popular massage treatments
a-z of massage styles offered at triyoga
4 handed lomi lomi massage
Lomi lomi massage, the traditional Hawaiian massage, uses the whole forearm. Rolling and gliding actions with varied degrees of pressure effectively eases out areas of tension and combined with sweeping strokes over larger areas of the body, ensures a sense of deep relaxation and wholeness in the client. 4 handed lomi lomi – performed by a man and a woman – also contributes to balancing the masculine and the feminine energies in the receiver and is a deeply relaxing experience.
4 handed pregnancy massage
4-handed pregnancy massage is not only a pampering experience but also a thorough massage for the entire body that can bring comfort, support and a wonderful sense of nurturing. It helps to reduce stress, relieve muscle cramps, reduce blood pressure, improve circulation, alleviate back pain and headaches and release tight muscles.
abdominal massage (chi nei tsang)
Chi Nei Tsang is a blend of Thai and Chinese massage and ancient meditation techniques. Chi means energy and Nei Tsang means organs; so literally the energy which are contained by our organs. Chi Nei Tsang is a very effective and unique form of bodywork which works directly on the abdomen, organs and their associated emotions. The abdomen contains our energetic and physical centres, an area sometimes referred to as our second brain, the importance of this area to our overall health cannot be overstated. Modern life can lead to an accumulation of toxins, emotions, twists and tangles in the abdomen. This accumulation may influence our health and show up as digestive dysfunction, aches/pains, lack of energy, backache or even feelings of malaise, worry, stress or anxiety. Chi Nei Tsang helps to unwind the tensions, relaxes, detoxifies and generally restores natural energy flow to the area. The result is a much healthier system and a more relaxed body and mind.
abdominal sacral massage
Abdominal sacral massage is a treatment that involves massaging the abdomen and sacral area. Massaging these areas may alleviate symptoms that one may experience with common digestive issues such IBS, but is also effective in reducing problems associated with hormonal imbalance which presents in puberty, during menopause and issues relating to fertility. This treatment can be very effective in releasing trauma to the pelvic region post – surgery, investigation or after a serious accident. For men, treatment can be carried out at any time but for women it cannot be received if you have a coil or during pregnancy or menses.
Advanced Massage Therapy is a powerful and releasing treatment that focuses on specific problem areas that are feeling stuck, tight or painful. It combines deep tissue massage, trigger point therapy, myofascial release & sports massage techniques & stretches.
anti cellulite massage
This detoxifying treatment targets problem zones like the stomach, thighs and hips. It is a rhythmic massage which is performed with medium to strong pressure. Cellulite reduction massage improves circulation, increases blood and lymph flow. Toxins and water retention are drained away which results in more toned and smoother skin.
Aromatherapy massage uses essential oils, derived from plants, to affect your mood and alleviate pain. In aromatherapy massage, essential oils are mixed with a carrier oil like sweet almond, apricot kernel, or grapeseed oil. The massage therapist uses up to five oils in a mixture, and chooses the oils based on what you need. A relaxing aromatherapy massage might have lavender or bergamot, for instance, while a massage for sore muscles might include peppermint and eucalyptus. Aromatherapy can help reduce anxiety, boost energy levels, eliminate headaches, improve digestion and increase circulation amongst other benefits.
ayurvedic yoga massage
Ayurvedic yoga massage (AYM) combines deep tissue massage with coordinated breath-work and yoga stretching. Similar to Thai massage, AYM is performed on a mat allowing for a full range of stretching. In addition, the deep tissue massage dissolves physical tension, while the assisted stretches and breath exercises realign the body, and stimulate the natural flow of energy. During the massage ayurvedic oils and herbs are use their healing properties. This technique will help dissolve physical and emotional blocks, eliminate toxins from the body, promote correct posture, improve respiratory patterns and leave the client with a deep sense of well-being.
chavutti thirumal massage
Chavutti thirumal massage is a very powerful treatment, that can relieve serious back problems, increase flexibility, stimulate the flow of vital energy, and develop mental sharpness. The treatment is given by the therapist suspending his weight from ropes overhead, and applying pressure with long strokes of the soles of his feet, after the patient’s body has been prepared with specially medicated oil. He also makes use of strokes with his hands, as well as some manipulation of the joints and limbs. Chavutti thirumal massage also helps the client to reach beyond their psycho-physical limitations and is particularly suitable for yoga students, athletes, dancers, and stage performers.
