Massage is a safe approach that manipulates soft tissue (skin, muscles, tendons and ligaments) through manual stimulation using various massage techniques. These techniques may include light strokes to deep targeted pressure and are intended to maintain, rehabilitate, augment physical function, relieve/prevent dysfunction and pain, and enhance the well-being of the client.

Relaxation Massage

Relaxation massage uses little pressure and is a calming and gentle therapy designed to ease muscle tension, boost circulation, and instill a profound sense of tranquillity with minimal pressure applied. This treatment aims to nurture both the body and mind by utilizing smooth, flowing strokes, leaving the recipient feeling rejuvenated and at ease.

Deep Tissue Massage

Deep tissue massage is a targeted and therapeutic approach to address acute and chronic pain conditions within the musculoskeletal system. By applying firm pressure to specific problem areas, the technique delves deep into the muscle layers, tendons, and fascia, working on releasing tension, alleviating discomfort, and promoting healing. The focused pressure facilitates the breaking up of adhesions and knots, ultimately providing relief and improved mobility for the recipient.

Trigger Point Massage

Trigger point massage is a specialized technique that concentrates on pinpointing and releasing tight muscle fibres and knots, also known as trigger points. This focused approach effectively addresses pain and discomfort stemming from overused or injured muscles. The therapist can alleviate pain, restore muscle function, and promote overall relaxation and well-being by applying targeted pressure to these specific areas.


Cupping therapy is a time-honoured alternative medicine practice that involves briefly placing specialized cups on the skin to generate suction. This process lifts the skin and superficial tissue into the cup, resulting in many therapeutic benefits. Cupping is especially effective in addressing muscular aches and pains, reducing inflammation, enhancing blood flow, and promoting overall well-being.

Prenatal Massage

Prenatal massage is customized for expectant mothers, addressing their unique physical and emotional needs during pregnancy. With supportive pillows for comfort, techniques are adapted based on individual requirements. The massage helps improve sleep, alleviate muscle soreness in areas such as the back, neck, hips, and legs, and reduces stress hormone levels, contributing to overall well-being and relaxation.


Reiki, which translates to “universal life energy,” is an age-old healing practice that focuses on manipulating the body’s energy flow. This technique is grounded in the belief that a therapist can channel energy through touch, stimulating the patient’s innate healing abilities and fostering both physical and emotional well-being. By balancing the body’s energy, Reiki promotes relaxation, reduces stress, and supports overall wellness.

Myofascial Release

Myofascial release is a technique designed to relax the fascia throughout the body, as tension in this connective tissue can impact or cause pain in other areas. The applied pressure can vary from gentle to deep, and patients may experience sensations like tingling, burning, or stretching.

Fascia, or myofascia, is the dynamic connective tissue that surrounds muscles, covers bones, and connects organs. It can be described as a continuous body suit extending from the head to the toes, connecting every part of the body. Damage to fascia in one area can affect distant parts.

Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (IASTM)

Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (IASTM) is a therapeutic technique that employs specialized tools instead of a therapist’s hands to address movement-related soft tissue issues. These uniquely designed instruments enable precise and targeted treatment of soft tissue structures, promoting a mobilizing effect on scar tissue and myofascial adhesions. IASTM has gained popularity as an effective approach to alleviate myofascial restrictions, ultimately improving flexibility, range of motion, and overall function.

Ultrasound Treatment

Ultrasound therapy, a well-established practice for several years, offers a safe method to alleviate muscle and joint pain while enhancing mobility when utilized alongside massage sessions. It showcases its benefits through the reduction of swelling throughout the body, alleviation of arthritis discomfort, and addressing spasms resulting from injuries. Applying ultrasound for an approximate duration of five minutes to specific targeted areas has been shown to bring about significant relief, making it an effective method for alleviating discomfort and promoting well-being. John’s decade-long experience with ultrasound has become an integral and valued component of his massage treatments, ensuring more effective attention to specific areas of concern and contributing to an overall enhanced therapeutic outcome.