Massage Therapies

Abdominal Massage

Abdominal massage can help to support digestion and even stimulate bowel movements and maintain healthy bowel regularity.

Antaneea Massage

The ultimate indulgence. This gentle, loving and nurturing massage pampers the body and acknowledges the soul. Working only on the back of the body using 13 coloured oils, sound vibrations and energy healing, you are left feeling safe and supported on all levels. It unlocks your hidden potential by releasing the old baggage.

Anti-Cellulite Massage

Helps smooth the surface of your skin and promote blood circulation with this targeted Anti-Cellulite treatment.

Ayurveda Massage

The whole body is treated through touch; mentally, physically and emotionally. Ayurvedic Massage uses essential oils chosen specifically for each client. The massage uses tapping, kneading and squeezing as well as the more typical massage strokes.

Bamboo Massage

In Bamboo massage, hollow bamboo canes are used as a massage tool, either warmed or at room temperature.

Body Harmony

Body Harmony is a hands on therapy aimed at developing your full potential in whatever stage of life you are in. It can ease stress, aid posture, release tension, improve communication and much more.

Breuss Massage

The Breuss Massage is a very gentle Spinal Massage that safely stretches, nourishes, aligns and energizes the spine.

Biodynamic Massage

Enables you to return to your natural state of wellbeing by releasing muscle tension and promote deeper breathing. Massage is without oils so can be done over clothing. A stethoscope is used to listen to gut sounds to see how the patient is responding to the massage.

Cellulite Massage

Anti Cellulite Massage Treatment is a specialised advanced massage designed to assist in cellulite reduction.  The treatment includes dry skin brushing, deep tissue massage techniques to loosen the fatty tissue under the skin and smooth out the surface of the skin, together with aromatherapy.

Chair Massage

Chair massage is a style of seated massage that is typically short—10 or 15 minutes—and focuses on your back, shoulders and neck and arms. Chair massage is done over clothes and doesn’t require any massage oil.

Chavutti Thirumal

Chavutti Thirumal is a full body massage using warm oils and the feet to apply pressure. It dates back over 2000 years and originates amongst the kalari martial artists of Kerala on the southern coast of India. In Malayalam, the local dialect, it is literally translated as “massage by foot pressure”.

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Chinese Massage

Helps to relieve stress, headaches, backache, insomnia, fatigue and pain. Acupressure is an ancient form of healing, working with key pressure points around the body to stimulate the body’s natural healing abilities. Acupressure and Acupuncture use the same healing points but in the case of acupressure gentle to firm finger pressure is used instead of needles.

Connective Tissue Massage

Connective tissue massage (CTM) is a manipulative technique that facilitates the diagnosis and treatment of a wide range of pathologies.

Craniosacral Therapy

This therapy is based on light touch. Cranial sacral therapy is not just about the head, the therapy can work on the whole person and effect changes on the body, mind and spirit.

Creative Healing Massage

Creative Healing Massage is an energetic hands on healing technique that applies the powerful combination of creative visualisation, light touch massage and the intention of the healer’s hands to actively manipulate “substance” within the body . Creative Healing is very organ specific which makes it a wonderful treatment for most ailments.

Daoyin Tao

A powerful synergy of softened and adapted Chinese and stylized Western massage techniques, harmoniously blended to create a face, neck and shoulder massage which promotes a subtle yet positive healing potential.

Deep Draining-Psycho-Postural Treatment

Deep Draining or Psycho-Postural Treatment is a highly specialised psychotherapeutic massage technique. It has been designed to assist the client’s natural elimination processes and drain the excess nervous energetic fluid from their cells and tissues.

Deep Tissue Massage

Similar to Swedish massage, but the deeperpressure is beneficial in releasing chronic muscle tension. The focus is on the deepest layers of muscle tissue, tendons and fascia (the protective layer surrounding muscles, bones and joints).

Esalen Massage

Known for its healing and nurturing touch; it combines long strokes, gentle rocking and stretching, sculpting of deep musculature and the precision of acupressure. However, EM goes beyond the physical result of bodywork by focusing on energy exchange and psychological well-being.

