HOLISTIC MASSAGE & BODYWORK THERAPY WITH JANE SMITH

It is increasingly recognised that Holistic Massage and Bodywork can provide a vital contribution to your health and wellbeing.

I use a wide range of techniques in my massage that may include Swedish massage, deeper tissue massage, holistic pulsing, Thai yoga stretches.  Subtle energy work with energy holds, breath work and visualisations. This enables me to tailor a session for your individual needs, as I don’t work in a routine way, but prefer to meet the individual needs of each person.  Also, your needs may change from session to session, season to season.   Throughout time, life’s changes and developments, and sometimes illnesses and disabilities change what people need from massage.

The intention of the session informs the touch, tone, speed and depth.  Taking into account the whole of you and the interaction of your mind and body to relax, uplift or invigorate. 

Massage and Bodywork can help:-

  • Relieve stress that life has placed on your body
  • Release muscles and mobilise joints strained from work, life, sport or gardening
  • Prepare for or recover from sports or sporting events
  • Explore the effects on your body of your personal history
  • Let go of patterns of movement that no longer serve you
  • Address emotional needs
  • Help you discover that feeling of spaciousness in your body

Holistic Massage and Bodywork can enable your body to find it’s own path to healing and restore its own unique balance.

I always feel honoured to work with individuals and help them achieve wonderful results – results that never stop surprising me.

Please note that I do not offer intimate massages.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What hours do you work?

    My diary remains flexible but does have a pattern. I work on a Monday afternoon, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. My latest appointment is usually 5pm and I do offer a 6pm appointment twice a week. Currently I don’t work on a Wednesday.

  • How will I know what kind of massage I need?

    After taking a confidential Health & Wellbeing assessment I tailor a massage session to your needs with you. It’s good to think about what has prompted you to book an appointment. Do you have physical pain or discomfort?  Do you feel stressed or tired, are you sleeping poorly or feeling a lack of energy? Do you want some time to yourself, without having to answer a telephone? Or is it that you really like having a massage for relaxation time?

    It is important that the massage session is about you and what we can achieve for you within a massage session or a block of sessions. My goal is always for you to leave with a sense of achieving what you need.

    I don’t do routine, one size fits all massage, it needs to be tailored for you and we’ll work that out from out initial discussions to achieve the best we can.

     

  • Regular sessions or is one massage enough?

    Sometimes one massage is enough – it maybe before or after a strenuous event, sports, decorating, gardening, moving or a long haul flight.

    When I work with clients on a regular basis, people get to know their own needs better and how massage can serve them. This is because massage allows you to feel your body, its aches, its needs and emotions – in a different way from which you are used to thinking about yourself. Clients say that they are able to ‘deeply relax’ when they become accustomed to massage, touch, relaxed breathing and letting go and the benefits of this are longer lasting.

  • How can I get the best from my massage?

    You have decided to invest your time and resources into taking care of yourself. Have a think about what time of day would be best for you – maybe so you don’t have to rush off to work afterwards, maybe at the end of a shift pattern, or you may have the day off – so you can take full advantage of the aftereffects of your session.

    Coming for a massage is a decision to invest some time and attention in yourself and if you can you could follow this on into the rest of your day.  These are some ideas, but equally you might feel energetic and enlivened.

    • Drinking some water
    • Having a nutritious meal
    • Meeting with people whose company you enjoy 
    • Having a nice walk
    • Having a rest
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