The art of self-massage

Self massage of neck and shoulders

A different type of treatment has emerged since massage therapists weren't able to work during lockdowns. Although we have now restarted many people are looking for self-care options for the relief of pain, stress and tension, so along with the multitude of on-line options available it’s now possible to experience the therapeutic benefits of self-massage from the comfort of you own home.

If you would prefer not to work on-line I can chat on the phone, email you a video or send you notes by post. These are great alternatives to hands on massage treatments, successfully enabling you to release painful or tense areas of your body. It’s possible to help anywhere the discomfort is felt, such as back, hips, neck and shoulders, great also for tension type headaches. 

Often pain can be from a combination of external factors such as not having a well set up home office, sitting too long, having the kids climb over you, an injury or the effects of stress during recent months. Managing the enforced change that this period of time has brought to you can have an effect on your body as emotional stress can cause an increase in pain.

This is an option that enables you to give yourself an effective treatment from the comfort of your own home. The sessions are a combination of self-massage, acupressure and relaxation techniques. Taking a short time for yourself can be calming for the nervous system leading to decreased sensitivity and evidence shows that a self-management program can improve and help the management of future symptoms.

“If your compassion does not include yourself, it is incomplete.” –Jack Kornfield 

Working together and setting goals can increase motivation, you will be supported with ideas that can fit realistically into your day allowing you to return to activities that have become difficult. With your permission the sessions can be recorded and emailed to you. Once you’re able to receive a massage from me you will have useful tools to help between sessions or when it’s not possible to visit.

You don’t need to be in pain to benefit, if your anxiety levels are high and it’s de-stressing you need, I can offer a guided self-massage and relaxation. If your digestion has suffered, I can show you some soothing abdominal massage ideas and not forgetting your feet, giving yourself Reflexology feels fantastic often leading to improved sleep. Massages can be Thai style through clothing or using oils and lotion directly onto skin, your preference, both are equally effective.

“Self-care has become a new priority – the revelation that it’s perfectly permissible to listen to your body and do what it needs.” ― Frances Ryan

Sessions are generally on Zoom unless you prefer another option and last 30 - 45 mins. For queries and bookings contact me on 07739155807 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., on-line booking will soon be available. If you and a few friends would like a joint session that's possible too. More details here.

"Jane gave me a self-massage session and even though I am therapist and teacher of mind body stuff myself, I'm also a human and mum and need, like most of us, to practice what I preach! Jane checked in with what area's I wanted to work on and what my problem areas were and then proceeded to guide me through a series of ways to massage myself. It was lovely to spend some time just to focus on looking after myself. Jane certainly knows her stuff, was clear and caring. I highly recommend." Amy

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