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NO HANDS® Massage is deep, releasing, rejuvenating and nourishing.
The New Massage
It is a dynamic new form of Massage that is sweeping across the world as one of the most powerfull new therapeutic Massage treatments available. It was conceived and developed by UK therapuist Gerry Pyves after 20 years of clinical testing.
It is Massage that works-on every level:
Physical Energetic Emotional Mental Spiritual
A Gentle Giant
It works because we literally do not use our hands, but instead uses the soft surfaces of our forearms. This means it is both deeper and more relaxing than conventional Massage. For this reason it has been called quote “The gentle giant of massage”.
This is massage for life, not just for the odd injury or occasional pampering, but massage to help your journey through life. Words and pictures can’t do justice to the “new massage” you can only understand it by feeling it.
The most ancient helping therapy on the planet got more powerful.
NO HANDS Massage is deeper and more effective than you ever thought possible. This is why NO HANDS massage has now become the massage treatment of choice for many professional massage therapists – because they know!
This massage is so powerful that you will feel the benefits long after the session has finished.
Deep Touch Nourishing Energising Touch Transforming Touch
What Clients Say….
“Fantastic experience! The most relaxing massage I have ever had. Very different experience will definitely be back!” (MSTL07)
“ Lovely sensation during the massage – diffuse but effective. Very effective at loosening tight areas, freeing up movement” (HAJP07)
“I received NO HANDS on my neck, shoulder and back, primarily to relief tension and strain from violin playing. I feel balanced, relaxed, with a sense of well being after each session. I have notice progressive relief in my neck and shoulder stiffness” (AMJC08)
(References means testimonials can be verified)
The NO HANDS Back Massage
This is a powerful way to release all the tension and undo the ‘knots’ that can develop in your spine, hips and neck. The strong muscles of the back can really benefit from the power and depth that is unique to NO HANDS.
This ‘Gentle Giant’ approach (soft and deep) means that you are able to free up not only your back muscles but also any of the blocked energy that can often result from such tension.
The aim of this treatment is that you will walk out of the session taller, looser and freer than when you walked in.
The NO HANDS Head Massage.
This treatment is actually a Massage of your whole head, neck, face and shoulders!
It is a deeply nurturing experience. Feeling the gentle depth of the NO HANDS approach all around your head and face is uniquely powerful. We carry a lot of stress and tension in the face and when we let these muscles relax the rest of the body relaxes, too.
Letting go of all the stresses and worries of the day can transform your whole being. This slow, deep work allows you to truly relax your whole body so you can leave the session both refreshed and rejuvenated.
The NO HANDS Foot Massage
This treatment is sheer bliss.
In many ancient traditions, the foot reflects your whole body. After this amazingly deep foot Massage you can leave with so much more than just relaxed feet – many people claim their whole body feels like it has been treated!
This session helps you to slow down and get yourself connected to your body again. Having your feet massaged so deeply (yet gently) means you can leave this session feeling so much more connected with yourself and your walk.
It is also a great way to literally ‘dip your toes’ into the NO HANDS experience!
The NO HANDS Full Body Massage
This is one powerfully flowing ‘head-to-toe’ Massage! It can be an unbelievable experience!
If you wish to have the full NO HANDS experience then this is the best way to do it. From beginning to end you feel yourself enveloped in the healing power of touch.
Your body will take whatever it needs from this treatment, whether it is nurturance, connection, release or rejuvenation. The power of this gentle giant of touch can be felt throughout your whole body…
Take time out – just feel it!
The word ‘Holistic’ is derived from the Greek word ‘holos’ meaning whole. Holistic massage takes into account the person’s whole being i.e. mind, body ,and sprit, rather than just the symptoms or ailment. We often over look how much our daily lives affect our bodies.
The stress of our busy lives can affect our bodies and mind which can leave us feeling tired and anxious. These factors are known as ‘integral biology’ and are taken into account when treating a person holistically. The massage and after care are tailored to suit the individual, based on their integral biology. This helps the person to help him or herself by following advice given by the holistic therapist, such as dietary and lifestyle changes.
The aim is to rebalance the body so it achieves homeostasis or balance. Holistic Massage can create improvements in quality of sleep and concentration, improve circulation and waste removal and is an accessible treatment for all ages.
