The benefits of massage are well documented and includes but is not limited to:
Reducing or eliminating pain
Sports injuries or fatigue
Improving Circulation and Lymphatic Drainage
Reducing Muscular Tension
Stress and Tension Release
Trigger point and Knot release
Massage can be used for the treatment of both acute and chronic conditions. Bernadette works with a wide variety of clients of all ages, in the treatment of illness, stress related conditions and injury rehabilitation.
Bernadette specialises in Deep tissue massage which focuses on realigning deeper layers of muscles and connective tissue. It is especially helpful for chronic aches and pains and contracted areas such as stiff neck and upper back, low back pain, leg muscle tightness, and sore shoulders. This type of massage can be uncomfortable as it does works very deeply into muscle tissue consequently you may be sore for a couple of days afterwards. However the benefits are immense, but it is important that you discuss your needs with Bernadette before and during the massage and if the pressure is too deep or uncomfortable let her know.
When there is chronic muscle tension or injury, there are usually adhesions (bands of painful, rigid tissue) in muscles, tendons, and ligaments. Adhesions can block circulation and cause pain, limited movement, and inflammation.
Massage Therapy can also be used as part of a preventative care program. This includes sports training, injury prevention, ongoing stress management, and more!
Together, you and your therapist will develop a treatment plan based on your needs. The treatment plan can be changed at any time and you have no obligation to undergo any part of treatment.
This would make a lovely gift for a special occasion such as valentines, birthday or anniversary, or if you just feel like treating your loved one to something different.
We are delighted to offer couples massage, where two qualified therapists come to your home and bring everything you need including relaxing music to allow you to have a wonderfully romantic couples massage,that is done while you are both side by side. All we ask is you provide us with a tranquil space to allow us to pamper you for an hour in your own home, we can also add a bespoke aromatherapy blend especially for you at a small extra cost that you can use on each other afterwards: Please note that this treatment requires at least 36 hours notice.
One of the most beneficial times for massage is during pregnancy. A study at the University of Miami School of Medicine in America suggests that massage therapy during pregnancy have multiple positive effects, including:
Reduced anxiety anxiety
Decreased back and/leg pain
Decreased levels of the stress hormone noradrenaline.
Decreased levels of cortisol, an indicator of stress
An overall improvement in mood.
Promotes the physiological response of relaxation.
Bernadette will adapt her techniques to address the changes that your body goes through during pregnancy.
You will lie on your side on the couch with pillows when the massage is carried out, giving you maximum comfort and to support your growing bump. Although the massage can be deeper it will generally be a relaxing, soothing massage,combining deep tissue, Swedish and relaxing, to prepare your body as you progress through your pregnancy.
There are also a number of aromatherapy oils that are safe to use on pregnant women from the 2nd Trimester and are extremely beneficial for use during labour and delivery and Bernadette can discuss this with you as part of your ongoing treatment plan.
Reflexology can help with many health conditions, but research has shown that it can help with fertility as the soles of the feet are like a mini map of the inside of the body and are linked to our inner organs and systems, including the Fallopian tubes and ovaries. By massaging different points on the feet it can unblock energy pathways in the body and so help the body to regain its natural balance and heal itself.:
Reflexology is the ancient art of foot massage which originated in China and which was also known to the Ancient Egyptians. It is believed that energy runs through the body in channels known as meridians and that massage of the feet stimulates these energy channels, promoting healing and relaxation. Every part of the foot corresponds to an area of the body, and massaging or working on that area can stimulate that corresponding part of the body so that it can remove blockages or ease congestion in that particular area of the body.:
Although results vary from individual to individual, the soothing action of reflexology generally leaves the recipient feeling deeply relaxed and peaceful afterwards. Our Treatments can include an invigorating, deodorising papaya footmask and a cooling, soothing peppermint and spearmint foot lotion. Utter Bliss!
Aromatherapy uses the purest plant essence in the form of organic essential oils, which are extracts from various parts of plants, fruits, flowers, bark, roots, or resin. Essential oils contain dozens of powerful complex natural chemicals that have beneficial properties. Due to the diversity of essential oils and their individual therapeutic properties, the range of benefits and effects of Aromatherapy is wide ranging.
Most Aromatherapists will have a holistic approach to client consultation. This provides the information necessary to select the appropriate essential oils for the maximum therapeutic benefit. The selected essential oils are blended with a carrier/base massage oil to create a unique mix for each client’s individual needs. This Aromatherapy blend is usually applied to the skin with traditional body massage. Other massage techniques such as deep tissue work may also be used, depending on the Aromatherapist’s practice and the client’s requirement.
Some of the oils we use are sweet orange which is really good for conditions like Colds, constipation, stress and a slow digestion. Geranium Oil which is excellent for skin conditions and as a mood enhancer. All our blends are completely bespoke for each individual client. Bernadette will talk through your requirements and ensure that she only blends oils that are fully complimentary to your treatment
Pamper parties are perfect for many occasions such as birthday parties, hen nights, pampering hen weekends, hen parties, bridal wedding beauty, baby showers and pampering promotional events as well as corporate on-site massage.
Bernadette will come to your home or venue and bring everything that you need for a fabulous treatment and she uses only the best quality ingredients your guest can have:
Head and shoulder massage
Foot and hand massage
Face and Head massage
It is the perfect way for you to treat you friends and family to some affordable indulgence.
Reiki is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing. It is administered by "laying on hands" and is based on the idea that an unseen "life force energy" flows through us and is what causes us to be alive. If one's "life force energy" is low, then we are more likely to get sick or feel stress, and if it is high, we are more capable of being happy and healthy.
Reiki is a simple, natural and safe method of spiritual healing and self-improvement that everyone can use. It has been effective in helping to reduce the affect of illness and depression and always creates a beneficial effect. It is always totally safe which makes it suitable for everyone - children and adults. It is performed whilst you are fully clothed and no oils or other products are used.