RANGE OF MASSAGES AVAILABLE
Sports Massage & Injury. Thai Yoga Massage. Chinese Cupping Therapy. Tui Na Massage. Fibromyalgia/Arthritis Treatment. Hot Stone Massage. Deep Tissue/Swedish/selection of other Massages
“Thai Yoga Massage is an ancient healing modality that comes from Northern Thailand. This therapeutic style of massage combines soft tissue manipulation and acupressure with assisted yoga postures to bring the body into a state of deep relaxation. Thai Yoga Massage is different from many forms of western massage in that there is no oil used, the therapist uses a mattress on the floor and the client stays fully clothed. This treatment can help with stress, headaches, back, muscular and joint pain, increased range of motion, improved flexibility and circulation as well as psychological well-being.”
When our bodies ache, a deep tissue or sports massage can really hit the spot. Maybe you have a physically demanding job, you’re passionately sporty or you’ve just overdone the DIY. You might even be aching and have no idea why. We can feel like our muscles have tightened up, or that we just can’t seem to move comfortably.
Massage can really help with this. Many of us like a bit of pressure in a massage and find it deeply satisfying. The muscles relax and the mind calms down. We feel looser, more flexible and able to move more easily. If you are sporty or love training, you know when your body is feeling cranky or a bit overstressed, try a sports massage and get back to it.
This massage is open to everyone. We can focus on an area, your back or legs or massage your whole body. is not painful, it is safe and deeply satisfying. We all deserve a bit of ‘ahhhhhh
This treatment is aimed at providing stress and tension relief that can build up in the back, neck and shoulders due to emotional and/or physical strain e.g. a hard days work sat at a desk, or after sport or demanding physical activity.
Have your deep aches and pains melted away with this remarkably soothing treatment that gently warms the muscles deep down without trauma or tenderness. Specific areas can be treated or the entire back and shoulders. Warm Paraffin wax is painted on and covered with film and then a towel to hold the heat in. Left to do its magic for 15-20 minutes and then gently removed before a gentle massage is given to flush out trapped toxins and bring fresh blood and nutrients to the area. This is an extremely effective treatment for anyone suffering from fibromyalgia or arthritis.
A Traditional Chinese Medicine approach
A deep tissue Massage using Chinese cups.
Cupping is an ancient therapy derived from the Far East which has been practised for many centuries. Cupping can be dated back to the Ancient Egyptians in approximately 1550BC. The technique involves creating a vacuum or negative pressure in a glass cup by using either a flame or a suction pump which is then applied to the area of the body requiring treatment.
Cupping therapy works by drawing skin and underlying tissue into the cup in ways not possible using compression.
- Increases the circulation of blood to the area being treated which clears the build up of toxins in the muscle tissue
- Facilitates soft tissue release
- Loosens and lifts connective tissue by promoting the flow of lymphatic fluids
- Drains stagnation in muscles by releasing stubborn knots
- Breaks up and expels congestion in rigid tissues
- Relieves inflammation
- Releases stiffness in ways not possible using traditional massage
- Stimulates skin and muscle
Exhausted, Feeling stressed? Tailored to focus on muscles tension and calm the mind to induce total relaxation. Working on muscle tissue to individuals tolerance level to release the chronic patterns of tension build up. Providing stress and tension relief that can build up in the back, neck, shoulders and head.
Tailored massage full or part body, firm or gentle your therapist will advise pre treatment. The benefits of regular body massage by a trained massage therapist include the following:
An aid to relaxation
Full body massage can improve circulation
Strengthening of the immune system
Soybean Hot Wax Aromatherapy candle massaged into the skin while still warm for a truly relaxing, healing and soothing spa treatment.
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This massage therapy has a double impact of penetrating deeply into tired, stressed muscles while also being incredibly relaxing. Utilising heated stones to an optimum temperature your therapist will alternatively place stones in specific areas to rebalance the chakras while using the heat of the stones to glide over tired, tense muscles.
The full body treatment also includes a dry body brush to instantly invigorate the skin and increase necessary blood flow and ends with a cold stone therapy treatment to the face.
Though this massage therapy is not technically a deep tissue massage the heat of the stones penetrates 7x more deeply than a masseurs hands alone so it can be a truly therapeutic treatment for anyone suffering from muscular aches and pains.
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This is a deeply warming, relaxing massage that can also offer a deeper tissue penetration. Using bamboo canes that have been heated to an optimum temperature. The muscles are rolled and kneaded to an effective depth to obtain maximum relaxation. Ideal for promoting circulation, lymphatic drainage and also effective for breaking down stubborn fat deposits.
This treatment is the ideal option for anyone seeking a really deep tissue massage that a normal, manual treatment can’t achieve. Your therapist will tailor your treatment to your desired preference following a consultation.
In Indian culture, head massage techniques stand at the heart of everyday well-being. Its benefits can also help you counter the effects of stress and tension that can seem inevitable with a busy life.
How does Indian head massage work?
Indian head massage, also known as shiroabhyanga, works by using different massage movements, such as compression and kneading, to stimulate endorphins to the brain and release accumulated stress in the tissues, muscles and joints of the head, neck, face and shoulders. The therapist also brings relaxation and relief by gently stimulating and stroking facial pressure points.
- The benefits of these head massages include:
- Improved blood flow
- Reduced muscular tension
- Improved flexibility in the neck and shoulder
- May help to reduce:
- Headaches and migraines
- Sinus problems
Foot Reflexology is an holistic therapy which treats the person as a whole being and is based on applying degrees of pressure to the foot.
This pressure is applied to different areas of the feet as each part corresponds to a different part of the body. The basic idea behind reflexology is that when this pressure is applied to a specific point of the foot, a response occurs in the corresponding part of the body promoting a change in the individual’s emotional and physical well being, releasing tension, re balancing hormones, reducing pain and aiding relaxation.
This change is thought to be due to either a response in the bodies energy pathways (also known as meridians) or by the treatment encouraging relaxation in the nervous system.
The pressure applied during reflexology uses specific finger and thumb massage techniques and is quite different to a general massage.
The human body is designed to heal itself and this occurs everyday. Stress, injury or illness can create a blockage of the energy that flows through the meridians pathways. This means that the body then has to work harder to restore the balance of energy and this may eventually cause further problems.
Reflexology helps to restore this imbalance in the body and encourage the body to heal itself again. Reflexology can be used to treat anyone, young or old and also pregnant mums to be after 12 weeks.
Here at Towcester Clinic we believe in offering just what you, the client, wants and needs. At your first appointment there will be a full consultation and once done, if it becomes apparent that, though you’d booked in for a deep tissue massage, you’d actually gain most benefit, for example, from a head massage and some targeted Cupping therapy or Paraffin wax therapy then your treatment can be adapted to meet these requirements. Don’t be afraid to request ‘off menu’. Our skilled therapists can adapt most of their treatments to suit.