The following treatments can be used as stand alone treatments or combined together to address chronic holding patterns, help to prevent/recover from overuse or injury. The balance of techniques depends on individual expectations and physical/emotional response to massage.

How to choose the right treatment

Take time to consider what is it that you want to achieve. This is more important than choosing a particular style of treatment. Mandy will employ the most appropriate techniques to help you achieve your desired outcome.
Please also be aware that the root cause of any discomfort may be in a different part of your body and so treatment may include areas of the body that you haven’t considered part of the ‘problem’.
If your aims are any more than pure relaxation please book 90 mins for your first appointment. If the aim is a mixture of relaxation and remedial work, or for a full body treatment then a 90 min treatment is best.
1 hour appointments allow enough time to focus on half a body, ie back shoulders arms and neck, or, feet legs hips.

SWEDISH MASSAGE

Swedish Massage promotes relaxation & a sense of well being. Massage warms the muscles so that they can relax, blood flow is increased, nourishing the tissues. The lymphatic system is stimulated, helping the body to release toxins, repair worn parts and fight infection. Skin is left soft, pliable and better able to look after itself.

Swedish massage

Swedish massage

DEEP TISSUE MASSAGE

Deep Tissue massage is performed more slowly and deeply than Swedish massage. For many this creates a deeply relaxing treatment which also focuses on under and over used muscles and seeks to redress the balance.

Deep tissue massage

Deep tissue massage

REMEDIAL MASSAGE

Remedial Massage is the umbrella term for the toolbox of techniques available to address symptoms of overuse, postural imbalance and chronic holding patterns; it requires more input from the client in terms of feedback, changing position and performing stretches to assist soft tissue release.

Remedial massage

Remedial massage

MYOFASCIAL MASSAGE

Myofascial Massage is a slow motion treatment which affects not just the muscle fibres but the stronger fascial web which knits them together. Firm pressure is applied to challenge stuck tissues, the client makes accompanying movements to assist release and embed new information on the neural pathways, providing improved elasticity and glide for tight and adhered tissues.

Myofascial massage

Myofascial massage

SPORTS MASSAGE THERAPY

Sports Massage Therapy (SMT) is suitable for those who enjoy an active lifestyle. SMT is good at preventing as well as remedying injury thus improving performance. SMT may include the use of heat, ice or mechanical vibrations to increase the effectiveness of treatment. The treatment varies depending on whether the massage is pre-event, post-event or maintenance.

Sports massage therapy

Sports massage therapy