Integrative Massage Therapy has Swedish massage at its base, the classic form, into which a number of other disciplines are integrated as needed, thus allowing each treatment to be tailored to the needs of the client. In addition to Swedish massage, Dr Anne utilises techniques from Shiatsu, Reflexology, Acupressure, Medical Massage, CranioSacral Therapy, Zero Balancing, and Reiki, for a unique approach.
Medical massage also has a strong history in China, where it’s been used as a therapeutic treatment for over 5000 years.
Benefits of Integrative Massage Therapy
- Increased circulation
- Reduced muscle tension
- Improved lymphatic flow
- Enhanced Immunity
- Elimination of toxins
- Better digestion & elimination
- Smooth nerve conduction
- Balanced mood
- Greater body awareness
- Overall sense of well-being
How Does Massage Therapy Work?
For integrative massage therapy, the client is unclothed and fully draped; modesty is maintained at all times. The one-hour session begins face-up with acupressure to the face, head and neck, and gentle cranial technique is applied. Swedish massage is then engaged (lotion, not oil, is used), including stretching, muscle manipulation, pressure points, and more, and ends with the client resting in a face-down position.