Simply put, if you just want some “You” time or are experiencing aches and niggles then book a massage for yourself. It’s simple.
You would not expect your car to keep on running without some planned maintenance and the same goes for your body. When you wake up with a stiff neck or bad back, it’s not because you slept funny for a single night.
These chronic conditions are insidious and build up over time and then make themselves known by acute pain, fatigue or just feeling rubbish.
Be pro-active – Do not wait to feel broken, or an annual holiday for that massage.
If you need to be active in your workplace and you rely upon your body to be there for you then look after yourself and have a regular massage, it will make a difference.
Firemen, Dentists, Electricians, Plumbers, Carers, Pole Dancers, they all need to be agile and pain-free when working.
Accountants and “desk jockeys” all experience neck and shoulder pain on occasion because when we constantly use our arms in front of us, it strains our muscles.
Beyond the benefits for specific conditions or diseases, a lot of people simply enjoy massage because it produces feelings of well-being, reduced stress and deeper relaxation.
I am not a beauty therapist that has completed a weekend massage module.
I am a massage therapist that has spent a lot of time at college and 14 years developing the skill of “informed touch”.
Massage is what I do and combined with my strength and size, I can adapt my technique for rugby players to pregnant mums. The massage photos on my website are all me and my clients when I was living in the Mediterranean not a stock photo of someone being pampered.
Call me to book an appointment or for an informal chat to discuss what will work best for you. I can offer you 60-minute or 90-minute sessions. I am able to offer massage from my treatment room in Dunston House. Dunston House, Dunston Road, Chesterfield, S41 9QD
I can also offer a mobile service if you are renting a holiday cottage in the Peak.
How to book
To book a massage please call or text me on 07530 927400
When you have booked in with me, please fill out my client intake form by clicking here or following the link below before your first treatment. This will help me understand your needs and give me details of any injuries you may have.
If you’ve never tried massage, here is some information about its possible health benefits and what to expect during a massage therapy session.
What is massage therapy?
Massage may range from light strokes to deep pressure. There are many different types of massage and an experienced therapist will blend a tailor the treatment to your needs as I do. Some of the more familiar techniques are mentioned in the text below.
Swedish —This is a gentle form of massage that uses long strokes, kneading, deep circular movements, vibration and tapping to help relax and energize you.
Deep Tissue —This technique uses slower, more-forceful strokes to target the deeper layers of muscle and connective tissue, commonly to help with muscle damage from injuries.
Sports — This is similar to Swedish massage, but it’s geared toward people involved in sporting activities to help prevent or treat injuries, great for pre or post events.
Trigger point — This therapy focuses on areas of tight muscle fibres that can form in your muscles after injuries or overuse.
Massage is generally considered part of complementary and alternative medicine but it’s increasingly being offered along with standard treatment for a wide range of medical conditions and situations. Studies have found massage may also be helpful for:
- Digestive disorders
- Insomnia related to stress
- Myofascial pain syndrome
- Soft tissue strains or injuries
- Sports injuries
- Temporomandibular joint pain