Warm bamboo massage anyone?

Warm bamboo massage. Have you tried it yet? What is it exactly? A relaxing type of full body massage in which the massage strokes are applied with pre-warmed bamboo sticks. Umm, okay. Why? Well your muscles become more pliable when they are warm. The direct heat applied through the bamboo sticks helps your muscles to […]

Which massage should I choose?

Which massage should I choose? I offer several different types of massage at my practice and have written this post to help you decide which of these would be most beneficial to you.  Hope it helps. Swedish Massage A great treatment for anyone new to massage who wants a taste of what it’s like, but […]

Cancer and Massage: The Need for Less Pressure

Photo by rawpixel on Unsplash Oncology massage is typically light in pressure.  This can be really frustrating to cancer patients who crave the firmer pressures of Swedish massage, or even deep tissue massage. We know now that skilled massage doesn’t cause cancer to spread, so why the gentle approach?   I understand the frustration, but […]

Does massage spread cancer?

  This post follows on from my previous one, entitled “Can I still get a massage if I have cancer?” It’s worth reading that one too if you haven’t already. In the last post I highlighted that there is no need to deny massage to people with a history of cancer provided that the treatment […]

The Dos and Don'ts of getting a massage

Dos and Don’ts of Getting a Massage

A few tips for a flawless massage experience. Do fill in your consultation form as completely as possible.  Do mention all known health complaints and note down any injuries, including the ones that happened years ago.  This will really help the therapist understand what’s going on with your body and will guide how they perform […]