Massage is a complementary and holistic therapy that benefits the whole body, both physiologically and psychologically. It uses the powerful medium of touch to facilitate healing and connection with all aspects of the self. It is beneficial for all body systems and is a safe, non-invasive way to promote relaxation and to stimulate the body's own innate healing mechanisms.
"The skin is one of the richest sources of immune cells and when stimulated with a massage it produces a shower of healing chemicals into the blood stream".
There are many types of massage techniques to attend different needs.
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Several types of massage are offered at Bodywise from Monday to Saturday, and occasionally on Sundays. Please contact our therapists directly.
Tui Na (Chinese Medicine Massage/Acupressure massage) with Truus Jansen. Please contact 07840550363.
Types of Massage
Aromatherapy treatment consists of a full body massage with the use of essential oils and can help with a wide range of medical conditions. More details are on the Aromatherapy page.
Deep Tissue Massage
Deep tissue massage works on the deeper layer of muscle tissue and was design to relieve severe tension in the muscles and it is often recommended for individuals who experience muscular pain or prefer a more vigorously pressure.
Holistic massage treats each person individually and in the context of their own life. Their whole being, not only their physical symptoms, are taken into account, and they are seen in their integrated energies of mind, body and spirit.
Natural Facelift Massage™
The Natural Facelift Massage™ has the same benefits as conventional massage. For example, it helps to improve blood supply, aids relaxation and eases tension. However this unique treatment has additional benefits, including the lessening of wrinkles and habitual expression lines, reduction of under eye puffiness, increased skin elasticity, refined pores. One of the many ways the treatment works is by toning the elastin and collagen fibres in the skin. This encourages skin suppleness and helps restore elasticity. The treatment involves no oils, creams or machinery. Just precise techniques applied to the skin. A stand alone treatment can be done as a treat or for an important occasion, such as a party or family celebration. The effects of the Natural Facelift Massage™ are cumulative – greater and more longstanding effects can be achieved the more treatments you have.
Pregnancy massage is is a wonderful experience that helps a woman relax, supports her body during a period of physiological change and helps to prepare the whole body for birth. Furthermore, massage in pregnancy has an indirect relaxing effect on the baby as the mother releases oxytocin and prolactin (the 'love' and 'feel good' hormones as a result of skin stimulation.. The therapist has undergone specialist training in massage techniques that are safe for and relevant to pregnant women.
Thai Yoga Massage
Thai Yoga Massage is a traditional kind of Bodywork from Thailand combining Yoga stretches, Breathing exercises and Meditation, Reflexology with Acupressure, Head Massage and Reiki to align the Chakras. Thai Massage is done on the futon mat on the floor, no use of oil and client fully dressed with some light clothes on.
Therapeutic Deep Massage
Therapeutic Deep Massage is an effective and unique combination of deep tissue massage with de-stressing relaxation elements. It is particularly good for all kinds of muscle tightness and tension, aching and strain caused by work situations or physical activity. It has also been recommended by osteopaths as a follow up treatment to sustain progress. It can also be used as a regular maintenance treatment in order to prevent acute tension buildup and to boost immune efficiency by stimulation to the lymphatic and circulatory systems. All treatments are tailored to individual needs and requirements.
Traditional Ayurvedic Yoga Massage
Therapeutic massage of Indian origin that combines yoga-inspired stretching with vigorous touches. Created by master Kusum Modak, this technique acts on the physical, emotional and psycho-energetic levels. It is applied with hands, feet and elbows, using vegetable oil combined with natural root powder.
It promotes deep relaxation, acts against depression, distress and its effects: sleeping disorders, anxiety, fatigue, fear etc. Ayurvedic Yoga Massage alleviates pain, promotes postural realignment, improves blood circulation and breathing and eliminates toxins.
Acupressure Massage is for alleviating stress and tightness in the mind and in the body. The therapist gently stimulates the acupressure points using the finger tips.
It improves Ki energy flow in the meridian channels linked to the problem areas, releasing the mental and physical tension. This healing method has its foundation in Five Element Oriental Medicine. Certain meridians and acupressure points are chosen according to the patient’s condition.
Bodywise is based in Bethnal Green - East London - London Borough of Tower Hamlets.