Massage describes the manipulation of the soft tissues of the body including muscles, connective tissue, tendons, ligaments and joints.
The aim is to alleviate the pain and discomfort caused by injuries, occupational stresses, muscular over-use or simply by every day life. Massage also promotes feelings of relaxation and well-being.
Massage has a long history in most cultures around the world. There are many types of massage used for a variety of health related purposes.
At the London Fields Health Collective we offer the following types of massage:
Holistic/Swedish Massage: The primary goal is to work the whole body, relieving muscular tension, improving circulation and promoting relaxation.
Pregnancy Massage: Treatment aims to promote relaxation and alleviate problems that can result from the changes the body goes through during the pre- and post-natal periods.
Sports Massage: Developed to promote flexibility, prevent injuries and aid healing after a sporting sprain or strain.
What to expect
Your massage therapist will begin by taking a medical history, discussing the onset and symptoms of your current complaint and what you would like to get out of your session.
During treatment you will need to remove your clothes down to your underwear. Your body will be draped in towels.
Each therapist works individually using a selection and combination of strokes, kneading, tapping, passive movement and pressure. The therapists will use oil on your body.
Treatments cost from £50 -£60*.
*discounts are available for block bookings, patients, staff and volunteers at St Josephs.
Joost Frehe (Holistic massage)
Myriam Ortega (Aromatherapy and Sports massage)
Rosie Mayhew (Swedish massage)
Shashi Dabhi (Aromatherapy and Holistic massage)
Thalia Perry (Pregnancy and Remedial massage)
Payment can be made on the day for each treatment. Sorry no credit or debit card payment accepted. Cash, cheque or internet banking payments only.