We offer a large range of massages at the Centre! So what ever you are looking for we shall have an option for you!
DEEP TISSUE MASSAGE
Deep tissue massage is designed to relieve pain and muscle tension throughout the body. This type of massage is extremely beneficial because it reaches the deepest layer of muscles, fascia (connective tissue surrounding the joints) and tendons. The goal in deep tissue massage is to breakdown tense areas within the muscle to release pain, inflammation and restore motion of the muscles and joints.
Swedish massage is a slightly more gentle massage than deep tissue. It is used to calm the nervous system, promote relaxation, boost your mood, stimulate your blood circulation and lymphatic systems, and keep muscle tissues more supple.
HAWAIIAN LOMI LOMI MASSAGE
Lomi lomi is a traditional Hawaiian massage also known as the 'loving hands' massage. The massage works gently yet deeply into the muscles with continuous, flowing strokes, allowing the recipient to relax and give in to the nurturing touch.
Lomi lomi works from the belief that memories are not just stored in the brain and mind, but also in every cell of the human body. The long, continuous strokes of the massage are designed to help the body let go of its old patterns and behaviours, which can cause as many stresses and strains as muscle tension.
Aromatherapy massage uses essential oils derived from plants to achieve therapeutic benefits. Aromatherapy can boost well being, relieve stress and help to refresh your body. So essentially an amazing Swedish massage with the added benefits of essentials oils! A real treat!
Aromatherapy Massage Therapist(s): Susan Fysh>>,
Thai massage is like a cross between yoga, acupressure and shiatsu. It is inspired by Eastern teachings. The actual massage consists of slow, rhythmic compressions and stretches along the body's energy lines. Thai massage consists in applying pressure along 10 of the most important energy lines using the palms of the hands, thumbs, elbows, and feet. This allows to free-up tension within the body. Also by using yoga-like poses and gently rocking the body it allows to open the joints more freely and facilitate limbering.
Thai Massage Therapist(s): Susan Fysh>>,
Holistic massage treats the body as a "whole", which means that not only will a massage treatment to pamper your physical body but it also provides an effective method of re-balancing. Holistic massage is a therapeutic application of touch that encourages the mind to slow down whilst energy is increased. This treatment also lifts the spirit on an emotional level.
HOT STONE MASSAGE
Originally practiced by Native Americans, the Hot Stone Massage is a specialty massage where smooth heated stones are placed on the body while other parts of the body are being massaged. The heat from the stone provides deep relaxation for tight muscles, help remove tension and prepare the muscles for deep massage. Before you arrive, stones will be sanitized and heated up to in a bath of 120 to 150 degree water. The stones are made of basalt, a black volcanic rock that is well known for its ability to absorb and retains heat. The stones used for the massage have been smoothed by nature, using the natural forces of a river or the sea.
HEAD AND SHOULDER MASSAGE / INDIAN HEAD MASSAGE
Massage specifically geared towards releasing any tension that might sit in the head and shoulders. It comes highly recommended to release work related stress and relax.
SPORTS / INJURY MASSAGE
Sport massage is used for recovery of injuries and restoring the full mechanical capabilities of a damaged body.
NEUROMUSCULAR PHYSICAL THERAPY
It offers a Special focus on acute and chronic pain including musculoskeletal injuries related to physical activities. It is an hour of Therapy combined with Manual Therapy (Massage and Stretching) and Physical Therapy techs to Release tight and painful muscles.
Musculoskeletal injuries like Neck Pain (Torticollis, Stiff Necks), Shoulder Pain (Adhesive Capsulitis, Frozen Shoulder etc.), Back Pain (Low back pain, Sciatica, Hamstring Tightness etc.), Elbow pain conditions (Golfers and Tennis Elbow condition, tendinitis), Foot pain (Shin Pain, Plantar Fasciitis, Ankle injuries such as Inversion Sprain and strain), Repetitive Trauma, Post Op Rehab Care of Carpal Tunnel syndrome, Cerebrovascular Accident (Stroke), Knee and Ankle Surgery, Sport Related Conditions (Quads tightness. Hamstring tightness etc.).
Neuromuscular Physical Therapist(s): Myla Etac>>
While you are pregnant your body undergoes numerous changes physically as well as physiologically. The physical changes can cause you stress and discomfort. Massage is a wonderful way to help alleviate many of these discomforts, as well as promotes a real sense of well-being.
CANCER CARE & ONCOLOGY MASSAGE
Massage specifically and individually designed for people living with or in recovery from Cancer.
For many years massage was believed to be a contraindication for people with cancer. Oncology massage does not increase circulation any more than activities of daily living such as exercising, shopping or caring for children, activities which the doctors urge their patients to engage in.
Massage for people with cancer is a safe therapeutic comfort orientated and nurturing. Oncology massage also aids coping abilities and generally improving quality of life.
Cancer Care / Oncology Massage Therapist(s): Sarah McDermott>>
NATURAL REJUVENATING FACE LIFT MASSAGE
This natural face lift massage helps to replenish your skin’s vitality, reducing visible signs of ageing and bringing an exuberant glow to your face. More information here>>
Natural Face Lift Massage Therapist(s): Nuala Keegan>>
MANUAL LYMPHATIC DRAINAGE (following Dr Vodder Method)
It is a gentle, relaxing and rhythmic massage that helps to reduce water retention filter excess fluid from the lymph nodes.
The lymphatic system plays a vital role in the body by regulating the immune system. Stress and deficient immune systems can make people susceptible to disease and infections.
The major benefits are swelling reabsorption, increased immune system, tissue regeneration with increment elasticity of the skin.
It is really helpful to reduce swelling for oedema (water retention, sport injuries, post-surgery), to boost the immune system, to help with conditions like sinusitis, cellulite, fibromyalgia (reduce the pain), diabetes, arthritic swelling and helping scar healing.
Manual Lymphatic Drainage Therapist(s): Daniela Palazzi>>