Our skilled holistic therapists can help with a wide range of holistic services, including Aromatherapy, Pregnancy Massage, 1-2-1 Yoga, 1-2-1 Pilates & Thai massage.
If you wish to take an alternative approach to resolving a any injury or issue, Revive Health Chelmsford have the staff and the skills to make this happen.
What Is Aromatherapy?
Aromatherapy is the practice of using essential oils for therapeutic benefit. Aromatherapy has been used for centuries. When inhaled, the scent molecules in essential oils travel from the olfactory nerves directly to the brain and especially impact the amygdala, the emotional center of the brain.
Essential oils can also be absorbed by the skin. A massage therapist might add a drop or two of wintergreen to oil to help relax tight muscles during a rubdown. A skincare company may add lavender to bath salts to create a soothing soak.
What is a pregnancy massage?
A pregnancy massage - also known as a prenatal massage - is a massage or hand-on treatment done during pregnancy. There are different types of massages and are similar to regular massages but are more concentrated on the well-being of the mother and child. They typically last an hour and can be adapted to each individual depending on the mother's needs. You usually lie on your side but massage therapists can also use a massage table to increase comfort.
It is generally safe to do after the first trimester as long as you inform your doctor and massage therapist of your pregnancy. Some therapists are careful with pressure points and use a range of massage techniques to avoid discomfort and pain.
Receiving a massage during pregnancy can ease pain and reduce anxiety. It can help you cope with contractions by making them feel less intense and more manageable which can reduce labour time. It can also lower the risk of premature birth or low birth weight.
What is Thai Massage?
In most forms of massage, the practitioner uses their hands and sometimes other objects to relax and manipulate your muscles. You lie on a massage table, switching between face-down and face-up. In Thai massage, however, you lie on a mat on the floor.
You can leave your clothes on for a Thai massage. It's important to wear comfortable, loose-fitting clothing that is easy to move in. With other forms of massage, you typically remove all or most of your clothing.
Thai massage practitioners move your limbs around to stretch joints and gently massage key areas of the body according to traditional Thai medicinal theory.
The Benefits of Thai Massage
Increased range of motion. Thai massage combines compression, acupressure, and passive stretching. These increase the range of motion in your joints and muscles. This can also improve your posture.