Therapeutic Massage

Judy uses a range of massage techniques to enhance her acupuncture treatments leaving you feeling refreshed and wonderfully relaxed.

Swedish Massage

In the nineteenth century a Swede, Per Henrik Ling, developed Swedish Massage – a range of therapeutic massage techniques combining ancient massage practices with modern knowledge of physiology. Swedish Massage works primarily on the muscles, ligaments and tendons affecting the body’s fluid balance, blood and lymph via the muscular, circulatory and lymphatic systems. Gentle abdominal massage may also improve function of internal organs.

Usually a natural oil, such as sweet almond oil, is applied to the skin as a lubricant to ensure smooth contact. Essential oils such as lavender or arnica oil may be added for their additional therapeutic effect. Swedish Massage can be relaxing or stimulating depending on the speed, type and pressure of techniques used and beneficial in helping treat a wide range of conditions.

Chinese Acupressure Massage – tui na

Chinese Massage (tui na) works on the same principles as acupuncture aiming to rebalance the body’s vital energy by stimulating acupressure points on the body. A tui na practitioner needs to be trained in Acupuncture/Chinese Medicine and able to make a Chinese Medical diagnosis to determine which points and techniques to use.

Like acupuncture, tui na is used to treat a wide range of internal conditions such as insomnia, painful periods, and digestive problems as well as muscle and joint aches and pains, stiff neck, back pain etc. Tui na can safely be used in infants and children as an alternative to acupuncture for the treatment of conditions such as asthma. Tui na may be applied through the clothes or using therapeutic Chinese Massage lotions, such as warming Redflower Oil.
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Facial Acupressure Massage

This uses stimulating Chinese Massage (tui na) techniques on the face to help enhance skin tone and colour, brighten the eyes, eliminate puffiness and shadows under the eyes, reduce lines and furrows and firm jowls. Click here for more information on Facial Enhancement treatments.

Benefits of Therapeutic Massage

Both Swedish and Chinese Massage are forms of remedial or therapeutic massage which can be used to treat specific health problems as well as enhancing wellbeing. The therapeutic benefit of massage extends way beyond relaxation; though it is widely accepted that relaxation itself has beneficial effects on our health. Massage has the potential to influence our emotions, our internal biochemistry and physiology as well as our joint and muscle function.

All my massage treatments are specifically designed to meet your individual health needs. Massage is an art as well as a science. In addition to having important theoretical knowledge about the body and how it works, an experienced massage therapist has the skills to recognise which techniques are most suitable for a given individual and their condition and the speed and pressure with which to apply them.

Massage can be very effectively combined with acupuncture treatments to treat specific ailments or for stress relief and relaxation.

Contraindications to massage

Massage is suitable for most people, including children and babies. But there are a few situations when massage should not be used, for example when you have a temperature, or where massage should not be used on certain parts of the body, for example when tissues are inflamed, over varicose veins or recent scars.

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Private Health Insurers

Judy is a registered acupuncture provider for the following private medical insurers:
  • AVIVA
  • CS HEALTHCARE
  • PRUHEALTH
  • SIMPLY HEALTH
  • WPA
If you want to reclaim your acupuncture fees via your insurer, please check with them in advance.