Graham Lines

My name is Graham Lines and I am a qualified therapeutic masseur. I completed my practitioner's diploma at the London College of Massage and am a full member of the Federation Of Holistic Therapists. I've also completed a BTEC Level 5 Clinical Sports & Remedial diploma at The School Of Natural Therapies and am a full member of The Institute of Sport & Remedial Massage.

I've completed a First Aid course and in addition to my diplomas, acquired my accreditation for Indian Head, Hot Stone & Acupressure Massage.

I live in West Hoathly with my partner, Liz. We are both animal lovers and especially like the company of dogs, walking the beautiful local countryside. I also enjoy playing tennis whenever possible.

I believe that my clients' needs are of the utmost importance and am committed to meeting those needs with standards of the highest level. As a result, a high percentage of my business is from repeat customers and referrals.

I would welcome the opportunity to earn your trust and deliver you the best service in the industry.

Services:-

Swedish Massage

Swedish massage can be a slow, gentle and relaxing body massage or vigorous and bracing. Another form of Swedish massage is deep tissue which can address the stiffness and pain in muscles.

Therapy can be beneficial with:-

Relieving stress and fatigue.
Improving circulation of the blood and lymph systems
Releasing toxins and muscular tension
Raising endorphins and promotes healing
Being emotionally nourishing-pleasurable
Aiding lymphatic drainage
Reducing pain and tension;increasing flexibility
Spiritually centring and nourishing
Removing blockages and improving vitality
Aiding muscle growth and performance
Upper and lower back pain
Neck and shoulder pain
Scar tissue restriction
Sciatica
Sports injuries
RSI
Headaches

Hot and Cold Stone Therapy

Hot Stone

Hot stone massage combines the benefits of hydrotherapy and thermotherapy with massage strokes to create a deep, relaxing and healing treatment. Using the heat of the stones to warm the skin allows the skin to absorb moisturising and therapeutic oils,where at the same time preparing the musculature of the body so the therapist can work into the deeper muscle layers. It is generally accepted that one stroke of a heated basalt stone is equivalent to 5-10 strokes of the therapist's hand.

Therapy can be beneficial with:-

Increased local circulation
Improved blood flow to surrounding tissues
Greater ability to transport toxins and waste products from the area.
Hot/cold stones provide a fantastic tool creating a sense of depth to the massage.

Hot and Cold Stone Therapy

Cold Stone

Cold stone therapy works on the principle of heat exchange and generates a toning or strengthening response to several body systems, most notably the immune system.It creates a dramatic movement of fluids within the body,generating a healing,cleansing and nourishing effect due to the alternate constriction and dilation of the blood vessels.

Therapy can be beneficial with:-

Dispersal of tissue congestion
Alleviation of swelling
Decreased muscle spasms
Stimulation of the autonomic nervous system
Increased tissue metabolism
Its invigoration/energising effect
Orbital decongestion-removal of puffiness or discolouration
Sinus decongestion-alleviation of sinus pain

Indian Head Massage

Indian Head Massage works on areas affected by mental and emotional stress. This treatment helps to calm the mind and is deeply relaxing.Working with a firm and gentle rhythm it helps to relieve muscular discomfort and tension as well as calming the spirit and aiding relaxation, it also improves circulation in the head, enhances the senses and promotes clear thinking. Therapy is concentrated on the muscles of the upper back, shoulders, upper arms,neck, face and scalp and is received by sitting upright in a chair.

Therapy can be beneficial with:-

Physical Benefits

Significant improvement noticed with:

Migraine and headaches
Sinusitis
Stress related disorders
Insomnia and disturbed sleep
Temporo – Mandibular Joint tension (TMJ)
Suppleness and flexibility to head, neck and shoulders
Increase of oxygen and glucose supply to the brain
Scalp stimulation increasing blood circulation, promoting healthy hair
Increases cerebral spinal fluid circulation
Improves muscle tone
Calms the respiratory system, helping asthma

Therapy can be beneficial with:-

Mental Benefits

Indian Head Massage promotes:

A sense of calmness, peace and tranquillity
Release from anxiety, stress and mental stain
Relief from depression
High levels of concentration
Clearer thinking and focus
Relaxation
Sound sleep and relief from nightmares
Renewed energy
Aids memory
Chakra balancing and energetic healing

Acupressure

The Applications of Using Acupressure include relieving pain, balancing body energy, and maintaining good health. Acupressure's healing touch reduces muscular tension, increases circulation, and enables deep relaxation. By relieving stress, Acupressure Therapy strengthens resistance to disease and promotes wellness. Acupressure is beneficial for specific conditions, such as chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, chronic muscular pain, mental stress, addiction recovery, learning disorders, trauma, emotional imbalances and more.

Website www.grahamlines.vpweb.co.uk.

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