Therapeutic Massage

by Louise S Williams

“If you suffer from tension, muscle ache, poor sleep, or just want time for yourself then my aim is to improve the way you feel.  Massage is a great therapy used to improve both physical and mental wellbeing.”

About Massage

Reduced energy and stress are huge causes of disease and our bodies and minds are affected when we neglect our health by not eating, or exercising properly, or not giving ourselves time to relax and rejuvenate.  In this situation our cells are fighting for survival all the time.  These symptoms can improve and significantly reduce, or disappear when you give yourself time to recuperate.

Therapeutic massage is relaxing and creates a feeling of health and wellbeing.  It helps to reduce muscular spasms produced by emotional, physical and mental tension.   Massage improves circulation and muscle tone and creates a deep sense of relaxation, as well as improving concentration, clearing the mind and renewing our energy. Before exercising massage can reduce the risk of an injury as it warms the muscles.  After exercise a massage can remove lactic acid, which prevents tired muscles.

What can I expect in my Treatment Session?

The massage treatment will begin with a consultation and this may take up to 15 minutes.  We will note your medical history and see how you would like to benefit from the treatment.

The treatments are practiced on a massage table. You will be asked to remove items of clothing depending on your treatment and will be covered with towels apart from the area that is to be massaged.

Prices

Therapeutic Massage (one hour)  –  £40.00

Pregnancy Massage (one hour) – £45.00

Pregnancy Massage is suitable any time after your 12 week scan.
Please note I only accept cash payments at present

Get in Contact

Call me on 07876 741176 to find out how Therapeutic Massage can help you or to book an appointment. 

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About Louise – Massage Therapist

I spent a couple years as a journalist and then worked for 16 years at the University of Leeds supporting students with emotional, physical and personal issues. One morning in 2013 I attended a massage therapy workshop and from then on I was hooked.  I really enjoy working with the body and have learnt how important it is for the body and mind to be in balance in order to gain optimum health.  Previously I had spent so much time ignoring the body and its amazing healing qualities.

In 2014 I studied at the White Rose Beauty College in Leeds and achieved:

  • VTCT Level 3 Diploma in Massage
  • VTCT Level 3 Diploma in Anatomy and Physiology
  • ITEC Level 2 Complementary Therapies Diploma. 

In February 2018 I gained a

  • Certificate in Pregnancy Massage.

 My interests include spending quality time with my friends and family, vinyasa flow and yin yoga, zumba, salsa, walking near water, cooking, enjoying a glass of sauvignon blanc on a summers evening, good music and reading fiction.

Aftercare Advice

  • Keep hydrated – increase water intake. This will help to detoxify the body.
  • Reduce stimulants – i.e. alcohol, coffee.
  • Have some relaxing time after the treatment.
  • Have a warm bath with Epsom salts – this soothes muscles and reduces stress.

You may also find you experience certain reactions to the treatment which are healthy for your body, although can feel uncomfortable. These reactions don’t last long and reduce over time.  It may be that you feel sleepy, emotional (due to letting go of tension), have increased urination as the body releases toxins. There may be aching and soreness in the muscles (muscular tension release)

You will also feel warm, due to improved circulation, more relaxed, have a uplifted mood and improved sleep.

Contraindications to Treatment

If you are unsure about your health and what effects a massage may have, please discuss this with me first, as advice from a medical professional may also be needed before treatment can take place.

Treatment should not be followed through when:

  • you feel weak and may be clinically exhausted
  • if you have consumed drugs, or alcohol within 12 hours
  • flu, or fever with temperature
  • contagious/infectious diseases, or skin conditions.

It is important that you seek medical approval before booking a massage treatment for the following conditions;

  • Osteoporosis
  • Asthma
  • Cancer
  • Epilepsy
  • History of Deep Vein Thrombosis
  • Diabetes
  • Heart conditions (including high, or low blood pressure)
  • HIV or Aids

Sometimes there may be situations when only one part of the body is affected with a health issue and massage can be formed on the rest of the body.  The areas may be;

  • The abdominals during the first three months of pregnancy
  • Contagious diseases (athletes foot, excema, dermatitis)
  • Varicose veins
  • Major, or minor surgery (within last 18 months)
  • Recent fractures, sprains, or strains
  • Hernia, allergies, sunburn, scar tissue, oedema
  • Abrasions, pain, bruising, or inflammation