Your holistic massage will take place in a warm and relaxing environment. Your therapist will spend time during your first appointment questioning you about your medical history, general health, lifestyle and sleep patterns. They will then examine your body for muscle imbalances and from this be able to diagnose your problem and recommend a course of massage treatment
Your holistic massage therapist will have a wide range of skills and may employ other techniques depending on your condition. These may include Swedish massage, deep tissue massage, yoga stretches or breathing exercises. They will discuss this with you during your session.
During your massage
, the therapist will use their fingers, knuckles, hands and elbows to apply various massage techniques
around the body. They may apply pressure and stroking movements (called 'effleurage') using their fingers and palms. As the session progresses, deeper pressure (called 'petrissage') may be applied to stretch out and separate muscle tissue and encourage better circulation of fluids in the body. The method used for deep tissue massage
(called 'frictions') involves breaking down built up scar tissue and separation of muscle fibres. This can be uncomfortable but the therapist will not go beyond your comfort zone.
Following the holistic massage session, the therapist will discuss the treatment with you and any further sessions that you'll require. The therapist may also offer post massage