Holistic massage is a natural and ancient therapy used to enhance and restore health. It has been used worldwide for centuries to promote healing, relaxation and self awareness. Massage is one of the most instinctive means of relieving pain and discomfort.
Holistic massage works on the belief that there is an intrinsic relationship between body, mind, spirit and emotions which make up the ‘whole person’. I feel fascinated by this inter connection and how one aspect of the self might be experiencing a problem that can be transferred to another aspect. I try to create an environment during a treatment which is respectful, peaceful and deeply healing in order for the whole self to be cared for.
I use Swedish massage techniques developed by Dr Per Henrik Ling (1776-1839) along side other techniques such as energy balancing (the laying of hands on the body), breathing awareness, stretching and passive movements to attain a release in the joints.