ELM Therapy; for a happier, healthier you.
Massage benefits the whole body, both physiologically and psychologically.
Samantha Collins ITEC Dip
I became interested in massage and holistic therapies approximately five years ago when I met my mother-in-law, Zakia Collins. Zakia ran the West London School of Therapeutic Massage for over 20 years and is a fountain of knowledge when it comes to complementary therapies. Listening to Zakia’s clients tell their stories, and express how her treatments changed their lives made me look into alternative therapies and undertake my own studies. In 2017 I studied with The Academy of Reflexology and Massage in Northampton and qualified with the following ITEC accreditations:
- Level 3 diploma in Holistic Massage
- Level 3 diploma in Anatomy and Physiology and Practice Management Level 2 Emergency First Aid at Work
In April 2018, I gained a qualification in Pregnancy Massage, closely followed by a Baby Massage Instructor qualification in July 2018.
I am also a full member of Complementary Therapists Association (CtHA) and regularly attend Continuing Professional Development (CPD) courses to widen and boost my skills.
Relieve tired, stiff joints
- Promotes general relaxation
- Improves skin tone
- Encourage better circulation
- Encourage sleep
- Reduce tension and stress
- Relax the body and mind
- Reduce anxiety
- Increase energy levels
One to one session (1 hour) or group sessions (three 45 minute sessions)
Touch is a primary need and baby’s most predominant means of communication. It plays an essential role in forming early parent-child relationships. Babies respond to the way they are touched and handled. There are many emotional and physical benefits of baby massage, not just for the baby, but also the person carrying out the massage.
Baby massage classes can either be one to one or in a group. You will learn how to massage the chest, arms, stomach, legs and back of your baby in the comfort of your own home allowing baby to feel more relaxed and settled in an environment they are used to.
Please get in touch for more details or to make your booking.
Pregnancy is a special time, however, as your body changes it can bring many aches and pains. I am offering a full body treatment to expectant mums in need of a little TLC. Gift vouchers are also available to treat a friend or loved one.
Hand and foot massage
Every hand and foot benefits from massage. This is an unobtrusive treatment relieving tension and reducing stress on both muscles and joints. Massages also help relax the muscles and restore blood flow for healthy, stress-free hands and feet.
Back, neck and shoulder massage
Our back and shoulders are very often the parts of the body where we tend to accumulate muscular tension. A back, neck and shoulder massage will loosen the muscles in the back and shoulders where tension exists. This will allow your body to unwind removing stiffness, relieving aches and aiding tissue recovery and repair.
Full body invigorating massage
An invigorating massage will prepare your muscles for stretching by boosting their permeability to energy flow. An ideal treatment before a sporting event.
Full body relaxation massage
A relaxation massage relieves stress and tension in your muscles and will leave you oozing with a sense of wellbeing. It achieves this because of the general benefits of massage. It improves your circulation, so your organs and skin get more oxygen and moves fluid through your lymphatic system. A relaxation massage encourages your body to digest its food, and get rid of its toxins. It will help you to sleep better and also help un-knot any muscles, soothe aches and sprains and encourage the skin to heal minor abrasions.
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