Massage… It’s For Everybody
A Relaxing Massage from Face & Body is a simple, non-intrusive therapy that restores, rehabilitates and revitalises your mind and body. Anyone of any age and in any condition can use and benefit from massage.
There are many kinds of massage therapy, but they all involve working the muscles and other soft tissues of the body to improve the functioning of the various bodily systems. Massage therapy eases the pain and discomfort of injuries, strains and general muscle soreness to allow the body’s natural healing processes to work effectively. It also enhances your energy levels and sense of well being.
Massage can be a regular part of your health and fitness plan. By working regularly with a qualified massage therapist you can overcome or prevent injuries, strains and muscle soreness. Massage keeps your muscles and soft tissues well toned, improves your posture (which in itself reduces the risk of injury) and re-balances your body/mind.
If you suffer from any of the following, massage therapy can benefit you:
- Muscle soreness
- A Relaxing Massage from Face & Body helps heal Sports injuries
- Overuse injuries
- Back pain
- Joint sprain
- Feeling run-down
- Chronic pain
How Does Massage Work?
Massage therapy assists in restoring normal functioning of the various systems of the body. A skilled massage therapist can help to:
- Release muscle spasms and tension
- Stimulate local blood supply, increasing nutrient supply to your body tissues.
- Eliminate toxic wastes which may accumulate after a workout.
- Release fibrosis and adhesions (“knots”) in soft tissue.
- Re-organise connective tissue, e.g. rehabilitation of a joint receptor awareness thus improving joint stability.
- Relax body and mind through the soothing touch of therapist’s hands.
How Often Should I Have A Massage?
Massage should be undertaken regularly in order to obtain maximum benefits. Frequency of treatment will depend on a number of things, including the amount of physical activity you do, present or past injuries and the amount of stress you experience. Book for 3/4 of an hour for your back, neck and scalp treatment.
Benefits of Massage:
- A greater sense of well being.
- Less aches and pains.
- Reduced risk of injury.
- Improved muscular performance.
- Greater muscle relaxation.
- Increased freedom of movement and co-ordination.
- A healthier body and mind.
- Reduced stress and tension.
- Improved circulation.
Diarise yourself the time and contact Face & Body now for your relaxing massage.
Relaxing massage to release tension and stress within your body and soul.
Deep Tissue Massage
Firm deeper pressure massage to release tension spots in muscular tissue.
Pure Fiji Island Escape
A heavenly hour of relaxing, skin nourishing massage using warm pure Fiji exotic oils.
Full body mitt exfoliation followed by luxurious massage with warm tropical oils and body butters, your skin will be left feeling silky smooth.
Cupping is an ancient art dating back 300 years. It is, today, a form of complementary medicine, whereby suctions is applied to tight, sore muscles which can cause localised bruising. This is most popular for treatment of sports injuries or as part of a detoxifying regime and to release tension spots especially in the upper and lower back.
Course of 4 x 45min Cupping treatments
Hot Stone Treatment
The Therapeutic Stones
Hot Stone Therapy by Face & Body- Stone Therapy was founded and is based upon the premise that only specific stones can be used in massage. These smooth naturally formed basalt (warm) and sedimentary (cold) stones are naturally spherical. Their smooth texture compliments the gliding process used in massage.
Stone Massage is an age old therapy dating back 5,000 years to India. Yogis work with this energy using breathing techniques, meditation, physical exercise and massage to produce altered states of consciousness, healing and longevity. They would not only use their hands for manipulation and healing, but also utilize some, “tools” the earth would provide- such as herbs, flowers, crystals and stones.
Hot Stone Therapy by Face & Body-Modality
What makes Stone Massage Therapy so effective? Working in harmony using various massage techniques with warm and cold stones, promotes a sense of balance and well-being.
The conductive nature of the warm stones produces direct results on the body – both local and systemic – while influencing positive change (balancing).
When integrated with human touch, the transformational energies of the stones provide a natural antidote to stress.
Book your 1 hour Hot Stone Massage at Face & Body now and feel rejuvenated!
Hot Stone Treatment
Stone massage therapy came from healers using rocks from volcanic eruptions and warming them either in hot coals or hot water. We place the warmed stones along energy centres of the body and the stones relax the muscles and ‘drawout’ muscle pain and discomfort. A most soothing and calming therapy.
Today reflexology refers to a method of treatment whereby reflex points in the feet are massaged in a particular way to bring about an effect in areas of the body quite distant from the feet. There are also similar reflex points to be found in the hands, which may also be used for treatment, but where possible it is preferable to work on the foot reflexes since the response is better. Reflexology is derived from what was originally known as ‘zone therapy’, a term which is sometimes still used. There is, however, a slight difference in the two methods as a study of the history of the method will show.
History Of The Method
The origins of reflexology date back at least 5000 years when the Chinese were known to have practised a form of pressure therapy with a basis similar to that of acupuncture. The ancient Egyptians were also known to be using similar methods in about 3000 BC as illustrated from tomb drawings where the feet were being held and massaged in a particular way.
The first real advancement of zone therapy can, however, be attributed to an American physician and surgeon from Connecticut called Dr William H. Fitzgerald. In 1913, Dr Fitzgerald commenced his research into the method of healing which he termed zone therapy. At the time he was head of the Nose and Throat department of the St. Francis Hospital in Hartford and was well respected as a medical surgeon and physician.
Reflexology from Face & Body -The art of zone therapy initially involved the application of pressure to bony prominences throughout the body, especially the joints of the hands and feet and particularly the phalanges (bones of fingers and toes). The amount of pressure necessary to alleviate pain was such that it was firm enough to elicit a certain amount of bearable pain but not severe enough to damage any underlying tissues.
Many examples of Dr Fitzgerald’s work could be given and he particularly would give instances of treating headaches, eye problems, and breathing problems – all responding well to this therapy. It was stated that pressure therapy was effective in 65 to 75 per cent of all the cases treated and this was a high success rate.
Reflexology has developed from the initial practice of zone therapy and in present times most practitioners of the method will concentrate on treating by massage to the reflex areas in the fee. The reflexes in the hands may also be used in some instances but generally those reflexes in the feet are considered more responsive.
So book now for your 1½ hour reflexology first visit, 1 hour there after.
Reflexology treats the whole person, most people can benefit from treatment Reflexology gently nudges the body toward better functioning by improving lymphatic drainage and venous circulation. It stimulates the nerve pathways, induces muscle relaxation, and helps the body to balance itself. Very relaxing.
You remain in your day clothes for this treatment.