Massage Therapy

Massage TherapyAbout Massage Therapy

Massage treatments involve working the soft tissues of the body, to help ease day - to - day stresses, muscular tension, promote general well-being and relaxation. It can help to increase the delivery of blood and oxygen to the treated areas. As with all massage treatments your therapist can concentrate on specific areas of the body, or problem areas. The pressure and technique will be adapted to suit the client's individual needs and preferences. 

Swedish Massage involves working the soft tissue of the body, to ease day-to-day stresses and muscular tension, and promote relaxation. This is a very calming, flowing treatment with slow rhythmic movements. The therapist works directly on your skin with either oil, cream or balm, using their hands and forearms.  

Swedish massage differs from more specialised treatments as it is all about relaxation of the mind and body. A deep tissue involves more pressure and works on the tendons and fascia (the protective layer surrounding the bones, joints) as well as muscles. If you would prefer a more specific massage to treat chronic pain and postural issues, please take a look at our new Advanced Clinical Massage options.

Benefits of Swedish massage:

Massage is used by people for a variety of reasons. Some use it to simply relax and unwind, while others have regular massage to help them manage or cope with specific physical, mental or emotional problems.

Please note your appointment includes a brief consultation to ensure your chosen treatment is right for you.

30 minute - £27.00 (initial session must be 60 mins to allow for consultation)

60 minute - £38.00

90 minute - £60.00 (paid in advance and must be aware of the cancellation policy)

Massage therapyHot Stone Massage combines Swedish massage techniques with warm natural basalt stones to promote a deep sense of relaxation. This treatment is great to help ease stress and anxiety, ease pain and muscle tension.   

Please note your appointment includes a brief consultation to ensure your chosen treatment is right for you.

30 mins - £30.00 (initial session must be 60 mins to allow for consultation)

60 mins - £45.00

90 mins - £70.00 (paid in advance and must be aware of the cancellation policy)

Advanced Clinical Couch Massage uses a combination of techniques (including Swedish, myofascial release, trigger points, stretching and shiatsu).   

During your treatment we will focus our attention on the areas of chronic muscular concern. Our aim is to help reduce pain and increase your range of movement. Ideal for anyone suffering with lower back, tight hamstrings, neck and shoulder pain including headaches. With this treatment you can experience our massage fusion techniques where East meets West. After checking to ensure the treatment is suitable for you your treatment will begin with shiatsu techniques of Amma Fusion to allow the body to relax and respond more effectively. Depending on your needs, your therapist will use different advanced massage techniques to help ease chronic pain and tense muscle tissue issues. Every appointment is tailored for your individual needs.

Please note your appointment time is made up of the following: 

60 minute appointment; 

• Thorough consultation on first appointment  

• Hands on treatment Ideal for back neck and shoulders concerns.  

• Possible Stretching / range of movement techniques if required  

• Possible Stretching / range of movement techniques if required  

• Swedish Full body massage  

• Further advice and aftercare post treatment.  

90 minute appointment:  

• Thorough consultation on first appointment.  

• Hands on treatment ideal for full body treatments.  

• Possible Stretching / range of movement techniques if required  

• Further advice and aftercare post treatment.  

30 mins - £30.00 (initial session must be 60 mins to allow for consultation)

60 mins - £44.00

90 mins - £68.00

Reflexology

Reflexology is a complimentary therapy that has been known to promote a deeper sense of relaxation. It can help you to become more in tune to your body's needs and encourage healing.

Reflexology is based on the principle that reflex points on the sole, tops, and sides of the feet correspond to different areas of the body. In this way, the feet can be seen as a ‘map’ of the body. By applying specialised massage techniques to specific points – using the thumbs, fingers and knuckles – aim of a reflexology treatment is to help restore balance to the body naturally, and improve the client’s general well-being.

What to expect in a 60 minute appointment:

Jo will start by doing a consultation with you, asking about your health and lifestyle, to ensure reflexology is right for you.

For the treatment itself you will remain fully clothed, simply removing your shoes and socks and sitting comfortably in a reclining reflexology chair. Jo will then gently cleanse your feet before applying balm to the skin and massaging into your feet and ankles.

The areas treated and the pressure applied will be adapted to suit your individual needs.

Benefits of reflexology

Reflexology can help to relieve anxiety, tension and reduce mental stress. Encourage relaxation, and improve mood and aid sleep, Some people use it to help them cope with more specific health challenges.

30 mins taster - £27.00

60 mins full Treatment - £45.00

Well-Being Massage Package

Take time out - We are all different in the way we manage our stress levels, muscular tension, may have ticklish feet so hate feet massage but love having the face and scalp massaged.

So we want to tailor-make your treatment just for you to help your mind and body completely unwind and calm.

In your consultation Jo will chat with you before your treatment and put together an individual treatment package depending on your needs preferences.

Have you ever been still and quieten the mind and listened to your body?

If you haven't don't worry Jo will help you do that. Your treatment will start by allowing you time to settle, relax and listen to your body's natural own breathing rhythm.

As you calm, your massage will begin by using a combination of Reflexology, Hot Stones, Swedish Massage.

Feel the tension melt away from the top of your head to the tips of your toes.

60 minutes - £50.00

90 minutes - £75.00 (paid in advance and must be aware of the cancellation policy)

 

About the Massage Therapist

Jo Taylor 

Member of The Federation of Holistic Therapists. Reg no: 173781

Jo qualified in beauty, advanced massage and reflexology over 15 years ago. Over the years she has gained valuable experience in a wide range of beauty treatments, holistic and sports massage, reflexology, corporate well-being events and a therapist/trustee for a local cancer charity providing relaxing treatments to people in Medway who are coping with cancer and other life altering illnesses. 

Jo started off her therapist career in 2003 leaving 10 years of banking behind her. She accepted a job from Princess Cruise Ships to join their prestigious Elemis Spa on the Sun Princess.   On her return to the UK, Jo worked as an advanced therapist in a London aesthetic skin clinic and then went on to manage a beauty salon in Bromley Kent. 

Finally, Jo moved to Medway approximately 8 years ago and after having twins she needed to rethink her career choices around her children, so become self-employed. 

 

Massage should not be used in place of conventional medical care. Always consult a GP or other health professional for medical attention and advice.