Therapeutic Massage is a pleasurable and nurturing body treatment designed to relax both the body and mind. Tight and tender muscles are manipulated to release tension, reduce pain, soothe the nervous system and improve circulation.
Orla’s Therapeutic Massage is tailored to the needs of the individual and can be used to induce feelings of relaxation and stress relief or can be targeted at specific areas of the body needing muscular release or a combination of both! Care is taken to understand the specific needs of the client including desired effect and pressure. A variety of techniques can be used including classic Swedish Massage strokes, deeper Hands-Free stokes using forearms & elbows, Acupressure work, Passive Stretching and Lymphatic Drainage techniques.
Some of the benefits which regular Therapeutic Massage has brought to Orla’s clients include:
- Relief to sore, stiff and tender muscles
- Calmed nerves, emotions and stress levels
- Ability to sleep better
- Improved skin tone and appearance
- More comfortable digestion
- Enhanced self esteem, energy and motivation
- Boost to the immune system
Orla treats all of her clients in a “holistic” way. This means that she treats the whole person and not just the physical symptoms. Often small adjustments to lifestyle in addition to massage can help bring the body back into balance. A key aspect of Orla’s ethos is after-care advice about diet, exercise, posture and relaxation techniques to help sustain the benefits of the treatment and prevent the problem recurring.
Orla has carefully selected a range of organic massage oils and balms to use in her treatments which add an extra dimension and help the skin to stay elastic & healthy.
Therapeutic Massage offers us a sense of tranquillity, calmness and enhanced wellbeing. Much needed time out from our often hectic and energetic lives. It provides us with a greater awareness of our own bodies and minds which in turn can boost self-esteem. Orla’s therapeutic treatments will provide you with a chance to unwind and support your body’s natural healing process, leaving you both relaxed and revitalized.
"My visits to Orla coincided with a particularly stressful period for me at work and home. I looked forward to my weekly massage and left feeling relaxed and refreshed ready for the week ahead. I could physically feel my shoulders drop and the tension disappear. Orla was good at listening, analysing my mood and tailoring the massage to focus on particular problem areas. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Orla to my friends and family." G. Henderson