Deep Tissue Massage

Soft Tissue Release

Pregnancy Massage

Indian Head Massage

Holistic Facials

Aromatherapy is my personal favourite!  It can be used in conjunction with various massage techniques, combining the healing properties of essential oils which can support health and well-being, soothing everyday stresses and strains.  Have a look at the Aromatherapy page for more info.

Deep Tissue Massage is a massage technique that focuses on the deeper layers of muscle tissue.  It aims to release the chronic patterns of tension in the body through slow strokes and direct deep finger pressure, either following or going across the fibres of the muscles, tendons and fascia.  DTM will help loosen muscle tissues, release toxins and improve circulation.

Soft Tissue Release is a technique for stretching soft tissue, primarily muscles, fascia and tendons to encourage tight fibres to stretch.  STR works by fixing/locking part of the muscle to create a new insertion point, helping to localise a stretch to the fibres in the muscle that need lengthening.

Indian Head Massage is traditionally known as Champissage.  It originated about 4000 years ago and is based on the ayurvedic system of healing, which is an integral part of Indian life.  IHM aims to release blockages in the energy flow around the body, focusing on the head, neck, upper back, shoulders and finishing with the face.  It usually lasts 20 - 30 minutes and you can remain fully clothed.  It’s great for relieving stress, tension and fatigue leaving you calm, relaxed and revitalised.

Holistic Facials are a fantastic way to treat your skin, relax your mind and induce a greater sense of well-being.  It is a tailored facial treatment incorporating a consultation, cleansing, toning, exfoliation, mask, facial massage and moisturising, using the best natural skincare products.  A very special part of the treatment is the traditional Chinese facial diagnosis techniques, which can indicate issues with inner health and vitality.  This opens the window for us to combine the most effective remedies and aftercare advice for a truly holistic treatment, inside and out!

Aromatherapy and Massage is a great way to help before, during and after pregnancy.  Pregnancy is an amazing time for most women, but during this time the body will go through significant physical and emotional changes.  A massage treatment can help with some of these changes from stress, muscular aches, tension and making sure there is some time for mum-to-be.  Being able to treat all trimesters, labour and the postnatal period by using specific techniques, stretches and mobilisations has been fantastic for my clients.  Aftercare is included with additional sessions available on labour, partner involvement with massage, labour focus points and labour techniques.

© 2008 Angela Allen Aromatherapy

Usui Reiki

Usui Reiki is the traditional method of healing.  It was developed by Mikao Usui in Japan in the early 20th century.  It works on all levels - physical, emotional, mental and spiritual.  My training to Reiki Master was completed over years and was as much about personal development before connecting with others and the ‘Universal life energy’ or ‘Reiki’ in Japanese.  The treatment is non-invasive and the practitioner places their hands on or near the body.  It can help with a range of physical and emotionally issues, aiding deep relaxation,balancing the emotions, calming the mind and supports other holistic treatments.