Massages

Therapeutic Massage. 
(With or without essential oils)

Massage is a beneficial way to reduce pain, ease discomfort and aid relaxation. Massage can involve the use of specific Essential oils (Aromatherapy) or simple base oils. Massage relaxes and warms the soft tissues while increasing circulation to speed recovery time from injury and aims to reduce inflammation and pain.

Specific areas are targeted depending on injury sites or painful conditions. This is discussed during the consultation.

Seated massage is available for the elderly or those who find mobility difficult.

One hour treatment  $75 taxes included.


Relaxation Massage.

Many people find massage to be deeply relaxing or invigorating.  You may not have a specific injury or area to focus on, but still require massage to ease away general aches, pains, muscle fatigue or stress.  Relaxation massage is usually a more general whole body massage, though you may request just your back or back of body to be worked on.  It is your massage so you decide.  You can also choose to have specific essential oils in your blend to promote, relaxation, rejuvenation, invigoration, etc.

One hour treatment - $75 taxes included.    



Hot stone massage.


Hot stone massage is a specialty massage using basalt stones which are heated. They are used either as an extension of the therapists own hands, or by placing them on the body while a massage takes place. The heat can be both deeply relaxing and help warm up tight muscles so the therapist can work more deeply.



Hot Stone History.

In European cultures hot rocks were used to heat saunas, and applied to tired and sore muscles to alleviate tension and muscle pain. Native Americans used hot rocks in their traditional sweat lodge ceremony, large rocks being used to heat the sweat lodge while smaller hot rocks were passed around to place on specific areas of tension.

The Chinese history dating to the Shang Dynasty shows the use of hot stones to relieve stress, tension and pain. The hot stones often used in conjunction with the Meridian channels to promote a better flow of Qi around the body.

The Japanese used hot stones in Anma, the oldest form of East Asian Massage. The technique creates similar effects to moxibustion, in that heat penetrates the tsubo, or acupoints for wellbeing.

One hour treatment  - $80 taxes included.

Aromatherapy.

Aromatherapy is the systematic use of essential oils in holistic treatments. Essential oils extracted from plants are thought to possess distinctive therapeutic properties.  These natural plant oils are applied in a variety of ways, for example: 
  • By massage, blended in a carrier oil - the most used method 
  • Adding a few drops to warm bath water (ideally diluted first) 
  • Through inhalations (this is not advisable for asthmatics) 
  • Blended into creams/lotions and other plant bases for individual use 

An essential oil is an aromatic substance extracted from a single source by distillation or expression. Essential oils have been utilized in fragrances, flavours and medicines for thousands of years and there are some 400 different oils extracted from plants all over the world. Some of the most common essential oils are Lavender, Tea tree, Chamomile, Geranium, Rose and Eucalyptus. They can be used to treat a variety of conditions including insomnia, stress, mental fatigue, muscle pain, skin conditions and dietary disorders.