Please feel free to read through the many different forms of massage available. Massage treatments are bespoke and individually tailored recognizing client’s different needs.
Please also allow an additional 10-15 minutes at the first massage treatment for the consultation.
All prices listed are for in-call @ Bios.
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Holistic Full Body Massage
Amongst many of the benefits of full body massage, this treatment promotes circulation of the blood and lymphatic systems, aids relaxation, helps to free tension from muscles and will offer an overall benefit to your well being, leaving you feeling relaxed and stress free.It is advisable to avoid a heavy meal within an hour prior to treatment, and to not be under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
Dr. Vodder Method MLD – Manual Lymphatic Drainage & Detox
MLD is a very light skin manipulation that improves the function of the lymphatic system throughout the body. In the 1930s the techniques of MLD were first introduced by Dr. Emil Vodder, PhD.
MLD for detox massage is performed on healthy individuals to enhance their health and support the removal of toxins from their bodies. This technique helps to move fluids through the body by stimulating the Lymphatic System. The Lymphatic System is the body’s natural filtering and cleansing system that works in parallel with the venous portion of the circulatory system. When these systems work in unison, fluid retentions is minimise and blood “cleansing” is optimized.
MLD is beneficial for many health conditions such detoxification from Lyme’s Disease and can support the removal of residual medications such as steroid (Prednisone), various antibiotics, antidepressant and other form the after the course of treatment has concluded. It’s also very effective on the Weight Loss Treatments.
Dr. Vodder Method MLD – Post Surgical Care
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MLD is becoming widely recognized in the U.K. as a treatment for many pathologies including post surgical swelling, post traumatic edema (e.g., sports injuries), migraine headaches, rheumatoid arthritis, and fibromyalgia.
For surgery including, but not limited to cataract removal, orthopaedic surgery for shoulder repair, hip replacement, knee replacement and everything in between, a myriad of plastic surgery procedures such as liposuction, rhinoplasty, abdominoplasty, buttock and breast augmentation, recovery time and discomfort can be significantly reduced by MLD performed by a well trained therapist.
MLD helps the body to return to normal functioning more quickly by moving “extra” fluid through the body and helping to soften fibrotic or hardened tissue by stimulating the Lymphatic System.
Sometime surgery interrupts or even damages normal vascular (arteries, veins, lymphatic vessels) structure which are responsible for moving fluids.
MLD assists the body in moving fluid in a normal pattern and also in finding alternative pathways.
Initial appointment require 90 minute minimum. Depending on complexty, follow appointments may require 30, 60, 90 minute as advise by the therapist.
Special Therapy Packages
Special pricing is available for clients or patients with frequent therapy needs, if you are in need of daily therapies please contact me.
Deep Tissue Massage
Deep Tissue Massage focuses on realigning deeper layers of muscle and connective tissue. Deep Tissue Massage employs some of the same strokes as Swedish massage and also include compression (deep finger pressure on the contracted areas) applied with slower movement concentrating on areas of tension and pain. This style aims to release acute and chronic patterns of tension in targeted muscles by utilizing repetition of various strokes. Techniques used may also include deep friction either following along or stroking across the fibres of the muscles, tendons and fascia to break up adhesions and scar tissue and trigger – point work in which deep, static finger pressure is applied to small knots of muscle to effect their release. Deep Tissue massage is especially helpful for chronic muscle tension and extremely contracted areas such as with stiff neck and shoulders, and mid and low back pain and tightness.
Contrary to popular though, Deep Tissue Massage does not necessarily have to hurt. The slow repetition of strokes, working progressively deeper into the tissue can be both pain free and effective in relieving tension. However, because Deep Tissue Massage usually focused on specific, already tense areas of the body some soreness may result during or shortly following the massage. This soreness generally subsides 48 hours. When this type of massage is performed correctly you can experience significant relief in tense muscles almost immediately or within 24 to 48 hours. This style of massage is a favourite among athletically and physically active people who seek immediate relief from muscular tension and pain so as to maintain their active lifestyles.
