ITHMA, LCM (Dip), WLSTM (Cert). Registered member of Embody CThA (P6528)
Massage is much more than a luxury. It addresses our physical and emotional imbalances, and through the nurturing touch of the therapist, helps to integrate and balance body, mind and spirit. It is a healing discipline that has been used for thousand of years, praised by the famous physicians of some of the most advanced civilisations in history, including the Egyptian, Greek, Roman, Chinese and Indian/Ayurvedic.
Therapeutic Holistic Massage
Holistic massage utilises techniques in a way that is tailored to the needs of the individual client, to help relieve a variety of ailments. It works partly by promoting the body’s own self-healing, thereby increasing one’s health and well-being.
Remedial Massage and Deep Tissue Massage
A sports injury, the physical demands of your job, or simply the long-term effects of poor posture can contribute to muscular pain of all kinds. Remedial massage techniques focus on areas of tension and pain in the muscles and joints, in order to restore balance to the musculoskeletal system. The treatment will help you to feel more flexible and supple, with improved muscle performance and mobility.
Our diets, the stress of everyday life, and a lack of exercise often cause lymphatic stagnation, which typically leads to feelings of inertia, lethargy and tension. Lymphatic massage helps to optimise the body’s natural process of expelling toxins via the lymphatic system, leaving you feeling physically cleansed and regenerated. With time, it can even improve the appearance of your skin, especially if accompanied by a healthy diet and lifestyle.
Focuses on the needs of the mother-to-be, as her body undergoes through some profound changes as it prepares itself for childbirth.
Pregnancy can be a magical time for a woman, but also a source of aches and pains of all kinds. Backache, swollen ankles, aching muscles, fatigue and stress are commonplace. Roberto’s highly sensitive approach to massage in pregnancy respects the body’s special condition while working to safely ease discomfort with a gentle, nurturing touch. Massage enhances the function of muscles and joints, improves circulation and general body tone, and relieves mental and physical fatigue. For this reason, massage has attracted the interest of labour and delivery nurses, nurse-midwives, childbirth educators and obstetricians.
Massage in pregnancy can be carried out in a variety of different ways. The mother-to-be may lie on her side to be massaged, or sit comfortably on a stool, resting against some soft pillows placed on the edge of a massage couch. Apart from these particular positions, other ways can be found in order to create comfort and relaxation. After the first 22 weeks of pregnancy, lying flat on your back can cause pressure on deep blood vessels. To avoid this problem, a side-lying position is used, with the help of pillows for maximum comfort.
Benefits of prenatal massage include:
• emotional support through nurturing touch;
• relaxation and decreased insomnia;
• stress relief on weight-bearing joints including the ankles, lower back and pelvis;
• neck and back pain relief caused by muscle imbalance and weakness;
• preparing the muscles used during childbirth;
• reduced swelling in the hands and feet;
• fewer calf cramps;
• headache and sinus congestion relief.
Is prenatal massage for you?
Massage during pregnancy is almost always safe for mothers-to-be. However, it is important that you bring to my attention any problems you may be having during your pregnancy before we commence treatment. If there are complications, you will first need to seek approval from your primary healthcare provider.
Based in London Chiswick
For bookings contact FabCircle directly
First Consultation (90 minutes) £70
Treatments (60 minutes) £65 each