The Zen Health Clinic are now offering Massage treatments at our London Clinic.
All therapies help to deeply relax the mind and body and can help relieve stress, tension, and depression, alleviate pain, mobilise joints and rid the body of toxins or just simply come and enjoy, for pure relaxation and pampering.
Swedish Massage Therapy
Swedish massage therapy can be very gentle and relaxing. If you have never had massage before, this is a good one to try first. The term ´Swedish´ massage is actually only recognized in English, Quebecois or Dutch speaking countries. Elsewhere the style is referred to as ´classic massage´.
Swedish massage uses five styles of long, flowing strokes to massage. The five basic strokes are effleurage (sliding or gliding), petrissage (kneading), tapotement (rhythmic tapping), friction (cross fibre) and vibration/shaking.
Swedish massage has shown to be helpful in reducing pain, joint stiffness, and improving function in patients with osteoarthritis of the knee over a period of eight weeks. It has also been shown to be helpful in individuals with poor circulation.
- 30 Minute Swedish Massage Session £85.00
- 60 Minute Swedish Massage Session £150.00
Hot Stone Massage
Heated, smooth stones are placed on certain points on the body to warm and loosen tight muscles and balance energy centers in the body.
A stone massage uses cold or water-heated stones to apply pressure and heat to the body. Stones coated in oil can also be used whilst delivering various massaging strokes.
The hot stones used are commonly Basalt stones (or lava rocks) which over time have become extremely polished and smooth. As the stones are placed along the back, they help to retain heat which then deeply penetrates into the muscles, releasing tension.
- 30 Minute Hot Stone Massage Session £85.00
- 60 Minute Hot Stone Massage Session £150.00
Sports massage is specifically designed for people who are involved in physical activity. But you don´t have to be a professional athlete to have one-it´s also used by people who are active and work out often. The focus isn't on relaxation but on preventing and treating injury and enhancing athletic performance.
A combination of techniques are used. The strokes are generally faster than Swedish massage. Facilitated stretching is a common technique. It helps to loosen muscles and increase flexibility.
- 30 Minute Sports Massage Session £85.00
- 60 Minute Sports Massage Session £150.00
Thai massage originated in India and is based on ayurveda and yoga. The technique combines massage with yoga-like positions during the course of the massage. The northern style emphasizes stretching while the southern style emphasizes acupressure.Like shiatsu, Thai massage aligns the energies of the body using gentle pressure on specific points. Thai massage also includes compressions and stretches.
The therapist moves and stretches you into a sequence of postures. It´s like yoga without doing any work. Thai massage is more energizing than other forms of massage. It is also reduces stress and improves flexibility and range of motion.
- 30 Minute Thai Massage Session £85.00
- 60 Minute Thai Massage Session £150.00
Contraindications For Massage
Contraindications to massage include deep vein thrombosis, bleeding disorders or taking blood thinners such as Warfarin, damaged blood vessels, weakened bones from cancer, osteoporosis, or fractures, bruising, and fever.