Lynda Beattie ITEC Dip CThA
Appointments: 01273 821027

The Massage Experience

  • What to expect
  • Stress and your body
  • How massage helps
Tab 1
The massage I give is in a caring, relaxed atmosphere. You’ll be covered with sheets throughout the treatment, with only the area being massaged uncovered at any one time. I use pure almond oil, which leaves the skin beautifully soft and nourished, and use a selection of aromatherapy oils depending on whether you need uplifting, revitalising, energising, pure relaxation or a combination of these. These oils will carry on working long after the massage, even if you have a shower afterwards.

There's also the option of a heated couch which feels like lying in a warm bath and helps to relax the muscles faster.
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To ensure the full benefits of the massage, it’s best if you take a warm bath or shower before you arrive, and that you don’t eat a heavy meal or drink any alcohol.
 
As part of the treatment, I’ll also take a confidential case history of your past and present health to make sure there are no contra indications to your receiving this massage.
 
You are advised to try and drink extra fluids following massage as this helps to eliminate toxins from the body.
Almond Oil - If you have a nut allergy I can use either sunflower oil, wheat germ oil or rapeseed oil.
Aromatherapy Oils - In the first trimester of pregnancy, as a precaution I don't use essential oils.
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It’s becoming widely accepted that stress and tension affect the body directly, and if left unchecked, can go on to cause some quite serious diseases.

If you’re suffering from fatigue, irritability, the inability to sleep, forgetfulness, recurring headaches or general aches and pains, you could be suffering from stress - and these symptoms are just some of the ways your body has of asking for help.
 
Many people turn to habit-forming drugs like tobacco and alcohol to cope with stress, or to painkillers to relieve the symptoms of stress.
 
None of these is a long-term solution.

Click the tab above to find out how therapeutic massage can help.
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Massage can help in many ways (without the need to resort to harmful drugs).
 
It is one of the oldest, most effective and natural forms of healing. Therapeutic, remedial and relaxation massage relaxes and calms the tense, anxious mind by slowing down the breathing from short, rapid breaths to more effective deep, slow breaths. This relieves mental, emotional and physical fatigue.

It improves the circulation, enabling oxygen and nutrients to pass more freely through the body and speeds up lymphatic flow, allowing accumulated waste products - or toxins - to leave the body more quickly. It loosens and relaxes tight muscles by breaking down fibrous adhesions and helps to tone weak muscles.
 
Each massage will leave you feeling calm, relaxed and revitalised.