Massage therapies including deep tissue massage

Anatori Sealife Comments 0 12th April 2019
Deep Tissue Massage

Deep Tissue Massage is a massage technique that focuses on the deeper layers of muscle tissue. It aims to release the chronic patterns of tension in the body through slow strokes and deep finger pressure on the contracted areas, either following or going across the fibres of the muscles, tendons and fascia.

We use deep tissue massage to release chronic muscle tension through slower strokes, and more direct deep pressure or friction applied across the grain of the muscles, not with the grain. Deep tissue massage helps to break up and eliminate scar tissue. Deep tissue massage usually focuses on more specific areas and may cause some soreness during or right after the massage. However, if the massage technique is correct, you should feel better than ever within a day or two.

AROMATHERAPY: More than just a pretty fragrance

Aromatherapy is the art of using essential oils, derived from flowers, leaves and trees, to promote health and well-being.

Each client receives an individually tailored, relaxing massage in with uniquely blended essential oils for their specific needs. These oils, combined with massage, will help to relieve muscular aches and pains, increase relaxation and reduce stress.

Reflexology is an ancient massage therapy practised by the Egyptians and Chinese thousands of years ago

The theory says that energy pathways run throughout the body and terminate in the feet and hands. Reflex points on the feet and hands correspond to specific parts of the body. Reflexology involves the application of specific pressure, using fingers and thumbs, to reflex areas over both feet, with particular attention to any imbalances within the body.

Regular treatment helps to restore and maintain the body’s natural equilibrium and stimulates the body’s healing mechanism. It is an excellent way of relaxing, revitalising and helping to harmonise all the body systems.

Reflexology can help relieve:

  • Stress-Related Problems
  • Migraine / Headache
  • Pre-Menstrual Tension (PMT) and Menopausal problems
  • Back / Neck Pain
  • Respiratory Conditions
  • Fatigue
  • Digestive Disorders

Reiki is an ancient form of hands-on healing that involves balancing Ki, Chi or life energies.

Dr Mikao Usui rediscovered Reiki in Japan and called it Universal Life Force.

Reiki can work on all levels – physical, mental, emotional and spiritual. The Reiki energy is channelled through my hands, bringing you positive healing that travels through to wherever you need it. There is no massage involved in this treatment – you will lie fully clothed on the couch, or sit in a chair, and I will place my hands on various positions on your body. You may experience heat, cold, tingling or even a deep sense of peace. Reiki is safe and non-intrusive, and it can be combined with meditation or visualisation to help you on your journey to find the “Stillness Within”.

Pre and Post-natal massage

Designed specifically for those with child, pre-natal or ante-natal pregnancy massage incorporates various styles and techniques depending on the needs and wants of the client. Each process boasts a different emotional or physical benefit:

  • deep tissue massage relieves tension and improves movement
  • relaxation massage helps to increase the metabolic rate and breaks down food
  • lymphatic drainage massage maintains circulation and decreases swelling
  • therapeutic massage eases stress and anxiety as well as increasing muscular strength

It’s not uncommon for all as many people use it.

When you have your first massage, your therapist will tell you how to lie. However, if you’re more than 13 weeks pregnant, your therapist will probably position you on your side as this is the most comfortable and strain-free pose. Pillows, cushions and towels will also support you so you can completely relax and not panic about holding yourself up. Sometimes massage tables will have ‘belly holes’ similar to where you rest your head, but these can increase the amount of pressure on the lower back, so you’ll need to discuss this with your therapist beforehand.

During the treatment, the therapist will massage your back, neck, shoulders, arms, hands, legs and feet. However, apart from the treated area, towels will cover you for comfort, to keep you warm and relaxed, so there’s no risk of overexposure here. Moreover, to help you unwind, the masseur will apply a blend of baby-friendly oils.

Generally, most therapists recommend you wait until your second trimester before you book in for a treatment. Still, depending on how often you usually have massages, you shouldn’t be turned away in your first trimester. We suggest that its advantageous to maintain regular treatments throughout the pregnancy continuing right up until birth. Each session lasts between an hour and an hour and a half.


Sports or performance

Manual therapy treatment for athletic performers based upon the demands of the game or performance on a specific body type at various points in the athlete’s training, development and competition.

We assess and implement myofascial and structural techniques for the leg, pelvis, back, arms, shoulders, chest, neck and head.


The Japanese believe that beauty is more than skin deep, and that to be beautiful, you have to be healthy too.

The fantastic thing about Tsuboki™ Japanese face massage is that it works on many levels at the same time. It impacts the body from the inside and the outside.

By working SUPERFICIALLY, we improve skin tone and lymph flow.

We can affect muscle tone and general appearance, as well as prepare the face for the next stage by working with the MUSCULATURE at a deeper level.

By working with the MERIDIANS that run through the face, we can affect the balance of health in the whole body. Besides, many of the TSUBOS have a specific beneficial effect on the appearance of the face.

By working with the LYMPHATIC system, we encourage the removal of metabolic waste products.

Many of the techniques can help to prevent lines, wrinkles, and puffiness – a natural facelift!