Reflexology is the practice of applying pressure to specific points on the feet and hands to influence the health of corresponding parts of the body. “Pressure sensors” on the hands and feet connect with differnt parts of the body, and as reflexology techniques stimulate these sensors, waves of relaxation are sent through the body. Reflexology is used to aid health and encourage relaxation, prevent disease ,reduce pain and improve quality of life.
Sports massage combines the use of Swedish massage with additional more intensive techniques for the prevention and treatment of sports injuries.
It can be used as part of a training program to help prevent injury, as part of rehabilitation program to treat injury, as part of a warm up for an event and as part of the wind down after the event. Sports massage combines the use of Swedish massage with additional more intensive techniques for the prevention and treatment of sports injuries.
Techniques used during sports massage :
Neuro muscular Technique (NMT) used during Sports Massage.
Neuromuscular technique is a form of friction. Pressure is applied by finger or thumb over a sore point gradually increasing to the client’s pain threshold. The pressure is maintained till the pain begins to decrease. Deep pressure on a damaged area helps provoke a reflex in the nervous system which helps the muscle to relax in the area being treated.
Soft tissue release (STR) used during Sports Massage.
Soft tissue release combines pressure and movement,
pressure is applied to the muscle in a relaxed or shortened position .The muscle is stretched causing the fibers to lengthen and release any adhesions or stickiness.
Muscle energy technique (MET) used during Sports Massage.
Muscle energy techniques are a variety of techniques that involve restricted or resistive movements to stretch the muscle past its range of motion.
The history of Hot Stone Massage
The three main cultures which have heavily influenced how modern day Hot Stone Massage has evolved are the Hawaiians, Ancient Chinese and Native Americans. The Shang Dynasty dating back thousands of years shows the uses of Hot Stones by Ancient Chinese doctors to relieve stress, tension and pain. Native Americans also used hot rocks in their traditional sweat lodge ceremony. The large rocks were used to heat the sweat lodge while the smaller rocks were passed around and placed on specific areas of the body to relieve tension.
Hawaiians had a major part to play in how this form of massage is applied today. This is particularly true for Hahana Stone Massage, Customary uses included wrapping hot stones in leaves (ti leaves) with certain therapeutic properties and placing on sore muscles to reduce pain – like using a heat pack or poultice. Hot stones were also placed in shallow pits and covered with these same leaves, with the patient then laying on top of the leaves to allow the healing properties to infuse into the body. Volcanic stones are also said to have been rubbed over the body after a traditional Hawaiian Kahuna/Lomi-Lomi massage. The Hawaiians are still one of the most closely linked cultures to modern-day Hot Stone Massage and Stone Therapy.
What are Basalt Stones
Basalt stones are formed over millions of years from the lava that spills out of a volcano as it erupts. Over these years, they are exposed to all the elements (sun, heat, wind, rain and cold). These mineral stones are known for their heat retaining properties, which makes them a perfect choice for Hot Stone Massage. There are numerous varieties and the colours vary from grey to black. They are best used flat for effleurage and petrissage, for deep tissue massage use the stones on their edges.
What is a Hot Stone Massage
A Hot Stone Massage treatment consists of the therapist massaging heated basalt stones of various sizes over the client’s body. The heat from the stones is released deep into the muscles and, as the muscles relax, they allow a massage of greater intensity – it is said that one stroke of a heated stone is equivalent to 10 normal massage strokes and they act almost as a sedative. Not only is Hot Stone Massage a deeply relaxing experience for the client, but the therapist also benefits, as the stones reduce the strain placed on their hands and wrists. The treatment also increases flexibility as the connective tissues are relaxed and benefit from improving nutrients and removing waste products from the body.
This treatment is often used in conjunction with Chakra stones to balance the body and aid healing.
Benefits of Hot Stone Massage
Some of the benefits of a Hot Stone Massage treatment that you may experience:
• Stress relief
• Muscle relaxation
• Improves sleep
• Improved blood circulation
• Calming and soothing
• Helps relieve anxiety and tension
• Back pain
• Muscular aches and pains
• Improves circulation
• Lowers high blood pressure
• Promotes deep muscle and tissue relaxation