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MASSAGE THERAPY

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Head Massage

At W Wellness Centre, we offer a range of massage therapies. From relaxing and grounding Indian Head Massage to deep and firm Remedial Massage, there is a treatment to suit everyone's needs.

Each of our massage therapies pair beautifully with any of our other services - Float Therapy, Infrared Sauna or any of our skin therapies. 

Massage Therapy

Massage is one of the oldest forms of healing therapy, dating back to 2700 BCE. Ancient Eastern Chinese cultures used massage for relieving pain, healing injuries, and preventing and treating illnesses. They combined massage with other forms of natural healing to increase relaxation, reduce stress and improve sleep. 

Modern massage techniques were cultivated in the early 19th century, when Per Henril Ling, a famous Swedish Doctor developed a massage method called the ‘Swedish Movement’. This method has since been refined and has evolved into the modern massage techniques used today. 

We offer a variety of massage therapies, including remedial, hot stone, holistic therapeutic, Indian head, relaxation and sports injury massage. Our massage therapies are tailored to give the client the most beneficial treatment for their body.

Each of our massage treatments pair beautifully with an infrared sauna session beforehand. The sauna warms, softens and prepares your muscles for deeper stretching and tension relief. 

Remedial is defined as "giving or intended as a remedy or cure".  Whilst the other massage styles that we offer focus on relaxation, remedial massage has an emphasis on repair and restoration of the body.

 

REMEDIAL MASSAGE 

Remedial massage involves the manipulation of the soft tissues, focusing on specific injuries or pain in the body. Our massage therapists acknowledge the interconnectedness of the body, and aim to address the source of the pain, as well as the symptoms. 

Through systematic assessment and treatment of muscle, ligaments, tendons, and other connective tissues, remedial massage aims to assist in pain, stress, rehabilitation, and injury management.  A variety of techniques may be used, including, but not limited to, deep tissue work, sustained pressure and trigger point therapy, stretch therapy and gentle muscle release techniques.

Our regular clients love pairing an infrared sauna session with a remedial massage. The infrared sauna loosens and relaxes muscles, preparing them perfectly for manipulation. Visit our packages page for more information on combining treatments.​

REMEDIAL MASSAGE WITH CUPPING  

A relaxing Remedial massage paired with cupping therapy. Cupping therapy is an ancient form of medicine where special cups are placed on your skin for a few minutes to create suction. You can get cupping therapy to help with pain, inflammation, blood flow, relaxation, well-being and deep-tissue massage 

HOLISTIC  

 The power of touch, therapeutic massage, energy flow and connectedness, counseling or life coach techniques applied to muscle body mind management. Pressure of the massage are determined by using body mind techniques and reading the body's ability to cope with moving energy on.  

AROMATHERAPY 

Aromatherapy is a clinical approach to applying essential oils along energy meridians and visceral contact points of the back and feet to help balance sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems. Combined with the power of gentle touch, this massage will leave you feeling amazing and totally relaxed. 

HOT STONES 

Hot stone massage involves the placement of hot stones on the body for pain relief and relaxation. We use Basalt stones, a type of volcanic rock with a smooth and rounded shape. The stones are heated in water to around 55-60 degrees and are applied to the back and spine, palms, feet, décolletage and stomach.

 

The heat from the stones relieves tension in the muscles, improves circulation, and repairs damaged soft tissue. Hot stone massage offers our clients muscle pain relief, relaxation and reduced stress, improved joint flexibility, and elimination of toxins.

 

INDIAN HEAD

Indian head massage is a holistic treatment based on the Ayurveda healing system. Combining acupressure points and gentle but firm movements, Indian head massage aims to stimulate soft tissues in the upper back, neck, shoulders, face, and scalp.

 

Effleurage, kneading and stretching techniques are used to release tension and increase muscle flexibility. Indian head massage offers our clients improved blood circulation, eased headaches, reduced anxiety, and rebalancing of the body’s natural energy.

HAWIIAN  

Traditional Hawaiian Lomi Lomi, also known as the 'loving hands' massage, uses continuous, flowing strokes to gently yet deeply treat your muscles. 

More than just a full body massage, this therapy treats the body and mind as one whole being. The long, continuous strokes of the massage help the body let go of its old patterns and behaviours, which can cause as many stresses and strains as muscle tension.

RELAXATION  

This treatment brings together relaxation massage techniques with the brilliance of long lymphatic Swedish flow and amazing facial massage techniques to provide a beautiful unique experience.

ONCOLOGY 

This treatment is designed to safely work on cancer patients. It incorporates and modifies several massage therapy techniques and adjusts them according to the needs and comforts of the patient. 

LYMPHATIC 

A lymphatic drainage massage is used to relieve swelling that happens when medical treatment or illness block your lymphatic system. Lymphatic massage involves gently manipulating specific areas of your body to help lymph move to an area with working lymph vessels.

PREGNANCY  

A pregnancy massage involves long, sweeping strokes to sooth the muscles and help to support the return of blood to the heart. Thereby increasing the flow to the uterus and placenta 

LOWER LEG AMD REFLEXOLOGY

Reflexology is a form of complementary therapy, which aims to promote wellness throughout the body. Modern reflexology is based on the foot's reflex points that correspond to various systems and organs in the body.

 

This treatment is incredibly relaxing, offering our clients increased blood circulation, tension release, better posture, anxiety and headache relief. 

This massage begins with a luxurious foot soak, using high quality Epsom salts and essential oils. 

Our lower leg treatment focuses on the feet, finishing off with a gentle lower leg massage. 

Ka Huna 

Kahuna massage is an ancient Hawaiian massage passed down by the Hawaiian Kahuna tribe that originated in the South Pacific. It is also known as Hawaiian Temple Style and Lomi Lomi massage.

TESTIMONIALS

"I had a phenomenal massage by an absolutely stunning soul. I am absolutely relaxed and nourished; this experience was by far the most beautiful massage I have ever had. Thank you Sarah."

Rachel

"Today I had the most incredible massage with Sarah W. I went in so full of tension in my body from all the craziness going on in the world at the moment, I left feeling like a new person, much lighter and much more positive. Thank you Sarah, from the bottom of my heart. I highly recommend W Wellness Centre!"

SUSAN
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