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Massage Treatments -Shantih Therapies

Deep Tissue Massage Treatment

This is a massage using specific techniques to break down muscle knots or adhesions that are found in the fascia of the body causing pain, disrupting the circulation and even causing a limited range of motion.

I also introduce therapeutic tuning forks to be used on the body, which supports the loosening of the tight fascia.  These are very beneficial using vibration to break up the knots and restore circulation.

It is very beneficial for chronic aches and pain and tightness. 

Deep tissue massage is not a relaxing treatment though this element comes after the body has been worked on and restrictions removed from the fascia of the body.

€60 – Session 60min

Indian Head Massage Treatment

Though Indian head massage was originally designed for use on the head only, today it has been westernised to include other parts of the body vulnerable to stress such as the shoulders, upper arms and neck.

This particular massage keeps hair healthy, improves hair growth and hair condition but also takes on the role of a stress management treatment by incorporating the neck, shoulders and upper arms in the massage.

Benefits of regular Indian head massage:

  • Improvement in hair condition
  • Reduction in stress levels, alleviating tension/migraine headaches
  • Increased energy levels and improved sleep patterns
  • Improves posture, joint mobility & relieves pain and discomfort
  • Promotes a general sense of well being
  • Increases circulation and lymphatic drainage

Contra indications to this massage:

  • high temperature or fever
  • acute infectious disease
  • skin or scalp infections

€60 – Session 60min

Lomi Lomi Massage Treatment

Lomi Lomi Nui Massage is an ancient Hawaiian healing art, the purpose of which is to heal, align and balance the mind, body and spirit.  It is given and received in the spirit of Aloha.  It is characterized by its flow, use of forearms in a rhythmic dance all around the body, connecting with the breath (Ha) and using the principles of Huna – Hawaiian esoteric knowledge to bring healing to mind, body and spirit. It is a full body massage using oils.

Benefits of regular Lomi Lomi massage:

  • Break-up fibrous deposits & lactic acid
  • Improve circulation of blood & lymph
  • Eliminate toxins & oedema
  • Alleviate muscle spasm & stiff joints
  • Increase metabolism & energy
  • Complete alignment of the body
  • Reclaim the youthfulness & grace of your body-mind
  • A level of spirit is awakened that penetrates deeply into a realm of ancient wisdom
  • Cleanse, revitalise & connect all aspects of self
  • Connect to the deepest core of your being where peace resides

€60 – Session 60min

Fertility Massage Treatment

Fertility Massage is a deep, yet gentle, non-invasive therapy whose core essence is abdominal-sacral massage.

The main focus of the massage is the abdomen from the pubic bone to the ribs, the lower lumbar and sacrum areas of the body. It brings the organs within the abdominal area back into alignment, releasing pressure and tension and strengthening the surrounding muscles and ligaments.  It is working on the areas relating to our reproductive and digestive systems.

€70 – Session 75min

Pregnancy Massage Treatment

Gentle massage after the first trimester of pregnancy is deeply relaxing and gives relief to back, hips and legs.

  • Decreased back and leg pain
  • Improved sleep
  • Decreased levels of stress hormones, lowering anxiety.
  • Reduces swelling in hands, feet and ankles
  • Helps increase blood circulation, which in turn delivers more oxygen to the mother and baby
  • Stimulates the release of the body’s natural pain killers, endorphins

€60 – Session 60min

Restorative Women’s Massage

This is a nourishing and nurturing massage treatment that supports women through the many cycles of life. It is therapeutic and transformative, releasing physical and emotional congestion from the body.  This massage restores balance and harmony. Its strength of application lays in its ability to assist women to re-connect to their deepest core and offers them an opportunity for understanding and experiencing the unity of their BodyMind. 

€60 – Session 60min

Why

The Benefits of Regular Massage

  • Alleviates pain
  • Reduces stress, helps to relieve accumulated tensions and calms a troubled mind
  • Improves immune function
  • Increases attentiveness and learning
  • Reduces the number of headache days in migraine headaches
  • Reduces pain and increases range of motion in individuals with low back pain
  • Improves sleep patterns. It is a great natural remedy for insomnia
  • Lowers anxiety levels
  • Regular massage is effective in controlling high blood pressure caused by stress and tension
  • Improves muscle tone
  • Stimulates the nervous and endocrine systems
  • The lymphatic system is stimulated assisting in the elimination of toxins and poisons
  • Activates circulatory system
  • Digestion is improved. Constipation and bowel problems subside
  • An excellent form of preventative medicine

Fertility Massage

The techniques used in the fertility massage treatment are pulsing, rebozo, guided visualisation and reflexology combined with the body massage.

Eighty percent of our immune system lives in our digestive tract.  Immunity, digestion and fertility are closely linked.  An imbalanced immune system has been said to be the cause of 40% of unexplained infertility problems.  Immunity issues are also closely linked to miscarriages.  The gut is known as our second brain as it holds many nerve neurons.  95% of the body’s serotonin (happy hormone) is found in the gut.  A big part of our emotions are probably influenced by the nerves in our gut. Unwanted memories can sit here, waiting for us to have the courage to release them.

Fertility massage helps to loosen hardened debris that has been living in your gut for years and encourages a natural movement and emotional release.  Stress and emotional upsets are linked to infertility, therefore releasing past emotional traumas leaves the body feeling lighter and freer.

Massage increases circulation to all parts of the body and works on the lymphatic system.  This means better digestion, immune system boosted, hormonal balance and synchronised communication within the body/mind system.

