Holistic Massage Therapy is known more generally as Swedish Massage and is the most common type of massage. It includes long gliding strokes (effleurage), kneading (petrissage) as well as hacking (tapotement). The treatment can be as light or deep depending on what you, the client, requires.
What to expect –
Before treatment, the therapist will take you through a full consultation asking questions about your health and lifestyle to ensure that the treatment is right for you. There are some medical conditions that may not be suitable for a massage or may need approval by a doctor. The therapist will discuss any issues fully with you and may suggest alternative treatments if appropriate.
Full body treatment –
- Includes front of legs, feet, abdomen, arms, shoulders, back of legs and back.
- Takes approximately an hour
Back and shoulder treatment –
- Takes approximately 30 mins.
Both treatments require you to remove clothes to under garments and will involve the therapist directly massaging your skin. Towels and blankets will be provided for your modesty and comfort.
The therapist will advise you of what to expect and will give you opportunity to ask any questions.