What is Massage Therapy?
Massage therapy involves the rubbing and kneading of soft tissues and muscles in the human body. This is to promote healing and enhance a person's health and well-being.
It is thought the term 'massage' originates from the Greek word, 'Massein' meaning 'to knead'. It is also linked to the Arabic word, 'mash' which means to 'press softly'. Both aptly describe the treatment, which is now used in healthcare, beauty therapy and sports.
There are more than 250 variations of massage and bodywork therapies used today. Despite the differences between each modality, all of them involve touch and manipulation techniques to move muscles and body tissue. The aim is to relieve stress, tension, pain and a whole host of other ailments.
Indian head massage adapts classic Swedish massage techniques for treating scalp, face, neck, shoulders and upper arms.
It works on the areas of the body that are most affected by stress, however while the treatment is just on the upper part of the body it's effects are felt throughout the mind and body.
Aromatherapy, also referred to as Essential Oil therapy, can be defined as the art and science of utilising naturally extracted aromatic essences from plants to balance, harmonise and promote the health of body, mind and spirit.
These beautiful essential oils are combined with a upper body and back massage to create a uniquely tailored relaxation experience.
Benefits of aromatherapy include its ability to reduce anxiety, ease depression, boost energy levels, speed up the healing process, eliminate headaches, boost cognitive performance, induce sleep, strengthen the immune system, reduce pain, improve digestion, and increase circulation
Full Body Massage
A typical full body session will include work on your back, arms, legs, feet, hands, head, neck, and shoulders.
The treatment combines a variety of massage techniques including effluerage, petrissage, friction and tapotement.
A great way to relax, unwind and pamper the soul.
Reflexology is a non-intrusive complementary health therapy, based on the theory that pressure points on the feet, lower leg, hands, face or ears correspond with different areas of the body.
The affects of reflexology can be felt throughout the entire body.
Some of the benefits of reflexology include its ability to increases energy, boosts circulation, and eliminates toxins from the body.
Give your skin a break from the aggression of the sun, urban life and pollution, with a regular facial treatment.
The treatment begins with a deep cleansing of the skin to get rid of the toxins, followed by exfoliation to strip away dead cells, then a mask specific to your skin and treatment, finally a gentle face massage to stimulate the blood flow and cream hydratation to nourish your skin.
Treatments are also available for individuals with sensitive skin.
Crystal healing is a holistic and natural therapy that taps into the energetic power of crystals and how they affect the body and mind. Crystal healing is an energy-based system. The premise is that crystals help unblock, balance and direct energy where it is most needed, gently supporting the body to heal in a therapeutic way.
Reiki is a Japanese healing technique based on energy healing. Reiki practitioners use a technique called palm healing or hands-on healing through which a "universal energy" is said to be transferred through the palms of the practitioner to the patient in order to encourage emotional or physical healing
An indulgent tip to toe treatment lasting 60 minutes. Includes mini-facial, scalp massage, arm and leg massage and mini-reflexology treatment.
A 45 minute relaxing aromatherapy massage for neck, shoulders, back and arms with an specifically created aromatic blend suited to your individual needs.
A 45 minute reflexology treatment, including a relaxing spa foot soak
A relaxing head, neck and shoulder massage lasting 45 minutes.
A 45 minute facial treatment including a facial cleanse, exfoliation, face mask and gentle facial massage.
A skin cleansing facial treatment, including a facial mask and a relaxing head massage lasting 60 minutes. A wonderful way to pamper the skin and unwind.
90 Minute Nutrition Assessment
Includes two 45-minute sessions, a nutrition assessment, and personalised diet plan.
A 30 minute reiki session. A safe, gentle and non-intrusive treatment using energy to treat physical ailments and emotional blockages.
Mini Reiki Add-On
A shorter reiki session which can be added on to other treatments, such as counselling, reflexology and massage.
A 30 minute crystal healing session which includes a crystal gift to take home.
We now have in stock a variety of crystal sets which can be purchased in addition to any alternative therapy treatment, or simply on their own as a gift. Please check out our online store to see our range.
20% Discount available for OAPs, Students, Emergency Services/NHS Staff, Individuals on benefits and those serving in the armed forces.
Those wanting to claim reduced fees must provide proof of benefits or studying prior to the session being booked.
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Alma House Therapies accepts a wide range of payment options to make things easy for you.
We accept most credit and debit cards including Visa, Mastercard, Maestro and American Express. We also accept cash payments, PayPal and Bank Transfers.
We work alongside Employee Assistance Programmes and typically arrange payment via invoice.