Duration: 1hr €50
90 mins €70
The concept of holistic massage is to provide a treatment which involves the whole person, mind, body and spirit. It aims to treat each person individually and bring the body back into balance. (homeostasis). The strokes used are based on those developed by Pehr Henrich Ling (1776-1839). He devised a series of both active and passive techniques which include effleurage, petrissage,tapotement, frictions and vibrations.
These can be mainly relaxing or stimulating depending on the client’s wishes. This has an immediate local and physiological effect on the part of the body been worked. This in turn affects the whole body by the stimulating and relaxing of the neural pathways.
WHAT HAPPENS DURING A TREATMENT?
During a massage each part of the body is worked separately and the rest remains covered by towels for privacy. You will be lying on a warm plinth, relaxing music will be played and candles and aromatherapy oil will be burnt to maintain a relaxing atmosphere. It is quite common for the client to fall asleep or go into a deep state of relaxation. This in turn helps the body to heal and the mind to switch off which is the aim of the treatment.
A full medical consultation will be carried out first to rule out any contraindications.
At the moment holistic massage is available for ladies only.