massagetreatments

At the Bodywork Centre Hexham we offer many different types of massage treatments

 

Aromatherapy

Aromatherapy is an ancient practice based on the use of pure essential oils which are extracted from plants, flowers and other natural sources. The essential oils are massaged into the skin and can give a relaxing treatment covering “stress” areas such as back, shoulders, face, legs. Essential oils can also be inhaled, using an oil burner or breathing in an infusion and can also be very beneficial when added to baths. Essential oils can be used in a number of ways but an aromatherapy massage will introduce you to the most effective method of using the oils. The essential oils penetrate the skin and are absorbed into the blood stream; this has a direct effect on the systems of the body giving balance to mind, body and spirit.

Back, Neck & Shoulders | Shoulders, Neck & Facial | Full Body Massage | 2 Hour Relaxing Combo

Holistic Facial

An holistic facial massage can help you look younger without expensive procedures. Using oriental face massage techniques this wonderfully relaxing treatment lessens wrinkles and expression lines, tightens facial contours, tones and improves the complexion, releases stress and tension in surrounding muscles, soothes tension headaches, eyestrain and stress-related symptoms.

Holistic facial massage uses high quality products and pure plant essential oils individually blended to meet the needs of your skin. A deep cleanse, exfoliation and tone are followed by a wonderfully relaxing face, neck, shoulder and scalp massage which will improve circulation and texture of the skin, as well as encouraging cellular activity and rejuvenation.

Facial pressure point massage will gently stimulate and balance body energies, encouraging relaxation and stress relief and promoting a wonderful sense of well-being.

Facial Massage

Hot Stone Massage

Hot stone massage uses smooth, heated stones. They are basalt, a black volcanic rock that absorbs and retains heat well. It is a deeply soothing, relaxing form of massage. The warm stones glide over your body in smooth therapeutic strokes, hot stones are then placed on specific points along your spine, in the palms of your hands, and even between your toes to improve the flow of energy in your body.

The stones are of various shapes and sizes and the pressure applied can be varied depending on the preference of the client. The heat of the stones penetrates deeper into the tissues than the pressure on the skin helping tight muscles release more quickly than in traditional therapeutic massage.

This is a totally rejuvenating experience for the body and mind. The stones balance your energies and leave you feeling grounded and deeply relaxed.

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Indian Head Massage

Indian Head Massage dates back to around 3000BC and comes from the Indian form of Ayurvedic Medicine

The treatment is very effective at relieving tension from the upper half of the body and is excellent at promoting relaxation. It can be soothing for aching muscles and will also stimulate lymphatic drainage and help the body expel unwanted toxins.

Can Indian Head Massage Help?

Treatment can either be carried out over the clothing or with the use of oils directly on the skin. The massage works on the face, ears, neck, shoulders and upper arms and head relieving mental and emotional stress. In Western culture today we spend much of our time in our heads, so this treatment can really help to calm the mind and is surprisingly deeply relaxing. Working with a firm and gentle rhythm it helps to relieve muscular discomfort and tension as well as calming the spirit and aiding relaxation. It also improves circulation in the head, enhances the senses and promotes clear thinking.

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Reflexology

Reflexology massage is a form of massage treatment applying  steady pressure  to the feet that can produce relaxation and healing in the entire body. The body is divided into ten  ‘zones’ that run from head to toe. The feet are a mirror of the body and as treatment is carried out it is working on the whole body. 

By applying pressure with the thumbs and fingers to the reflex points and zones this stimulates the nerve impulses and helps to clear away congestion; whilst promoting a balance within the whole body. Reflexology massage improves blood and lymph circulation and cleanses the body of toxins and impurities. Reflexology massage eases pain and is an excellent preventative healthcare.

 

Advanced reflexology as in reflexology massage is also known as zone therapy. There are millions of nerve endings in our feet. By using killed manipulation, the connections in the nervous system can be used to redistribute tension and restore the natural flow of chi (the invisible life force) around our body. This treatment also finishes with a relaxing foot massage.

 

Reflexology massage can be effective in treating:

Arthritis, asthma, respiratory problems, constipation, digestive disorder, depression, stress related conditions, hormonal imbalances, water retention, chronic fatigue and fertility problems to name but a few.

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Shiatsu Massage

Shiatsu is a physical therapy that supports and strengthens the body’s natural ability to heal and balance itself. It works on the whole person - not just with the physical body, but also with the psychological, emotional and spiritual aspects of being.

 

Shiatsu originated in Japan from traditional Chinese medicine, with influences from more recent Western therapies. Although shiatsu means ‘finger pressure’ in Japanese, in practice a practitioner uses touch, comfortable pressure and manipulative techniques to adjust the body’s physical structure and balance its energy flow. It is a deeply relaxing experience and regular treatments can alleviate stress and illness and maintain health and well-being.

Shiatzu Massage

Sports & Remedial Massage

Unlike relaxation massage, sports and remedial massage uses deeper techniques designed to release tension from muscles and their attachments. Some clients describe it as “massage with a purpose”. It is also a method of identifying potential ‘problem’ areas early before it become a serious issue. If necessary a referral can then be made to a different practitioner such as an Osteopath.

Sports Massage | Remedial Massage

Thai Massage

Traditional Thai massage uses mainly acupressure and muscle stretching to free the body of blocked energy and achieve natural harmony and balance. During the treatment you will be fully clothed and lay on a mat on the floor. Your therapist will use their hands, feet, elbows, forearms and knees to manipulate and relax your body. 

Thai Massage

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The Bodywork Centre, 4, Eastgate, Hexham NE46 1BH
Tel: (01434) 601577

Email: info@bodyworkcentre.co.uk

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