PUT YOUR BODY
IN GOOD HANDS
Do you suffer from stress, anxiety, headache, neck and shoulder pain or stiffness in your lower back? Are you looking for pain relief from an existing problem? Or you wish to include massage in your stroke rehabilitation plan? Then please take a look at my website to see how you can benefit from my treatments.
I am Kate Chodzba, a dedicated physiotherapy technician and massage therapist, with15 years of experience. I am a member of FHT - Federation of Holistic Therapists and fully insured with Hiscox Insurance.
I have an NVQ Level 4 diploma in Physiotherapy and Sports Massage Therapy with Anatomy, Physiology and Pathology accredited by Federation Of Holistic Therapies. I am trained in Deep Tissue Massage, Sports Massage, Cupping Massage, Pregnancy Massage, Hot Stones Massage, Elderly Massage, and Massage as a part of Stroke Rehabilitation program.
I regularly take advanced courses to extend my knowledge, so I can help my patients more effectively.
I offer deep tissue,swedish, sports, hot stones, pregnancy, elderly massage to the people who are looking for someone who provide them treatment at the comfort of their own home without stressing in the traffic to get to the clinic on time. I will visit my client with all the necessary professional equipments such as oils, linens and massage couch. All you need to do is getting yourself to relax without worrying about any other stuff.
Whether you are an office worker, a mum, gym lover or stroke survivor I can relieve your pain, enhance mobility and encourage relaxation.
My goal as a Massage Therapist is to help as many people as possible with injuries, muscular dysfunction, pain and education on healthy and natural living.
I firmly believe that massage therapy, whether used as preventative medicine, or in conjunction with more traditional forms of healing, can allow the client to progress to higher levels of physical and emotional well being.
I love my work, and I love the challenges that massage therapy presents with each new client. I look forward to hearing from you so that we can work together to bring your body back into balance!
I offer mobile massage services at an accessible prices in Farnham and surroundings area's.
"When you touch one thing with deep awareness,
you touch everything."
- Lao Tzu
Massage Therapy Services
Swedish/Relaxation: Swedish Massage is a very relaxing and therapeutic style of bodywork. It combines oils or lotion with an array of strokes such as rolling, kneading, and percusion to help the body improve circulation. The term “Swedish” comes from Pehr Henrik Ling, the father of Swedish Massage. It was developed in Sweden during the 19th century as a therapeutic way of exercising the muscles and joints. This type of massage is more for relaxation.
Massage For Stroke Rehabilitation- One of the most common techniques administered to patients who have suffered a stroke is Swedish Massage. The most frequently reported benefits of this approach include:
relief from anxiety caused by the trauma of the CVA and resultant loss of function
reduced muscle tension
improved joint function
The long, gliding strokes used in Swedish massage therapy relax the entire body, decreasing cortisol levels while prompting the production of serotonin. This technique also stimulates circulation and increases blood oxygen levels throughout the body. Several studies report that stroke patients with swelling, numbness, or reduced range of motion in the arms and legs benefit from improved sensation and mobility after Swedish massage.
Deep Tissue: Is a form of bodywork that aims to relieve tension in the deeper layers of tissue in the body. Deep tissue Massage is a highly effective method for releasing chronic stress areas due to misalignment, repetitive motions, and past lingering injuries. Due to the nature of the deep tissue work, open communication during the session is crucial to sure you don’t get too uncomfortable, keep in mind that soreness is pretty common after the treatment and that plenty of water should be ingested to aid with the flushing and removal of toxins that will have been released from deep tissue during the session.
Sports Massage: It’s not a full-body, a ‘cosmetic’ or superficial ‘chill out’ treatment you’d find at a spa, but is instead a series of deep tissue, trigger points techniques, stretches,which helps in the removal of metabolic waste products (e.g. lactates) from tissues, further assisting in recovery from activity. Can also help prevent muscle fatigue, prevent injury and encourage better oxygenation.
Pregnancy Massage is beneficial throughout the entire nine months of the pregnancy; however, if you are having a high risk pregnancy it is best to seek advice from your GP.
You will be supported with pillows as you lie on your side. Throughout the treatment you will be covered with a sheet and only the body part that is being worked on will be exposed.
The benefits of pregnancy massage are:
Reduces swelling of hands, feet and ankles
Eases muscular discomforts in areas like the lower back, neck and calf area
Aids relaxation and can promote sleep
Increases blood and lymph flow
Strengthens the immune system
Helps promote blood circulation, which in turn delivers more oxygen and nutrients to the mother and baby
Hot Stones Massage is a technique that uses heated stones to relax and massage sore muscles. This treatment is also a popular choice, purely for the deep relaxation achieved!
Basalt rocks are used because of their heat retention properties. The smooth stones are then introduced to the body in a sequence throughout the treatment, along with manual massage techniques.
Hot stones relax the muscles allowing access to deeper muscle groups. In addition, the heat causes blood vessels to expand, increasing circulation and releasing toxins that have been trapped in the body.
Dry Cupping Massage is an ancient form of alternative medicine. Dry cupping uses a specially designed pump which is attached to the end of the cup and creates suction when applied to the skin.
Cupping is used to stimulate healing by bringing blood to a specific region of that body part.
Cupping assists the body’s tissue to create a new flow of blood which helps create anti-inflammatory chemicals within the body and is ideally suited to muscle, tissue related problems.
By placing the cups over specific body areas we can reduce the effects that accompany ageing. Precisely where the cup is placed is where blood is pulled into that region and the tissues under the skin are saturated with a fresh flow of blood while the suction or the vacuum also removes stagnant blood out of that area.
Once the new blood is forced into the tissues, the body starts to create brand-new blood vessels called neovascularisation or new blood vessel formation thus producing a new feed of nutrients and oxygen to the body’s tissue.
Benefits of cupping:
Pain reduction - particularly moving cupping, has similar effects to a massage and is therefore beneficial in relieving muscular pain
Releases muscle tension - cupping softens muscle tissue and helps to relieve muscle knots which results in looser feeling, more flexible muscles.
Improves digestion/relieves digestive disorders - cupping is thought to improve digestion through relaxing the whole body. Stress, anxiety, and muscle tension can lead to congestion and stagnation in the digestive system.
Coming soon.... Oncology Massage and Manual Lymphatic Drainage
60 Minute Treatment
Swedish Massage £50
Deep Tissue Massage £50 (with or without cupping)
Sports Massage £55 (with or without cupping)
Hot Stone Massage £55
Pregnancy Massage £50
Massage for Stroke Rehabilitation £50
90 Minute Treatment
Swedish Massage £70
Deep Tissue Massage £70
Sports Massage £70
Hot Stone Massage £75
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