Lynda Carter BSc(Hons) Nursing

Nurse Practitioner . Massage Therapist

Other Therapies

Massage Techniques

Swedish Massage

A Swedish doctor called Henrik Ling developed this massage in the 1700s. It involves a variety of techniques designed to relax muscles and encourage increased circulation and the release of toxins from the tissues. Tendons, ligament and muscles are stretched to keep them supple and pliable.

During a treatment oil is applied to the skin and worked smoothly over the muscles using a series of massage strokes. The amount of pressure applied is determined by the client. Ideal for strained muscles, but also  enhances physical, emotional and mental well being.

Hot Stone Massage

Hot Stone Massage

This centuries old massage originated from the Far East.Heat retaining basalt stones combined with Swedish style massage techniques help relax muscles, reduce pain and discomfort and allow the therapist to work at a deeper tissue level. Stimulation of the circulation facilitates the removal of toxic waste from the tissues.

During a treatment oil is applied to the skin and the heated stones glide across the muscles delivering a soothing, relaxing massage experience. Sometimes hot stones may be combined with cold stones to further stimulate circulation depending on the client's requirements.

Indian Head Massage

Indian Head Massage

Based on the Ayurvedic system of healing which has been practiced in India for over a thousand years, it has provided Indian families with relaxation on a daily basis and plays a part in ritual such as wedding and births, not to mention every day events such as a trip to the barbers. It releases stress that has accumulated in the tissues, muscles and joints of the upper back, neck, shoulder and head to bring about a feeling of well being and relaxation.

During a treatment, the client sits fully clothed in a chair while the therapist  uses a range of massage movements including deep kneading and compression over the upper back, shoulders, neck, head and face.

Following a treatment some clients may experience fatigue, vertigo and an increased desire to pass urine as the body eliminates toxins and waste products. These side effects last no more than a few hours and generally clients experience an increase in energy levels and well being.

Reiki Healing

Reiki is a Japanese word meaning 'universal life force'. It was developed by Dr Mikao Usui following extensive travels, research and meditation. Based on Buddhist Sanskrit teaching it is a simple natural healing method than can be safely used at anytime on anyone. No faith or belief system is required.
During a Reiki treatment the practitioner places their hands in a series of positions over the recipient's fully clothed body allowing the healing energy to go where it is most needed. It creates a warm sense of relaxation and peace. Reiki is restoring, balancing and uplifting and helps to  harmonise mind, body and spirit.

 

Aromatherapy

Aromatherapy oils

A pre-cursor of the modern pharmaceutical industry, aromatherapy is the art of blending essential oils with a carrier oil to enhance physical, emotional and mental well being. Essential oils are extracted and distilled from plants; each one has unique distinctive properties. Following a detailed consultation to obtain the client's medical history and lifestyle, specially chosen oils are blended then massaged into the skin using gentle massage techniques. An ideal treatment for stress, insomnia and depression.

The use of certain oils are contraindicated in some medical conditions such as high blood pressure, diabetes and pregnancy. However alternative oils can be safely used, please discuss any concerns with your therapist.

Beauty Treatments

  • Facials
  • Lashes and Brows
  • Nail Treatments - manicure and pedicure, includes a relaxing massage
  • Waxing

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