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Massage Therapy

Emma Wakelin

Swedish Body Massage:

Swedish body massage involves different types of touch, pressure and flowing movements applied to the skin and underlying tissues to release muscular tension, relieve pain, facilitate healing from injury, alleviate stress, relax the body and enhance wellbeing. Massage is an ancient therapeutic treatment. Countless civilisations throughout history have recognised the healing power of human touch, especially in Eastern cultures (Ancient Rome, Greece, China and Egypt).

Swedish body massage is the original massage technique involving a sequence of movements working superficially and deeper into the tissue layers. Treatments range from relaxation to deep tissue techniques catered to your requirements.


Benefits of massage


Massage is used by people for a variety of reasons. Some use it to simply relax and unwind, while others have regular massage to help them manage or cope with specific physical, mental or emotional problems. Many aspiring and professional athletes have massage before and after training and competing, in order to stay in optimum condition and aid recovery.


There is a growing body of evidence to suggest that massage can be effective in helping to treat certain chronic conditions, such as fibromyalgia and low back pain. In guidelines produced in 2009 by the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE), manual therapies - including massage – are recommended for the early management of persistent, non-specific low back pain.




Initial treatment will last anything up to 75 minutes including preliminary full consultation, subsequent treatments will be between 60 to 75 minutes depending on individual requirements.



Choosing a therapist


It is important to choose a qualified therapist who has undertaken the necessary training to understand the theory and practice of this particular therapy.  By choosing a therapist who is an FHT member, you can be confident that I am professionally trained, qualified and insured. I am listed on the FHT Therapist Register.”




“Complementary therapies, alongside conventional medical care, can help to improve quality of life and bring comfort to clients living with certain chronic conditions.”


Emma graduated from Brighton & Hove City College where she studied Complementary & Holistic Therapies (VTCT Diploma Level 3) Modules included Aromatherapy Massage and the theory of a wide range of essential oils, blending techniques and the various methods by which Aromatherapy oils can be applied for treatment. Emma also studied Swedish Body Massage (both relaxation and deep tissue techniques) as well as Foot and hand Reflexology (Thaiwanese and Ingham methods).  Emma also completed an enrichment course at Brighton and Hove City College in Holistic facial massage covering skin type analysis, cleansing, mask application and massage working also on specific pressure points using pure essential oils catered to individual requirements.  As well as this Emma studied Human Anatomy, pathology and Healthy Eating and Well Being as part of her Diploma.

She was also invited to compete in the World Skills competition by Brighton and Hove City College at East Surrey College in the Aromatherapy Massage section.


Emma is a member and Registered practitioner of the Federation of Holistic Therapists.


Emma will be available for appointments on Wednesday mornings 9am-1pm.

Please call 01903 232875 to discuss or arrange an appointment.

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