Equilibrium Massage Therapies
(Manchester UK)

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Please try to ensure that you have showered or bathed before arriving for a massage. If you do not have time then free showering facilities are available for you to use before your massage begins (or after the massage). The massages take place in a private therapy room within the tranquil surroundings of my home in Old Trafford (near Hulme / Whalley Range area), where plenty of towels are provided for your warmth and privacy.

For each of the services detailed below, a treatment plan is agreed during the consultation before the treatment commences. Individual massage treatments are personalised, to ensure that the areas required receive sufficient attention. The following massage services are available, using either unscented or aromatherapy oils, depending on the preference of each individual:

Swedish Relaxing Massage
Aromatherapy Massage
Deep Tissue Hot Stone Massage
Hot Stone Therapy Massage
Indian Head Massage

Reiki Healing
Hopi Ear Candle Therapy

Quality massage oils, relaxing smells, subdued lighting and chilled music are all provided to help create a relaxing and comforting environment. If you have any particular relaxation music that you personally like then please feel free to bring it along on a CD for your massage session.

Many of my clients attend for regular treatments and I have been able to assist with a variety of conditions, ranging from removing physical pain and the reliance on painkillers to helping alleviate stresses and lifestyle problems. I strive to establish an ongoing rapport with clients to ensure that they always receive appropriate treatments, conducted in a professional, caring and relaxed setting.

If you have any further questions about the therapies provided, please feel free to contact me and I will be pleased to answer any of your questions.

Swedish Relaxing Massage

This treatment is available in 30, 60 or 90 minute sessions - see Rates section for details.

The massage provided is done using Swedish Massage techniques and is fairly firm but relaxing. This involves the use of fingers, hands and forearms, with oils, to glide over the skin and apply varying pressures to the underlying muscles and joints.

This massage is to promote stress relief, promote general well-being and give you chance to switch off and totally relax. The massage will be personalised depending on the requirements of the individual and paying more attention to any areas of concern. ...Back to top of page

Aromatherapy Massage

This treatment is available in 60 or 90 minute sessions - see Rates section for details.

Aromatherapy is the most holistic of the massages offered, using 100% pure quality essential oils, derived from plants, flowers, leaves, roots and bark, to target many issues of the body, mind and spirit. Each treatment begins with an assessment of where the client is at, in their physical, emotional and spiritual aspects.

Drawing from this, and with an understanding of what smells a client likes, the therapist devises an aromatherapy blend of essential oils. This is then mixed with a carrier oil for gently massaging the body, which transfers the oils into the client's system mainly through absorption into the skin, but also through inhalation.

Aromatherapy is an ancient art, dating back to 2000BC, used to help with many different issues, including emotional, mood, spiritual, circulation, digestion, muscular aches, joint pains, respiratory, skin, urinary and reproductive issues. Many issues can be targeted by one aromatherapy blend of essential oils.

Aromatherapy is not just about a nice smell, it is about finding personalised, effective blends of essential oils to help treat your whole system. Each massage and blend can give quite differing results for clients, depending on where they are at and what essential oils have been used...

More background information on the many benefits of Aromatherapy.

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Deep Tissue Hot Stone Massage

This treatment includes Hot Stones to help melt away your muscle tension!  This treatment is available in 30, 60 or 90 minute sessions - see Rates section for details.

This massage is performed by starting with a deeply warming Hot Stone Massage to really warm up and relax the muscles, giving a more intense level of relaxation than massage using hands. Neuro-Muscular techniques are then used to help break down muscle abnormalities found through palpating the muscles. This involves the use of fingers, hands, forearms and elbows, with oils, to glide over the skin and apply deeper pressure to the underlying muscles and joints.

This massage is more suitable for people with reoccurring aching muscles, those that find themselves aching after physical work or exercise, or people that just prefer a deeper, more effective massage. ...Back to top of page

Hot Stone Therapy Massage

This treatment is available in 60 or 90 minute sessions - see Rates section for details.

This combination of massaging with hot, smooth basalt stones and stone placement on the body helps a person's relaxation reach a deeper level that cannot be achieved with the hand massage. This system of massage, involving oils and hot stones has been used in many different cultures, from ancient times and is now seeing a rise in popularity again!