Four Hand Tandem Massage

A four handed massage – or Purva Karma – has been proven to shift you into a further state of relaxation beyond that of other treatments, which in turn means your muscles are more receptive to the deeper movements.

The addition of two extra hands means your brain is unable to predict or monitor the motions and pressures of all four hands. This means you are in a better state of mind to ‘let go’ during the treatment and will allow your muscles to absorb and react to the therapy.

An advanced combination of stretching and rolling movements and deep, long strokes ease aching muscles. After a welcoming foot massage, we will work in harmony for the ultimate in tension release, deeply relaxing and rebalancing massage to achieve mental and spiritual bliss.

Friction Massage

Friction is a massage technique used to increase circulation and release areas that are tight; particularly around joints and where there are adhesions within the muscles or tendons. Friction is defined as “an accurately delivered penetrating pressure applied through fingertips” . Cyriax, who is seen as the founder of the friction therapy, believed that deep frictions are appropriate for the treatment of tendinopathy, muscle strains, ligament lesions and scar healing


Hellerwork is a system of bodywork that combines structural alignment, body movement education, and verbal dialogue. It is designed to realign the body’s structure for overall health, improvement of posture, and reduction of physical and mental stress.

Holistic Bodywork

Covering a range of holistic hands on therapies.

Hydrotherm Massage

Hydrotherm massage involves the client lying face up on cushions filled with warm water. The therapist, using oil, massages the clients body from between the cushions and the clients body so the massage is in an upward motion. The warmth from the cushions helps the muscles relax.

Indian Head Massage

This massage is based on the Ayurvedic system of healing. Indian Head massage provides relaxation and healing. The massage focuses on releasing the stress accumulated in the muscles and joints of the head, face, neck and shoulders.

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Kahuna Bodywork

Kahuna bodywork is a rite of passage, a way to help clients understand themselves and change their lives. It uses concepts and moves of Hawaiian martial arts together with elements of massage, the forearms are used  a lot as well as the fingers and hands.

Kalari Foot Massage / Kalari Chikitsa

The country Kerala on the south of India is the main centre of Ayurveda and the country of ancient traditional martial art Kalaripayattu and classic dance Kathkali. Kalari chikitsa – foot massage is an essential part of this tradition. There are multiple benefits of this treatment: extremely enhances muscle flexibility, regular treatments melt fat tissue, the skin becomes shinier, increases blood circulation. The treatment combined with oils prepared according to original ayurvedic recipes fully relieves stress accumulated in the body, it relieves tension, the mind calms down. Kalari foot massage stabilizes digestive system activities, eliminates joint stiffness and muscle tension.

Lava Shells Massage

Lava Shell massage is a type of heat treatment that uses Tiger-striped clam shells as a massage tool. The clams have been harvested for food in the Philippines for hundreds of years. The shells used to be thrown away, but are now being recycled and used for Lava Shell massage.

Light Touch Therapy

A generic term covering a range of hands on disciplines.

Lomi Lomi Massage

Lomi Lomi massage is a form of full body massage that is unlike any other massage modality.  As a client receiving a Lomi Lomi massage the main difference you will notice is that the massage is performed on your entire body at once.  Unlike most other massages where the therapist uncovers and treats one body region at a time, in a Lomi Lomi massage the therapist will use long flowing strokes that go from head to toe in a continuous, rhythmic movement massaging both the top and the underside of your body.

Lymphatic Drainage Massage

Lymphatic drainage is a therapeutic massage treatment. The massage uses very light pressure and long, gentle, rhythmic strokes to increase the flow of lymph and reduce toxins in your body.

M Technique

The ‘M’ Technique® is a method of structured touch. Each movement and sequence is done a set number of times, in a set pattern, at a set pressure and set speed that never change.

Manual Lymph Drainage

This type of massage is used to reduce swelling from lymphoeoema. The aim of the massage technique is to move excess fluid to an area of the body where the lymphatic system can deal with it. The massage involves gentle pressure.


