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A typical session
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The Therapists
Allison Pattinson
Rachel Blair
Nicola Byrne

N.B. Complementary therapies are not a substitute for seeking medical advice from your GP.  We will recommend that you seek medical advice for any symptoms you are experiencing and may ask your permission to write to your GP when indicated.

Deep Tissue Massage, Swedish , Back, Neck & Shoulder, Pregnancy, Indian Head, Myofacial Release.

Muscle is pressed, rubbed, and otherwise manipulated including other soft tissues of the body, often varying pressure and movement. Practitioners mostly use their hands and fingers, but may use their forearms or elbows. Typically, the intent is to relax the soft tissues, increase delivery of blood and oxygen to the massaged areas, warm them, and decrease pain." (Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council - CNHC www.cnhc.org.uk)

Indian Head Massage.

Indian head massage has been used in Asia for over 5,000 years and works specifically on the area surrounding the head, scalp, face, neck, shoulders and upper back. Indian head massage comes from Ayurveda, an ancient method involving natural therapies, which takes into account mind, body and spirit.

Holistic Facial Massage.

This is a very gentle & relaxing treatment and acts like a natural facelift, helps to improve overall

Myofascial Release Massage.

This Massage helps to release restrictions within the fascial network (connective tissue), enabling stuck, hardened & dehydrated areas to become pliable, soft, mobile & hydrated.

How it may help
A massage encourages feelings of relaxation and a general sense of well-being. 

There may be some contraindications to massage depending on your medical history.  The therapist will take a full case history on the first session and permission from your general practitioner may be sought if the therapist feels this is in your best interest. Certain degenerative joint problems, high blood pressure and certain disease processes may not benefit from massage therapy.

The therapist will also check that there is no allergy to the oils being used.

A typical session

The first session will involve taking a case history so may last longer. You will be lying on a couch fully covered with towels. Only the part of your body being massaged will be exposed to maintain your modesty.  The therapist may use oils or creams during the massage to allow for a smooth free flowing movement.

After the session you will be encouraged to rest and to drink plenty of water.  You will be encouraged to avoid alcohol, caffeine and tobacco for at least 24 hours.

Cost / Number of sessions
The number of sessions is entirely up to the client as is the interval between sessions.  Some people with a heavy, physically demanding job may request weekly sessions while others may prefer 4-6 weekly treatments. Please discuss with your therapist.

Duration / Cost
Allison £22 £28
Back Neck & Shoulder Massage " " " "
Deep Tissue Massage
Full Body Massage
Holistic Facial Massage
Indian Head Massage
Myofascial Release Massage
Pregnancy Massage
Swedish Massage
Warm Bamboo Massage
Reflexology (see Reflexology page)
Minutes 30 45 60
Sports Massage £25 £30 £35
Body Massage £25 £30 £35
Swedish Massage £25 £30 £35

Booking a session in Carlisle
Allison 01228 409093
Rachel 01228 409093
Nicola 01228 409093
or email us at: info@cumbriatherapies.com