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What is Swedish Massage
Massage as we know it today has evolved from Eastern and Western traditions. The use of manual massage techniques is well-recorded in many ancient cultures. Records in China date back to 3000 BC and also the ancient Greeks used massage widely to maintain physical health.
Modern massage is said to have begun in the early 1800s and the greatest influence was a Swedish physiologist called Per Henrik Ling, who created a specific system of massage movements and techniques. We still refer to Swedish massage because of his influence.
Most massage techniques utilise the Swedish Massage as a foundation for a treatment. Generally, the use of the hands to manipulate the soft tissues of the body (i.e. the skin, muscles, tendons, ligaments) in a gentle, flowing massage with various degrees of pressure and stretching movements and strokes.
Benefits of massage
Visiting your Therapist
Please allow an extra 30 minutes for your first appointment to go through a confidential questionnaire, in order to give an accurate picture of your health, lifestyle and medical background. This will also give you the opportunity to ask questions and voice any concerns you may about the treatment.
The term 'Holistic' is derived from the Greek word "holos", meaning "whole", and as such aims to treat the whole individual, incorporating body, mind and spirit. This means that the whole person will be treated rather than concentrating on specific symptoms and problem areas.
Anne Tiller is a qualified, registered and fully insured Holistic Massage Therapist with training from ITEC (The International Therapy Examination Council).
Lena Taylor is a registered and fully insured Complementary Therapist, practising Aromatherapy, Swedish Massage and Reflexology.
She trained at the The Tisserand Institute of Holistic Aromatherapy and with ITEC (The International Therapy Examination Council).
Further studies include Lymphatic Drainage Massage (at ITEC) and Reiki (Levels 1, 2 and 3a with Reiki Master Allan Sweeney).
She is a member of the International Council of Holistic Therapists (MICHT).