Massage

The therapeutic effects of touch have been used for centuries to address ailments and imbalances in the body.

As well as helping to relax the body and release tension in the soft tissues, massage can boost the immune system, increase vitality and stimulate the circulation and lymphatic system – helping to eliminate waste toxins.

Total Holistic Body Massage
Seasonal blended treatment oils.
This all-encompassing treatment starts with a luxurious back exfoliation to prepare the skin, leaving it feeling soft and smooth. Ultimate tranquility is achieved where warm oil is poured on to the body and a soothing massage is personalised to meet your needs. The application of hot towels completes this ultimate experience and leaves you in a state of total bliss.

Ayurvedic Pressure Point Massage
Tri-Dosha Danwantari oil
A relaxing full body massage (to include the face) is designed to release blocked energy (physical and emotional) and bring balance to the body (mind and soul). Focusing on the stimulation of the vital energy (mamma) points spread all over the body and using specific massage techniques, this treatment works on the physical and energetic level of your being.

Life saving Back and Facial Massage
Seasonal blended treatment oils.
A stress-relieving back treatment with deep cleansing exfoliation to help stimulate circulation and cell renewal. Followed by a luxurious back massage and to create the ultimate spa experience, the application of hot towels. The hands and arms are massaged, followed by a soothing neck, shoulder and facial massage. You are guaranteed to leave feeling refreshed and renewed.

Pregnancy Massage
Tri-Dosha pregnancy mandarin blend.
Get blooming with our nurturing pregnancy massage. A comforting and supportive massage for relaxation and pain relief. Will help to ease tense muscles during your most important nine months.

Essential Aromatherapy Back Massage
Tisserand essential oils.
Including a cleanse and exfoliation to brighten and prepare the skin. This massage can then be personalised by choice of essential oils and application of different massage techniques. Your massage may be either relaxing or invigorating. Individual oils (ginger, black pepper,...) may help specific problems like aching muscles.

Deep Tissue Massage
A tension relieving treatment which uses firmer pressure and slower strokes to reach into deeper layers of muscle and fascia. It can be adapted to suit the individual's needs, focusing on specific areas of the body and alleviating problems such as chronic muscular aches and pains, recovery from strain and overall relief from muscular tension.
Working within the client's tolerance your therapist will use an appropriate selection of techniques to break down adhesions, stimulate nerve tissue and encourage blood flow in order to relax muscles and promote effective healing.

Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD)
MLD is an advanced therapy in which the practitioner uses a range of specialised and gentle rhythmic pumping techniques to move the skin in the direction of the lymph flow. This stimulates the lymphatic vessels which carry substances vital to the defence of the body and removes waste products.

The initial session will include an in-depth consultation and if you are post operative, dealing with cancer, pregnant or have any disease that you are seeing a doctor for, we will require you to confirm that you have received verbal consent to continue with the treatment.
If treating lymphoma it is recommended that you have your following 2nd and 3rd sessions within the next 10 days, then as necessary to keep swelling down.

Indian Head Massage
Indian head massage is based on the Ayurvedic system of healing which has been practiced in India for over four thousand years. The aim of Indian head massage is to release the stress that has accumulated in the tissues, muscles and joints of the head, face and neck. Your therapist will use a range of different movements including application of deep kneading and compression movements over the neck, shoulder and scalp, in addition to gently stimulating and stroking pressure points on the face.


Your massage therapist

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Sonja Klaunzer
Senior Massage Therapist

Sonja has over 12 years experience as a massage therapist. Born in Austria, she trained as a Medical Massage Therapist at The Bergler College of Massage, Graz. Sonja qualified in Thai massage at The Thai Massage School,Chiang Mai, Thailand and gained her Advanced Ayurvedic Massage Diploma at The International Academy of Ayurveda,Pune, India.

She spent five years working the ski season at various luxury Ski and Spa Hotels in Austria and then moved to a top Spa Hotel in London.

Sonja has worked for the last four years at a prestigious Spa in the New Forest and brings this wealth of training and experience to The Spa Room at HealthSpace.

Sonja uses all her training, to create a truly bespoke massage and will give her clients the ultimate experience in rest and relaxation.

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Charlie Coombes
Massage Therapist

Charlie has over 20 years of experience as an alternative practitioner with many qualifications within the field of well being. She is qualified in Body Massage, Remedial Deep Tissue Massage, Reflexology, Reiki and Flower Remedies.

She is also a qualified Sound Therapist and trained as a Family Health, Breastfeeding and Family Dynamics Consultant.
Charlie offers an individually tailored body and mind experience specific to the clients needs and is committed to her clients health, well being and recovery.

She is able to intuitively read the muscles of the body whether it is for a painful condition, long standing chronic problem, muscular repetitive strain or a stress related condition.

Charlie is able to ease the cause of pain/tension by drawing on her vast array of skills, knowledge and experience. She provides a personalised, comprehensive treatment which will leave you feeling lighter, refreshed and more physically able.

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Kate Reynolds
Massage Therapist

Kate has developed a real passion and understanding for practising Swedish Massage, Aromatherapy and Reflexology. She has always had a keen interest in Human Biology, and has witnessed first-hand, the many positive benefits a holistic approach can provide to general health and wellbeing.

Kate is skilled in complementary relaxation therapies, providing relief for those with long-term health conditions, tension and stress. Kate is looking forward to bringing her expertise to The Spa Room at HealthSpace.

Having worked for the past year at a luxury hideaway spa in the New Forest, she has gained valuable knowledge and experience with a variety of spa treatments.

Kate is VTCT Level 3 qualified in Swedish Massage, Aromatherapy and Reflexology and is trained in Indian Head Massage. She is also a VTCT Level 4 Sports Masseuse and has volunteered massage at local sporting events. Kate is a member of the Federation of Holistic Therapists.  

 

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Claire Symes
Aromatherapy Massage Therapist

Claire has had a life long interest in health and wellbeing and a natural curiosity about the workings of the human body. She trained in Massage early on in her career and worked for over ten years in the pharmaceutical industry, where she furthered her knowledge of anatomy and physiology

Through personal experience, Claire is a passionate believer in the healing power of touch and believes everyone can benefit from the holistic approach to better health.

Claire combines her training in Swedish massage with her knowledge of Ayurvedic and Chinese Acupressure techniques. The massage she delivers is intuitive and suited to the individual needs of her client.

Qualifications: ITEC Swedish Massage and Anatomy & Physiology, VTCT Level 3 Aromatherapy, VTCT Level 3 Reflexology, Member of The Federation of Holistic Therapists.

Massage session times

Monday 9:00am - 6:00pm
Massage with Sonja or Charlie
Tuesday 9:00am - 6:00pm
Massage with Charlie or Kate
Wednesday 9:30am - 7:00pm Massage with Sonja or Kate
Thursday 9:30am - 8:00pm
Massage with Sonja or Claire
Friday 9:30am - 7:00pm
Massage with Sonja or Claire
Saturday 9:00am - 1:00pm Massage with Sonja or Charlie

Massage treatment fees

Total Holistic Body Massage 75min £65
Ayurvedic Pressure Point Massage 75min £65
Life Saving Back & Facial Massage 60min £55
Pregnancy Massage 55min £65
Essential Aromatherapy Back Massage 60min £55
Manual Lymphatic Drainage 60min £55
Deep Tissue Massage 50min £50
Indian Head Massage 30min £30