“Massage is as old as history and can be found in every culture in the world in one form or another. Touch is an essential element of well being and one of the most instinctive human impulses”.
The aim of holistic massage is to re balance the ‘whole’ body so that it achieves homeostasis or balance. Holistic means to treat as a ‘whole’ rather than as separate parts. It incorporates hands on healing using Swedish massage techniques that is restful, relaxing and therapeutic. The technique involves a combination of various movements that manipulate muscles through the application of pressure. Holistic massage can stimulate, relax or rehabilitate the body. Among its many benefits this treatment will reduce stress, encourage sleep, give a lift to the emotions and promote general well being.
A study conducted by the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine, and published in The New York Times, found that volunteers who received a 45-minute Swedish massage experienced significant decreases in levels of the stress hormone cortisol, as well as arginine vasopressin-a hormone that can lead to increases in cortisol. Volunteers also had increases in the number of lymphocytes, white blood cells that are part of the immune system, and a boost in the immune cells that may help fight colds and the flu.
Studies continue to prove the physical and emotional benefits of even a single holistic massage therapy session.
An hour’s holistic massage can ease tired muscles relieving aches and pains, improve circulation, disperse toxins and calm the mind thus improving overall health. A great stress buster!!! You leave feeling revived, refreshed and invigorated.
Benefits of Massage
- Relieves stress
- Encourages relaxation
- Improves circulation
- Relax muscles
- Improves Posture
- Improves flexibility and range of movement
- Lower blood pressure
- Relieves headaches
- Promotes deeper and easier breathing
- Improves rehabilitation after injury
- Enhances post-operative rehabilitation
- Strengthens the immune system
Regular massage is one of the most valuable and life enhancing gifts you can give yourself.
On offer are the following;
- Full Body Swedish Massage
- Raynor Therapeutic Massage
- Indian Head massage
I can also tailor a massage specific to your needs.
Book in for a session today.
You can now book a session with me via online booking by clicking the link below
I went to Aoife recently to have a deep tissue Raynor Massage. It certainly wasn’t a normal deep tissue massage and instead worked on the stresses and tensions that the body held. I didn’t actually realize how much tension the hands and feet could hold and with Aoife’s help she really allievated those stresses my body was holding on to. Aoife has an amazing understanding and knowledge of the body. She put me right at ease and explained the process from start to finish. I literally felt lighter the following day and the calming effect it had on me was astounding. I cannot thank you enough Aoife and will be in touch shortly for my next session.
I have found Aoife’s approach to whole body massage to be the best I have ever experienced. She is intuitive and responsive to my body as she works, literally finding parts of me which I didn’t realise needed care and attention!
I feel very at ease in her presence which allows me to relax more deeply and enjoy the benefits of the massage treatment. The therapy space is so cosy and quiet which enhances my experience. My own self care practice is truly supported by Aoife’s work.