Massage is an age old healing system; touch an important human need – it can relieve, reassure & restore. Whatever your sport, work or leisure pursuit, increasingly people are turning to massage for its wide ranging benefits.
Regular massages can support existing exercise regimes and assist the rehabilitation of many common ailments and injuries including back & shoulder pain, muscles strains and other musculoskeletal problems, reducing inflammation in sore muscles. Massage brings suppleness to muscles, frees up and mobilises joints, helping to realign the body and improve posture.
We offer a variety of different massages & bodywork, including Sports & Remedial, Swedish and Thai Yoga. Treatments are tailored to the individual and are suitable for everyone: young/old, male/female, for the seemingly healthy and for those with chronic illnesses. Sorrel treats sports people (e.g. runners, footballers, cyclists), office workers, thatchers, gardeners and housewives amongst others.
Look below to find descriptions of the different massages on offer.
For further information on which treatment would be the most suitable please contact us.
There are many benefits to Sports Massage which includes removing waste products from the body, reduce muscle pain and tension, enhance circulation, lower blood pressure, improve flexibility, relieve stress, improve energy levels, improve sporting achievement and it can also break down scar tissue. All treatments include an in-depth consultation to ensure a personal treatment plan set to suit your own needs and expectations. Advice on how to prevent injuries and areas stretch is also advised at the end of the treatment if required.
Treatment time: 1 hour including consultation
An injury specific therapy that works on soft tissues using deep tissue massage, joint mobilisation and facilitated stretching to manage chronic and acute conditions by assisting injury rehabilitation, and improving blood and lymph circulation.
A combination of techniques is used to release sport or work-related muscular tension, aid recovery and promote the rate of healing post exercise.
Treatment times: 1 hour, 45 minutes
Deep Tissue Massage
Using oils with ingredients to warm the muscles, Deep Tissue Massage Therapy can be an area specific, concentrated treatment or a full body massage. This treatment will assist in the release of tension, relieve sore and tight muscles, relieve deep stress and improve the bodies blood circulation and lymphatic drainage. This treatment is recommended for anyone suffering from chronic stress, pain or tension and those who prefer a deeper massage.
Treatment times: 1 hour, 90 mins
Swedish Holistic Massage
A soothing therapeutic and holistic full body treatment using oils to ease joints and muscular pain and encourage healing through deeper relaxation.
Ideal for combating stress and soothing nerves, this massage also relieves fatigue, reduces stiffness, improves muscle tone, skin elasticity and circulation and assists detoxification. It also helps to restore inner calm and promote a feeling of general well-being.
A full body treatment is recommended, though a shorter back, neck & shoulder massage is also available.
Treatment times: 1½ hours, 1 hour, 45 minutes
Thai Yoga Massage
A dynamic form of bodywork that releases tension and realigns the body to improve posture, flexibility, breathing and circulation, as well as balance the body’s energy levels.
Performed fully clothed* on a futon mattress, this ancient form of bodywork uses a unique combination of acupressure, energy balancing, breathing techniques, applied yoga stretches and gentle rhythmic compressions to deliver a powerful whole body treatment that achieves an invigorating and profoundly relaxing massage.
Thai Massage is suitable for all ages and is particularly beneficial for those suffering back, shoulder or neck pain.
As it is a whole body treatment 2 hours is considered the recommended time, though a 1½ hr session is available.
Treatment times: 2 hours, 1½ hours
* the client should dress in loose fitting clothing like tracksuit bottoms and a t-shirt
Thai Seated Head Message
This is an ideal treatment for those needing express relief to head, neck and shoulders. Energy lines along the back, shoulders, neck and head are stimulated using a fusion of strokes, stretches, acupressure and reiki techniques helping to release tension held in the muscles and joints of the upper torso and head. This helps create a lightness and easiness in the whole body. Arms and hands are sometimes also massaged to soothe away aches and pains.
This bodywork is great for improving posture, circulation and energy levels as well as headaches and stiffness in neck and shoulders. Anxiety and persistent headaches can also be addressed with this form of massage.
The treatment is performed through clothes whilst seated on a chair – so no oil and no fuss!
Treatment times: 30 minutes
Aromatherapy massage is a soothing full body massage therapy using specifically blended essential oils (highly concentrated plant oils). During an aromatherapy massage, you inhale the essential oil molecules as well as absorb them through your skin. Aromatherapy massage can help reduce anxiety, ease depression, speed up the healing process, alleviate headaches, boost cognitive performance, induce sleep, strengthen the immune system, reduce pain, improve digestion and increase blood and lymphatic circulation.
Treatment times: 1 hour, 90 minutes
Massage therapy during pregnancy is a wonderful complementary choice for prenatal care. It is a healthy way to reduce stress and promote overall wellness. Pre-natal massage can reduce oedema (swelling), relieve carpal tunnel pain, alleviate headaches and sinus congestion, reduce stress on weight-bearing joints, leg cramping, sciatica, encourage blood and lymph circulation, help to relax nervous tension and help relieve depression or anxiety caused by hormonal changes. Pregnancy massage is a nurturing experience for both mother and baby and can help to promote a healthy happy pregnancy as well as labour and recovery period. Pregnancy massage is generally considered safe after the first trimester, any concerns or diagnosed conditions should be discussed with your therapist prior to treatment.
Treatment time: 1 hour