Derived from Greek, holistic refers to the whole. 

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The intention of massage therapy is to relax soft tissues, increase delivery of blood and oxygen to the massaged areas, warm them and help the mind and body to relax.

Massage can bring relief from everyday aches, reduce stress, increase relaxation, address feelings of anxiety and tension and aid general wellness.

In the spirit of holistic practise, I combine massage techniques and tailor each treatment to suit you and your individual needs. I work on the basis that massage is aiming to balance and benefit all systems of the body. No one is as simple as a pair of aching shoulders.

When we first meet, we go through a consultation form where we discuss your symptoms, medical history, lifestyle and your desired results. Once I have a clear picture of you as a whole person, I am able to tailor your massage to suit you.

 

If I am concerned about your safety and suitability for massage, or where I am not qualified to give advice, I will always refer you to your doctor or to another trained specialist. 

Massage is performed on my massage couch or a chair using clean towels, pillows and bolsters where necessary. Oil such as sweet almond or hypoallergenic grapeseed oil is applied directly to the skin.

Combining information from the initial consultation and from any observations I make during the massage, I try to give you useful homecare advice.

In line with GDPR I want to be transparent about how I use and keep your data. Please find details of my GDPR policy here

For details of my COVID-19 Risk assessment, click here.

Claire Best

Holistic Massage Therapy
Herne Hill, London
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