Massage Therapy Reading
Hi, my name is Maria, British Croatian. I am fully qualified ITEC Holistic/Swedish Massage therapist of 12 years experience with Insurance. My wide range of advanced massage techniques, holistic, beauty and spa therapies are carefully tailor made to suit every client needs and care. I am a member of the CThA Complementary Therapy Association and Guilds of Holistic and Beauty Therapists.
I also hold qualification in the Postural Assessment, Correction and Advice to ascertain the root causes of many common problems of body imbalances responsible for chronic and painful conditions of muscles and joints. Many of my clients greatly benefited by correcting their bad postural habits.
As a former beauty queen, actress, singer and dancer, I became fully aware of the importance of the correct body posture and graceful poise from an early age. During my career in the busy corporate environment of business and finance, I observed the first hand how stress damages body physically, mentally and emotionally. About 80% of serious illnesses are exacerbated or linked to stress and stress related conditions like chest pains, depression and anxiety, skin problems, headaches, migraines, HBP. That is why I became very passionate about providing unique client care and empathy which developed in response to the growing needs to reduce the harmful effects of stress in modern day living and working environment.
My friendly personality and caring hands and highly professional attitude will ensure the unforgettable experience in de-stressing therapeutic treatments promoting rejuvenation, body balance and optimal sense of well-being.
My specialities are: Postural Assessment and Remedial Massage, De-Stressing Rejuvenating Massage, Platinum Massage, Tantric Massage, Naturist Massage, Massage Exchange, Aromatherapy, Swedish Massage
De-Stressing and Rejuvenating Massage
(Pampering Body Brushing and Exfoliating, Relaxation Massage, Vodder MLD Manual Lymphatic Drainage Massage, Face, Neck, Scalp and Natural Facelift Massage, Massage for Headaches, Migranes and Sinusitis)
Price: £180.00 / 120 min
Postural Assessment and Remedial Bespoke Massage
(Postural Assessment, Remedial Bespoke Massage, TPT Trigger Point Therapy techniques, Low Back Pain and Arthritis Massage, Piriformis Syndrome and Sciatica, Customized Therapeutic Aromatherapy Massage)
Price: £180.00 / 120 min
Elaboration of treatnents:
Vodder MLD Manual Lymphatic Drainage Massage
Rhythmic gentle flowing detox massage which helps remove toxic builds-up, oedema, cellulites and facilitates removal of metabolic waste promoting optimal functioning of lymphatic vessels that lead to the circulatory system. Relaxes symphatetic nervous system and enhances its activity. Improves facial collagen production, increases cellular oxygenation and nourishment and strenghtens immune system. Beneficial in treating chronic fatigue, migranes, headaches, sinus congestion, stress, digestive disorders, hayfever, sprains and aches and RA pain and tension.
Natural Facelift Massage
Massage of facial and neck muscles to release stress and tensions. Reduces bagginess and puffiness around eyes, lessens wrinkles and expression lines and tightens facial contours. Helps clients to look younger without plastic surgery and botox. Massage starts with the application of light pressure to acupressure points around face and continues by gentle dry massage to lift and firm the facial muscles. At the final stage, a blend of aromatic essential oils appropriate to the client’s skin is used to complete the treatment. Wonderfully improves the tone and elasticity of the skin to keep it healthy, radiant and firm.
Massage for Headaches, Migrane and Sinusitis
There are three common types of primary headaches: tension headaches, migrane and cluster headaches.
Tension Headaches / Neck muscles, “the sub occipitals” at the back of the head and the jaw muscles harbour trigger points that cause headaches and together they are the source of about 75% of all tension headaches. It is essential to massage the relevant muscles, perform therapeutic exercises for the muscles of the Neck Circles and relieve trigger points in “the sub occipitals” to relieve headaches.
Causes of migrane can be chemical or electrical. Chemical causes are caused by fluctuations in chemicals within the brain (Trigeminovascular cause). Most commonly, these are nitric oxide, highly processed food, levels of serotonin and dopamine and hormones which can be partly genetic and hereditary in nature. Electrical causes are caused by the changes in the neurons or nerve cells, which in turn affects blood vessels in their path.Light head massage and massage of the migrane pressure points on the base of the skull, forehead, eyes, hands and feet would be greatly beneficial in reducing migrane headache.
This type of headache is very rare. The cause is unknown, probably genetic. There is no known cure. It can be very severe and debilitating, occurring in “clusters” on one side of head and face, often behind and around one eye. Some medications are available to lessen the pain and medical advice from doctor is recommended to help with the pain and to suppress the future attacks.
Treatment starts by gently massaging forehead, face and cheeks and pressing the pressure points of the face and head to help clear sinuses congestion. Therapeutic treatment is further helped by massaging and pressing the pressure points in the relating parts of the body.
It includes examination of body alignment from the anatomical position when client is standing, observation of ROM ( Range of movement), test of flexibility and muscle strength and palpitation techniques. Relationship between Postural muscles and Phasic muscles are the key in understanding common patterns of postural imbalances.
Bespoke Remedial Massage
This is the customized remedial massage recommended and performed as the part of the treatment following the postural assessment tests and findings.
TPT Trigger Point Therapy
The purpose of this treatment is to eliminate pain, tension and stiffness around focused and compressed spots within a tight band of skeletal muscle and/or its fascia which is causing referred pain to other parts of the body. It improves flexibility of muscles and increases ROM – range of motion by reducing pain, swelling and stiffness of the affected areas.
Low Back Pain and Arthritis Massage
Low Back Pain can be caused by varieties of reasons, some more medically serious diseases and conditions and some genetic in nature and hereditary. If client is in pain, deeper work cannot be tolerated. In this case, a gentle massage, stretch of the tight muscles and NMT (neuromuscular techniques) work on the tender spot with pressure will cause relaxation, release tension and suppress the pain. Massage of the neck muscles, upper and lower back will be very helpful in releasing tension from the origin of the pain to the referred pain of the body.
Piriformis Syndrome and Sciatica Massage
This painful condition is caused when the piriformis muscle in the buttocks compresses the sciatic nerve positioned underneath it. Irritation of the sciatic nerve results in the sciatic pain, low back pain radiating along the back of the leg extending all the way to the toes. This radiating pain can be helped by the gentle set of stretching buttock muscles exercises to mobilise the piriformis muscle and reducing the symptoms of the sciatica. Massaging the affected muscles greatly reduces pain and stiffness. Treatment also involves static compression techniques and TPT (Trigger Point Therapy) to relax muscles.
The service was off the wall. Looking forward to see her again.