A NHSTA registered practitioner with VTC and FHT level 5 qualifications, Lisa Provides our clinical and specialist massage services.
Trained in Massage Therapy, anatomy and physiology of the body and holds a diploma in body massage.
Trained in Reflexology, certified and fully insured Reiki Practitioner.
Certified and fully insured Reiki Practitioner and a member of the UK Reiki Association.
This type of massage is effective for many kinds of muscular and soft tissue problems as well as injury, whether it is due to posture, occupational stress or sporting activities.
This style of massage not only helps recovery from injury but more importantly is very effective in the prevention of injuries. It should, therefore, be an integral part of a training or fitness program for all those involved in physical activity, whether you are an amateur or a professional sportsperson.
After sporting activity, there is a build-up of waste material and often also micro-trauma (microscopic tears in muscle tissue) as well as slight swelling in the muscles. By using techniques like effleurage and petrissage to stimulate blood circulation, Sports and Remedial massage greatly aids the removal of waste products from the muscle tissues, and supplies these areas with increased blood and nutrients needed for tissue health and repair.
Further techniques, such as friction, mobilisation, soft tissue release (STR), muscle energy techniques (MET) and neuromuscular techniques (NMT) are applied to help mobilize joints, reduce pain and break down scar tissue and adhesions in the muscles and soft tissue, as well as to stretch and realign specific areas of damage or tangled fibres. Contracted muscles can be lengthened and areas of tightness are relaxed, helping to speed up recovery time and improve muscle performance and efficiency.
As the best-known type of bodywork performed today, one of the primary goals of the Swedish massage technique is to relax the entire body. This is accomplished by rubbing the muscles with long gliding strokes in the direction of blood returning to the heart. But Swedish massage therapy goes beyond relaxation.
Indian head massage uses and adapts classic Swedish massage techniques for treating scalp, face, neck, shoulders and upper arms. It works on the areas of the body that are most affected by stress, however, while the treatment is just on the upper part of the body it effects are felt throughout the mind and body.
Reflexology is a focussed pressure technique, usually directed at the feet or hands. It is based on the premise that there are zones and reflexes on different parts of the body which correspond to and are relative to all parts, glands and organs.
The benefits of reflexology are: relaxation with the removal of stress
Reiki is a Japanese technique that is used to heal physical and mental trauma, and to support mental clarity and spiritual well-being. In Japanese, the word ``rei`` refers to a higher intelligence that permeates all living and non-living entities and guides the inherent functioning of the universe.
The word ``ki`` refers to the nonphysical energy that flows through everything that is alive, including plants, animals, and human beings—because of this, ki is also often called ``life force energy,`` and is known as qi or chi from other lineages. The combination of these two words is what defines reiki as ``spiritually guided life-force energy.``
To administer Reiki, a practitioner channels life force energy through his or her hands unto another. It's said that the aforementioned spiritual guidance enables the Reiki to flow through the affected parts of the subject's energy field and charges them with positive energy. It raises awareness in and around the physical body where negative thoughts and feelings are contained. This causes the negative energy—such as stress, anxiety, physical pain, sadness, confusion, etc.—to loosen its grip,
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