Massage Therapy

Experience the benefit of massage …

  • helps to ease muscle tension and pain
  • improves muscle tone (works on the muscles, tendons, and ligaments)
  • facilitates the elimination of waste from the body
  • a superb method of alleviating stress
  • encourages relaxation
  • improves self-esteem
  • lowers blood pressure
  • makes you FEEL GOOD!

Therapeutic touch is profoundly beneficial because the human body, mind, emotions, and intuition form a complex, dynamic field.  In health, this field is balanced; in illness, the field becomes imbalanced and disordered. When is Massage Not Beneficial?

Broken skin, varicose veins & bruises are two reasons to avoid specific areas of the body and other conditions may preclude massage completely. These include systemic infections, fever, some heart conditions, undiagnosed lumps/swellings, thrombosis or phlebitis, recent major surgery and early pregnancy for those prone to miscarriage. If in doubt check with your doctor first.

The Effects Of Massage

Although a single massage will be enjoyable, the effects of massage are cumulative and a course of massage treatments will bring the most benefits. Regular massage can have the effect of strengthening and toning the entire body mechanism, and so help to prevent unnecessary strains and injuries that might otherwise occur due to excess tension and any resulting structural weaknesses. Massage can stimulate or calm the nervous system-depending upon what is required by the individual – and thus help reduce fatigue, leaving the recipient with a feeling of replenished energy. At its best, massage has the potential to restore the individual physically, mentally and spiritually. Add to this the beneficial effect of essential oils, and a powerful healing modality is yours for the asking!

Special Massage Situations

Pregnancy, terminal conditions, coma, paralysis and children with special needs are some of the special situations calling for a highly trained therapist. The combination of nursing skills and massage assures you of the very best care.

In Summary

Massage is a time honored therapy that addresses the soft tissue. The goal is to reduce pain, muscular tension and reduce stress and fatigue, and ultimately create a state of relaxation. House of Health offers a range of massage styles to suit you: Therapeutic, Sports, Deep Tissue, Pregnancy, Relaxation and Aromatherapy massage as well as Neuromuscular Therapy.

About Your Session

Each massage session is tailored to your needs following the collection of important health information to enable our highly qualified massage practitioners to identify contributing or confounding factors related to your condition.  This is followed by the massage treatment, using specialised techniques to faciliate the auto-rebalancing potential of your own body.  In addition the massage therapist may give you personalised tips to aid in your self-health management so that you can benefit from long-lasting changes.

Swedish Massage

Swedish Massage is a traditional therapy that improves circulation, muscle tone, and range of motion. This gentle full-body massage is designed for relaxation and to soothe tired muscles. It is also an excellent treatment for stress reduction.

Aromatherapy Massage

This is essentially a relaxation massage, applying a Bespoke blend of essential oils – this means that the oils are chosen to address your physical and/or psychological needs at the time.