Sensoma

Massage

“Massage has had a positive effect on every medical condition we’ve looked at”  

Tiffany Field, Ph.D.

Massage is a therapeutic practice that involves manipulation of the soft tissues of the body to promote health and well-being. It can be traced back to ancient times and began as a natural sacred healing aspect of every day life. As far as 3,000 years BCE, massage techniques were seen in tomb paintings in China and Egypt depicting images of people kneading muscles. These were also passed orally from one generation to the next within many cultures and recorded between 1500-500 BCE within Ayurveda, the traditional holistic healing system of India. In Modern times, massage is a widely accepted complementary therapy, of which there are a number of types, varying in their application and style and underlying assumptions of the body systems.

Never put off your massage until tomorrow if you can get it today

Thomas Jefferson

I offer Thai Yoga Massage Swedish Massage & Deep Tissue.

Jikiden Reiki sessions are followed with a Kekko massage (Ketsueki Kokan Ho). This is a quick and invigorating full-body massage designed to maximise the flow of blood and lymph .

Benefits of Massage 

  • Increases awareness of mind-body connection
  • Helps relieve muscle tension and stiffness and reduces muscle spasms
  • Provides greater joint flexibility and range of motion
  • Treats musculoskeletal problems and improves posture
  • Enhances athletic performance
  • Fosters faster healing of strained muscles and sprained ligaments; reduces pain and swelling; reduces formation of excessive scar tissue
  • Reduces blood pressure
  • Improves circulation of blood and movement of lymph fluids
  • Can provide post-operative rehabilitation
  • Strengthens the immune system
  • Enhances the health and nourishment of skin
  • Helps relieve tension-related headaches and effects of eye-strain
  • Alleviates discomfort during pregnancy
  • Fosters peace of mind and promotes a relaxed state of mental alertness
  • Helps relieve mental stress and reduce levels of anxiety
  • Promotes deeper and easier breathing, relieves stress and aids relaxation
  • Fosters a feeling of well-being
  • Satisfies needs for caring nurturing touch
  • Improves ability to monitor stress signals and respond appropriately
  • Enhances capacity for calm thinking and creativity
  • Creates body awareness

What to expect  

Swedish Massage incorporates long, flowing strokes , kneading and circular movements to promote relaxation and improve circulation of blood and lymph through the body 

Deep Tissue massage uses slow firm strokes and deep pressure to target the deeper layers of muscles and connective tissues , releasing chronic muscle tension and alleviating pain . The massage can be  localised or general depending on your needs .

 Both massages are given undressed on a massage table with a medium of oil or bees wax and usually lasts for an hour or longer if combined with other therapies (reiki, reflexology or intuitive energy work) .

Traditional Thai Yoga Massage differs in that you are fully clothed in light materials and the massage takes place on a Thai kapok mattress . Thai massage works by opening up the Sen (energy) lines in the body by incorporating acupressure points, palm pressing and passive yoga stretches . The pace depth and stretches used will be tailored to your needs and preference . Traditional Thai Yoga Massage is a deep and immersive experience which can take anything from 90 minutes to 2 1/2 hours . 

Testimonials

As a therapist and clinician myself, I tend to accumulate significant tension around my neck and upper back. That’s why I sought Leanne’s help. Her Thai massage session left me utterly invigorated. She employs a unique blend of techniques which calms the mind and the body at the same time. Moreover, her studio is an island of tranquility and coziness.
I highly recommend her treatments to everyone who wants to get rid of either physical or mental stress. (Kal, Osteopath)

“Thank you, Leanne. That was such a deep and relaxing Thai massage, in a beautiful tranquil space. The massage was the perfect pace, it worked all my tight spots with great pressure, I love how firm it felt but how relaxing the experience was. I felt quite tense and anxious before the massage and just so much better and more myself after. The combination of reiki and Thai massage was exactly what I needed and I can’t wait for my next one! “ (Helen .Dance teacher)

I felt so much better when I came out than when I went in.” (Angie, Runner )

My massage was amazing. I was talked through every step and felt the stress leave me. I was shown breathing techniques, which I am still using.” (Sam, mother of two)

I felt wonderful, calm and relaxed… I felt I could really trust Leanne.” (Sarah, musician)

“The massage was very good. It’s hard to find someone who has a firm and strong touch.” (Nina, Yoga teacher)

Beautiful calm, clean space. I felt completely at ease before the session had even started. Massage was very relaxing, pressure was just right. I felt light and airy for hours afterwards.” (Rachael, Personal Trainer)



I already knew Leanne was hugely talented having experienced a range of different treatments from her in the past. I was hugely excited to try the Thai Massage – and WOW – it completely exceeded my expectations. I’ve had a lot of massages in the past but this was a whole different level. It went so much deeper than I had imagined it would – not just on a physical level but beyond that too. I could feel my body unwind and blockages (physical and otherwise) evaporate. At times the pressure felt intense but relaxing all at once. A couple of days later I still feel as though a tightness has lifted and my mood has shifted. I will 100% be booking in for another one next month (I’d have one every week if I could!).  (Abby, Writer )