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Massage / Therapy / Bodywork

Do you want to effectively address stress, tension, and pain? The benefits of having healing therapies are extensive, from maximising the healing response, slowing down the aging process, up to eliminating physical, mental and emotional blocks. Allow yourself to be supported, recover your strength and dissolve stress.

Explore the options below.

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Soft Options available 

Gentle Aromatherapy Relaxation Massage

This calming and relaxing therapy applies essential oils (or a blend of them) to create a desired outcome. The scents work to restore balance to the body, emotions and mind. Aromatherapy massage is used for a variety of different reasons, including relaxation, pain management, and improved mood. These are also some of the basic benefits of massage therapy. Adding essential oils is thought to enhance such benefits.

 

Some of the most popular essential oils used in aromatherapy include: bergamot, cedarwood, chamomile, eucalyptus, geranium, ginger, lavender, lemon, orange, peppermint, tea tree, cedar. Aromatherapy is often added to a traditional massage session as an extra service. The massage therapist might diffuse an essential oil in the room during your session or they might add a few drops of oil to massage lotion and apply it directly to your skin.

Classic Swedish Massage

A gentle & relaxing style that releases and lowers tension & stress, Classic Swedish massage is a whole-body therapeutic massage treatment that works the soft tissues and muscles to help restore health - creating a calming and balancing effect on the nervous system. There are five main types of massage techniques in a Swedish massage: stroking and gliding; kneading; rubbing; tapping or pounding; vibration. Unlike deep tissue massage, Swedish massage therapy uses softer strokes on the bonier and more delicate parts of the body, and stronger strokes where there is thicker muscle coverage. This adjustment of pressure makes it an ideal massage for relaxation.

Guided Yin & Nidra Yoga therapy

Yin is the passive feminine principle of the universe, associated with earth, cold, darkness, and surrender. This yoga therapy practice focuses on deepening our body awareness and 'inner listening', releasing stress, giving space for relaxation and grounding, and softening the body.

 

Nidra means sleep in Sanskrit. It is basically the practice of deep relaxation, slowing down and 'letting go'. This practice is like a deep sleep while you are still awake and mostly consists of lying down, guided visualisation and body scan relaxation. This is a calm and restorative session, designed to help you slow down with slow breathing, deep long lasting stretches and guided body scan relaxation. 

Guided Pranayama & Dhyana Yoga Therapy

Basically a guided breathwork meditation session. Pranayama means the regulation/ control of the rate, rhythm, and depth of the breathing. Via various techniques you can cause many beneficial and healing effects in the body and mind. This can affect your state of being, expand your consciousness, transform emotions, accelerate healing and more. The word pranayama is made up of two Sanskrit words. Prana means breath, energy, life force and vitality. Ayama means control, restraint, extension or expansion.

 

Pranayama is the practice of controlling or conditioning the breath. It consists of techniques designed to gain mastery over the respiratory process while recognising the connection between the breath, the mind, and the emotions. Pranayama is conscious breathing rather than deep breathing.  Dhyana means meditation and there are so many benefits of this practice. Through meditation you can significantly improve your mental and emotional health and ultimately your entire quality of life. 

Hot Stone Massage 

A hot stone massage is a type of massage therapy where smooth stones of various sizes in water and use them as massage tools or just let them lie on the body. This increases the circulation, immunity, grounding and all round well-being. It’s used to help you relax and ease tense muscles and damaged soft tissues throughout your body. Sometimes, cold stones are also used during a hot stone massage. Cold stones may be used after hot stones to calm any engorged blood vessels and to soothe the skin.

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Hard Options available 

Body Butchering (!)

This is a unique no nonsense style of bodywork Dominik has designed to really get the job done. It draws from and fuses elements of various bodywork systems into one very powerful therapy session. The human body is capable of tolerating great forces and our bodies have evolved to be very strong and resilient. In this session the flesh is intensely worked, the joints are decompressed, the spine, skull and sacrum are released, and the organs are massaged. 

 

This session is intense and cathartic and can really wake up the body and activate a strong recovery response and can purify the person from stuck emotion locked inside and stored in the body and mind. This therapy is not designed to be enjoyed but rather survived, but do not worry, we will always be in communication and you are in safe hands! Body butchering is not for everybody but it can truly work wonders, and after you will sleep like a baby.

Deep Tissue / Sports Massage 

A strong and effective clinical style targeting deeper layers of flesh and tissue and pain sights. Deep tissue sports massage is a massage technique that’s mainly used to treat musculoskeletal issues, such as strains and sports injuries. It involves applying sustained pressure using slow, deep strokes to target the inner layers of your muscles and connective tissues. This helps to break up scar tissue that forms following an injury and reduce tension in muscle and tissue. Deep tissue massage offers both physical and psychological benefits.

 

Unlike other massage techniques that focus on relaxation, deep tissue massage helps to treat muscle pain and improve stiffness. It may also promote faster healing by increasing blood flow and reducing inflammation. ​But it can still help to you unwind mentally, too. Before your deep tissue massage, your massage therapist will want to know about your problem areas. A deep tissue massage can involve your entire body or just one area. Once ready, you’ll be asked to lie on your back or stomach, under a sheet. Your level of undress is based on your comfort, but the area being worked on will need to be exposed.

Partner Assisted Stretching & Mobilisation Therapy

Partner stretching is one of the most effective ways to develop or increase range of motion and flexibility. Stretching is an essential component to maintaining optimum health. It supports our joints and muscles as well as our emotional health by reducing stress levels in the body. A few of the most prominent benefits of stretching include increased range of motion and flexibility, improved circulation, improved posture, stress relief and pain relief. Even the most active person cannot get to certain stretches that one can achieve when fully relaxed, allowing someone else to do the work. 

 

We will focus on movements that target the muscles and connective tissue that surround the joints you need to be mobilised. Expect to be moved and held in a range of positions to help you further the stretch and encourage the tension in your muscles to release. Your goal during the stretch session is to relax, breathe, and let the stretch therapist take the weight of your limbs and move you through the stretches. You should feel a strong sensation of stretching but never unbearable pain.

 

Trigger Point Therapy (Acupressure)

Trigger point myotherapy also known as neuromuscular therapy or sometimes massage therapy consists of alternating levels of concentrated pressure on the areas of muscle spasm. Pressure is applied with the fingers, knuckles, and/or elbow in ten to thirty second intervals to effectively alleviate the muscle spasm. Neuromuscular therapy works by relaxing the muscle in order to release stored lactic acid and encourage blood and oxygen circulation to the muscle to avoid the production of more lactic acid. The therapeutic pressure and massage typically produces initial soreness and "good pain" in muscle tissue.

Guided Kundalini & Yang Yoga Therapy

Kundalini is described as a sleeping, dormant potential force in the human organism. It is one of the components of an esoteric description of the "subtle body", which consists of nadis (energy channels), chakras (psychic centres), prana (subtle energy), and bindu (drops of essence). Yang is the active, 'masculine' principle of the universe, associated with heaven, heat, light, and action. This session focuses on pushing ourselves, holding certain poses, muscle contraction and powerful breathing. This will increase our energy, strength, willpower, and inspiration. This is a vigorous and energetic practice that can help move stuck energy and blockages in the body and mind. 

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