is about touch
used to sooth and stimulate and affects both body and
emotions. Touch is a vital means of expression.
Massage extends tactile expression to relax or invigorate.
By varying the stroke different effects are achieved.
Some sooth, others tone or stimulate. A skillfully applied
stroke can leave you feeling lighter, more energetic,
uplifted, calmer, more open, happier, peaceful and
is a form of tissue manipulation that has developed over
thousands of years. From ancient China, India to Europe.
Today therapists provide a vital health enhancing and
balancing approach to an individuals well being.
460-377BC advocated massage and many of his techniques are
still in use today.
massage from India utilises massage strokes along with
tissue joint stretching.
massage may include the use of various techniques, all
types of Swedish massage strokes plus energy balancing,
breath awareness and passive movements.
Qualifications do you have?
Renee holds a Level 3 Diploma in
Holistic Massage from the International Therapy
Examination Council (ITEC) -The course syllabus
is available to view by clicking here
is to use all of my knowledge and experience to work with
each client, treating each one as an individual with
compassion and assisting each person in reaching a
condition of improved well being and balance."
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is being qualified important?
qualification provides each client with the knowledge and
assurance that the therapist has achieved an externally
audited standard of knowledge and skill to enable the
therapist to work safely with the client.
qualification also allows the therapist to obtain
Malpractice Insurance and the qualification is reviewed periodically to ensure continual professional
are the benefits of Massage ?
works on all the major and minor systems of the body it
can relieve back pain, headaches, poor circulation,
rheumatism, respiratory problems and difficulties arising
from poor posture. Most of all massage is there for all of
us to use and to enjoy.
the past 20 years stress in daily living upon us is
increasing dramatically. The demands that both ourselves and others
make upon us in increasing. Many work places are
un-natural to the human condition (offices with
computers and air conditioning). Many of us fail to take
regular outdoor exercise or have time to prepare whole
eat, work rest and sleep to order and massage can assist
in de-stressing the body and mind. Often a therapist can
work with a client at how changes both small and big can
alter and balance lifestyle.
Touch - touch can soothe and relax, by relieving
stress massage may improve health.
Touch - Massage encourages improved circulation,
assists digestion and waste removal. Increases
desquamation of skin promoting cell generation and relaxes
and invigorates muscles thus preventing spasm and
time massage improves skin tone and condition. It also
improves the lymphatic drainage assisting in removal of
waste from the body.
and soothes sensory nerve endings.
relaxes, Massage aids
better sleep, increases oxygen levels and increases energy
- General Advice for Clients before a massage session