The Remedy Room
In the Remedy Room at Lee on the Solent Tennis, Squash & Fitness Club, Ellen offers a range of treatments and therapies to members and non members, including:
Indian Head Massage
(Members / Non Members)
1Hour Treatment £30.00 / £32.50
(Including sports, remedial,relaxing)
Half Hour Treatment £16.00 / £18.00
(Including back / legs only, Indian Head Massage)
Indian Head Massage £18.00 / £20.00
Ear Candling £20.00 / £22.50
Now offering Reflexology (Recommended - 6 sessions £120 instead of £150 or £25 per session)
Or why not combine a treatment e.g.30 min back massage with Indian Head Massage?
Sports Massage | Indian Head Massage | Ear Candling
Sports, Remedial and Deep Tissue Massage
What is therapeutic massage?
Massage is an ancient therapy dating back to Egyptian times and beyond. It is an effective yet very safe therapy, that can help ease pain, release tension and thus induce relaxation and promote a feeling of well being
By working on the soft tissues, massage can stimulate the muscular and nervous systems and improve the blood circulation and lymphatic flow. This enables fresh oxygenated blood to repair the body tissues and metabolic waste products and toxins to be eliminated. This is turn allows the body to function more efficiently and counteracts the debilitating effects of stressful modern day living.
How does Sports Massage differ from therapeutic massage?
Sports massage is a deeper form of soft tissue massage, which uses specific techniques to treat physically active individuals who may be more vulnerable to injury because of the stresses placed on their body by their sport. The Sports Massage Practitioner may also advise on stretching or strengthening exercises as may be appropriate to work in conjunction with treatment.
How can Sports massage help me?
Sports massage is particularly effective in treating minor soft tissue problems by relieving niggling aches and pains before they develop into more serious overuse injuries. It is also great in the pre-event situation, whether your needs are for relaxation or stimulation, and in post-event relaxation and recovery. Finally, it is good for the general relief of stress and tension and for fatigue, whether this is occupational, recreational or sporting!
What are its benefits?
Sports massage offers individually tailored treatment and advice to:
Help relieve the stress and tension which hinders the achievements of optimum performance.
Reduce the likelihood of injury during exercise.
Speed up the recovery process and aid rehabilitation after injury.
Ensure full range of joint movement and increase muscle flexibility.
Improve postural and general body awareness.
Who can benefit from Sports massage?
You do not have to be a sportsperson to feel the benefits! Muscular tension, stress and fatigue can affect all of us, whether we are competitive or recreational athletes, DIY fanatics, gardeners, busy housewives or stressed executives. Active or sedentary – you should find massage relaxing and therapeutic. Many people appreciate the deep treatment offered by a sports massage practitioner as they can really feel those knots being “ironed out”. They also start to become aware of how their bodies react and tense up under stress and by heeding these warning signs, they can then take early action to reduce their stress levels and relax.
What happens during a treatment?
A brief medical history will need to be taken prior to treatment. During the treatment a gentle base oil or lotion may be used. This normally sinks into the skin quite quickly – but we ask you to wear casual clothes, just in case there are still traces of oil on your skin. You may occasionally feel some post-treatment soreness but this will normally disappear after a day or two. Don’t worry about this – it is usually a sign that the treatment is having a positive effect!
How often should I have a massage?
As often as you like (provided you are not suffering from a condition for which massage is contra-indicated) - ask your practitioner if in doubt. Some people find that a weekly massage helps to control their stress levels, whilst others find that a maintenance treatment every few weeks works well.
Sports Massage | Indian Head Massage | Ear Candling
Indian Head Massage
Part of the ancient healing system of ayurveda – the science of life. Indian Head Massage / Champissage, has been widely used and passed down through generations as a healing for thousands of years.
Formalised as a recognised therapy in the 1980s by a physiotherapist, it is now one of the fastest growing complementary therapies available. It focuses on the upper back, shoulders, neck and head, the areas most vulnerable to stress. It is generally performed through clothing and is therefore accessible to most people.
Champissage goes beyond simple Indian head Massage. Working on both physical and mental states, it helps to relieve stress in a wonderfully relaxing way, also affecting a person’s energy centres.
Conditions that may benefit form Indian Head Massage:
Shoulder and neck aches and pains
Migraine and headaches
Poor hair/ scalp condition
On its own or combined with sport, remedial and deep tissue massage treatment Ellen is now delighted to offer you this effective therapy.
What happens during treatment?
A brief medical history will need to be taken prior to treatment. Ideally casual clothes (ie cotton top or t-shirt) should be worn. Treatment usually takes place in a chair or lying down on a couch, with emphasis being placed on the upper back, shoulders, neck and head. If requested a treatment oil will be applied to the scalp. For maximum benefit this should be left on for at least 4 hours.
| Indian Head Massage | Ear Candling
Ear candles have been used widely throughout North America and Asia and the use of them to treat ear problems has been known for centuries.
Ear candles can be used to treat many ailments including migraine and headaches, glue ear in children, catarrh, sore throats, tonsillitis, excessive ear wax, sinusitis and other ear and head irritations, including ear pain resulting from middle ear infection; relieving head pressure and hearing loss (due to earwax build up).
Despite the name, the ‘candles’ are, in fact, hollow tubes made in the traditional Hopi Indian way by using a combination of herbal extracts such as Sage, Chamomile and St John’s Wort, which are blended in honey, organically grown linen and beeswax.
A session begins with a medical history being taken and then checking the ears for any infections or visible problems (using an otoscope).
The candle is lit and placed gently but firmly in the ear creating a seal and is held in position. The candles work in three phases, the first creating a chimney effect where gentle suction draws out debris from the ear. Secondly, the heat from the flame creates a mild suction that helps relieve pressure in the sinuses, clearing the whole area in general, stimulating blood and lymphatic circulation, boosting the immune system and therefore boosting the body’s natural cleansing action. As the candle burns the warm herbal vapour circulates around the ear working on the impurities and deposits that are either carried away in the smoke or left condensed in the base of the candle. Finally, there is a regulation of pressure within the sinuses. When the candle has burnt down to the required mark it is removed.
Do not worry about being burnt as the candle has a filtering system and no residue can enter the ear. A warming sensation is sometimes felt and a crackling sound from the burning candle is heard but the effect is gentle and relaxing .
When the first candle has been removed the procedure is repeated for the other ear, even if only one side is causing problems, both sides are treated to ensure balance is maintained. Finally after a short massage the ears are checked again.
Many people report an immediate release of pressure and congestion in their head after just one treatment. However, depending on the condition, a number of sessions may be required to ease an ongoing problem fully.
Contra-indications for use.
Treatment should not take place if there is a perforation of the eardrum or any sort of plastic device (e.g. grommets), are present in the ear canal.