At The Claygate Clinic we offer a variety of massage styles because we know everyone is different and for some a deep massage works well and for others a more gentle and relaxing massage is preferable.
Before the massage there will be a short consultation with the therapist to determine if there are any particular areas that need attention or if you have any health complaints.
Benefits Of Massage:
- Improves sleep quality
- Reduces muscle tension.
- Improves circulation.
- Stimulates the lymphatic system.
- Reduces stress hormones.
- Increases joint mobility and flexibility.
- Improves skin tone.
- Improves recovery of soft tissue injuries.
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Lava Shell Massage
Lava shells are heated by single-use disposable sachets. The therapist inserts a sachet of algae, minerals and dried sea kelp into the shell, then adds an activator liquid. The chemical reaction between the activator and the “lava gel” sachet creates heat that can last up to a couple of hours.
Zoe will begin the treatment with an application of massage oil to help make the strokes smoother. She will then press the heated Lava Shells onto key points of your body to relax your muscles, before using the smooth part of the shells to massage your torso and limbs.
Zoe uses different areas of the Lava Shells to complement particular massage strokes. The knob on the back of the shell can be used to work away at tight knots. The smooth surface of the shell is ideal for applying gentle pressure to calves and arms, and you might feel the therapist using the narrow edge of the Lava Shell to work around tense shoulder blades or between your toes.
Full Body 1 hour - £75
Therapeutic Massage is a combination of Relaxation Massage and Remedial Massage to not only relax your whole body but at the same time, work through some of the muscle issues or “tight spots” you may be experiencing.
Massage therapy may also improve your circulation, which enhances the delivery of oxygen and nutrients to muscle cells and helps remove waste products or reduce swelling. These circulatory effects of massage may have value in the treatment of some inflammatory conditions, such as arthritis.
Massage therapy induces a relaxation response, which lowers your heart rate, breathing rate, and blood pressure; plus boosts your immune system; and generally decreases the physical effects of stress.
Full body 1 hour - £68
Zoe Ross, Gay Heathfield
Sports/Deep Tissue Massage
Sports/Deep Tissue massage is a form of massage involving the (usually strong/firm) treatment of muscles, tendons, ligaments and fascia. It is designed to assist in correcting problems and imbalances in the body caused from repetitive and strenuous physical activity and trauma.
The application of sports/deep tissue massage, prior to and after exercise, may enhance performance, aid recovery and prevent injury. This massage will be more focussed on specific areas and there will be an assessment prior to the treatment to identify problem areas.
45 minutes - £55
Indian Head Massage
Indian head massage focuses on head, face, neck and shoulders using acupressure points to stimulate blood flow to these areas and was originally used to improve scalp and hair condition. Indian head massage can also relieve aches, pains and tension and also may benefit sinusitis, relieve stress and improve sleep quality.
It is a very relaxing massage and will leave you feeling serene but also clear headed.
What to expect
During the treatment Zoe will use coconut massage combined with essential oils to suit your individual needs. The oil will be applied to the head and scalp which may leave your hair not looking it's best afterwards so you may want to bring a hat or other for when you leave the clinic.
40 minutes - £50
Pregnancy massage is performed by our highly skilled massage therapist, Gay and can help ease away the aches and pains experienced during and after pregnancy.
As with all of our therapists, Gay has had specific training for pregnancy massage and will be happy to answer any questions you have. Once you have booked an appointment Gay may contact you first to run through pre screening questions.
Gay will ensure you are comfortable at all times during the treatment and you will be lying either on your side or sitting to ensure there is no pressure on the umbilical cord. She will work on any specific areas of tension you have or perform a full body massage.
1 Hour Session- £68
Zoe RossTherapeutic, Lava Shell and Indian head massage
Zoe is an experienced massage therapist specialising in Lava shell massage, Indian head massage and therapeutic massage. Feel relaxed and refreshed.
Tee DzumbunuSports Massage
Tee is a basketball player and uses her osteopathic and sports injury skills to provide deep tissue massage therapy to promote tissue healing and restore muscular balance.
Gay HeathfieldPregnancy and Therapeutic Massage
Gay is a fully qualified and skilled massage therapist specialising in pregnancy and therapeutic massage.
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