The massage strokes used in Body Massage relate to the circulatory and lymphatic systems in the body and were put together into a full body routine by Pehr Henrik Ling, a Swedish physiologist.
The technique incorporates a variety of moves, which relax and / or tone the muscles and increase blood and oxygen supply to the tissues. This promotes soft tissue and muscle health whilst aiding toxin release. The NO HANDS® approach is zero strain for me, the practitioner but allows for incredible control in the depth and flow speed of the treatment. The NO HANDS approach was developed by Gerry Pyves, after years of clinical development, as outlined in “The Principals and Practice of NO HANDS Massage” (Pyves 2000). (see links to NO HANDS Massage)
Through massage touch, the nervous system is gently stimulated so soothing the nerves, supporting both physical and emotional states, especially with stress management or muscle tension.
Massage could help with many health conditions through these techniques such as:
- Headaches & migraines
- Abdominal, digestive/constipation, muscle & back pain
- Pain & stiffness caused by injury or over training
- Muscle & nervous tension
- Fatigue & lethargy, poor energy levels, chronic fatigue
- High blood pressure, anxiety & stress
- Poor sleep patterns
- Stiff or aching joints & muscles, fibromyalgia
- Poor skin & muscle tone
- Poor circulation & cellulite
- Water retention
Other benefits might include:
- Massage might encourage more efficient circulation and therefore could help improve the healing process for damaged tissue
- Circulation is often improved so the skin may appear softer & smoother and the organic massage oils applied (see link to Botanicals) may also help with skin condition.
The Massage Session
Before your first session you will complete a health questionnaire to ensure that massage is suitable for you. Ensure it is not possible for you to be pregnant (1st trimester).
Your therapist will need to know the depth/strength & speed of the massage you require and your personal aims for the session so that the massage can be adapted to your own, individual requirements.
For every massage I use Botanicals organic blended massage oils (or unscented if sensitivity is present). I spend all my day working with the oils & prefer to use these wonderfully clean products in contact with my skin. For more information on these please contact me or visit www.botanicals.co.uk.
Massage Options (can be amended to individual requirements), Each massage session is adapted for the individual and can vary in length but is usually ½ or 1 full hour. Some examples of massages are described below.
The NO HANDS Back Massage
This is one of the most powerful ways to release the tension and undo all the knots in your spine, hips and neck. The unique approach of NO HANDS means that so much more release can be achieved than through conventional Massage treatments – and all of it pain-free. The ‘Gentle Giant’ of NO HANDS means that you are able to free up not only your back but also your whole energy! – Read More
The NO HANDS Foot Massage
This treatment is sheer bliss. The foot reflects your whole body and after this amazingly deep foot Massage you can leave feeling your whole body transformed. This is a deeply relaxing and pleasurable treatment to soothe away the stresses of the day. Leave the session literally ‘walking on air’ – Read More
The NO HANDS Head Massage
This treatment is actually a Massage of your whole head, neck, face and shoulders! It can help you to totally release tension throughout your whole being and leave you feeling nurtured and rejuvenated. Feeling the gentle depth of NO HANDS around your head and face is simply a unique and profoundly uplifting experience. – Read More
The NO HANDS Full Body Massage
This is all of the above treatments combined into one powerfully flowing Massage treatment. It is an unbelievable experience! If you wish to have the full NO HANDS experience then this is the best way to do it. From beginning to end you can feel yourself enveloped in the healing power of the most powerful touch on the planet. Your body can take whatever it needs from this treatment, whether it is nurture, connection, release or rejuvenation. The power of touch felt through your whole body… – Read More
The NO HANDS Colon Treatment
This is a uniquely naturopathic treatment of your colon, which allows your body to balance itself. Working gently and deeply, it allows the muscles of this major elimination organ to regain health. Gently strengthening the muscles in the walls of your large intestine is the simplest and most natural way to bring your tissues back to health. Your whole body’s health depends on the proper functioning of your bowels. With the use of clear hand signals you remain in charge of the session so we can work to the depth you are happy with. – Read More
The NO HANDS Structural Release Treatment
Using some of the newest and deepest bodywork techniques in the world, you can free up your spine, neck and hips so they can function how they were always meant to function. When your spine, neck and hips are free, supple and flexible then nerve, lymph and blood supply to all your organs is improved with increased functioning, health and energy. Leave with your whole body buzzing with enough energy for the whole week ahead! – Read More
The NO HANDS Detox Treatment
This is a powerful treatment which combines working specific reflex points in your feet with the deep and powerful NO HANDS Colon treatment. This stimulates your body’s own natural instinct to de-toxify and cleanse itself. It is particularly good for those times in your life when you just know you need a good ‘clear out’. – Read More
The NO HANDS Reflex Treatment
Stimulating the reflexes of your feet is as ancient as touch itself and can affect your whole body. Based on the principle that your foot represents your whole body, millions of people all over the world have experienced the powerful therapeutic benefits of Reflex treatment. The NO HANDS Reflex treatment takes it one step further. Experience the power of your reflexes being worked WITHOUT PAIN but deeper than you have ever felt! With the use of clear hand signals you remain in charge of the session so it is neither too deep nor too light for you. – Read More
The NO HANDS Clothed/Workplace Massage
A great way to experience the power of NO HANDS without the need of undressing or the use of oils. Working entirely through a towel that protects your clothing, I can deliver the full power and depth of the NO HANDS experience. – Read More
It is not advised to have a large meal before receiving your massage.
No alcohol is allowed before a massage.
Try to plan for a relaxing period after your massage, if at all possible.
Allow extra time before the initial session to complete your health consultation.
How much does it cost?
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How do I book?
Please contact me for more information.
What if I have to cancel?
Please give as much notice as possible if you are unable to attend any of your appointments. This is only courteous and allows others to use the appointment made available.
Please contact me if you have any further queries. I look forward to meeting with you and supporting your work towards better health.
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