Holistic massage is designed to bring about a deep state of relaxation and reduce muscle tension and stress, taking into account each client’s unique requirements and their state as a whole - physical and emotional. At The Zen Den, no two treatments are the same and each one is adapted for the individual. In that sense, every treatment is holistic. Before your treatment we will discuss your requirements and then build a treatment to suit you. This may include deep tissue, lighter Swedish-style strokes, some structural rebalancing work, or all of the above, as needed.
Deep Tissue Massage
Deep tissue massage focuses on realigning deeper layers of muscles and connective tissue. It is especially helpful for chronic aches and pains and congested areas, such as a stiff neck and upper back, low back pain, leg muscle tightness, and sore shoulders. Some of the same strokes are used as in a ‘classic’ massage therapy, but the movement is slower and the pressure is deeper and concentrated on areas of tension and pain.
Structural Rebalancing can be offered as a stand-alone treatment but is often incorporated into a deep tissue/holistic massage. It draws on a wide range of bodywork disciplines with the aim to create space in the joints and muscles so that the body can settle back into its own natural alignment. We will use gentle mobilisation of the joints and muscles, myofascial release, soft tissue release and breath work to create space in the body and stimulate blood flow to congested areas, thus creating the conditions in which the body can heal and realign itself. Especially beneficial for treating:
Lower back pain
Tight neck & shoulder conditions including ‘frozen shoulder’
60 min holistic/deep tissue massage
Perfect for a thorough back, neck & shoulders treatment.
75-min holistic/deep tissue massage
Great for a treatment working multiple areas, for example legs and back.
90-min holistic/deep tissue massage
Perfect for a full body treatment, or when you have several areas that need focused attention.
120-min holistic/deep tissue massage
2-hour treatment. Like an MOT for your body! Perfect for when you have areas that need focused attention, with enough time for a thorough full body massage as well.
If you're unsure of the treatment that's right for you or how long you might need, feel free get in touch and we can have a chat about your requirements.
Please note that treatments at Neal's Yard Remedies run to slightly different timings: 25 mins, 55 mins, 85 mins or 115 mins. This is to allow turn-around time between clients.
The minimum booking time for a full body treatment is 85 mins.