Martha offers personalised massage treatments to clients who are in need of a deeply relaxing treatment to calm, reduce tension and stress or who may be in pain, suffering soft tissue injuries or discomfort.
Martha’s treatments are a fusion of both eastern and western advanced clinical massage techniques, which include; deep tissue massage, trigger point therapy, myofascial release, soft tissue release, sports stretching, joint mobilisation and acupressure (acupuncture) points and meridians (shiatsu).
Guidance can be given on effective and appropriate after-care (relaxation techniques, exercises and lifestyle adaptations), to help clients facilitate their own healing.
Martha will focus on encouraging deep relaxation, releasing restrictions, reducing pain, improving circulation and increasing your range of movement.
Effective reflexology is the art of stimulating reflex areas in your feet and hands which correspond to organs, glands, and each area of your body. Skilled practitioners apply specific and precise techniques, blood, lymph, nerve and chi circulation improve, your body and mind relax and further balance and well-being can be achieved.
Receiving regular reflexology can make a real difference to your quality of life, effective as part of a healthy lifestyle combining appropriate exercise and good eating practices.
Reflexology with Martha
Martha will work with you to discover areas that require balance through stimulation of the reflexes in your hands and/or feet. Treatments with Martha are holistic (treating you as a whole person, not only a symptom) and Martha brings her knowledge of traditional Chinese medicine to her treatments.
Many health problems can be linked to nervous stress and tension. In treatments with Martha she looks to bring you into deep relaxation, relieving stress and tension and restoring your vitality.
Shiatsu is a holistic, hands-on treatment, with its roots in traditional Chinese medicine. Focused on bringing balance to your physical, spiritual and emotional well-being.
Shiatsu originated in Japan and has evolved to incorporate many western practices. Treatments with Martha include her working along acupressure (acupuncture) points and meridians, ampuku (abdominal massage), the release of myofascia and muscles, assisted stretches, joint mobilisation and deep rhythmic movement.
Shiatsu treatments can help to relieve physical pain, heal from injury, realign your body, reduce stress, re-energise weaker areas and ease areas which are overworking. Treatments help calm the nervous system and promote relaxation, this can help to improve your mood, boost energy levels, relieve tension and aid your sleep. By assisting the body to work harmoniously, we can help prevent imbalances from developing into symptoms of dis-ease.
Shiatsu treatments with Martha
Martha supports your body’s own ability to self-repair, our bodies are on an incredible continuing quest for balance (homeostasis). Treatments are a journey through collaboration of client and therapist to facilitate optimum body/mind/spirit harmony.
Treatments are given through loose clothing that enables comfort throughout your treatment, with complete freedom of movement.
(ALSO KNOWN AS NATURAL LIFT FACIAL MASSAGE)
This treatment is a unique blend of Indian and Japanese face massage, working on acupressure (acupuncture) points and energy channels for the face, along with highly effective beauty techniques to release muscular tension, remove toxins and improve circulation.
In combination with appropriate exercise, good eating practices and hydration this offers a natural treatment to rejuvenate your skin and improve your complexion.
Facial Rejuvenation with Martha
I use organic Jojoba oil for this treatment, however you are welcome to bring an oil of your choice with you, one that suits your skin type and sensitivities.
Please be mindful that you will need to re-apply any make-up that you usually wear and that hair can require re-styling/washing.
Pregnancy and post-natal treatments are offered to support the physical and emotional transformation of women in all stages of their pregnancy and post birth journey.
I always work with my clients to create personalised treatments that reflect your needs and preferences. You may be in need of a nourishing and relaxing treatment or a more specific treatment for conditions which can occur or deepen in pregnancy such as carpal tunnel syndrome, sciatica, oedema, migraines, pelvic girdle pain or neck, shoulder and low back pain.
I offer facial rejuvenation, massage, reflexology and shiatsu or a combination of these. I support mums who may wish/need to bring their babies with them to treatments.
