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Massage therapies

At balance we offer a wide range of massage therapies.

Aromatherapy massage & facial

Aromatherapy is a holistic treatment using plant extracts (essential oils). Oils are chosen then blended to suit the client's individual needs. This massage is thought to improve emotional well-being and restore balance to the body

An aromatherapy facial begins with cleansing and toning, followed by a massage to the face, neck, shoulders and scalp using the therapeutic values of essential oils. It is very relaxing, can improve circulation and provide a healthy glow to the skin. 

Aromatherapy massage 1hr: £40
Aromatherapy facial 40mins: £30

This treatment is offered by Mags Young

 

Clinical massage

The purpose of clinical massage therapy is to develop, maintain, rehabilitate and augment the physical function of the massage client in clinical and other therapeutic environments. Many of the techniques used will be familiar to anyone that has experienced some form of massage and include: Trigger point therapy (TrP), sports massage, neuromuscular techniques, hydrotherapy, Kinesio® Taping, lymphatic drainage and Swedish massage.

Orthopedic testing and postural analysis is often used to determine muscle imbalances and to develop a more accurate picture of the structures affected. Stretching and relevant exercises are suggested for client self care. These 'tools' are combined, based on the client's needs, to facilitate the most comprehensive and effective treatment.

There are an array of conditions and their associated muscle pain (myalgia) that can be treated. Common complaints of neck, shoulder and back muscle soreness from modern day living and stresses to more specific conditions such as: carpal tunnel syndrome; golfer's elbow; tennis elbow; thoracic outlet syndrome (TOS); rotator cuff injuries; tendonitis; sciatica; shin slints; plantar fascitis; groin strain, ITB contracture; piriformis syndrome; whiplash; torticollis; and headaches. Benefits include enhancement in joint and muscle function; improvement of circulation; promotion of the healing process, increase in metabolism; pain management; and reduction and/or elimination.

Clinical massage 1hr: £45

This treatment is offered by Pamela Loch

 

Deep (Tissue) Muscle massage

This massage technique focuses on the deeper layers of muscle tissue. It aims to release chronic patterns of tension in the body through slow strokes and deep pressure on contracted areas, following or going across the fibres of muscles, tendons and fascia. This helps to bring about the realignment of the body and freedom of movement.

Deep tissue massage 1hr: £45/ £40

This treatment is offered by Bara Hreidardsd'ottir & Paul McGowan

 

Therapeutic/ Holistic massage

Therapeutic/ holistic massage involves a variety of massage techniques used to ease musculo-skeletal problems. Massage is beneficial in relieving muscle tension, promotes relaxation and a general sense of well-being, restores balance in the whole body, alleviates pain and stimulates the bodies own healing on all levels - physically, mentally and emotionally.

Therpaeutic/ holistic massage 1hr: £45/ £40

This treatment is offered by Bara Hreidardsd'ottir, Mags Young, Margot Manson & Paul McGowan

 

Indian Head Massage

Indian Head Massage has been practised in Asia for over 5000 years. This has now been developed into a seated massage that concentrates on the upper back, arms, neck, scalp and face. This treatment is beneficial in treating the stress related problems of modern living such as headaches, eyestrain, tension and insomnia.

Indian head massage 50 mins: £30

This treatment is offered by Mags Young

 

Integrated Deep Tissue and Myofascial Release

A treatment for pain and discomfort in joints and muscles - it can help with tension or pain, sciatica, sporting injuries, headaches, muscular spasms, and much more.

Integrated deep tissue & myofascial release 1hr: £45/ £40

This treatment is offered by Bara Hreidardsd'ottir

 

Massage for People Living With Cancer

Massage for those living with cancer is similar to normal relaxation massage but takes particular account of the possible side effects of treatment - for instance, chemotherapy - as well as site specific issues (such as areas affected by radiotherepay). Being diagnosed with cancer and undergoing treatment are stressful experiences and massage, as a touch therapy, can be a great aid in promoting relaxation and reducing anxiety. It promotes more restful sleep - helping energy levels and adding to quality of life. At a more "mechanical" level, it also increases circulation and lymphatic drainage and can sometimes help reduce oedema and lymphoedema, although there are more specialist forms of therapy which specifically address these issues.    

Massage 1hr: £40

This treatment is offered by Margot Manson

 

Pregnancy massage

Pregnancy Massage can relieve many of the common side effects of pregnancy, from backaches, headaches, oedema or other pregnancy related problems.

This treatment is offered by Bara Hreidardsd'ottir, Margot MansonMags Young

 

Reflexology

Reflexology is an ancient Egyptian, Chinese and Indian therapy focusing on the reflex points in the feet that correspond to specific body organs. Hands and ears have similar reflex points and can be substituted.

Reflexology 1hr: £45/£40

This treatment is offered by Bara Hreidardsd'ottir Mags Young

 

Remedial/Sports Therapy massage

Sports specific massage to treat and rehabilitate a sport related injury.

Remedial/Sports Massage 1hr: £40

This treatment is offered by Margot MansonPaul McGowan

 

Thai massage

Thai massage is an ancient form of body therapy. Nuad Bo-Rarn is Northern style Thai massage and reflects the gentleness of the Northern Thai people and the more relaxed pace of Northern Thai life. This treatment combines gentle stretching, palm and thumb pressure along the Sen or energy lines and can also include soft tissue manipulation. This is believed to allow the body's natural energy to flow more freely and can also encourage deep relaxation.

Thai massage is performed on a cushioned mat on the floor. The client is advised to wear loose comfortable clothing as this will allow for flexible movement. Clients are advised not to have a heavy meal prior to treatment however a light snack is advisable up to an hour before treatment to avoid low blood sugar.

It is a treatment that is more suited to active people and should be avoided if you have had joint replacement surgery or suffer from Osteoporosis or any other bone disorder. If you suffer from high blood pressure or a heart condition it is advisable to receive permission from your GP prior to treatment. A consultation will be provided before your massage.

Thai Massage 1.5hrs: £55

This treatment is offered by Mags Young

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