Holistic Therapy with Michelle

Holistic Therapy with Michelle

Jul 21 , 2022

The Wellness Philosophy

Michelle has been a practising Holistic Massage Therapist since 2005. She attended the West London School of Therapeutic Massage and gained her ITEC level 3 Diploma in both Holistic Massage and Indian Head Massage there. In 2010 she took her Practitioners Diploma in Pregnancy Massage and a year later started her journey as a Reiki Practitioner, studying the first and second degree. She also studied Trigger Point Therapy in 2017. Michelle is qualified to teach massage and will soon be studying the third Reiki degree to become a Reiki Master.

 

  By practising Massage Therapy from a Holistic perspective, Michelle recognises that each of her clients and their individual needs are unique.​ By using a combination of Swedish Holistic Massage, Indian Head Massage, Trigger Point Therapy and Reiki, she is able to offer a bespoke treatment that will benefit physical, mental and emotional health.

Michelle also offers Pregnancy Massage to expectant mothers during their second and third trimester.​ 

​Regular Massage treatments improve physical health and emotional and mental well-being. Not only reducing muscular tension and relieving stress symptoms, but also enhancing circulation, boosting the immune system and increasing energy levels. 

 

Swedish Holistic Massage

Michelle uses a variation of movements ranging from rhythmic and soothing effleurage, tension releasing kneading or friction techniques and the more invigorating and stimulating moves of percussion and vibrations. She also performs passive joint movements to help improve mobility and release tension.

The pressure of the massage can be light, medium or deep and firm depending on your preference.

 

Indian Head Massage 

This seated treatment, where you remain clothed, targets the upper back, shoulders, arms and neck, as well as the scalp and face. Michelle uses a range of effleurage, kneading, friction, champissage and tabla techniques in this great stress-busting massage. She will also perform stretches to help improve mobility and release tension. 

The pressure of the massage can be light, medium or deep and firm depending on your preference.

 

Pregnancy Massage

You and your baby will be supported as you lie on your side with pillows for optimum comfort during this treatment. This full body routine is carried out over both sides of the body and Michelle will use various Swedish techniques, slightly lighter than usual but still firm enough to bring relief to tight achey areas. To finish; a massage over your bump and a relaxing neck, scalp and face treatment is available to you at your choice. 

 

Trigger Point Therapy

A technique used throughout a treatment when necessary and is optional (it can be an uncomfortable/painful experience for some) A trigger point is a spot found in a tight band of muscle or in other soft tissue, that is painful when compressed. These points can affect the immediate area or can cause referred pain. Michelle will work directly into them with very deep movements that are held, and also use stretches to further the release. Heat treatment is sometimes applied too. 

 

Reiki

Reiki translates from the Japanese as Universal Life-Force energy and is a form of energy healing where Michelle will use the palms of her hands to transfer this energy to you. She will work over your chakras and down the body from head to toe. Generally Michelle's hands are hovering over you and, although there is very little direct touch, an intense heat can be felt as the healing takes place.

 

Treatments 

 

Full Body Massage

60 mins | £70 

90 mins | £90

 

Healing Massage 

Full body massage with integrated Reiki 

90 mins | £90

 

Back Neck Shoulders and Arms Massage

40 mins | £50

with Face and Scalp

50 mins | £60

 

Back Neck and Shoulders Massage

30 mins | £40

with Face and Scalp

40 mins | £50

 

Back Shoulders Legs and Foot Massage

45 mins | £55

 

Facial Massage

Includes Neck and Scalp

30 mins | £40

 

Pregnancy Massage

45 mins | £55 

60 mins | £70 

 

Indian Head Massage

45 mins | £55

 

Reiki

40 mins | £40

 

Add Reiki to any treatment 

10 mins | £10

15 mins | £15

20 mins |£20

 

TO BOOK OR DISCUSS A TREATMENT CONTACT MICHELLE ON

07940731616

michelle@thewellnessphilosophy.co.uk

 

FIND MICHELLE AT

Yoga On The Green

1 Johnstone Road Woodford Green

IG8  0XA

MONDAY 9AM-8.30PM

WEDNESDAY 9AM-8.30PM

FRIDAY 9AM-5PM

 

Bespoke treatments available 30 mins - 90 mins

All massages include Neal's Yard Organic Oils 

To secure your appointment I will ask that you pay for your treatment via bank transfer once you have made the booking. 

If you need to cancel please do so 24 hours before your appointment and I can then refund payment.

If you need to move your appointment please do so by 7pm the day before.