Holistic/Swedish Massage

The term holistic massage treats the body as a “whole”, which means that not only should the treatment pamper but it will also provide an effective method of rebalancing. Holistic massage is a treatment that encourages the mind to slow down whilst energy is increased.

Massage relaxes taut muscles, aids lymphatic drainage, releases toxins and benefits the “whole” in many other positive ways. Physical and emotional stress can be reduced through massage and many other restrictive problems can also be alleviated. A holistic massage treatment can be tailored to meet the needs of the client.

Holistic massage may include classical Swedish techniques such as effleurage; petrissage, kneading, friction and wringing; percussive techniques such as hacking, cupping and beating and passive joint mobilisation.

Swedish massage is the most commonly known type of massage in the West. It’s the foundation for other types of Western massage, including sports massage, deep tissue massage and aromatherapy massage, and is based on the Western concepts of anatomy and physiology. A holistic massage can be slow or vigorous and the pressure can be firm or light.

It is important to communicate your preference, so that the massage can be adapted accordingly.

Facials & Facial Acupressure

Addresses many levels, including toning muscles, energy balance and flow, specific point remedies, general wellness, skin tone and circulation

Deep Tissue

Uses many of the same movements and techniques as Swedish massage, but the pressure will generally be more intense

Sports Therapy

An aspect of healthcare that is specifically concerned with the prevention of injury and the rehabilitation of the patient

Terms and Conditions

Initial Consultation

During your first treatment, a full consultation will be completed to understand your lifestyle, medical and personal details. Any contraindications will be assessed and any treatments adapted accordingly. For a Sports Massage both a postural assessment and further testing will be conducted to understand the current range of movement to understand which muscles need to be addressed, so a specific treatment plan can be devised.

Aftercare advice will be given to help prolong the positive effects of the massage. Stretches may be advised to help the muscle recover and improve. Further aftercare is available on this website.

Cancellation Policy

Please give 24 hours’ notice if you need to reschedule or cancel your appointment. Cancellations within 24 hours will incur a 50% treatment charge.

Gift Vouchers

FHT Approved gift vouchers are available and can be purchased in any denomination. Vouchers can also be purchased online.
Expiry dates apply. Cancellation charges apply.

Data Protection

All the information captured during the consultation is stored according to the Data Protection Act 1998. Information will not be passed on to any third parties.