cosmecutis body sculpt
This high-tech holistic body contouring treatment targets problem areas affected by cellulite and fluid retention such as arms, waist, abdomen, hips, thighs and buttocks. The unique combination of stimulating skin brushing, toning vacuum massage, LED therapy and a powerful detox aromatherapy blend, eliminates stubborn fat deposits, excess fluid, and toxins in the deeper layers of skin tissue. This treatment stimulates collagen production whilst lengthening and toning the connective tissue, resulting in a leaner appearance and firm, sculpted and smooth skin. Internally, the metabolism, oxygen and nutrient supply to the skin and body is accelerated to increase energy levels. For maximum benefit, a course of treatments is recommended in conjunction with a healthy lifestyle plan, which will be determined at your first appointment. This treatment also includes a skin brush to take home to continue enjoying the benefits. (Please note, this treatment is only suitable to treat non-medical swelling.) The complete programme consists of 6 x 55mins/ 85mins treatments.
deep tissue massage
This is a massage technique that works on the deeper layers of muscle tissue. Deep Tissue Massage uses slower and firmer strokes and pressure than other treatments to help refresh and relax muscles, increasing the blood flow, and therefore the oxygen flow, around the body. This gets rid of toxins in very sore and strained muscles, which helps them to strengthen and heal. Deep tissue massage is often used to treat people who are recovering from accidents, and for sports injuries as it increases blood circulation in muscles that are underused, relieves chronic muscle tension throughout the body, and can also break down scar tissue and “knots” deep in the muscles.
uzhichil (kalari deep tissue massage)
This very effective treatment is the complete deep tissue Kalari massage, which is a traditional form of ancient healing with its roots in Ayurveda and Siddhaveda. Uzhichil massage restores the youthful condition or appearance, improves the blood circulation as well as the activity of the nervous and muscular systems. It enhances the circulation of the bodily fluids and activates the lymphatic system to further aid the detoxification. Uzhichil Kalari massage strengthens the body by relaxing it and opening up its energy pathways.
A powerful and effective detoxifying massage. Honey is used as a medium to pull out toxins directly from the spine, deep skin tissues and muscles. It aids the removal of salts and toxins, leaving the skin incredibly soft and nourished. It will improve: blood circulation in the tissues under the skin and in muscles, the thermal regulation of the skin, vitality of the body + relaxation of the mind
Esalen® massage is the interface and integration of form, energy, structure, and soul. With its nurturing contact, integrating strokes, and detailed attention to the whole body, Esalen® massage provides a state of deep relaxation and healing. Esalen® massage has been described as one of the most complete therapeutic massages available and has come to be known as the quintessential relaxing massage.
hot stone massage
A deeply relaxing and detoxifying treatment, which involves the use of heated basalt lava stones and cooled marble stones, applied to the body in specific ways, in combination with massage using oil. The treatment can be used either for isolated areas of injury or as a full relaxing body treatment. It can bring about relief to stiff and sore muscles and is an effective way of bringing balance back into your life with a general feeling of inner peace and well-being. This massage melts away tension, eases muscle stiffness and increases circulation and metabolism. The hot stones massage can have a sedative effect that can relieve chronic pain, reduce stress and promote deep relaxation.
immunity boost massage
This “pick me up” massage rejuvenates the immune system whether you’re recovering from illness, have a demanding job, or simply want to maintain a healthy immune system. The treatment begins with a stimulating skin brushing, followed by a therapeutic massage of long, gentle, rhythmic strokes. A custom aromatherapy blend increases the flow of lymph and detoxifies the body, supporting its natural defences and offering protection against viruses and the stress of urban living. First appointment is 85 minutes and includes a skin brush to take home to continue enjoying the benefits.
indian head massage
Indian Head Massage is also known as “champissage”. The head, neck + face are massaged to manipulate and clear energy channels.