10am on Monday's at Wells Town Hall
Next Classes starting: 9th April & 4th June 2018
10am on Tuesday's at My Yoga Space, Chew Valley
Next Classes starting: 1st May & 26th June 2018
Ideal for babies from 8 weeks – crawling
Baby massage can help to soothe wind and colic, promote relaxation and deepen bonding for you and your baby. You will learn wonderful techniques to massage your baby, drawn from traditional Indian massage, Swedish massage, Acupressure and Reflexology.
Touch is baby’s first developing sense and this nurturing massage is such a special way to help your baby feel cherished and soothed, whilst deepening your communication during baby’s early development. Easy to learn, fun and relaxing to do, baby massage provides very positive early interaction and strengthens the bond you share.
What will I learn?
The techniques combine Reflexology and Acupressure with Swedish and Indian massage. Offering babies deep relaxation, relief from common symptoms as well as stimulation encouraging development. A wonderful opportunity to enjoy time and space together, deepening the bond between you…
Baby Massage with Martha
Classes - The classes that I offer are kept small to enable you to connect to other mothers (who are at a similar stage as you) and to enhance your personal learning journey in a supportive and relaxing environment.
One-to-one - You will learn bespoke routines for your baby in the comfort of your home, learning alongside other family members can be a very special way of integrating baby massage into your family.
Birth preparation sessions with Martha teach birth partners (and mothers-to-be) techniques drawn from massage, acupressure/shiatsu and reflexology to support, enhance and empower your journey through pregnancy and the birth of your baby.
This gives birth partners a reassuring focus to their vital role in this incredible shared experience and mums-to-be the knowledge that they can seek confident and skilled relief and comfort from their birth partner. Sessions are always unique, working together to ensure that your hopes and needs are supported.
You would have a series of sessions together, layering up your knowledge and hands-on experience of the huge potential that these bodywork disciplines can offer during pregnancy, birth and beyond.
Treatments with Martha are given as an additional element, a wonderfully nurturing conclusion to these sessions.
What to expect during a session
Birth preparation sessions will usually take place in my clinic space or a comfortable space in your home.
The first session is usually 2-3 hours long, where key time will be dedicated to discussing both mums-to-be and birth partners hopes and needs.
Ongoing sessions (1-2 hours) will be spent exploring techniques that will nurture, support and relieve mum-to-be. Time is spent where you can explore connecting with each other, developing a listening touch, understanding the principles of the techniques, playing with how each technique can be adapted and finding your pace together.
These sessions include supporting handouts of techniques/positions.
Learn beautifully bonding and nourishing baby massage techniques for your baby and then take time for you, receiving a facial, massage, reflexology or shiatsu treatment.
With friends, your partner or just for you and your baby…
MUMMY AND BABY PAMPERING PARTY
For your group of friends and their babies - £40 pp
Learning baby massage as a group (1 hour).
Take turns to each receive a nourishing and invigorating (20 minute) treatment.
For your group of friends with babies - £15 pp
Learning baby massage with your group of 4+ friends (1 1/2 hours).
For your group of friends, without their babies - £30 pp
Take turns to each receive a nourishing and invigorating (30 minute) treatment.
BABY AND YOU
Time for you and baby - £65
Learn a specially tailored baby massage sequence for your baby (1 hour).
Receive a nourishing and invigorating (30 minute) treatment.
JUST FOR YOU
Time for you - £45
Relax and unwind receiving a bespoke (60 minute) treatment
in the comfort of your own home.
£10 OFF FOR THE HOST OF ANY GROUP OF 4 OR MORE
If the distance requires it there may be additional travel costs.
We can create a perfect tailor-made session for you,
both regular or one off bookings are welcome.
With International Women's Day tomorrow and mothering Sunday this weekend my love and respect goes out to women around the world.
Let's raise each other up!
We will continue to explore and refresh our massage routine learnt in the introductory class and add to this singing, relaxation and playful activities for your growing little ones...
Receiving feedback like this makes my heart sing! Thank you Charlotte and Finn!
With the expectations we can find we are putting on ourselves and perhaps our children too... this reading from The Parent's Tao Te Ching serves as a grounding reminder x
I am super excited to say that my baby massage classes are coming to Wells town hall, Somerset from September - yay!
Treatments are available to our B&B guests... I work with each client, to create tailored treatments that reflect each persons needs, hopes and preferences.
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