Massage Therapy - Professional, Experienced and Intuitive


Swedish massage: Is expereinced on a massage table with with aromatherapy oils, using several different types of strokes to promote relaxations, improves immunes system, skin tone, and general health and well being.

30 mins - $40    45mins - $55        1 Hour   60mins - $70       - Deep tissue - $80  90mins - $110 Full body 2hours   120mins - $150

 

Hot Rocks   75 mins   - $110

 

 

What can theraputic massage do?

Massage relieves the symptoms of a busy stressful reality that exists in our world today, relaxing muscular tension, aches and pains & stiff joints.  Regular therapeutic massage will hasten your recovery time from accidents and injurys and will help prevent injury.

With the combination of authentic top quality essential oils you will sleep better, your digestion and elimination systems will improve, and even topical complains like eczema can have some relief.

Had a long flight, just arrived into Nelson and want to get back into your body and make the most of your time in Nelson, New Zealand – then a massage with us will get you off to a good start. 

We are both very experienced massage therapists 18 years experience for Judy and 10 years for Kathy.
Our style is based on Swedish massage using the essential oils on a table, however we both have continued to expand our knowledge and skills within the healing arts studying Shiatsu, Thai Massage, joint mobility & fascia release. All these overlap  in areas and allow us to work more intuitively and integrate a broader amount of techniques.

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Purchase a Massage Voucher

 

Both Judy and Kathy have vouchers available. Simply email us, text us or leave us a message.

We will get a voucher ready for specific to your needs, we can post it to you - or you can pick it up from Hardy Street, Nelson - (soon we intend to have a pdf available from the internet, for you to be able to print your gift voucher off at time of payment directly from  this website).

MASSAGE TABLES FOR HIRE

We have portable massage tables for hire

$25 per day for events 

$50 for a week

$100 for a month


MASSAGE CHAIRS FOR HIRE

$10 per day





What about aromatherapy?

The high quality essential oils used in aromatherapy each have their own unique qualities as well as their own aromatic qualities will affect us in unique ways.

For example Marjoram, which has a fresh, warm and slightly woody aroma is well known for its ability to lower high blood pressure and relieve anxiety, and there are raft of other values that can be linked to using marjoram as well such as;

  • Treating arthritis
  • Bronchitis
  • Relief from bruises, chillblains  colds & digestive problems
  • Treating grief, nervous tension & headaches
  • Curing camps & sea-sickness


Just to name a few.

At the beginning of every session we will spend a few moments to find out about  your general health, asking about accidents or injuries and what medication your may be on plus your motivation for coming along and having a massage.  We do this for your SAFETY because the essential oils are that potent.

Whatever you use on your skin ends up in your bloodstream – we value the importance of using only the very best top quality oils. Judy imports essential oils from the UK if you are interested in purchasing oils.

We sell essential oils and blends

 

This month :  Bergamot Essential Oil


The health benefits of Bergamot Essential Oil can be attributed to its properties like deodorant, vulnerary, vermifuge, anti biotic, anti septic, anti spasmodic, sedative, analgesic, anti depressant, disinfectant, febrifuge, cicatrisant, digestive.
Bergamot is a citrus fruit whose rind is used for extracting the Bergamot Oil. It has a very sweet smell and a number of medicinal and industrial uses due to its properties listed below.


Anti depressant & Stimulant: The components of Bergamot Oil, like Alpha Pinene and Limonene, are anti depressant and stimulant in nature. They give a feeling of freshness, joy and energy in cases of sadness and depression by improving circulation. They also stimulate hormone secretion and thus help maintaining proper rates of metabolism. This stimulating effect increases secretion of digestive juices, bile and insulin, thereby aiding digestion, proper absorption of nutrients, assimilation and decomposition of sugar and the resultant lowering of blood sugar level.


Relaxant & Sedative: The Flavonoids present in Bergamot oil are very good relaxants too. They soothe nerves and reduce nervous tension,  

anxiety, stress etc. and hence help cure ailments associated with stress such as sleeplessness, high blood pressure etc.


Anti Biotic & Disinfectant: Certain components of the essential oil of Bergamot are anti biotic and disinfectant in nature. They inhibit growth of germs, virus and fungi. They also effectively prohibit infections, such as those of skin. If regularly used with bathing water or in soaps (this is already used extensively in skin-care soaps), the skin and hair remains protected from infections and become shiny. It also cures infections of colon, intestines, urinary tract and kidneys.


Anti Septic & Vulnerary: The same disinfectant and anti biotic properties of Bergamot Oil make it a good anti septic and vulnerary agent. It not only helps fast healing up of   wounds, cracks on skin and heels, ulcers,   wounds from being septic and developing tetanus.


