Hypnotherapy, reflexology, REIKI/HEALING

and swedish massage IN NORFOLK

History of Swedish Massage

Swedish Massage was developed by Peter Henrik Ling (1776-1839), a Swedish physician and athlete who combined Chinese medical massage techniques with sports medicine to create a technique for decreasing muscle soreness, increasing flexibility and promoting general health.

Strokes used in Swedish Massage include long and gliding movements generally applied with an oil or cream as a lubricant, kneading, vibration, tapping and friction.

Benefits of Swedish Massage

Reduces Stress

Many of us live demanding lives, both overscheduled and over-worked. Stress can manifest in the body with increased muscle tension and sometimes pain. Stress can manifest in the mind with increased worry or anxiety. Swedish Massage helps to clear the body and mind of unwanted responses to stress.

Increase Flexibility and Range of Motion

Swedish Massage will elongate the muscles, open the joints and decrease swelling, all of which will ease movement and increase flexibility.

Improve Posture

While postural imbalances have many sources, including overworked muscles due to repetitive strain, overcompensating muscles to ease stress on overworked muscles, prolonged sitting, or injury, Swedish Massage helps to ease the muscular holding that underlies postural imbalance.

Improve Blood Circulation and Nutrient Supply to Muscles

Massage dilates the blood vessels and widens the membrane pores in the body, improving your body’s ability to deliver fresh blood to muscles and organs.

Endorphin Release to Improve Mood

Research shows increased serotonin and dopamine in massage recipients, improving their mood and feeling of emotional well-being.

Flush out Metabolic By-products

As massage stimulates circulation, it flushes out lactic acid and uric acid that build up in muscles due to overuse.

Support Healthy Immunity

Because Swedish Massage also encourages the flow of lymphatic fluid, it increases lymphocytes, immune cells that are produced in the lymph nodesIncreases Energy. Increased circulation also means more oxygen delivered through the body, resulting in a boost in energy.

Improve Sleep

Studies show that getting a massage increases serotonin levels in the body, so you can fall asleep faster and stay asleep longer.

Relieve Headaches

Many headaches or migraines are a result of stress and/or poor circulation. Swedish Massage relieves the stress associated with tension headaches and improves circulation.

What should I expect from a Swedish Massage?

The massage session will take between 60 and 75 minutes. You will be given a chance alone to undress down to your underwear and lie face down on the massage table which is usually very comfortable, and cover yourself with the towels provided.

A full body massage costs £50 for 60 minutes or £65 for 75 minutes (to include head/face and feet).

Get in touch

I relocated from West Suffolk in 2020 and am now based near Fritton on the Norfolk/Suffolk border, close to Lowestoft, Somerleyton and Gorleston on Sea, with easy access from Gt Yarmouth, Beccles and Norwich. 

My spacious and comfortable treatment room is in a purpose-built extension of my country cottage in a parkland setting, with duck-ponds behind and just a short stroll from the Caldecott Hall golf course and Barn Works Fitness Spa. There is plenty of free parking available. 

I also run sessions two days a week and regular Usui Reiki Training courses with fellow therapist and Healer, Rob Tarry, in the quaint rural village of Congham, near King’s Lynn, with Sandringham and the beautiful North Norfolk coast close by.

Bed and Breakfast accommodation is available on site, if you want to enjoy a treatment as part of a longer break. www.highcottsbanb.co.uk

©Alison Rookes

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