Just as we all instinctively rub and press small injuries or aches on our own bodies, massage has always been used as a form of cure and relief by people all around the world.
Tight muscles caused by tension and sitting behind a desk all day can impede blood and lymph flow through the body. The result is mental fogginess, decreased energy and susceptibility to repetitive stress injuries. Therapeutic massage is an effective treatment amongst others for chronic or persistent headaches, neck and lower back pain. During periods of physical and emotional tension the effectiveness of the body’s immune system is impaired. Massage can increase the immune system’s cytotoxic capacity which improves the body’s immune functioning overall. Multiple studies have shown that regular massage decreases hormones that cause anxiety and adrenal issues, promoting calming, happy hormones and keeping cortisol levels lower.
Classical (Swedish) deep tissue massage is used preventatively and rehabilitatively, as treatment or simply as pleasurable treat for relaxation.
30mins £35 / 1hour £50 / 90mins £70