What is massage ?
Massage therapy is a treatment used commonly to relieve tiredness and soreness in a persons muscles. Massage is an incredible way to increase the blood flow into the affected muscles which will leave you feeling reenergised and revitalised. A fully qualified masseuse is trained to identify the areas of tension in the body and using bespoke massage techniques they will relieve pain.
There are many different types of massage therapies that have different benefits.
Some that we offer at H3 wellbeing are:
H3 Holistic massage
This massage is designed to improve circulation, soothe muscles and provide deep relaxation. It uses five main techniques; stroking and gliding, kneading, rubbing, tapping or pounding, and vibration. It is what you probably consider a ‘typical’ massage. It is designed to stimulate the skin and nervous system and exercise the ligaments and tendons to keep them agile. This treatment can be incredibly relaxing and is popular due to its ability to reduce both emotional, and physical stress.
Deep tissue massage
Deep tissue massage uses slow, firm strokes and pressure to help ease and release tension deep in your muscles. Commonly used to treat chronic aches and pains and tension in the neck, back and shoulders, deep tissue massage is an intense but effective treatment.
Deep tissue massage is commonly used for medical reasons by physiotherapists and osteopaths, or through GP referral.
Pregnancy massage or prenatal massage
Designed to ease stress and relieve any aches and pains in the body during pregnancy, prenatal massage can help to relax and prepare expectant mums for labour.
Prenatal massage is a gentle therapy, involving light, rhythmic techniques, tailored to the woman’s needs and the current stage of pregnancy. Typically, pillows and/or a massage table will be used to enhance comfort and support the body during treatment.
Lymphatic Drainage massage
Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD) is a non-invasive treatment that uses gentle, low pressure, massage techniques to relax muscles and soothes nerves with repetitive rhythmic movements. Commonly used to treat Lymphedema, however MLD can still have great benefits even if you don’t suffer from a lymphatic condition because it has a deeply calming effect on the body. MLD works to remove fluid congestion in the lymphatic system, sometimes before congestion occurs, in order to detoxify the system. A reduction in fluid retention and swelling with an increase in circulation. Especially for those for have a lymphatic system blockage like lymphedema.
MLD can increase immunity for those with compromised immune systems or those suffering from a long-term illness. It is also known to boost metabolism, enhance digestion & improve hormonal balance.
Massage can help with:
Our Massage therapists
Muscles and joint pain
Injury caused by heavy lifting
Chronic muscle pain
And many more
Appointment type Cost Duration
Initial consultation £5 -
Massage treatment £35 30 mins
Massage treatment £60 60 mins
Massage treatment £85 90 mins
How do I know if I need to see a massage therapist?
If you are feeling pain or discomfort in your soft tissues such (muscles, joints, fascia ligaments and tendons), or you are suffering from any of the health issues listed you can book a consultation by calling 0208 347 6154