Massage therapy tailored to meet the specific needs of the client to promote an optimal level of physical and psychological health and wellbeing.
ALL TREATMENTS WILL RESUME AS NORMAL ONCE NATIONAL RESTRICTIONS ARE LIFTED ON WEDNESDAY 2nd DECEMBER 2020.
All COVID-19 secure measures remain in place as they have done previously, with appointments being confirmed only on the day once a COVID-19 declaration has been sent by the therapist and received from client.
Meraki Studio, Topsham
Tuesday / Wednesday
Daytime and evening appointments.
Mobile appointments available on all other days of the week.
Swedish massage is a classic form of full body massage that relaxes tense muscles and improves the body systems. Swedish massage helps to maintain physical, mental and emotional wellbeing. The skin and superficial muscles are gently manipulated using traditional effleurage, petrissage, and percussion variations.
Swedish massage uses softer strokes on the bonier and more delicate parts of the body, and stronger strokes where there is thicker muscle coverage. This adjustment of pressure makes it an ideal massage for relaxation.
Full body £40 (60 mins)
Swedish massage is recommended as a relaxing treatment for:
Stimulating the release of happy hormones (endorphins, serotonin and dopamine) to give a person a sense of wellbeing, reduce anxiety, depression and levels of stress and pain.
Lowering the levels of the stress hormone (cortisol) to increase relaxation, reduce pain and improve overall mood.
Increased temperature and blood flow to the muscles and soft tissues to promote muscle relaxation.
Stimulate the lymphatic system to excrete toxins and waste products naturally and to help to prevent illness.
Deep Tissue Massage
Deep tissue massage is a type of massage therapy that concentrates on the deep layers of muscle and fascia in the body. Primarily, it focuses on alleviating certain muscular and skeletal conditions. It involves applying sustained pressure using slow, deep strokes to target the inner layers of your muscles and connective tissues. These techniques break up adhesions and fascial restrictions lying deep in the muscles. It may also promote faster healing by increasing blood flow and reducing inflammation.
£45 (60 mins)
£55 (90 mins)
Deep tissue massage is recommended for:
Reducing acute pain.
Reducing chronic pain.
Managing musculoskeletal disorders.
Promoting faster healing.
Relieving muscular tension.
Reducing delayed onset muscle soreness.
Breaking down adhesions.
Reducing fascial restrictions.
Reducing muscle spasms.
Increasing range of movement.
Post injury rehabilitation.
Post surgery rehabilitation.
Reducing scar tissue.
Tension Release Massage
Tension release massage is a deep tissue massage with the additional use of neuromuscular therapy, which uses soft tissue manipulation to help improve the overall function and alignment of the musculoskeletal system. Using pressure points, a consistent amount of pressure is placed on a specific area of the body, helping to reduce chronic pain and ease away tension without causing further pain. Additionally at the end of the massage, the restricted muscles are stretched and released using muscle energy techniques to increase the range of movement and improve movement patterns.
Upper body £40 (45 mins)
Full body £60 (90 mins)
Tension release massage is recommended to treat the following:
Migraine/tension headaches: Which can stem from trigger points, nerve entrapment and vascular compression.
Trigger points: These are highly irritated points in muscles that refer pain to other parts of the body.
Nerve compression: Pressure on a nerve by soft tissue, cartilage or bone causing pain, tingling, numbness and muscle weakness. The most common being pressure on the median nerve causing carpal tunnel syndrome.
Postural distortions: An imbalance of the muscular system resulting from the movement of the body off the longitudinal and horizontal planes. Longtime poor postural habits are the most common cause of pain from this element.
Biomechanical dysfunction: An imbalance of the musculoskeletal system resulting in faulty movement patterns.
Manual Lymphatic Drainage
Manual lymphatic drainage is a gentle flowing treatment utilising very light pressure strokes and soft pumping actions. These movements stimulate the body’s lymphatic system and circulation of lymph, improving the removal of metabolic waste, toxins and excess water from the cells via the lymph nodes. It also improves the production and distribution of antibodies and lymphocytes as well as relaxes the sympathetic nervous system, reduces pain and enhances the immune system.
Manual lymphatic drainage is recommended to improve the following:
Pre and post surgery tissue congestion
Sprains and aches
Oncology massage is a specialist treatment for those living with cancer or recovering from cancer. It is a gentle, flowing treatment utilising very light pressure strokes and soft pumping actions. This wellbeing treatment can have a powerful physical and emotional impact and has cleansing, relaxing, pain-relieving and immunological effects which can relieve some of the side effects associated with living with cancer and cancer treatments, as well as for those recovering from cancer.
*Please note oncologist consent is essential prior to treatment for any client living with cancer.
Pregnancy massage is a range of treatments to support you through your pregnancy journey from preparing your body for pregnancy, supporting your changing body from 12 weeks right until giving birth to help with any pregnancy related symptoms, and after birth to help return to a non-pregnant homeostasis.
A lovely way for mum to connect with her own body and baby, to relax and support with pregnancy related conditions and symptoms, prepare for labour, and to rebalance the body after pregnancy.
Treatments available include:
Pre-Pregnancy Massage - This treatment can prepare the body for pregnancy, to balance the hormones and support with the aid of conception.
Pregnancy Massage (12 weeks - 37 weeks) - This treatment can relax and support with pregnancy related conditions and symptoms using a detailed consultation to understand the pregnancy. Recommended a monthly massage treatment during weeks 12 - 33 and a weekly massage treatment in preparation for labour during weeks 33 - 37.
Post-Pregnancy Massage - This treatment can help the new mum return to a non-pregnant homeostasis and can ease muscular fatigue and balance the whole body system.
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(valid on gift certificates purchased from 20/11/2020 - 02/12/2020. Gift certificates valid for 6 months from purchase).