Oriental Bodywork

BENEFITS OF ORIENTAL BODYWORK

  • Applied stress management
  • Asthma & breathing
  • Arthritis and joint mobility
  • Blood circulation
  • Digestion, bowel and abdominal issues
  • Gait & proprioception
  • General fatigue & tiredness
  • Headaches & migraines
  • Hormonal imbalances and PMS
  • Lymphatic drainage
  • Stiff hips
  • Sports performance
  • Injury Rehabilitation
  • Wellbeing and health maintenance
  • Neck, shoulder and back problems
  • Sciatica
  • Pregnancy Support Massage
  • TMJ (temporal mandibular joint) jaw dysfunction

 

SHIATSU & THAI MASSAGE are forms  of Oriental Bodywork developed in Japan and Thailand, and has been influenced by Chinese Medicine and Indian Ayurvedic traditions. Shiatsu and Thai Massage is generally practiced with the client fully clothed, but herbal balms and compresses may be used  to enhance the treatment. The Thai aspect of this treatment uses more dynamic stretches and Shiatsu uses more passive palm & thumb pressing along the Chinese meridian system, which enhances the flow of Ki (life-force) within the client’s body.

In a Shiatsu & Thai Massage treatment, the body is massaged, manipulated and stretched in applied Yoga postures, increasing range of movement and improving body alignment. Working with the breath is an important apect of Shiatsu & Thai Massage, helping to improve breathing rhythms and inducing relaxation. The movements of the practitioner and client is a form of moving meditation, with the clients often remarking that they feel both energised and relaxed after the treatment session. 

1 hour session is £45

 

INDIAN HEAD MASSAGE is a traditional system of head, face, neck and shoulder bodywork popular both in the Western world and Southern Asia. It is practiced on a chair and generally fully clothed. Traditionally in India, women would massage each others heads and men would receive a head massage from a barber. Dave generally does not use oils in IHM, but oil can be used in the hair if requested. IHM is easily added to a massage treatment for a relaxing and holistic balance to the body, mind and spirit.

1 hour session is £45 IHM with Shiatsu & Thai back massage.

 

REIKI is a Japanese system of hands-on healing, helping to balance the body, mind and spirit. Reiki is a gentle treatment, helping self-healing processes in the body and calming the mind. Reiki treatments is often described by clients as deeply relaxing and rejuvenating. This is the first hands-on therapy Dave trained in, with over 25 years of experience and qualified to Reiki Master Practitioner & Teacher level (Shinpiden). Reiki can be practiced by itself or added into a massage session.

1 hour session is £40

 

Disclaimer: Due to the Advertising Standards Authority strict stance on the claims made by therapists that has not been thoroughly tested by scientific peer-reviewed double-blinded random controlled trials, many of the therapeutic claims made on this website is anecdotal.