Body Massage or Sports Massage in Colchester

Pampering, rejuvenating and therapeutic. Massage – a great way to relax and unwind. Or try a Sports Massage, a great way to ease aches & pains.

The potential benefits are:

  • Enhanced sleep quality/quantity
  • Better concentration
  • Increased energy levels
  • Better circulation
  • Reduced aches & pains
  • Decreased anxiety
  • Better posture
  • More flexibility

Caring – Comforting – Empowering!

Make time for YOU

What to wear

When you have your treatment, you will generally need to be in just your underwear. However, your therapist will make sure you are covered with towels at all times to maintain your modesty.  The room is private and secure and you will be able to dress and undress in private.  The therapist will only enter once you are covered.

Massage Price List

Treat yourself – or a friend. Any treatment = £30 for half an hour, £45 for an hour or £50 for a whole body massage

  • Face & head Massage (1/2 hour)
  • Leg Massage (1/2 hour)
  • Back and shoulder Massage (1/2 hour)
  • Upper body Massage (back, arms, shoulders, face and head) 1 hour
  • Neck and Shoulder Massage (1/2 hour)
  • Whole body massage (just over an hour)

 

Interesting Facts about the History of Massage

Massage is not a new idea, instead its benefits have been realised by physicians around the world for a long time.

Akmanthor

A picture was found on the tomb of Akmanthor, dating back to 2330BC. The picture clearly shows two men receiving massage. Akmanthor was an Egyptian physician.

Chinese woodcut, Famous medical figures; Portrait of Bian Que Wellcome L0039317

As far back as 700BC the Chinese physician—Bian Que, is recorded as using massage on his patients.

Massage Today

Since these early recordings massage has continued to grow and develop especially in eastern cultures; growing alongside popular medicines. These clever practitioners were able to see ‘holistically’ beyond the symptom and treat the whole person.

We, in the west, have been slower to realise its full potential and the growth in medicine overtook the growth and desire for holistic/natural therapies.

Slowly, some doctors, practitioners and other health professionals here have started to see the bigger picture and now refer clients/patients for the benefits and changes that massage brings.

Modern Massage that we perform today is largely based on techniques developed by Per Henrik Ling from Sweden, which is why we often refer to massage as ‘Swedish Massage’.

Most recently we can take note of the use of sports massage in the Olympic games with all the athletes being offered massage as a medicine for their tired muscles. Many ideas come and go; new phases and trends are recorded throughout history but massage has stuck around and is continuing to grow in popularity and diversity.

Massage Therapy Principles

The body is a complex system that works in harmony one part perfectly timed and in tune to the next (a bit like the working of a car). Each part has its roll within the working of the whole. It takes just one part to be slightly out of time for the whole system to be upset and lose its harmony.

Massage works with the whole body system and is aimed at restoring harmony to the body. Often when there is a dysfunction within the body it can be as simple as a tight muscle, a stiff joint, a tense shoulder, a stress headache, a sore foot or an achy back.

Massage aims to restore circulation to muscles, soften and relax muscles and get each part working back in time and tune with each other. Massage is a manual therapy. The therapist will manipulate the tissues and muscles of the body with her hands, using various techniques and different strokes to help the body to relax and let go of it’s tension;

You might also notice these positive effects upon your sense of well-being

  • Reduced stress
  • Positive thinking
  • Less anxiety Improved appetite
  • Clarity of thinking
  • Better concentration
  • Improved Sleep Improve confidence
  • Boost self confidence
  • Emotionally uplifting

People respond to touch!