The massage therapist applies little pressure usually in a hot stone therapy massage and muscle tension seems to melt away more effortlessly. Hot stones stimulate circulation and sedate the nervous system, to add that feeling of complete calm and peace. Cold stones can then also be used to reverse these effects and help flush out toxins from the system and help reinvigorate the body.

More background information on Hot Stone Therapy Massage.

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Indian Head Massage

This treatment lasts approximately 40 minutes and includes massage of the back, shoulders, arms, neck, head and face - see Rates section for details.

This is a flexible form of massage that can be performed through a layer of clothing or with oils directly onto the skin. The massage focuses on stress relief for the upper body, as well as stimulating the head/scalp and face to give total relaxation and improve hair growth and condition. Although only the upper body is massaged, the Indian Head Massage routine provides a de-stressing program for the whole body.

It is a quick, effective form of stress busting, often used in the commercial world, to help lower stress levels and increase productivity. It also increases energy levels, creates a general sense of well-being, improves sleeping patterns and circulation within the body. ...Back to top of page

Reiki Healing

Reiki Healing is a deeply relaxing treatment for the whole body, especially effective for helping with stress, emotional/spiritual issues, as well as the physical. This treatment is available in 60 or 90 minute sessions and the client remains fully clothed throughout - see Rates section for details.

Reiki (pronounced 'Ray-Key') is a Japanese word, literally meaning "Universal Life Energy". It is an ancient healing method, that has been used throughout time to work with your personal energy to bring about equilibrium, inner harmony and healing to your mental, emotional, spiritual and physical well-being.

Reiki Healing is very useful holistic complement to medical care for conditions and helping to combat: 

  • Stress and stress-related ailments 
  • Anxiety and depression 
  • Issues with self-esteem and mental clarity 
  • Fatigue and problems sleeping 
  • Pain and tension within the body 
  • Relationship problems 
  • Grieving and life traumas 
  • Sexual/physical/emotional abuse 
  • Living with chronic conditions, such as cancer 
  • Depleted immune systems, such as after a bad illness 

Reiki is also a very good alternative for people who do not feel comfortable being massaged, as all clothing remains on and it is a very non intrusive treatment.  

When the flow of life energy within our bodies becomes blocked or disrupted, emotional / physical health problems tend to occur within us. Reiki Healing helps unblock these energy issues, working with re-balancing our chakras, mending our aura, and brings about a deep inner tranquility and grounding calm.

Reiki is not a religion and will work regardless of your belief system. The only pre-requisite is the desire to be healed.

Reiki Healing takes place with the client fully clothed, as comfortable as possible, either lying on a massage couch or sitting on a chair. Closing the eyes and becoming relaxed, the treatment will then begin. The practitioner then gently places their hands, non-intrusively, over various parts of the body. They channel Reiki from the Universe, through their body, and it is felt by the client as a very warm (sometimes cold) sensation.

Everyone experiences different sensations upon each Reiki Healing treatment they receive. The most common experiences are of deep, blissful relaxation, floating, tingling, warmth, heaviness, lightness, movement or release. Some see bright colours, vivid images of people and places.

At the end of the treatment, you may feel invigorated and energised or you may feel dazed and ready to have a nap. Make sure that you have time to rest after your Reiki Healing session if you need to. Go with the flow and how you feel. The Reiki goes on working for days after, and more effectively so when you are sleeping.

Reiki is a very powerful healing source and should be approached with an open mind in order to receive its full benefits in life.

Further information about Reiki and its benefits...

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Hopi Ear Candle Therapy

This treatment lasts approximately 45 minutes and includes facial lymphatic drainage and relaxing facial massage - see Rates section for details.

This is a gentle and non-invasive method of helping clear the ear cavities and sinuses of unwanted build-ups and irritations. The therapy involves a facial lymphatic drainage massage before the hollow candles are used in each ear, by gently inserting them into the very top of the ear canal, so a seal is formed. Then each candle is lit, secured by the therapist, creating a vacuum, which gently draws out debris from the cavities within the ear/head.

After each ear has been treated in this way, the therapy is finished with a lovely relaxing facial massage, to help further relax the muscles in the head and help the loosening and movement of unwanted build-ups.

I use only the most superior quality Hopi Ear Candles from Biosun. Further information about the ingredients, history and benefits of the Hopi Ear Candles.

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Page last updated: 15th January, 2018