The stresses of everyday life are enough to grind you down, cause severe stress, and generally tire you out. Be revitalised and de-stressed with a massage from Heavens Salon and Spa. Based in London, our massage therapists provide an extensive range of treatments, from sports massages to deep tissue massages.
Swedish massage is the style that comes to mind when most people think about massage. The goal is to relax the entire body, and this is accomplished by rubbing the muscles with long, gliding strokes in the direction of blood returning to the heart. Additional techniques include circular pressure applied by the hands and palms, firm kneading, bending, and stretching.
The deep tissue massage is similar to Swedish massage, but is used to target knots and release chronic muscle tension. The more intense movements and techniques, such as deep finger pressure, may be slightly uncomfortable and cause soreness that lasts a couple of days before resulting in the desired relaxation and pain relief.
This relaxing therapy is focused upon a gentle foot massage. Sensitive, trained hands also detect imbalances elsewhere in the body. By working on these points on the feet, tensions are eased in the whole body
In a back, neck, and shoulder massage, sometimes the back, arms, and legs are smoothed prior to the body massage using a ‘body brush’, rough mitt, or exfoliating scrub to slough off dead skin cells on the skin’s surface and to stimulate lymph circulation to help the body’s natural detoxifying process. This treatment also sometimes incorporates a soothing head massage which, take it from us, is bliss!
Sports massage is generally designed for athletes of every kind, from world-class professionals to weekend joggers. The particulars of the massage are specific to the athlete’s sport of choice and are often focused on a particular troublesome area, such as a knee or shoulder.
The pregnancy massage provided at our salon incorporates elements of the Swedish massage and is designed to relieve muscular aches and pains in your joints as well as reducing anxiety, which can be common in pregnant mothers. Regular pregnancy massages have also been shown to significantly reduce the amount of cortisol and help you to feel more relaxed and rejuvenated.