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Holistic Massage

What is Holistic Massage?

A deep, effective and soothing treatment, which considers and works on the physical, mental and emotional level of each client. It is a wonderful, non-intrusive way of healing, using a range of hands on strokes and techniques to manipulate the soft tissue and some deeper muscles.


Holistic Massage works on a physical level by releasing muscular tension, improving circulation and hence increasing the delivery of oxygen and nutrients around the body. It aids lymphatic drainage and the elimination of toxins and can thus help to boost the immune system. It can have a balancing effect on the nervous system by stimulating or sedating it, giving the body a chance to find its Equilibrium. When the body relaxes, letting go of the tension it holds, the mind can start relaxing and emotions can slowly unwind, helping to achieve an increased overall feeling of wellbeing.


There is a growing body of evidence to suggest that massage can be effective in helping to:


  • Ease pain by unwinding and relaxing muscle tension

  • Relive and reduce pain in neck, shoulders and back

  • Reduce and alleviate headaches

  • Help with fatigue

  • Decrease swelling /oedema

  • Reduce stress, anxiety and depression

  • Faster recovery from injuries, whiplash, falls, etc.

  • Reduce stiffness and increase mobility and movement in joints

  • Improve skin elasticity

  • Recover from recurring strain injuries from playing sports (tennis, golf, etc.), computer use, postural issues, etc.

  • Relief from Osteoarthritis & Fibromyalgia

  • Boost blood flow /circulation and hence oxygen levels

  • Balance the nervous system, helping with stress levels, sleep, resilience, blood pressure issues

  • Increase energy levels

  • Stimulates lymphatic drainage and hence boosts the immune system



Please note: If you are pregnant and would like to receive a massage, please click here...


What to expect?

As a new client you will be send a questionnaire to fill in and return before the first treatment. In addition, approximately 15 minutes will be added to your initial treatment slot to complete the consultation. On each consecutive treatment a short check-up consultation will be included.

The Holistic Massage treatments at Equilibrium - Holistic Treatments for Women + Babies  are given, lying face down or up and on a comfortable, (and if required) heated massage table. After the consultation you will be instructed on how to get ready for the treatment and left in privacy for a few minutes to do so. During the duration of the treatment you will be covered with a sheet and only the body parts, which are being massaged will be exposed carefully to ensure your modesty and to keep your body warm and comfortable. Although, depending on the client’s needs, when receiving a full body massage some areas will receive more intensive attention, all areas of the body will be treated during a session to support the body’s natural ability to heal itself. Some areas might feel tender but generally, the experience is a relaxing one.

For information on possible 'after effects' and general 'aftercare advice' please read the corresponding section on this website (see More -- Aftercare and Aftercare Advice). You might be given some individualised aftercare advice and self-help tips at the end of the treatment. While a single treatment can have a wonderfully relaxing effect, several consecutive treatments might be recommended to try to achieve a longer lasting and deeper result.

​Sensitivity varies from person to person and treatment to treatment and the pressure applied during a massage will be checked with you throughout the treatment. Please discuss any questions you might have with me at any time. At the end of your session you will get a few minutes to rest, get dressed and receive any home-care advice, if required. Drinking several glasses of water spread out during the day is recommended after a treatment to aid the body in eliminating toxins, which were released during the treatment.


How will I feel after a treatment?

Most people note a sense of wellbeing and relaxation. However, sometimes people report feeling lethargic, nauseous or emotional but this is usually transitory and is considered part of the healing process. Should you ever have concerns about how you feel after a treatment, please reach out to me. Should this not be possible, or in severe cases, please consult your GP.


Please note: If you are pregnant and would like to receive a Massage or Reflexology, please click the button above.

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