to rest and restore itself. This is your treatment, your space and your time to relax.
Massage works by improving circulation and lymphatic drainage aiding the delivery of oxygen and nutrients to the body’s cells whilst at the same time eliminating toxins, releasing muscular tension and boosting the immune system. Relaxing massage will deepen the breath, calm the mind and reduce the effects of physical and emotional stress on the body.
Your therapist will conduct an initial consultation during your first treatment session. This will include your medical history, general health and well-being and how you would like to feel as a result of the treatment. With this in mind, we’ll create a unique massage to suit your needs.
Benefits of Holistic Massage
- Reduces muscular tension, and helps to alleviate pain.
- Reduces stiffness and swelling by clearing out waste products and toxins.
- Improves lymph flow and blood circulation.
- Encourages endorphin release
- Encourages relaxation and reduces stress and anxiety
- Improves quality of sleep
- Improves self-esteem and reduces depression
- Balances chakras and subtle energies
Which clients would benefit from Holistic Massage?
Many people chose massage therapy to help alleviate muscular tension, and to aid relaxation. However, holistic massage can also be very effective for those suffering from stress, anxiety and tension, insomnia, and depression.