Relaxation Massage – Jill Potter
Relaxation massage can be part of a healthy life plan by balancing the body and mind, by enhancing wellbeing and quality of life. Massage increases the body’s circulation, eliminates toxins, improves body movement and relieves aches and pains. Clients do not have to be in pain to benefit from a relaxation massage, which is suitable for the very young to the elderly.
As well as improving general health, massage can have a profound effect on emotional and mental wellbeing. It allows the body and the mind to reach a deep sense of relaxation, restoring the body to homeostasis, physical balance and equilibrium.
Remedial Massage – Jill Potter
With busy lifestyles and hectic careers, many of us hold stress and tension within our body. This can escalate to acute or chronic conditions if not treated and can become very painful, impacting on the client’s quality of life.
Whether it is a build up of tension, aches and pains or a soft tissue injury, massage can assist the body to heal. The use of one or more techniques may be used such as deep tissue massage, trigger point therapy, glass or vacuum cupping, myofascial release or stretching.
Pregnancy Massage – Jill Potter
During this special period, many women suffer from aches, pains, and discomfort. The change in posture and the weight from the growing baby can place a lot of pressure on the woman’s body. Other women may feel tired, stressed or anxious with the arrival of their new baby. Massage can assist with the discomfort, sooth tight and tense muscles, and help relax and prepare the expected mother for her new arrival.
Pregnancy massage is a safe treatment when performed by a qualified therapist. Massage can be performed throughout the entire pregnancy. During the first trimester, The practitioner requires a letter from the client’s doctor approving the massage before commencing any treatment. Every client is individually evaluated, in consultation with her doctor, wherever appropriate, to ensure the client receives the safest and appropriate treatment to suit her specific needs.
Some women suffer from fluid retention during and after their pregnancy, this may be caused by the baby placing pressure on the lymph system, restricting circulation. Manual Lymph Drainage (MLD) is a gentle massage that can assist in reducing the fluid build-up.
Infant Massage – Jill Potter
Infant massage courses are run by demand, or on a one on one basis, teaching and giving parents or carers confidence to massage their child. During the course, some of the topics covered are massage strokes, appropriate oils to use, the best time to massage, and adopting massage strokes to suit the growing child. If a child is in need of a professional massage treatment, the practitioner is able to assess and treat the child.
Massage is best applied by a parent or carer as the child will feel most relaxed and comfortable with them. This can be a wonderful opportunity for both parents to bond with their child. Whether it be a father who might feel left out, or a working mother, massage can be a special and intimate time shared with their child.
Benefits of Infant Massage:
- relief of sinus and chest congestion
- improve quality of sleep
- strengthens the immune system
- increases circulation
- increases body awareness
- assist with reflux and colic
- aids and stimulates digestion
- assists with constipation and painful gas
- can help mothers experiencing mild postnatal depression