Massage is the manipulation of the soft tissue, particularly muscles. It promotes suppleness of the muscles, improves circulation, reduces stress levels, alleviates aches and pains and gives a general sense of well-being. It is an effective way to prevent and treat sports injuries, relieve tired stiff joints and reduce swelling.

There are several different types of massage techniques such as holistic, sport, remedial and deep tissue, which can be used as a combination depending on the client’s condition and needs. Massage therapy can be used alone or as a part of complementary rehabilitation treatments such as physiotherapy and osteopathy. Massage therapy has also been linked to improved general physical and psychological well-being.

Massage therapy uses a variety of techniques to manipulate your joints and soft tissue to improve your body’s overall health. Massage increases the body’s supply of oxygen and nutrients to the muscles, which help to release waste from the muscle tissue. Massage also accelerates your body's own natural ability to heal itself.


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Aroma Full Body Massage

Aromatherapy massage is the use of essential oils to aid relaxation and promote healing

Deep Tissue Foot Massage

A more specific technique, which mainly focuses on the thicker layer of muscle tissues, tendons and fascia.

Full Body Deep Tissue

A deeper more intensive treatment, using sustained pressure to target musculoskeletal issues, which can be incurred by strains and sports injuries.

Hot Stone Massage

During a hot stone massage, smooth, flat and heated stones are placed on specific parts of your body where the techniques of a regular massage are applied.


Indian Head Massage

A relaxing holistic treatment that uses acupressure massage on the head, face, neck and shoulders. A variety of pressure including circular massage strokes is applied on your scalp.



Swedish Full Body Massage

A lighter and gentle treatment which induces relaxation and physical and psychological wellbeing. Techniques include rubbing the muscles with long gliding strokes in the direction of blood returning to the heart.