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Swedish Massage

About Swedish Massage

A Swedish massage is known as the “classic massage” it is both relaxing and energising and also has the benefit of increasing endorphins and removing toxins from the body.

It involves soft, long, strokes such as effleurage, kneading and petrissage. Light, rhythmic, tapping strokes such as friction, vibration and tapotement are also used to increase blood flow and circulation.

A tradition Swedish massage covers the whole body, after your consultation is customised to your specific needs to maximise the benefits. It is a soft to medium intensity massage rather than a deep tissue massage.

Sarah with some of her massage equipment for Swedish massages.


  • Pain relief
  • Stress relief
  • Increase endorphins
  • Increase energy
  • Increase circulation
  • Boost immunity
  • Improve posture and flexibility
  • Lower blood pressure
  • Relax muscles and mind
  • Rehabilitates injuries
  • Flush toxins
  • Regulates blood sugar levels
  • Improve mental well being

Aromatherapy Massage

About Aromatherapy Massage

Aromatherapy Massage is a combination of essential oils and Swedish massage. This type of massage helps to sooth muscular tension and improve circulation. The essential oils are absorbed into the body via the skin and lungs, and are believed to affect the body on all levels. An Aromatherapy Massage can be deeply relaxing and uplifting.

Added Benefits:

  • Stress reducing
  • Anxiety reliever
  • Increased Calmness & Relaxation
  • Decrease in muscle tension
  • Pain relief
  • A reduction of symptoms of depression

Hot Stone Massage

About Hot Stone Massage

A Hot Stone Massage is a deeply relaxing massage that uses oils, heated basalt stones to relax your muscles. A Hot Stone Massage will begin with a full exfoliating body brush and then traditional Swedish Massage techniques to prepare your muscles and skin. The warm stones will be placed on key acupressure points on your body. The stones warm and relax your muscles, allowing deeper pressure to be applied during your massage. The basalt hot stones will be oiled and used with a combination of strokes and techniques. A Hot Stone Massage encourages your body to detox and heal through increasing your bodys temperature, increasing your lymphatic flow and encouraging your body to remove waste and toxins.


  • Muscle pain relief
  • Aids muscular tension
  • Promotes sleep
  • Reduced stress & anxiety
  • Improves blood circulation
  • Flush toxins
  • Boost immunity
  • Improves skin appearance
  • Deeply calming and relaxing


Unfortunately there are conditions which may respond negatively to massage. This is known as a contraindication.

People with the following contraindications will not be able to receive a massage treatment until the condition has resolved.

  • Fever
  • Contagious diseases
  • Infectious skin diseases
  • Inflammation
  • Deep vein thrombosis
  • Recent injuries, medical treatments or surgeries
  • Neuritis (inflammation of the nerve pathways)
  • Pregnancy (first 3months)
  • Bleeding disorders- Blood clots
  • Severe burns/blisters
  • Osteoporosis
  • Severe unexplained pain
  • Under the influence of alcohol or drugs- this includes strong medications

Medical contraindications (I may be able to provide your massage treatment but this will need to be approved by your doctor with written consent given first.)

  • Cardiovascular conditions (thrombosis, phlebitis, hypertension, heart conditions)
  • Cancer
  • Epilepsy
  • Diabetes
  • Haemorrhage or swelling
  • Warts or moles that are causing concern
  • Recent fractures or sprains
  • Metal plates or pins
  • Electronic implants

Local Contraindications (I can not massage over affected area.)

  • Varicose veins
  • Undiagnosed lumps & bumps
  • Bruising
  • Abrasions
  • Sunburn
  • Undiagnosed pain
  • Acute inflammation (arthritis)