Gentlemen who have not been recommended by an existing client should make appointments at Fountain Therapies, Handcross.
All clients need to make sure they are wearing suitable underwear.
This is the most well known form of massage. It is a European form of massage intended to relax muscles and improve circulation with the use of massage oils and gentle manipulation. It can be used for relaxation, simulation or rehabilitation of the whole body.
Skin, blood & Lymphatic systems are stimulated;
improves blood circulation; aids cellular renewal & removes toxic waste; boosts immunity; improves muscle suppleness; loosens stiff joints; lowers blood pressure; relieves tension & stress.
Deep Tissue massage
Deep tissue massage therapy is similar to Swedish massage, but the deeper pressure is beneficial in releasing chronic muscle tension. The focus is on the deepest layers of muscle tissue, tendons and fascia (the protective layer surrounding muscles, bones and joints).
Massage techniques are used to release chronic muscle tension through slow and deep strokes.
Athletes or occasional sports enthusiasts; individuals with chronic joint or muscle injuries; individuals that perform repetitive work that cause considerable strain on muscles and joints; those who suffer from stress.
Hot Stones massage
Hot stone massage is a specialty massage where the therapist uses smooth, heated / cold stones as an extension of their own hands, or by placing them on the body. The heat can be both deeply relaxing and help warm up tight muscles so the therapist can work more deeply, more quickly. The use of hot and cold stones (thermotherapy) applied to the body helps to bring relief to tense sore muscles as well as peace and relaxation to mind , body and spirit.
Increase in blood circulation; blood pressure lowered; increase in lymphatic circulation; soothes nerve endings;
provides feeling of relaxation; improves skin condition and tone; aids removal of lactic acid; relaxes tight muscles; provides a feeling of well being; stone therapy works on a physical and spiritual level, therefore relaxes the client at the deepest level possible; assists with energy flow throughout the body; stone therapy helps to balance the energy centres of the mind and body ( known as the chakras); the stones powerful energies promote a meditative state of calm.
Pregnancy massage can be a wonderful benefit to both the mum and unborn baby. It supports a mother both emotionally and physiologically during a time when there are a lot of changes going on in her body such as pressure on joints, ligaments and organs which can cause pain and discomfort. A relaxing massage using gentle and gliding strokes are used, the treatment tailored to suit each mother. No sports or deep tissue is used because your joints are quite loose and it could cause damage.
For your comfort, the best position is to be lying on your side on the couch with pillow’s supporting your head and under your tummy. It is the easiest way to massage the neck, back and shoulders. If you prefer, there is also the option of sitting in a chair and with the support of pillows leaning against a massage couch.
Massage shouldn’t take place until you are in your 2nd Trimester (13 weeks onwards) as during the first 12 weeks of pregnancy there is a greater natural risk of miscarriage during this time than at any other time of the pregnancy.
Please note that you require your Doctor or Midwife’s consent prior to the treatment. It will be necessary for you to sign a statement saying that you have received verbal consent by either your Doctor or midwife to go a head with a massage.
Relaxing & calming the body and promoting better sleep
Reducing stress levels; Stimulating the circulation system around the body; Helping lymph drainage to get rid of toxins and to reduce oedema; Easing muscular aches & pains in the upper & lower back; Massaging the intercostals & pectoral muscles to help aid breathing; Helping to lower or keep high blood pressure balanced; Above all to give a sense of well-being.