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.

 

Physiological

  • Relieve tired, stiff joints
  • Promotes general relaxation
  • Improves skin tone
  • Encourage better circulation
  • Encourage sleep

Psychological

  • Reduce tension and stress
  • Relax the body and mind
  • Reduce anxiety
  • Increase energy levels

My accreditations

Treatments

Baby Massage

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.

£35

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Pregnancy massage

1 hour

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.

£40

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Hand and foot massage

30 minute

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.

£25

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Back, neck and shoulder massage

30 minute

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.

£25

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Full body invigorating massage

60 minute

An invigorating massage will prepare your muscles for stretching by boosting their permeability to energy flow. An ideal treatment before a sporting event.

£40

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Full body relaxation massage

60 minute

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.

£40

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Massage Benefits: The Lymphatic System

The lymphatic system is linked to the circulatory system at tissue level. It is a subsidiary circulation system, removing excess fluid from tissues and carries larger particles that cannot pass through the smaller pores of the blood capillaries. Lymph nodes take out the waste materials and produce antibodies to be transported to the blood. Unlike […]

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  • Date: 29th October 2018

Massage Benefits: The Digestive System

Without food, water and oxygen, we could not survive. The digestive system is the set of organs which transform whatever we eat into substances that can be used in the body for energy, growth and repair. Massage encourages better digestion and the absorption and digestion of food or nutrients. It does so by improving the […]

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  • Date: 27th September 2018

Massage Benefits: The Circulatory System

Blood is pumped from the heart around the body through a transport system of arteries and veins. It distributes oxygen and essential nutrients to the whole body as well as removing potentially damaging waste products. Without a continuous blood supply, our cells will die and the body will deteriorate relapidly. The pumping action of massage […]

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  • Date: 30th August 2018

Massage Benefits: The Nervous System

The nervous system is the control and communication centre of the body. The brain is the main unit and is connected to the rest of the body by nerve cells. These nerve cells carry information to and instructions from the brain. They report back on pain, sensation and danger to enable the body to respond. […]

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  • Date: 24th July 2018

Massage Benefits: The Skeletal System

The skeleton is the framework of 206 bones that supports and protects the muscles and organs. The beneficial effects of massage on the muscles has a positive knock-on effect to the skeleton. The soothing techniques of massage help to reduce stiffness and immobility around the joints. Improved muscle flexibility and tone reduces any strain on […]

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  • Date: 29th June 2018

Massage Benefits: Skin

The skin is the largest organ; covering, protecting and shaping the body. Massage can help to reduce tension in the skin and adjoining tissues as well as increasing its circulation and improving its nutrition. Massage can help to re-moisturise, and soften dry skin. Massage also increases production of sweat from the sweat glands in the […]

  • Topic: Heal, Improve sleep, Reduce anxiety, Reduce stress, Relaxation
  • Date: 24th May 2018

Pregnancy massage

Massage in pregnancy, as at any other time, is a wonderful tool to help relax and revive the body, mind and spirit. Through the 40 weeks the baby is growing in the womb a woman’s body has a great deal to do and undergoes many changes, both physical and hormonal. These changes can cause a variety of […]

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  • Date: 20th April 2018

Massage Benefits: Muscles

A muscle is a group of specialised, elastic tissue. More of the human body is made of muscle than any other tissue, hence why it is so important to take care of them. Muscles (like anything) undergo general wear and tear.  Muscles that are used less often can become lazy and muscle strength and stamina, and […]

  • Topic: Heal, Improve sleep, Reduce anxiety, Reduce stress, Relaxation
  • Date: 13th March 2018

The Benefits of Massage

Massage is the use of hands to manipulate the soft tissues of the body, particularly muscles. It can be used for relaxation, stimulation or rehabilitation. It promotes suppleness of the muscles, improves circulation and reduces stress. Massage benefits the whole body, both physiologically and psychologically. The physiological benefits include: Relieve tired, stiff joints Promotes general relaxation […]

  • Topic: Heal, Improve sleep, Reduce anxiety, Reduce stress, Relaxation
  • Date: 6th February 2018

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