Treatment

All consultations will include a Postural Assessment + Treatment + Exercise and Lifestyle Advice.



A tailored treatment plan will be made based on the individual necessities.


Treatment may include:
Deep/Soft Tissue Technique, Joint Articulation, Muscle Energy Technique (MET) and/or Lymphatic Drainage.

Nowadays there are so many names and types of massage that it can be a bit confusing when deciding which one is needed. Below, I will try to explain what each technique that is being offered is like and what the goal is when performing them. I hope this helps to give clarity.

Soft/Deep Tissue Manipulations




are intended to stretch tense muscles via a slow and rhythmic application; break down fibrous tissue increasing circulation, bringing new influx blood into a specific area and flushing toxins; inhibit nerve impulses through the muscles getting the muscle to relax. They are ideal for anyone who can take some pressure and are tired of paying money trying different types of massage that don’t seem to find the actual spot of pain.

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Articulatory Technique




consists of a passive movement applied in a smooth rhythmic fashion to gradually stretch contracted muscles, ligaments and periarticular tissue to provide a better range of joint movement. ideal for those feeling restricted, this technique is often used in combination with others.

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Muscle Energy Technique




uses the gentle muscle contractions of the client to relax and lengthen muscles, normalize joint motion and decrease pain. Perfect for those feeling very restricted, this technique is often used in combination with others.

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Sports Massage




is a combination of the techniques mentioned above tailored to suit each individual’s needs. This can be used on, but not limited to, muscle soreness after training, workout or weight lifting.

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Lymphatic Drainage




is a very nice and gentle massage, the pressure is just like a gentle stretch on the skin. Often found to reduce swelling, cellulitis and joint pain as well as improving sleep quality.

The lymphatic system is our natural immunity system, it is a parallel circulatory system that recycles the blood by draining excess fluid from tissue spaces and transporting essential vitamins and fats absorbed by the gastrointestinal tract to the blood. Lymph is the fluid that flows through this amazing system, transporting plasma proteins back to the bloodstream; removing and transporting bacteria and cell debris from a damaged area into lymphatic circulation to be filtered out and destroyed by lymph nodes; carrying lymphocytes (our body’s soldiers) to different parts of the body to facilitate immune responses. The hands on lymphatic drainage stimulates the lymphatic system, therefore, boosting the body’s immunity and increasing circulation.

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Prices




The price will be charged per treatment not per technique performed.

Payment by cash, Paypal, and cards:

cards accepted
Contra-indication

BEFORE BOOKING please make sure you contact Vanessa to inform her of any of the following conditions:

Fever, inflammation, high blood pressure, serious heart disease, infectious disease, open wounds and cuts, thrombosis and embolism, varicose veins, alcohol or drug addiction, tuberculosis, menstruation.

Tips and Aftercare




Deep Tissue / Sports Massage


Be prepared to undress to underpants and bra (avoid under wired ones as they stop lymph flow), please wear comfortable cotton ones.

Remember to use the toilet prior to treatment.

Make sure you don’t eat a heavy meal before getting a massage.

Keep well hydrated before and after treatments as this will allow released toxins to be expelled.

You may experience some muscle soreness for 24-48 hours after treatment. If needed, please apply ice.

DO NOT drink alcohol, stimulants such as coffee or recreational drugs before or after any treatment as they will overload your liver for at least 24 hours before or after the treatment

Plan ahead so you are able to have time to REST after your treatment as this will allow your body to regenerate and heal.

An increased range of motion, a sense of joint 'freedom' and pain relief is usually experienced immediately after treatment.

Lymphatic Drainage


Same as for the other treatment but without the soreness as it is a very gentle approach, just enough pressure to stretch the skin.

Please allow time for some light activity such as a short walk of about 10 minutes immediately after treatment, as it is one of the major aftercare tips to follow.


A few commonly experienced healing responses after:
  • You may feel an increase in urination frequency and odour.
  • Increased sweat
  • Thirst
  • Tiredness and the need for a nap
  • Reduction in swelling
  • Ear and sinus drainage
  • Improved sleep quality