Private massage clinic is only available one day per month and all treatments are delivered by therapist and tutor Rachel Black.
All bookings are made online via the booking page or the tab to the right.
This years clinic dates are ;
August; 2nd September; 27th October; 14th November; 22nd December; 16th
Swedish Massage Treatment . 1 hour @ £45
The best-known type of bodywork performed today, one of the primary goals of the Swedish massage technique is to relax the entire body. This is accomplished by rubbing the muscles with long gliding strokes in the direction of blood returning to the heart. Swedish massage therapy goes beyond relaxation it is exceptionally beneficial for increasing the level of oxygen in the blood, decreasing muscle toxins, improving circulation and flexibility while easing tension.
Aromatherapy massage. 1 hour @ £45
Aromatherapy is relaxing or Swedish massage therapy using massage oil that contains essential oils (highly concentrated plant oils).
During an aromatherapy massage, you absorb these essential oil molecules through your skin. They are thought to promote beneficial changes in your mind and body by affecting the limbic system, a region of the brain known to influence the nervous system as well as other body systems.
Deep Tissue Massage Treatment. 1 hour @ £50.00
Deep tissue massage therapy is similar to Swedish massage, but the deeper pressure is beneficial in releasing chronic muscle tension. The focus is on the deepest layers of muscle tissue, tendons and fascia.
A lighter pressure or massage must always be applied first to warm and relax muscles and prevent damage and trauma.
Oncology Massage Treatment (For clients with cancer or previous diagnosis) 1 hour @ £40.00
Rachel Black, a experienced therapist who is specialised in Oncology Massage, currently works in a cancer support centre on the campus of Scotland’s specialist cancer hospital.
Based on a consultation and this treatment will be adapted and tailored to the individual.
Rachel previously worked in a palliative care Hospice and has taught oncology massage for the last five years
Warm Bamboo Massage treatment 1 hour @ £45.00
Experience the luxury of a deep tissue or Swedish massage with warm,this treatment incorporates the use of heated bamboo sticks of varying lengths and diameters by using rolling and kneading movements to melt away and ease tension, creating a deeply relaxing and soothing experience.
Hot Stone Massage Treatment 1 hour @ £50.00
During a hot stone massage, the techniques of a regular massage are applied. However, the therapist also works with hot stones. The stones are smooth and flat and usually made of the volcanic rock type called basalt. These particular stones are chosen because they retain heat, this allows the therapist to get deeper into the muscles without more pressure, helping their client to relax yet further.
Thai Herbal Poultice Massage Treatment 1 hour @ £50.00
This herbal therapy was designed to relieve pain and inflammation. A selection of therapeutic herbs, including prai, ginger, turmeric and lemongrass, are wrapped in a muslin compress, steamed and then applied to the body in gentle pressing, circular and rolling movement to soothe muscular aches and swelling.
Hawaiian Lomi Lomi Massage treatment 1 hour @ £45.00
Lomi lomi is best known for long, flowing strokes using the forearms and elbows and generous amounts of warm Hawaiian frangipani oil. Gentle stretches and joint rotations are included in this massage.
This massage can be applied with a firm or light pressure.
Pregnancy Massage Treatment 1 hour @ £45.00
Massage therapy during pregnancy is a wonderful complementary choice for prenatal care. It is a healthy way to reduce stress and promote overall wellness. Massage relieves many of the normal discomforts experienced during pregnancy, such as backaches, stiff neck, leg cramps, headaches and swelling.
In addition, massage for pregnant women reduces stress on weight-bearing joints, encourages blood and lymph circulation, helps to relax nervous tension.
Reflexology Treatment 45 minutes @ £40.00
Reflexology is a non-intrusive complementary health therapy, based on the theory that different points on the feet correspond to different body systems and areas of the body.
Well trained reflexologists do not claim to cure, diagnose or prescribe. The theory is that reflexology helps the body to restore its balance naturally promoting well being and health.
Manual Lymphatic Drainage and Reflexology Lymphatic Drainage 1 hour @ £40
Lymphatic drainage massage is a form of gentle massage that encourages the movement of lymph fluids around the body.
When you have MLD, you feel a gentle pressure. The skin movements are very light so that the small lymph vessels are not flattened. Flattened lymph vessels would prevent the lymph fluid from draining. The movements are slow and rhythmic so that the lymph vessels open up. Often this treatment is delivered without oil and feels quite different to a traditional massage you may have experienced before.
The fluid in the lymphatic system helps remove waste and toxins from the bodily tissues and plays a key role in immunity. Some health conditions can cause lymph fluid to build up. Lymphatic drainage massages can benefit people with lymphoedema, fibromyalgia, swelling/ oedema, fatigue, insomnia, stress, digestive problems, arthritis and other conditions.
Myofascial release 1 hour @ £40
Myofascial Release (MFR) is a specialised physical and manual therapy used for the effective treatment and rehabilitation of soft tissue and fascial aches, pains, tension and restrictions. It is often used to treat skeletal muscle immobility and pain by relaxing contracted muscles, improving blood and lymphatic circulation, and stimulating the stretch reflex in muscles.
Fascia is a thin, tough, elastic type of connective tissue that wraps most structures within the human body, including muscle. Fascia supports and protects these structures. This soft tissue can become restricted due to disease, overuse, trauma, infectious agents, or inactivity, often resulting in pain, muscle tension, and corresponding blood flow.
MFR does not use oils or lotions, it is performed dry so that your therapist avoids glide over the skin but can feel deeper into the tissue.
Soft Tissue massage for Scars 1 hour @ £40
Scars are a normal reaction following a surgical incision, skin injury, wound or infection.
Scar tissue is not a permanent fixture in the body. After it forms and healing has taken place, the scar needs to be remodelled so that it can tolerate the stress and forces that the body may encounter throughout each day. The remodelling process is essential to ensure that normal range of motion, strength, and mobility are restored to the injured tissue. Failure for scar tissue to remodel properly can lead to loss of mobility, range of movement, pain, numbness and tightness.
No scar is too old to work on.
A range of advanced massage techniques are used along with a nourishing oil high in vitamin E with a light and comfortable pressure.
Common scars that benefit from this treatment are mastectomy, c- section, lumpectomy, hip and knee replacements, key hole surgery and many more.
Please wait 10 weeks post surgery and consult with your surgeon before booking. This treatment is not suitable for Keloid scars.
Vocal Massage 1 hour @ £50