Holistic massage therapy eases muscle tension, aids relaxation and enhances your sense of well-being.
Our holistic massage therapy treatments combine deep Swedish and remedial techniques to relieve tension. Holistic massage can be used to relieve chronic muscular pain, caused by injury or poor posture. It offers deep relaxation and can be tailored to your needs. Our therapists can treat your neck, back and shoulders, limbs or your entire body. Holistic massage therapy can have powerful benefits for your mind and body by reducing muscle tension and helping you to relax.
We use top-quality natural oils such as Jojoba or coconut oil or we can carefully blend aromatherapy oils to enhance your treatment and promote deeper relaxation. At Stretch, we create tailor-made treatments to help you feel relaxed and refreshed.
Before your massage, we will need to know a bit about you. We will ask you about your injury or problem, which will help us to ensure our treatment is just right for you. We will take a full medical history and will ask about your lifestyle. All this information helps us to make sure your treatment is truly holistic, effective and safe. At Stretch, we always discuss your treatment with you. The information you give us will allow us to select the methods that will be most helpful for you.
We may use myofascial release, trigger points, stretching, Swedish and remedial massage techniques. We will also give you some after-care advice to ensure that you get the best possible results.
Traditional Thai massage is a combination of acupressure, reflexology and yoga, which manipulate the Sen or energy lines. Thai massage stimulates these energy pathways, encouraging the body to heal itself, alleviating stress, stimulating the metabolism and restoring balance.
Thai massage is carried out on the floor and uses gentle techniques using the hands, feet, elbows, knees, forearms and thumbs. A Thai yoga massage will leave you feeling stretched, refreshed and energised.
Thai massage has its roots in the Indian principles of Yoga and Ayurveda. It was founded by Jivaka Komar Bhacca “The Father of Medicine”, a physician to Buddhist monks and nuns. Approximately, 2000 years ago Thai massage was brought from India to Thailand and has since been practised, developed and passed down through the generations. Jo loves this wonderfully holistic treatment, as it enables her combine her love for yoga with holistic massage, helping her clients to feel relaxed, stretched and revived.
Indian Head Massage
Indian head massage is an ancient healing tradition based on Ayurvedic principles.
Ayurveda is Sanskrit and means life knowledge, an ancient medical practice created in India. Ayurvedic practices are now used as holistic therapies in the West and continue to be used widely in India.
Indian Head Massage is incredibly relaxing. During a massage, deep pressure points are stimulated to re-balance your energy. At the same time petrissage massage strokes promote relaxation. You can have an Indian head massage as an individual treatment or make it part of you holistic massage treatment.
At Stretch, our therapists are keen to promote the use of holistic therapies and will encourage you to try them out as part of your treatment session, so that you can experience the benefits for yourself. You can book a whole session of your favourite complementary therapy or enjoy a combination of therapies within your session.
Please be aware that complementary therapies should not be viewed as an alternative to seeking medical advice. Instead, please think of them as lovely, supporting and relaxing treatments.
Stretch’s holistic massage therapy team
Our team have a wide range of skills and experience. All of our holistic massage therapists are highly trained and have completed holistic massage and complementary therapy courses. Our therapists regularly update their skills by attending external courses, as well as taking part in teaching sessions at our Chelmsford clinic.
“I have been visiting Jo for regular massages over the last few months to help relieve the tension and stress in my shoulders and neck. Jo is great at tailoring the treatment to suit my specific needs even if this changes on a weekly basis. Along with helping to relieve the tension in my shoulders, Jo’s head massages ensure I leave my treatment feeling totally relaxed and ready for the week ahead.”