During an Indian Head Massage the practitioner will use a series of gentle massage strokes to ease both mental and physical stress and tension by stimulating nerves, loosening muscles and relaxing tissues. The treatment will help relieve tension, pains and headaches and can help calm the mind. It can also increase circulation to the brain, aid relaxation and improve hair and scalp conditions. It is therefore highly beneficial for those with stress and tension related disorders.
leg contour massage
Leg contour treatment + foot massage involves a deep manual work to help shape legs, reduce cellulite and aid circulation using massage and lymphatic drainage techniques, acupressure points and pummelling. A foot massage also helps in further relaxation and detoxification offering a much welcome relief to heavy, tired, stiff legs and overworked feet.
lomi lomi massage
Lomi lomi massage is the traditional style of massage from Hawaii. Unlike conventional massage, Lomi lomi strokes are performed with the use of the whole forearms. Rolling and gliding actions with varied degrees of pressure effectively ease out areas of tension and, combined with sweeping strokes over larger areas of the body, ensure a sense of deep relaxation and wholeness in the client.
This massage is also available as a 4 handed massage performed by two therapists.
manual lymphatic drainage massage
A gentle technique that works through the body’s fluid system to activate the circulation of the tissues and stimulate the functioning of the immune + parasympathetic nervous systems. These subtle manual manoeuvres activate lymph + interstitial fluid circulation, reducing oedemas + detoxifying the body. Some of the disorders that can be treated with Manual Lymphatic Drainage are; fluid retention conditions, swollen tissue conditions, arthritis, sinus problems, sprains and injuries (where Manual Lymphatic Drainage is a very useful adjunct to physiotherapy).
Mindful massage is a perfect blend of meditation, massage and stress reduction within one treatment. It is the embodiment of mindfulness meditation for more ease, comfort, happiness, kindness, gratitude, resilience, and better relationship. A life skill, upgrading our brains to surf the waves of life’s ups and downs. A one-off treatment or 8-week training program gives you a good start on cultivating your new best friend and life skill – mindfulness meditation.
With all the necessary physical + emotional adjustments during pregnancy, massage can bring comfort, support and a wonderful sense of nurturing. It helps to reduce stress, relieve muscle cramps, reduce blood pressure, improve circulation, alleviate back pain + headaches + release tight muscles.
Shiatsu is a relaxing yet powerful Japanese massage used to relieve a variety of physical problems and internal imbalances. It works by applying rhythmic pressure, gentle stretches and range-of-motion manipulations along the body’s meridian pathways (energy lines) to release tension, influence vital energy flow and activate the body’s own healing mechanisms.
sports + remedial massage
Sports + Remedial Massage involves the use of massage, soft tissue manipulation + exercise advice to reduce physical aches + pains, whether they’re caused by sport, injury, or simply the stresses of modern life. People all over the world are discovering its wide ranging benefits which can also help a variety of medical conditions. It addresses specific areas of tension within soft tissue to help facilitate muscle balance + postural health.
swedish (holistic) massage
Swedish massage also known as holistic massage is a full body massage, which integrates the emotional and physical needs of the client. Holistic comes from the Greek word “holos” meaning whole, therefore the massage focuses on connecting mind, body and spirit. The holistic approach to treatments takes into account a person’s whole being not just the symptom or ailment. Swedish massage is great for increasing the level of oxygen in the blood, decreasing muscle toxins, improving circulation and flexibility while easing tension.
- thai foot massage
Thai Foot Massage combines some reflexology + Thai massage techniques for the feet and lower legs. The feet are bathed, oiled, stretched and massaged with hands + stick, whilst wrapped in warm towels, and will feel lightness, expansion + release. Thai Foot Massage takes its origins from China where the art has been practiced for over 5,000 years, and Thai Foot Massage, as seen everywhere in Thailand today, has developed from Chinese, Japanese, and Korean foot masseuses. Some of the disorders that can be treated with Thai foot massage include: circulation condition, stiffness, aches and pain, stress relief, insomnia, menstrual syndromes
- thai yoga massage
Thai Yoga Massage works to stimulate, open and balance the flow of energy through the sen lines to assist the body in its natural tendency towards self-healing. This is achieved through rhythmic manipulation of sen lines; mobilization of joints; passive stretches and applied Hatha Yoga asanas. Thai Massage balances the elements of the mind and body.
Tui Na is a form of Chinese manipulative therapy often used in conjunction with Acupuncture, Cupping and Chinese Herbalism. Through the application of massage and manipulation techniques, Tuina seeks to establish a more harmonious flow of energy or “Qi” through the body’s system of energy channels, allowing the body to naturally heal itself.
Walking massage is done exclusively with the feet. By using the body weight the practitioner is able to achieve fast improvements in chronically tight areas. The amount of weight used is modified according to the client so that it is not painful. Most people say that they feel taller and that they can move more freely after these sessions.