What is a Balinese massage?
A Balinese massage uses a combination of gentle stretches, acupressure and aromatherapy oils to stimulate the flow of blood, oxygen and “qi” (energy) around your body, and bring deep relaxation and wellness. We describe it as a full body massage to ‘iron’ out the muscles. An ancient technique, Balinese massage uses a variety of techniques including skin rolling, kneading and stroking, acupressure and reflexology; essential oils will relax and soothe you. Essential oils are also used on the scalp and in the hair (if you so wish)
Balinese massage is a rigorous and luxurious spa treatment and a great one to choose if you want to experience a variety of massage techniques, relax and feel spiritually renewed at the same time. Balinese massage is related to the Ayurveda, the Indian holistic medical system. A relaxation massage with attitude, this treatment will boost your circulation and give you a deep tissue and muscular massage as well.
What is a Balinese massage good for?
A Balinese massage works deeply to soothe damaged tissue, and relieve strained muscles and joint pain. The boost to your circulation will help reduce stress and rebalance your body. Because it works very deeply into the tissue, as well as boosting circulation and harnessing acupressure and reflexology techniques, Balinese massage is a highly effective treatment for sports injuries. Balinese massage aims to help with a wide range of ailments, including migraine, muscle and joint pain, sleep disorder, stress, anxiety or depression, as well as allergies and breathing problems such as asthma. The use of oils is calming and sensual and leaves you feeling relaxed and serene.
Hot Stones Massage Therapy
What is hot stone therapy?
At the start of a hot stone therapy, smooth water-heated basalt stones are carefully applied to key points on the body. This direct heat relaxes the muscles, which means that the massage itself is more effective and intense than it would be otherwise. The size of the stones varies, according to which part of the body they’re being used on.
The stones are coated in fragrant oil to increase your sense of relaxation and calm. When oil is smoothed gently onto the body, each stone in turn can be worked along by the therapist’s hands. Most therapists will alternate the application of the warm stones with frozen or cooling marble ones, aimed at stimulating the nervous system.
What is hot stone therapy good for?
After a vigorous game of rugby, players will often sit in ice-baths to reduce muscle swelling; the less extreme among us have a hot bath! It is generally accepted that treatments of warmth and cold are beneficial, and help to soothe an aching body. What we often need to do is combine both hot and cold. There’s a method behind the apparent madness of leaping from a toasty sauna into an icy pool – and hot stone therapy uses the same principle. The hot stones expand the blood vessels and the cold ones constrict them. The warm stones sedate the nervous system and the cooler stones gently wake it up again.
The combination of relaxing warmth and refreshing coolness is thought to encourage the body to detox and heal, increasing lymph flow and helping to flush out waste. The body becomes relaxed in a much shorter space of time, and the therapist can focus on a deep working of the tissues using both stone and hand strokes.
Hot stone therapy will help to boost your circulation, release stored tension, recharge your energy levels and relax you.
And Hot stone therapy is said to have health benefits for people with muscular pain, poor circulation, rheumatic and arthritic conditions, fibromyalgia, back pain, stress and insomnia.
As with all spa therapies, you should never underestimate the feel-good factor. Hot stone massage will make you feel nurtured, pampered and special!
Hot Stones Back & Shoulder Massage Therapy
Hopi Ear Candle
Hopi ear candling, also known as Thermo Auricular Therapy, is an ancient form of therapy used traditionally by the Hopi Indians. The treatment helps to re-balance the ear by drawing out impurities. It can help to alleviate tinitus, compacted ear wax and glue ear, sore throats, head colds and hay fever, headache and migraine, sinusitis and rhinitis, and catarrh and asthma.
Ear Candle Therapy can also improve: Stimulation of blood and energy flow, Regulation of pressure in ears and head, Energetic revitalisation of hearing impairment, and Relaxation in conditions of anxiety and stress.
Indian Head Massage
Designed to alleviate stress, this treatment manipulates the soft tissue in the shoulders, neck and scalp. The therapy involves massage and acupressure point work of the head, face, neck, upper back and arms. Indian Head Massage can help stress linked problems including migraines, headaches and eye strain. This massage allows you to remain fully clothed if preferred.