Bodywork and looking after your physical body plays a key role in your wellbeing. If we can stay injury free, reduce muscular tension and reduce pain...then we feel great.
I have great knowledge of anatomy and physiology, movement and biomechanics. I work to identify and remove the movement patterns created by the body due to injury and pain and restore function and pain-free mobility.
Here are the ways in which I can help to achieve this through the different forms of bodywork that I offer…
Ayurvedic Yogic Massage
Let me tell you all about this fantastic massage with a difference. Ayurvedic Yogic Massage combines massage, assisted stretches with yoga poses and uses Ayurvedic oils and powders to help the body to draw out toxins. Ayurvedic oils and powders are natural products and most commonly used for this massage is sesame seed oil and calamus powder.
The massage takes place lying on a thick matt on the ground and works across the whole body. You are covered always apart from the area of the body being worked on and this starts with your back, neck, and shoulders. We then move onto the backs of your legs with assisted stretches for your hips, an assisted stretch into child’s pose and some seated chest stretches and shoulder mobility work.
You then lie down on your back and the focus is on your legs and includes hamstring assisted stretches and more hip mobility work, an abdomen (this is optional) and shoulder massage, head, and face massage before enjoying a meditation to finish.
This really is a full body experience and will leave you feeling relaxed, calm and well. Your session can include a full body massage, or you can focus on particular areas of your body that require more focus due to injury or prevention of injury being your focus.
Swedish massage is one of the most common and best-known types of massage in the west. Pressure can be light to give a more relaxing effect or firm like a sports massage. This is carried out on a plinth or massage table which is raised from the ground. Again you are covered at all times apart from the area of your body that is being worked on.
Many different stokes can be used including effleurage, petrissage, kneading and tapping. Again you can have a full body massage or focus on particular areas.
Myofascial is the connective tissue that is in and around muscles. Myofascial Release (MFR) is a specialist physical and manual therapy used to treat soft tissue and fascial aches, pains, tension, and restriction. Massage wax is used to carry out the myofascial release and is more targeted than the above two massages. I use this technique once I have identified specific movements that are restricted. MFR and the top two massages work well together, and I will often combine techniques.
For an hour of my time, it is £40 and for 90minutes it's £60. You then just choose which treatment you would like.
Appointments can be a mixture of bodywork, yoga, breath work or wellbeing coaching. As we all know the body, mind, and breath are all linked so we can mix sessions up to include them all.
My sessions are offered at Cocoon in Holmfirth, Huddersfield. Cocoon is a fantastic wellbeing centre run by passionate and caring professionals and we are delighted to be working alongside the team.
Don't just take my word for it......
“So yesterday I visited Kelly for an Ayurvedic massage. What can I say? Absolute perfection! I train a lot and with heavy weights including Olympic lifting so keep mobile and supple is paramount. Kelly used gentle pressure to help me stretch any tight areas as well as massage to really work the muscles. I have one shoulder that is not as mobile as the other but after just one session it felt freer immediately. Cannot wait to have another! Thank you, Kelly”
Vicky Grittens, Crossfit Coach and Director of Prime Strength and Conditioning