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What is Holistic Massage?

Holistic massage takes into account a number of items and the impact they have on your body in both a positive and negative way, such as: physical symptoms, psychological, environmental and nutritional factors. This technique and style employs a combination of Swedish massage techniques, deep tissue massage, Thai yoga stretches and delicate lymphatic drainage movements.

People turn to Holistic massage for various reasons and it can be used alongside conventional medical when living with a chronic condition or simply for relaxation. Everyone responds to massage in different ways and are hoping for different outcomes, therefore, each treatment is tailored to suit your own specific needs.

What Is Pregnancy Massage?

During pregnancy a woman’s body undergoes numerous changes and is constantly adapting to the different stages and demands of pregnancy. Pregnant women can often feel a lot of physical and emotional pressure when they carry a baby, as they are suddenly responsible for the lives and health of two people. This can result in feelings of increased stress and worry. During pregnancy, women need support as they try to feel 'normal' while a new life grows inside them.

Massage produces many beneficial effects, both physical and psychological, and helps the body to re-balance and function more effectively.

Pregnancy Massage involves a combination of techniques such as Swedish massage, Acupressure, Deep Tissue and Indian Head Massage, Shiatsu and Lymphatic Drainage.

It is advisable to have eaten at least an hour before treatment to help maintain blood sugar levels and to bring a snack with you for after the session.

How is the massage carried out?

It can be carried out as a full body massage including back, abdomen (optional), arms, legs, feet, or you could just choose one part of the body such as upper or lower back.

There are two positions that could be used :

  • Patient lays on her side - supported by pillows and towels under her head, tummy and knees for her comfort - to enable access to the back. Patient will be properly covered at all times, except for the area being massaged.
  • A seated position can also be used with appropriate supports and the patient’s head and arms resting on the massage table. This position also allows good access to the neck, back and shoulders especially where lying down feels uncomfortable.

The massage can be done directly on the skin with oil or just through the clothes, according to preference.

Testimonial

 

I run a small but successful pet visiting and dog walking business. Because of the nature of my work with dogs sometimes my shoulders & neck suffer pain. Luckily I got recommended to Carmel at Northfields Chiropractic & I can say things have greatly improved. She identified my problem of tendonitis straight away & treated it with a mixture of chiropractic & deep tissue work. I can honestly say my range of neck & shoulder movements haven't felt so good as this in ages!

Maxine Ealing

 
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