This massage benefits all women where ever they are in their life’s journey, from the teenager with menstrual issues to those women experiencing the menopause.  We are creative beings and we hold this power and our feminine energy in this part of our body.  This modality helps us to re-connect to this wisdom that is always within us.

 

Benefits of Fertility Massage

Fertility Support Programme

This treatment programme is for twelve weeks.  The sperm take 3 months to develop and the egg takes 3 months to reach maturity. It is important for a couple planning to conceive to practice healthy living including diet, nutrition, exercise and relaxation.

Complimentary therapies can support the couple on this fertility journey, helping them relax, de-stress, strengthen mind, body and spirit and balance all the systems of the body needed to enhance fertility.

Treatments can be received once a week, fortnightly, or monthly.  Optimally a weekly treatment is best.

The client may choose which treatment they wish to receive or have a combination of therapies.  All treatments are bespoke to the individual.  Other modalities may be added during the session such as crystal healing and sound healing.

 

Fertility Massage Treatments - Shantih Therapies Ireland

Blood Circulation

Increases blood circulation to the uterus, ovaries and fallopian tubes and to the digestive system

Hormonal Balance

By helping to balance the hormonal balance and support conception 

Boosts Egg Health

By increasing oxygenated blood flow to the ovaries which may suffer from lack of nutrients

Assists Elimination

By helping the body to rid itself of old stagnant blood, tissues and scar tissue.

Dissolve Adhesions

Breaks up pelvic adhesions* and stimulates blood flow to speed up recovery of scars

Reduces Pain

Reduces pain and cramps during the menstrual cycle and helps to regulate the cycle

Encourages Detox

Encourages detoxification in the body and helps to eliminate bloating and water retention

Reduces Inflammation

Due to PCOS, cysts and fibroids as well as resolving blockages in the fallopian tubes

*Adhesions are a contributory factor in nearly 40% of infertility cases

Treatments for Women

» Fertility Massage

» Fertility Reflexology

» Bodymind Balancing

Treatments for Men

» Bodymind Balancing

» Reflexology

» Reiki

Can Help with

Infertility/miscarriage

Endometriosis/fibroids

Hormonal imbalance

Lack of menstrual cycle

Painful menstruation

Poor egg health/weak ovulation

Infertility due to stress

PCOS

Clotting

Cysts

Constipation or diarrhea

Bloating or excess wind

IBS

Crohn’s disease

Celiac disease

Colitis

Lower back pain

Stress

Helps release trapped emotions & suppressed feelings

Supportive in cases of loss, grief, fear and anger

Deep Tissue Massage

This massage treatment uses specific techniques to break down muscle knots or adhesions that are found in the fascia of the body causing pain, disrupting the circulation and even causing a limited range of motion.

I also introduce therapeutic tuning forks to be used on the body, which supports the loosening of the tight fascia.  These are very beneficial using vibration to break up the knots and restore circulation.

Firm pressure strokes and deep slow strokes are used mostly in the areas of the body around the lower and upper back, shoulders, neck and legs.

It is very beneficial for chronic aches and pain and tightness. 

Deep tissue massage is not a relaxing treatment though this element comes after the body has been worked on and restrictions removed from the fascia of the body.

 

Benefits of Deep Tissue Massage

It is important that you hydrate well after every massage to flush out toxins that have been released during the massage.

You may feel some soreness in the areas I have worked on during deep tissue massage for a day or so, but this will pass.

Sometimes a few deep tissue massages will be needed to solve a problem area.   Soaking in an Epsom salt bath for 20 minutes can help to relieve the soreness.

There are occasions when you will need a letter of approval from your doctor confirming it is in order for you to receive a massage.  When you have concerns it is always best to contact your medical physician first and talk to them.

Massage treatments are very therapeutic and supportive but do not replace any medical treatments needed by the client.

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Reduces inflammation

 

Breaks up scar tissue

 

Improves mobility

Reduces anxiety

Increases circulation

Reduces muscle tension

Treats back pain & sciatica

Reduces high blood pressure

Total Contra-Indications

» Recent operations or acute injuries

» Skin diseases

» Fever

» Contagious diseases including colds or flu

» Cancer

» Under the influence of drugs or alcohol

» Pregnancy

» Neuritis

Local Contra-Indications

I will not be able to massage over any areas that are affected by:

» Bruising

» Cuts, abrasions

» Sunburn

» Undiagnosed lumps or bumps

» Varicose veins

» Inflammation

Restorative Women’s Massage

Restorative women’s massage is a nourishing and nurturing massage that supports women through the many cycles of life.  It is therapeutic and transformative, releasing physical and emotional congestion from the body. 

It restores balance and harmony.  Its strength of application lays in its ability to assist women to re-connect to their deepest core and offers them an opportunity for understanding and experiencing the unity of their BodyMind. 

The main focus of this massage is the lower lumbar and sacrum area of the body together with working on the front of the body in the abdominal area.  It releases stress and tension in these areas, where we store and hold emotional hurts and pain, mental patterns that are not serving our well-being and physical discomfort related to the general day to day working of the body.

This massage also helps to balance the hormonal system, increase circulation, improve general health and give a woman a greater sense of well-being and in touch with her own creativity.

The intention and focus of this massage is to restore a greater sense of self, emotional wholeness, a feeling of connectedness to your body and soul and a knowingness that you are complete, whole and perfect just as you are right now.

This is achieved through a combination of body massage, rebozo wrapping, meditation and visualisation, sound healing and energy healing.

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