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The Centre of Osteopathy & Complementary Health

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The Centre of Osteopathy & Complementary Health

Massage Clinic
Enter the name for this tabbed section: Hot Stones
Hot stones are basalt stones are an igneous volcanic rock. Basalt stone is formed when lava cools during a volcanic eruption. Basalt is dark in colour and this is due to large amounts of iron, magnesium and several other heavy elements that mix silica and oxygen during the formation process. Thanks to these elements, the stones have the ability to acquire, hold and emanate consistent and soothing heat for a long period of time.

The heated stones are used to import heat across the body by gliding the stones. With the impact of the heat, the stones are used as tools to deliver effective tissue and muscle massage at a pressure that is comfortable for the client. Through using the hot stones, the process may ensure that every cell in the body receives more oxygen and nutrients, but also the waste material is removed rapidly through the corresponding increase in lymph flow. Through connecting the flow or paths, this is said to re-balance the body and mind.
Kate qualified in Complementary Therapy (Specialising in Reflexology and Swedish Massage) 10 years ago, and 2 years ago qualified in Hot Stone Massage.

Kate is available at The Centre Monday - Friday

Note. Times will vary so contact us for appointment enquiries.

Hot Stone Fees

  • Neck, back & shoulder massage (60 mins): £40
  • Full body (100 mins): £55
Enter the name for this tabbed section: Aromatherapy
Aromatherapy is a natural holistic therapy, using essential oils to promote health and well-being on many levels - physical, mental and emotional. Essential oils are concentrated plant essences, extracted form the leaves, roots, petals, bark and wood of plants and trees.

Aromatherapy can be of benefit to everyone and can be used to treat a wide range of disorders, including stress and tension, headaches, insomnia, digestive problems, back aches and muscular pain. It can also help in more chronic and serious conditions such as arthritis, heart disease and cancer. Although it is not a replacement for orthodox medical care, treatment from a professional aromatherapist can actively support the body's own healing processes, enhancing the health of both body and mind.

Following consultation, a combination of massage and individually chosen essential oils to enhance the circulation of the blood and lymph, helping to eliminate toxins, relax tense and tired muscles especially, but not exclusively, those around the neck, shoulders and lower back. One treatment is better than none, but regular treatments are recommended.
Therapist: Amanda Carter

Aromatherapy Fees

  • Neck, back & shoulder massage (45 mins): £35
  • Neck, back & shoulder massage (60 mins): £40
  • Full body (100 mins): £50
Enter the name for this tabbed section: Indian Head Massage
Therapist: Amanda Carter

Indian Head Massage Fees

  • 40 minutes: £25
Enter the name for this tabbed section: Pregnancy
Pregnancy Massage is a technique involved in deep bodywork designed to hopefully improve your circulation, take some of the strain off your muscles and joints.

Studies show that massage may reduce stress hormones in your body and may relax and loosen your muscles. As well as increasing blood flow, it may keep your lymphatic system working at peak efficiency, flushing out toxins from your body it can be very relaxing for the body and mind.

During pregnancy, regular prenatal massages may: help you relax, relieve insomnia, joint pain, neck and back pain, leg cramping, sciatica, carpal tunnel pain, and alleviate headaches and sinus congestion — all common pregnancy problems. Massage may also lift depression without the use of medication, according to some scientific studies.

Therapists are only insured to massage after a 12 week scan so please do let us know if you are in the early stages of pregancy. Check with your practitioner before receiving a prenatal massage if you have any of the following symtoms:
Diabetes, morning sickness, vomiting regularly or you have been diagnosed with pre-eclampsia, high blood pressure, a fever, a contagious virus or have abdominal pain or bleeding.

In the duration of pregnancy we also recommend either of the following treatments: Hot Stone Massage and Reflexology.
Therapist: Helen Craven

Pregnancy Massage Fees

  • 1 hour: £40
Enter the name for this tabbed section: Swedish
Swedish massage is known to have started by a Swedish physiologist, Per Henrik Ling at the University of Stockholm in the early 19th century.
He developed a system called "Medical Gymnastics" which included movements performed by a Therapist known as "Swedish movements" in Europe and today it is known as Swedish massage.

Although Ling was usually credited as the father of Swedish massage it was mainly due to Johann Georg Mezger (1838–1909) the "Swedish massage" techniques evolved. These techniques include Effleurage which are ‘long gliding strokes’, petrissage which involves lifting and kneading the muscles; friction which is firm, deep, circular rubbing movements; tapotement is brisk tapping or percussive movements, and vibration is rapidly shaking or vibrating specific muscles.

Swedish massage may be: beneficial for increasing the level of oxygen in the blood, decreasing muscle toxins, improving circulation and flexibility while easing tension. By having regular treatments this may help prevent a build up of stress to body and mind and may encourage the use of healing naturally.
Therapist: Kate Perkins & Amanda Carter

Swedish Massage Fees

  • Neck, back & shoulder massage (45 mins): £35
  • Neck, back & shoulder massage (60 mins): £40
  • Full body (90 mins): £50
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