Febrifuge: Febrifuge is a substance or an agent that reduces  fever and lowers body temperature. Bergamot is a good febrifuge due to many reasons. First, being an anti biotic, it fights infections from virus, bacteria and protozoa which cause  fever, such as influenza (virus), malaria (protozoa) and typhoid (typhus bacteria), and thus helps curing fever. Second, it stimulates the metabolic system and secretions, thereby giving a feeling of warmth and resulting in more secretion (perspiration or sweat) from the Eccrine glands (sweat glands) and sebaceous (sebum) glands, thus reducing body temperature.


Analgesic: It reduces the feeling of pain in the body. Actually it stimulates secretion of certain hormones which lessen sensitivity of nerves to pain. Thus it is very helpful in case of headache, sprains etc. all those symptoms which require heavy dosage of analgesic pills.


Digestive: As discussed above, it activates and increases secretions of the digestive acids, enzymes and bile and facilitates digestion. It also synchronizes or regulates the peristaltic motion of the intestines and this way too, help in digestion.


Cicatrisant: This property of Bergamot oil is the reason behind its extensive use in cosmetics, skin-care products such as beauty soaps, creams, lotions etc. Cicatrisant is a property or an agent which helps the scar and other marks on the skin to disappear. It also makes the distribution of pigments and melanin even and uniform, resulting in the fading away of marks.


Deodorant: No doubt, this property of  bergamot oil is going to attract the teenagers who are after every new deodorant in the market and desperately want something really refreshing and natural. This is an excellent deodorant. Its own refreshing aroma (fragrance) and disinfectant properties (which inhibit growth of germs causing body-odor) make it a really effective and attractive package as a deodorant.


Anti Spasmodic: It relaxes nerves and muscles and thus gives quick relief in cramps, convulsions, painful muscle contractions etc.
Vermifuge: It kills worms. Thus it is going to be a very fragrant choice for children who have worms. It can also be applied on the affected tooth or used as a mouthwash to kill oral germs and protect teeth from cavities.


Other Benefits: It is also Tonic, that is, it tones up respiratory, circulatory, digestive, excretory, nervous system as well as skin and muscles. It is also anti congestive and is used in vaporizers to relieve congestion and respiratory problems, particularly during cough and cold.


Few Words of Caution: Bergamot Oil must be protected from sunlight. Bergaptene, one of its components, becomes poisonous if exposed to sunlight. That is why it should be stored in dark bottles in dark places. Even exposure to sunlight should be avoided after it is applied or rubbed on skin.


Blending: Bergamot Oil blends with Clary Sage, Frankincense, Mandarin, Jasmine, Black Pepper, Cypress, Geranium, Nutmeg, Sandalwood, Orange, Rosemary, Vetiver and Ylang-Ylang Oil.Lavandula_officinalis_1.jpg

Lavender Essential Oil Lavendula officinalis/angustifolia

Lavender essential oil is obtained from the flowering tops of the plant by distillation.  The lavender heads are put into water and heated  causing the specialized plants cells in which the plant essence is stored to break down and release the essence in the form of vapour. This, together with the steam involved in the distilling process is gathered into a pipe which passes through cooling tanks enabling the mixture to return to liquid form and be collected in vats at the end of the process. The steam condenses into a watery distillate while the essence from the plant becomes an essential oil. As this is lighter than water it collects in the upper part of the vats and can be easily decanted off .On average, a 100kg of lavender heads will produce 2.9kg of lavender essential oil

It is our most versatile and safe oil and can be used by anyone, including babies , pregnant and nursing mothers  and together with tea tree  is the only essential oil which can be put on the skin undiluted.

Lavender oil is best described as soothing, calming and balancing and has antiseptic, antibacterial and anti-viral properties.  It is one of the first lines of defence in the home against the common cold-like ailments that can spread so quickly through the family, vaporised in a oil burner is one of the easiest ways of protecting the family.

It has long been recognized that a little oil on your pillow at night will aid sleep and from numerous reports, used on a burn can relieve the pain and help to reduce blistering, but it is important to remember to immerse the affected area in cold (not freezing) water as primary first aid.  Remember you are trying to stop you skin and flesh from cooking, so keep that area in cold water until it has stopped stinging and then put a few drops of lavender neat on the burn.  It will also help to prevent infection.

Other Uses

Skin

Antiseptic, cytophylactic, analgesic, burns, acne, insects bites and stings. Sunburn, wound care.

Mind/Emotions

Soothing, sedative, hypotensive, insomnia, mood swings, agitation, excitability, headaches, shock, stress, vertigo

Respiratory

Coughs, colds, asthma, throat infections

Musculo-skeletal

Aches and pains, sprains, arthritis  

                                            
Lhas stopped stinging and then put a few drops of lavender neat on the burn.  It will also help to prevent infection.
Other Uses
Skin
Antiseptic, cytophylactic, analgesic, burns, acne, insects bites and stings. Sunburn, wound care.
Mind/Emotions
Soothing, sedative, hypotensive, insomnia, mood swings, agitation, excitability, headaches, shock, stress, vertigo
Respiratory
Coughs, colds, asthma, throat infections
Musculo-skeletal
Aches and pains, sprains, arthritis