Massage Hertfordshire with Candles, massage oil and towels in relaxing, calm environment of holistic therapy treatment room

Sunshine Holistics Massage Hertfordshire

Massage treatments at Sunshine Holistics, Hertfordshire, are carried out by professional therapist, Nikki Hastings.  Please note, all massage treatments are for Women only. Nikki qualified in 2004 with an ITEC diploma in Holistic Massage, Anatomy & Physiology . She is a professional member of the Complementary Therapists Association and she is listed on the Embody register for holistic therapists.

What is Holistic Massage?

Massage Hertfordshire Holistic massage is a soothing, therapeutic form of massage that eases stress and encourages deep relaxation.  Each massage treatment at Sunshine Holistics, Hertfordshire is tailored towards your requirements and adapted according to your physical and emotional needs.  The pressure used during a treatment will be adjusted depending on whether you prefer a firm or light touch. However, holistic massage is generally more gentle than Sports massage, for example, and should be a relaxing and enjoyable experience! 

How does Holistic Massage work?

A massage therapist uses their hands in order to manipulate the soft tissues of the client’s body, particularly the muscles.  Holistic massage improves the circulation which increases the flow of oxygen and also stimulates the lymphatic system to help release toxins.  A range of strokes are used for different effects – for example, to break down knots in areas of tension, to make tight muscles more pliable, to induce relaxation or to invigorate and to ease muscular aches and pains. 

What are the benefits of Holistic Massage?

Most people know that massage is an extremely effective way of relieving muscular aches and pains.  But did you know it has many other positive health benefits?  Holistic massage can help to:
  • Relax body & mind
  • Boost the immune system
  • Improve circulation
  • Increase energy levels
  • Reduce stress & anxiety
  • Relieve insomnia
  • Ease tension, stiffness and pain
  • Improve skin tone and texture
  • Regulate & deepen breathing
  • Promote a sense of well-being

What to expect from a Holistic Massage treatment?

Sunshine Holistics Massage Hertfordshire:  On your first visit, a free consultation will be given before the massage which takes place in the tranquil surrroundings of my home-based treatment room in Hertford.  This will include some details about your medical history and is an entirely confidential discussion. The aim is to ensure there are no medical reasons as to why the treatment cannot go ahead and also to provide you with an opportunity to ask any questions. You will also be asked to sign a consent form.  
I will leave the room to allow you to undress in privacy and provide towels for you to cover yourself with as you lie on the treatment couch.  Your dignity will be maintained at all times throughout the treatment.  Soft music will be played to aid relaxation and once you are comfortable I will apply an oil of your choice and begin the holistic massage.  A full body treatment lasts approximately 1 hour and includes back, neck, shoulders, arms, legs, abdomen and face.

How often should you have a Holistic Massage?

This is entirely your decision and really depends on your reason for treatment.  You may enjoy occasional massages as a way of unwinding and relaxing.  However, the effects of massage are cumulative and so a course of treatments are usually the most beneficial if you are seeking treatment for a particular ailment or condition.