Massage Therapies

At balance we offer a wide range of massage therapies.

Aromatherapy Massage 1hr: £40

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

This treatment is offered by Jacqui Kinnon

Clinical massage 1hr: £45

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.

Orthopaedic 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 splints; 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.

This treatment is offered by Pamela Loch

Deep Tissue Massage 1hr: £45/ £40

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.

This treatment is offered by Bara Hreidardsd’ottir, Jacqui Kinnon, Paul McGowan and Garry Saunders

Hot Stone Massage 1 hr: £45

Hot Stone Massage is a deeply relaxing treatment. Warm basalt stones can be placed on the body and also used with traditional massage techniques to ease the pain and tension of aching muscles.

This treatment is offered by Jacqui Kinnon

Therapeutic/ Holistic massage 1hr: £45/ £40

Therapeutic/ holistic massage involves a variety of massage techniques used to ease musculoskeletal 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.

This treatment is offered by Bara Hreidardsd’ottir, Margot Manson, Paul McGowan and Garry Saunders

Indian Head Massage 40 mins: £30

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, eye strain, tension and insomnia.

This treatment is offered by Jacqui Kinnon and Margot Manson

Integrated Deep Tissue and Myofascial Release 1hr: £45/ £40

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.

This treatment is offered by Bara Hreidardsd’ottir 

Massage for People Living With Cancer 1hr: £40

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 radiotherapy). 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.

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 and Margot Manson

Reflexology 1hr: £45/£40

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.

This treatment is offered by Bara Hreidardsd’ottir

Remedial/Sports Therapy Massage 1hr: £40

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

This treatment is offered by Margot Manson, Pamela Loch, Jacqui Kinnon, Paul McGowan and Garry Saunders

Swedish massage 1hr: £45

One of the primary goals of this technique is to relax the whole body, accomplished by rubbing the muscles with long strokes in the direction of blood returning to the heart. It is also very beneficial for increasing the level of oxygen in the blood, decreasing muscle toxins, improving circulation and flexibility while easing tension.

This treatment is offered by Margot Manson, Bara Hreidardsd’ottir, Paul McGowan and Garry Saunders

Thai Foot massage 1hr: £40

A relaxing foot and ankle massage with application of pressure and the use of a Thai stick to stimulate the reflex points on the feet which correspond to the internal organs of the body, stimulation of these points promotes general health and well being

This treatment is offered by Jacqui Kinnon


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