Deep Tissue Massage
There are hundreds of massage modalities and techniques but not all of them are suitable for physical rehabilitation.
Although there is nothing wrong with having a massage for pleasure and relaxation, the remedial effectiveness of a deep tissue massage are well recognised and effective for treating muscular pain and tension.
Deep Tissue Massage is often mistaken for being painful but we believe that it is not necessary or beneficial to stress your muscles even further by inflicting pain. We use a myofascial deep release technique that gets the desired tension relief results. A firm massage treatment which really gets deep into tight muscles with little to no pain – more like a satisfyingly firm kneading and loosening.
Lomi Lomi Massage
Lomi Lomi massage is an ancient healing art first practiced in Hawaii by the early Polynesian settlers over 1000 years ago. The Kahuna lomilomi were priests who practiced the healing arts with much reverence, love and spirituality. They believe that physical discomfort and disease were the results of suppressed emotions, mental disturbances or spiritual disharmony. The ultimate goal of a Lomi Lomi session is to restore harmony and it is practiced with emphasis on self healing with a touch of love. According to the Hawaiian philosophy Huna, Lomi Lomi massage emphasizes living in harmony and love. Lomi Lomi massage is also known as loving hands massage, as at the heart of the healing is love. It is very different from other massage techniques as it focuses on the body healing as a whole. Hawaiians view all aspects of the body as the “whole”. If an affected part of the body is healed or restored, all other parts are affected too. Hawaiians believe that illness and tension are present when there is a problem with coordination in an individual’s body. Hawaiian Lomi Lomi massage gives the special loving touch that relaxes the whole body. It helps to bring out blockages and at the same time gives the energy a new direction. Consequently, Lomi Lomi massage is not just a physical relaxation; it also facilitates healing on the mental, emotional and spiritual self as well.
This flowing massage is performed with total energy using long continuous, flowing strokes, combined with a very loving touch, relaxing the entire being, assisting in letting go of old limiting beliefs, patterns and behaviours. Native Hawaiians describe this healing practice as reconnecting with one’s spirit. The depth of true Lomi Lomi is virtually limitless in its ability to offer potential for healing. A Lomi Lomi Massage session is a respite from the outside world, a sacred experience where the massage table becomes an altar and divinity touches humanity. Recipients often experience profound changes on a physical and mental level. There is no other massage quite like it.
Tension Headaches Relief Massage
One of the most disruptive and most common types of pain is tension headaches. Mind Calm has been successfully treating tension headaches for pain sufferers using a combination of tried and proven trigger point techniques alongside deep tissue massage. Usually the pain subsides significantly after 1-2 massage treatments.
Stress Relief Relaxation Massage
Relaxation Massage, also called Swedish Massage or Swedish Relaxation Massage is the type of massage that is more well known for pampering and stress relief. Relaxation Massage is beneficial for relief from everyday stress, general tension in the muscles and for achieving a general sense of well-being.
This style of massage is not just a light touch massage however, it is also very effective for treating neck, back and shoulder tension. It is also good for relieving wrist pain from repetitive movements.
For anyone experiencing a particularly stressful time, a relaxation massage can address a lot of the pent up tension and restore and renew the entire body to a more relaxed state.