Massage and Integrated Bodywork Therapy

with Luka Carlisle

MICHT, IIHHT Dip, VTCT Dip, Reiki Master
07989 528683

Integrated Bodywork Therapy.

Integrated Bodywork Therapy is a holistic approach to bodywork that offers so much more than just a great massage. It is rooted within the field of the Body Psychotherapy, which recognises and actively works with the powerful connection between the mental, emotional, spiritual and physical aspects of self. It involves working intuitively, responding with a variety of therapeutic techniques that are tailored to each persons unique requirements.

By working with the conscious and the unconscious aspects of self, the Integrated Bodywork approach supports the optimal effectiveness of each session by creating a powerful and safe space in which release, deep healing and transformation can occur on all levels. As each person is multi-layered and interrelated, it is possible by working together with the mental, emotional, spiritual and physical aspects of self, for the whole person to gently and safely 'off load' rebalance and harmonise, so becoming more integrated. In turn, bringing about a more vibrant state of health, a clearer state of mind and a more harmonious state of being. Consequently, this can enhance your quality of life by allowing you greater opportunity to explore, experience and express your full potential.
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Deep Tissue Massage.

Listening carefully to the body and reading the signs it offers to help it unwind, let go and move back into alignment, whilst working with a gentle sensitivity as deeply as you and your body can comfortably allow. The soft tissues are soothed and manipulated using a variety of stokes and techniques appropriate to your needs. These techniques include, Deep tissue, Holistic, Swedish, Ayurvedic, Intuitive, Acupressure and Indian Head Massage. Deep tissue massage is a wonderful way to support the detoxification process on all levels, unlock deeply held muscle and tissue tension and stimulate tissue renewal by helping essential nutrients flood into the body's tissues via the bloodstream.
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Clinical Aromatherapy.

Utilising a deep understanding of the therapeutic properties of a wide range of medicinal plant oils alongside intuitive guidance. Several pure, high quality, therapeutic grade essential oils are carefully blended in an unrefined plant based carrier oil, to create a powerful synergistic blend to suit your personal unique requirements. These are then applied to the body during the massage, whereupon, the tiny molecules of the volatile oils are absorbed through the skin directly into the soft tissues, bloodstream, lymphatic system and nervous system. Aromatherapy is used in every session (unless it is contraindicated or you prefer I use only the base oil) The oils help to anchor the work and the therapeutic effects of the oils continue to work on the body long after the session has finished. It is therefore advised to avoid bathing until at least the following day.
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Hot Stone Massage.

This is an age old technique of using heated smooth natural basalt river stones to warm and soften fatigued or tightened tissues, ie, muscle and fasia. The stones are used to massage the body and can also be placed onto the body to promote deep release, relaxation and stress relief. The application of the stones stimulates blood flow and tissue healing, whilst bringing about pain relief.
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An ancient technique of applying pressure to 'work' specific points on the feet and/or hands that correspond with particular organs and parts of the body. Reflexology can be given as a stand alone therapy or integrated into a session to help support and intensify the work carried out on other areas of the body.
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Polarity Therapy.

A profoundly powerful holistic healing system developed by Dr Stone, which has it's roots in Ayurveda. Working with the five elements of ether, air, fire, water and earth, and their pathways through the body using different intensities of touch, off-the body-energy work and physical exercises to release, rebalance and harmonise the elemental energies within the body.
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A profoundly relaxing and soothing mode of body focussed therapy that incorporates rhythmic rocking, pulsing and gentle shaking movements to bring about deep relaxation and release. It is of particular benefit in working with deeply held trauma, emotional tension and stress within the tissues of the body.
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Reiki and Energy work.

Universal life force energy/light energy/chi is channeled and directed as guided to where it is needed, to help clear energetic blockages, rebalance the system and support healing at a cellular and energetic level. This sensitive work often brings with it a powerful sense of nurturing, deep relaxation, reconnection and release.
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Myofascial release.

Is a safe and very effective hands-on technique that involves applying gentle sustained pressure into the Myofascial connective tissue restrictions to eliminate pain and restore motion.
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Simple yet often quite profound. Conscious breathing is used to help deepen relaxation and promote 'let go', thereby assisting and supporting gentle psychological, emotional and energetic release, healing and wellbeing.
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Talking Therapy

There is always the space available within the session for talking therapy to naturally arise. Sometimes this can happen as a result of something that you have consciously brought to the session to work with intentionally, sometimes it just spontaneously happens during the session as the body releases cell memories, emotions, trauma, armouring etc. and sometimes there is just a deep healing restfulness in the delicious pure silence of being.