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Massage

Introduction

I am an experienced massage therapist with a multi-disciplinary approach to body work. I offer clinical and relaxation massage in a non-clinical setting in Crowborough, East Sussex.

If you're looking for a massage and you're based in Groombridge, Rotherfield, Buxted, Mayfield, Uckfield, Maresfield, Hartfield and Royal Tunbridge Wells, you will find Crowborough is only a short driving distance.

Why Would You Need A Massage?

There have been many studies into why we benefit from massage and there are numerous situations and events in our lives where the TLC, provided by a caring therapist, can help make the path to life changes easier.

On a physical level, conditions I have treated that have benefited from massage have included:

  • Back pain & Sciatica
  • Headaches & Migraine
  • Neck & Shoulder Pain
  • Frozen Shoulder
  • Muscle Tension, spasms and stiffness
  • RSI conditions ( Tennis Elbow)

Massage treatment can also provide many benefits for coping with the following conditions:

  • Chronic Fatigue
  • ME
  • Fybromyalgia
  • Parkinsons
  • Arthritis

What can you expect during and after your treatment?

I will ask you to give me written details of your medical history and lifestyle demands and plot any pain patterns on a body chart. This will help us target your exact needs from this first treatment and, if needed, devise a treatment plan with you for the future. Your posture patterns will be observed and I always like to check your range of movement before and after your treatment so you can measure the improvement. If you have booked for a relaxation rather than a clinical appointment, just a medical history will be needed.

Your comfort and privacy are my upmost concern and you will be left in peace to undress and get onto the heated bed with plenty of warm fresh towels/blankets to cover you. Many techniques can be carried out through clothing so if you prefer, you can  leave some clothes on. If it's uncomfortable to lie on your front or back my massage can be adapted for you to side lie, also ideal during Pregnancy. You have the choice of essential oil wax or an unperfumed oil/wax if allergies are an issue. During your treatment I will check in with you to make sure the pressure and type of technique are effective and comfortable for you. It helps me greatly if you can let me know how the treatment feels to set the tone for any subsequent treatments and areas needing further attention. Equally, this is your precious time and if peace and quiet is whats needed, it shall be yours.

Holistic Remedial Massage

Do you need to tackle annoying aches and pains that sit in your muscles and wear you down? This massage has evolved from my Sports Massage and Advanced Jing Massage training, so you can expect a technical and results driven approach. After a thorough consultation, to establish the historical cause of your challenges and fascial patterns in your posture, I will choose the appropriate soft and deep tissue techniques and stretches. I have been helping people out of pain combining my extensive repetoire of massage movements and homecare advice, prescribing stretches and other exercise and lifestyle ideas for self help. To understand my training and approach further please refer to www.jing.massage.com and my qualifications which are listed on the 'About' page.

Myofascial Release (MFR)

MFR is a very interesting technique as it treats the web of connective tissue (fascia) that holds all of the muscles and organs in place. This tissue can become rigid and dehydrated for various reasons and can even hold the memory of accidents or injuries experienced in the past. Fascial body work can be the missing key to unlocking chronic pain that other treatments have not been able to reach. It is a deeply relaxing technique applying gentle,yet deep, stretching of the fascial pathways. Outcomes:

  • improved posture (especially through the 'Body Balancing' approach which aims to reset our fascia to it's original healthy alignment)
  • reduction/elimination of pain and stiffness
  • reduce scar tissue and learn how to work it yourself
  • increased range of movement
  • stress reduction

MFR is also effective in releasing scar tissue and associated adhesions. This area of work is truly ground breaking and can bring relief from adhesions where other avenues of treatment have failed. If this issue affects you or a loved one take the time to research this approach, You Tube has many fascinating Testimonials from people who suffered for years with post-operative or post injury pain. Search "Myofascial Release For Scar Tissue"

Hot Stone Jing Fusion Massage

Imagine your aching muscles, enveloped with uplifting oils and the rhythmical deep rewarding heat of hot stones applied, using a seamless swave of stones and hands. Let this experience transport you to a place where the 'to do' list does not exist and you just float peacefully unaware.

Stones can also be used in my more clinical/sports massage to ease chronic pain and acute injuries. The application of hot and cold stones is wonderful for speeding up healing responses by flushing through the circulation.

Reflexology

Reflexology is a non-intrusive complementary health therapy, based on the theory that different points of the feet or hands correspond with different areas of the body. As a well trained Reflexologist i work holistically with my clients and aim to work alongside allopathic healthcare to promote better health of my clients. Reflexology can be received by anyone at any age( although there may be occasional instances when it is not suitable).The theory is that reflexology helps the body to restore its balance naturally. Usually, after a treatment your tension may be reduced and you might feel relaxed. You might notice youself sleeping better and find your mood and sense of wellbeing improving.You may also find that other aspects of imbalance improve too; however, this happens on an individual basis.

There have been some positive research projects carried out with reflexology and it is used within midwifery, stress management schemes and even some GP practices, have resident reflexologists along with many other complementary therapists. Why not look at Culm Valley Integrated Centre For Health as an example of one such surgery leading the way!

Massage Testimonials


"I have been having massages regularly with Lisa for nearly 10 years. She has decades of beauty therapy experience and passion at her finger tips which allows her to get right under your skin - literally. Her extensive knowledge of the human body with all its inter connectivity is amazing and gives her an holistic approach to her massage treatments making them both really effective as well as blissfully enjoyable."

Joanna M


"I have been to Lisa 3 times for facial massage and my lower back had gone into muscular spasm, which has been a recurring problem, which meant that I could not stand straight. One treatment with Lisa and I was well on the way to recovery, I found her more effective than any osteopath or chiropractor I had used in the past for this issue. The next treatment was 2 weeks later after which I made a full recovery. Alongside addressing my spasms she has worked hard and deep into long term underlying back problems and I have had amazing results in the short time being treated by her."

Jo P

 

"Lisa was the first person I called when my lower back was unbelievably painful.  Thankfully, Lisa arranged to see me straight away. I walked in to see her bent over in pain and skipped out 1.5 hours later painless!!!! She assessed, prodded, pulled and twisted me, but mainly she deep massaged my lower back with astonishing results.  Lisa has a wealth of knowledge, a soothing manner and magical hands!!!"

 Sue W


Sports Injury Massage - "After having several physio treatments for a rotator cuff injury which showed little improvement, I visited Lisa who treated me with great expertise, knowledge and care.  The relief was almost immediate and after a few treatments my injury was repaired and it has never re-occurred."

Carolyn H


"As a body-worker and ex-dancer I’ve seen many practitioners over the years. Lisa treated me for a neck and shoulder problem with a combination of cranial-sacral therapy and myofascial release. 
She is undoubtedly one of the best practitioners I’ve seen in years outside London and I thoroughly recommend her."

Liz D


Reflexology Testimonial

"I had a series of 6 sessions of Reflexology with Lisa in 2009. I had been recommended by  friend who had sought help for menstrual problems too.

My menstrual cyce had become very irregular during that year, possibly due to stress. I was also experiencing mid-cycle spotting.

When I visited Lisa in her tranquil surroundings, she explained how Reflexology helps to re-balance the body and was confident I would enjoy the treatment and, by deeply relaxing, my body would address it's needs better. That month I had my first normal cycle in months and, the improvement continued for quite some time after.

Since that time I have noticed that during demanding and stressful times, I have a tendency for a disrupted cycle. I visit Lisa and normality is once again restored!

She is a truly remarkable Therapist and I have recommended her many times."

Natalie S


Phone 01892 653 236 or 07711 483 038

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