The rubbing and kneading of muscles and joints of the body with the hands, especially to relieve tension or pain.

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Metatron’s Message

Metatronia Massage

Metatronia Massage is the application and integration of Source vibration into the physical vessel (body) through hands-on vibrational massage application.

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NeuroMuscular Therapy

Also known as trigger point myotherapy. An effective treatment for back pain it uses alternating concentrations of pressure on areas of muscle spasm. Massage is done with fingers, knuckles or the elbow.

Oncology Massage

Oncology massage is an approach to massage therapy based in both compassion and specialized massage treatments to help people manage their experience with cancer.

Pregnancy Massage

Regular massage sessions throughout pregnancy are a great way to relieve any problematic physical symptoms of pregnancy. It works to support your vitality and overall health.

As your body goes through many changes with pregnancy, some women find that these alterations can cause pain. Massage can help to reduce this problem by doing the following:

  • Reduce fluid retention
  • Naturally decrease gas, heartburn, indigestion, and constipation
  • Ease cramps
  • Diminish headaches
  • Moderate swelling
  • Lessen varicose veins
  • Relieve aches in muscles and joints

Red Tent Womb Massage

The Arvigo techniques of Abdominal Massage™ is a bodywork technique addressing the position and health of the pelvic and abdominal organs, targeting symptoms such as painful or irregular menstruation, low backache, infertility, endometriosis, PMS, difficult menopause and displaced uterus.

Rejuvanessence ALT

A face lifting massage. Helps ease small line and wrinkles.

Remedial Massage Therapy

This therapy is one of the most effective ways to treat muscle injuries, pain and soreness.

Rhythmical Massage Therapy

A gentle rhythmical breathing touch is used on one part of the body to effect healing in another part.


The technique involves manipulation of the body’s connective tissue enabling the release of stress within the body. This greatly improves the posture and enables ease of movement.

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Traditional Maori healing is centuries old and has been passed down from generation to generation in the form of Romiromi bodywork (traditional Maori massage supported by ancient Waananga Lore, a body of knowledge based on universal principles).

Romiromi is Body, Mind and Spirit Structural Integration.

Romiromi massage is a holistic practice working safely in the whatumanawa (the spiritual dimension connecting and balancing your physical, emotional, mental and spiritual bodies).

Soft Tissue Massage

Soft tissue therapy is the manipulation of the soft tissues of the body i.e. muscles, connective tissue/fascia, tendons, ligaments and joints. Soft tissue therapy helps alleviate the soft tissue discomfort associated with everyday and occupational stresses, muscular over-use and many chronic pain conditions. If employed early enough after accidents involving trauma and injury, soft tissue therapy can greatly reduce the development of painful muscular patterning.

Sports Massage

Sports massage is a form of massage involving the manipulation of soft tissue to benefit a person engaged in regular physical activity.

Story Massage

Story Massage is a series of simple massage movements which are done in conjunction with the words of a story.

Tantric Massage

Tantric massage is one of the massage procedures that are highly associated with sensual touch.

Taoist Massage

Stress relief, energy boost, detoxification, deep relaxation, emotional balance, improved breathing and digestion, health maintenance, pain management, care and maintenance of the vital organs just some of the holistic benefits seen in Chi Nei Tsang – Taoist Massage – Hara Shiatsu.

Thai Massage

Thai massage is a style of massage that combines acupressure, assisted yoga postures, and ayurveda.

Trigger Point Myotherapy

See NeuroMuscular Therapy


Massage and physical manipulation to relieve the effects of strong emotions.

Vibromuscular Harmonization

A safe, holistic non-diagnostic energy discipline consisting of a series of non-invasive procedures performed over connective soft tissue which assists and re-educates the body in finding balance and achieving the ideal state of homeostasis, wherein its innate wisdom is encouraged to work at its maximum in addressing positively any problem or disease that it may or may not have.

Visceral Massage

A gentle manual therapy that improves your body’s ability to release blocks and unhealthy functions that cause pain and dysfunction.

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