Miach Holistic Therapies work with private individuals, sports clubs, professional referrals – and I have a loyal client base, who are all of different ages, professions, and abilities! Massage therapies based at my clinic in Montpellier, Cheltenham can help and treat clients from all over Gloucestershire, the Cotswolds and beyond.
A Massage therapist treats clients by using touch to manipulate the muscles and other soft tissues of the body. With touch, the massage therapies relieve pain, help heal injuries, improve circulation, relieve stress, increase relaxation, and aid in the general wellness of our clients.
Massage is a general term for pressing, rubbing and manipulating your skin, muscles, tendons and ligaments. Massage may range from light stroking to deep pressure. There are many different types of massage, including these common types:
A popular therapeutic treatment of the whole body using traditional techniques, with slow deliberate movement. The benefits of this massage are both physical and emotional, enhancing the feeling of well-being, relaxing the mind and body. Encouraging blood flow and lymphatic drainage, circulation, easing stiffness and general aches and pains.
A deep therapeutic massage targetting the connective tissue myofascial in area’s of concern or discomfort. The treatment uses advanced techniques, direct pressure, movement, stretching and supporting additional disciplines like the use of Dry needling, warm/ cold stone therapy if agreed by client. Very effective on common muscular pain and dysfunction including posture issues and RSI’s.
The treatment offers management, manipulation and rehabilitation of soft tissues of the body including muscles, tendons and ligaments. It is applicable to all not just sports people! to support, prevent, recover and aid soft tissue recovery.
This massage focuses on areas of tight muscle fibres that can form in your muscles after injuries or overuse.
Dry needling is a modern treatment designed to ease muscular pain.
A wonderful ancient therapy including upper back, shoulders, arms, neck and head. Focusing on the body’s energy lines ( Chakras) and acupressure points, including the face. Promoting and stimulating the energy flow around the body. This massage is traditionally combined with the use of oils to nourish the scalp and hair. Is very effective in combating headaches, migraines and reducing the feeling of anxiety and some claim the stimulation of hair growth. It can also be added to other massage treatments.
An alternative massage therapy using hot stones with traditional techniques to enhance a feeling of deeper penetrating relaxation. Targetting those area’s where the body naturally holds tension. Very effective in combination with other massage treatments as an additional technique.
This treatment targets those regular area’s where the body naturally holds its tension for modern day life! Lower, middle, upper back! Shoulders, arms and neck. Using a combination of traditional massage, warm stones and stretching techniques to improve posture, muscle function and deep relaxation. To enhance this why not add a Champi/ Indian head treatment?
Targeting the feet and lower leg’s energy lines and muscles, using massage techniques and acupressure to points of the feet and leg and their relationship with some of the body’s organs. The importance of working plater facia area is such a crucial part of managing posture related tendinopathy of the knee and other dysfunctions. This can be added to any other treatments as requested.
The traditional ancient therapy of Thai massage. Is based on working the 10 main energy lines of the body. Using traditional methods of Thumbing, palming, squeezing, circling, sliding, rolling, rotating, twisting, cracking, chopping, pressure, movement and stretching. There is a direct connection between the location of each energy point and related ailments! By using the techniques of Thai massage on the sen lines and specific points between them, this has a therapeutic effect of healing the body and restoring energy balance.
These can either be stand alone therapies or used in combination of a traditional Thai massage treatment.
Is the ancient northern Thai practise that involves the use of wooden tools made from the bark of tamarind tree. In a rhythmic tapping motion to the Sen lines and points of the body. Creating a deep bodily vibration helping to dislodge muscle tension.
Is a very powerful therapy used to enhance extra mechanical pressure to muscles, Sen lines and points. Applying it directly, rolling, kneading and varying direction gives this technique a very unique place in Thai therapy.
Used in some of the techniques of Thai massage to help with greater movement over joints, invigorate stretching, gentle rocking or the feeling of more support when needed.
The traditional compresses contain numerous herbs like Kaffir lime, kaffir leaf, lemongrass, ginger, turmeric, camphor crystal and turmeric, to name a few. These can be made up of many different herbs depending on their healing properties and what they are being used for. They can be used for many different ailments like common skin problems, circulation, old injuries, tight muscles. So using the compresses warming properties in combination with the herb’s proven healing properties it is a great therapy to either use on its own or at the end of a Thai massage.
Massage is generally considered part of complementary and integrative medicine. It’s increasingly being offered along with standard treatment for a wide range of medical conditions and situations. Studies of the benefits of massage demonstrate that it is an effective treatment for reducing stress, pain and muscle tension. Some studies have found massage may also be helpful for:
Beyond the benefits for specific conditions or diseases, some people enjoy massage because it often produces feelings of caring, comfort and connection.
Sports & Remedial
Soft Tissue Release (STR)
Muscle Energy Tech (MET)
Kinesiology, Strapping & Taping
Warming Up/Down and Stretching
Indian Head Massage
I have a real passion for the Industry and take great pride and satisfaction in helping support people in achieving their goals or aiding them with their recovery.
Retired Rugby Player