A good massage is truly a treat and offers many benefits, but with so many different types, which one do you choose? The first question to ask yourself is “What do I want to get out of the massage?” You could be in need of a little bit of relaxation and pampering; be feeling stressed and worn out; or you could have a really tight neck, shoulder or back.
The benefits of massage are numerous and so diverse. It ranges from stress reduction to obtaining and overall sense of well-being, to providing relief of any current symptoms that you may have. Massages increases circulation in the body; it increases your range of motion and can help in the healing process of any sprain or strain that you may have. But ultimately, massage actually re-educates your muscles and body as to how they should be functioning at their optimal level, as well as helping mind and body de-stress. So, everybody needs a massage.
At Earthlife we offer 8 types of massages and here is a helpful guide to help you choose:
A more relaxing and gentle massage to reduce the effects of physical and emotional stress on the body. It can also help the mind by allowing you to let go of stress as you switch off and focus on the soothing effects of the massage. You’ll find yourself in a deep state of calm and peace.
A Holistic Massage enhanced by the use of specific aromatherapy oils, chosen specifically for you. Aromatherapy can positively affect mood and is designed to treat the whole body, rather than targeting the symptom or disease. It assists the body’s natural abilities, helping to maintain balance, repair and recover.
Deep Tissue Massage
A type of massage therapy that focuses on realigning the deep layers of your muscles and connective tissue and to soften hardened muscles. It’s ideal for anyone who has chronic pain, an injury or chronic muscle tension. During a deep tissue massage, discomfort is normal, but it should be a “good pain”.
Sports Massage will help alleviate stress and tension which builds up in the body’s tissues during any physical activity. By massaging the deeper layers of muscle tissue using a combination of techniques and specific muscle stretches, the therapist can bring the client back to optimum performance.
Hot Stone Massage
This therapy is the ultimate in providing deep and effective stress release. You will feel relaxed and cocooned in warmth as the stones glide over you, releasing muscle tension, boosting your circulation and penetrating deep into the tissues and joints. By the end of the treatment you will feel profoundly balanced and refreshed on all levels.
Indian Head Massage
Although called Indian Head Massage, the treatment also covers the neck and shoulders, which are massaged with slow, gentle, rhythmic movements. It may help improve sleep patterns, circulation, concentration levels, sinus problems and hair or scalp condition.
Pregnancy is a time of enormous change, both physically and emotionally and massage is a wonderful way to support the mind/body changes that occur. It can help relieve the pains and tensions experienced, such as backache, aching legs and swollen feet and can also help common conditions such as sickness, constipation and sleep issues.
Pregnancy Hydrotherm Massage
The perfect massage for Mums-to-be! Experience the perfect full body massage, using supportive and nurturing cushions of warm water. The cushions relieve pressure from all your joints, whilst your therapist eases and soothes the aches and pains of pregnancy.
If you need any further help in choosing your massage, just give us a call on 020 8940 0888 and we’ll help you find the right one!