Massage

Andrea Tel: 00356 79337948

Avril Tel: 00356 99869279

Massage

Swedish Massage Therapy

This is the most common type of massage therapy in the United States. It is also known as Swedish massage or simply massage therapy.

Massage therapists use long smooth strokes, kneading, and circular movements on superficial layers of muscle using massage lotion or oil.

Swedish massage therapy can be very gentle and relaxing.

If you've never had massage before, this is a good one to try first. 

2) Aromatherapy Massage

Aromatherapy massage is massage therapy with the addition of one or more scented plant oils called essential oils to address specific needs.

The massage therapist can select oils that are relaxing, energizing, stress-reducing, and balancing, etc. One of the most common essential oils used in aromatherapy massage is lavender.

Aromatherapy massage is particularly suited to stress-related conditions or conditions with an emotional component..

3) 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.

The massage therapist may also hold stones and apply gentle pressure with them. The warmth is comforting. Hot stone massage is good for people who have muscle tension but prefer lighter massage.

4) Deep Tissue Massage

Deep tissue massage targets the deeper layers of muscle and connective tissue. The massage therapist uses slower strokes or friction techniques across the grain of the muscle.

Deep tissue massage is used for chronically tight or painful muscles, repetitive strain, postural problems, or recovery from injury.

People often feel sore for one to two days after deep tissue massage

5) Shiatsu

Shiatsu is a form of Japanese bodywork that uses localized finger pressure in a rhythmic sequence on acupuncture meridians.

Each point is held for for two to eight seconds to improve the flow of energy and help the body regain balance.

People are normally pleasantly surprised when they try shiatsu for the first time. It is relaxing yet the pressure is firm, and there is usually no soreness afterwards.

6) Thai Massage

Like shiatsu, Thai massage aligns the energies of the body using gentle pressure on specific points. Thai massage also includes compressions and stretches.

You don't just lie there--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.

7) Pregnancy Massage

Also called prenatal massage, pregnancy massage is becoming increasingly popular with expectant mothers. Massage therapists who are certified in pregnancy massage know the proper way to position and support the woman's body during the massage, and how to modify techniques.

Pregnancy massage is used to reduce stress, decrease swelling, relieve aches and pains, and reduce anxiety and depression. The massage is customized to a woman's individual needs

8) Reflexology

Although reflexology is sometimes called foot massage, it is more than simple foot massage. Reflexology involves applying pressure to certain points on the foot that correspond to organs and systems in the body. Reflexology is very relaxing, especially for people who stand on their feet all day or just have tired, achy feet.

9) Sports Massage

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.

10) Back Massage

We offer 30-minute back massages. If a back massage is not expressly advertised, you can also book a 30- or 40-minute massage and ask that the massage therapist to focus on your back.

11) Lomi Lomi

Lomi lomi is an ancient form of massage derived from the islands of Hawaii.

Lomi-lomi is an unusual massage, traditionally based on philosophy of Huna, which teaches that in the world circulates a kind of life-giving energy called ‘mana’. In ancient times the massage was performed by Kahunas – priests and guardians of mystic knowledge and healing system. They joined the massage with dancing around a stone altar. The ritual was usually performed for the chosen ones – people who were supposed to exercise authority in the community. The massage lasted for many hours, even days, accompanied by the sound of healing hymns.

‘Lomi’ is a Hawaiian name which means ‘massage’. In literal translation it means pressing but also stroking – ‘ touching with a soft paw of a content cat’. Repating the word ‘lomi’ gives it a double power and shows how special it is. Lomi-lomi gives you the special feeling of bliss and satisfaction. The massage is performed on the whole physical body as well as on the energetic ‘bodies’ which surround the physical one. The massage is like a  dance around the patient with great harmony and grace, which looks  really beautiful .Its techniques different  from western massage through application of forearm movements and stretch techniques.

The massage goes as deep as the recipient can tolerate, so it can be very powerful. Hawaiians believe that negative energy can cause blockages in your ‘mana’ (life force or spiritual power). These blockages can become trapped  also in joints, so various stretches and rotations are performed during the massage to ‘release’ these negative energies. The massage is fluid, rhythmical, communicative and nurturing which evokes trust with the patient.

Benefits:

Deep relaxation , peaceful mind ,self-confidence

Increases circulation and lymphatic drainage ridding the body of toxins.

Transverse strokes and stretches relax tight, tense muscles.

Deep tissue work breaks- up muscular adhesions which cause restricted motion.

For the nervous system it can reduce pain and nervous tension.

Stretches and rotations improve the elasticity of tendons and increases mobility.

Realignment of muscles, bones and tissue ensures a complete therapeutic treatment.

It is beneficial for a number of conditions:  restricted movement, sport injury, work related tension, stress, dull aches and pain, arthritis, depression and insomnia

Your therapist

Andrea Grancini

Massage and movement therapist

Andrea Grancini
Avril Gribbon

Massage and beauty therapist

Andrea Grancini
Get in touch
​Tel: ​00356 2131 3994
Mobile: 00356 9942 6869
Email: tigneholisticcentre@gmail.com

Address: 25 Tigne Street, Sliema, Malta

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