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Massage

Massage therapy is one of the oldest healthcare practices known. Used by the Chinese, Hindus, Egyptians, Persians, and ancient Greeks, the benefits of various types of massage have been documented for centuries. Massage therapy is the scientific manipulation of the soft tissues of the body for the purpose of normalizing those tissues and consists of a group of manual techniques that include applying fixed or movable pressure, holding and/or causing movement to parts of the body. While massage therapy is applied primarily with the hands, sometimes the forearms or elbows are used. These techniques affect the muscular, skeletal, circulatory, lymphatic, nervous and other systems of the body. The basic philosophy of massage therapy embraces the concept of vis medicatrix naturae , which means "aiding the ability of the body to heal itself."

Aromatherapy is a treatment most commonly associated with massage as this uses various kinds of essential oils to further support the benefits of this therapy by enabling targeted aromatic and topical relief. Topical application of these specific oils to various areas of the body brings balance and harmony while fostering a truly holistic wellness experience. The use of essential oils in massage is a fantastic way to maximize the healing power of the massage itself. When combined with essential oils, a massage can have a powerful calming or energizing effect, depending on the oil chosen and the strokes of the masseuse (quick movements will stimulate, while slow movements relax).

The Chimes Massage

The masseuse uses a combination of techniques incorporating Swedish, Deep Tissue, Hawaiian, Balinese and Reflexology according to your body's condition. When you book a massage this is the standard massage provided by all our therapists.

Specialist Massages (Subject to availability of specialist therapist)

Sport/Deep Tissue Massage

Surrender to massage pressure that focuses on re-aligning deeper layers of muscles and connective tissue. This is especially beneficial for sports injuries or chronically tense and stiff areas such as neck, shoulders and low back area.

Hawaiian Lomi Lomi

Its actually literally means "Loving Massage" by the polynesians. This a unique, flowing,vibrant and relaxing full body massage that uses hands, forearm in long fluid-like strokes of varying rhythm and intensity all around the body. Cleansed by wave upon wave of loving touch and purified by the release of negative tensions. This massage has the ability to go to the core of one's being and reunites body & mind with spirit.

Lymphatic Drainage

This a  massage that stimulates the lymphatic system that aids in the removal of toxins and restoring the body, making the immune system more efficient. This massage uses light circular motions and long, gentle, rhythmic strokes and soft-pumping movements to increase lymphatic flow into your system, soothes the mind with the aim of getting rid of toxins in your body. 

Shiatsu

Enjoy this dry, finger pressured form of massage that helps to stimulate the body's inherent ability to heal itself. This treatment is based on the Oriental healing concepts that treat vital energy points on the body thus releasing blockage and rebalancing energy flow and relieving you of stress that gives off revitalising feeling. 

Reflexology

Experience the Ingham Method of Reflexology, an alternative medicine form of massage. This is a gentle art of using hands to apply pressure to specific or zones in the feet and hands, relieving stress and redirecting Qi energy. Pressure on these zones of the hands & feet is linked to the glands, organs and parts of the body. Considered to be a neutral alternative medicine and holistic approach in healing and can be used to restore and maintain the body's natural equlibrium and encourages our body's natural ability to heal itself. 

Balinese Hot Stone

This is a specialty massage that uses smooth, heated stones. They are often basalt, a black volcanic rock that absorbs and retains heat well. It is a deeply soothing, relaxing form of massage. The heat helps tight muscles release.
Before you arrive, the massage therapist sanitizes the stones and heats them in 120 and 150 degree water.
* The therapist uses traditional strokes of Balinese massage while holding a heated stone. As the stone cools, the therapist replaces it with another.
* The therapist might also leave heated stones in specific points along your spine, or in the palms of your hand, or even between your toes to improve the flow of energy in your body.

Pre-Natal Massage

Is a massage designed especially for expected mothers on their 2nd & 3rd trimester. This soothing treatment improves blood and lymph circulation, keeps all joints strong and aligned thus relieving muscle soreness associated with the body's adjustment to its changing  center of gravity. This massage aims to increase flexibility, improve sleep, relieve anxiety caused by hormonal changes, ease muscle  fatigue, help control varicose veins and increase blood and fluid circulation by providing more oxygen and nutrients to the cells of the mother & baby.

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