Myofascial release is a style of massage focusing on the connective tissue, or fascia, of the body. Daily stresses, exercise and general life style “stuff” means that there are times when regular massage just can’t get deep enough to break down the tension.
Myofascial release is a very effective hands-on technique that provides sustained pressure into restrictions that are sometimes created in the myofascia. It is used to eliminate pain and restore motion to the body. It is a therapy used to treat a wide variety of soft tissue complains including but not limited to back strain and chronic back pain as well as fibromyalgia and sciatica.
A Holistic massage focusing on just the back, neck and shoulders, using pre-blended warm oils in order to increase your health and well-being and to help the body to heal itself.
This is a great relaxation therapy which can help ease tension, anxiety and stress symptoms and leave you feeling totally relaxed.
It can be used for the treatment of physical injury or pain, as well as a mental ailments and distress, by applying pressure to points on certain part of the body or by the stimulation of blood flow of tense muscles.
Oils with therapeutics properties are also often used to help treat stress or tension as well as enhancing mood, increasing positive feeling and promoting a general sense of wee-being.
A simple course of massage can provide real, lasting relief from anxiety, muscular pain and sleep problems.
Natural Face Lift (NFL)
Based on Ayurvedic techniques, this is a very light non-invasive and highly relaxing treatment concentrating on your face, neck and shouldersThe NFL treatment works on the energy meridian in your face, releasing these blockages and promoting the healthy flow of oxygen thought the circulatory system. It helps to flush away toxins and promote suppleness of facial muscles. Increasing muscle tone will provide you a Natural Lift, making you feel and look great!
I use high quality facial cream for this treatment, providing extra benefits in they own right. As with the full body treatment I will conduct a full consultation beforehand, the treatment will be carried out on a massage couch.
It is important that you not wear any make up/perfumes/aftershave for this treatment, and all the facial jewellery be removed if possible.
For long benefits, it is recommended that you try and have one session a week for 6-8 weeks, followed by monthly “maintenance” treatment.
Head & Hands Massage
Massage for the Head and Hands is a treatment with almost universal appeal.Massage on the scalp has the ability to bring deep relaxation at a physical and emotional level to so many people. Having our head stroked takes us back to the security of childhood and is powerfully comforting. Combine this with the very strong muscles which attach to the skull and are around the head and you can release a huge amount of tension throughout the body.
Indian Head Massage
Indian head massage works on emotional and physical tension and stress; the massaging of the scalp increase circulation in the head while the back and shoulders benefit from release of tension and knotting.
Indian head massage originated over a thousand years ago as a form of traditional family grooming and was brought over to UK in 1970s by Nerenda Metha, who developed it into an actual therapy.
Many physical benefits have been associated with this type of massage: muscle tone is increase as is the flexibility of the joint of the joint treated. Conditions as migraine, asthma and sinusitis have been successfully treated with Indian head massage, and it can also provide relieve from stress – related illness and insomnia. It’s stimulates lymphatic drainage, helping to remove toxins, boost the immune system and improving circulation.
Indian head massage can also provide mental and spiritual benefit; depression is often relieve and a sense of peace and calm as well as on increase in energy levels, better concentration and improved memory are common result.
Tensions melt away, replaced by a warm glow, and a general sense of well-being and relaxation is felt by most people after this kind of therapy.
Thai Foot Massage
Thai Foot Massage is a massage of the lower legs and feet that hands on stretching and massage to “open” Sen (energy) lines, along with the use of a stick to stimulate the reflex points on the feet which correspond to the internal organs of the body. Thai foot massage stimulates these points to promote general health and well being.Thai foot massage improves circulation and the removal of toxins: stimulate lymphatic drainage and boost the immune system; reduce stiffness and improves flexibility, stress relief, improves sleep and clarity the mind.
Each session lasts approx 45 minute and can be offered as a separate treatment or incorporate as part of the Full Body Massage