Massage has an immediate local and physiological effect on the part of the body being worked and it also affects the whole body through stimulation and relaxation of the nerves. It has physiological and psychological benefits and can affect all of the body systems in a positive way.

The effects of massage are two-fold. Physiological (relating to the physical structure of the body) and Psychological (relating to the mind). The positive benefits of massage for the physical body will affect the psychological body and vice-versa.

Physiological Effects of Massage -

- Improve skin tone and colour by removing dead cells and improving circulation.
- Encourage better circulation, therefore more efficient delivery of nutrients and oxygen to cells and more efficient waste removal.
- Encourage deeper and therefore more efficient and relaxed breathing.
- Reduce swelling.
- Encourage better lymph drainage and relieve muscle fatigue, soreness and stiffness.
- Relieve tired, stiff joints.
- Promote general relaxation.

- Sedate or stimulate the nervous system (depending on type of massage performed).
- Encourage sleep.
- Speed up digestion and waste removal.
- Improve neural communication and relax the nervous system (preventing, for example, muscle spasms caused by
- Enable deeper, more effective respiration

- Relieve insomnia.
- Balance the digestive system.
- Lower high blood pressure.

Psychological Effects include - 

- Relax the body, thereby reducing tension and the effects of stress.
- Relax the mind, thereby reducing anxiety and its effects.
- Soothe and comfort.
- Give a 'lift' to the emotions and increase positive feelings.
- Increase energy by invigorating all body systems and reducing fatigue.
- Enable sustained relaxation of body and mind.
- Improve body image, awareness and general self-esteem.
- Increase energy levels less energy is spent in holding the body in a state of tension and strain (both physical and

I’ve never had a treatment which made me simultaneously relax, laugh and cry, but Stephanie ended up life coaching me while she worked on my massage. It felt wonderful and she was so kind and helpful to talk to. She helped me get perspective on some issues in my life and I left feeling physically and emotionally better. Slept so well afterwards and now feel really calm which is exactly what I was hoping for. Wonderful.


- Harriet (Graphic Designer)

What an experience! I've been lucky enough to have many massages in my life. But none like the massages I experience with Steph. Frequent user is an understatement... Ideal for personalising the massage that you need! To really tackle problem areas or simply relax and rewind and everything in between. Lovely, thank you for your services and humanising your services. Simply fabulous and excellent value for money.

- Kriss (Charity Volunteer Co-ordinator)

The treatment was relaxing and pain relieving with optimal pressure. Steph used a variety of manual therapy techniques which helped to reduce muscle spasm and tension throughout my body. Steph has a calming aura and the treatment is within in a relaxing atmosphere to make you feel at ease and unwind from the stresses of daily life. After the treatment I had increased neck and shoulder range of movement and I can now look over my right shoulder which I had not been able to do for 2-3 years due to soft tissue restriction. I felt a huge release post treatment and my body felt fully relaxed and also increased ability to sleep since my treatment. I would highly recommend Steph for musculoskeletal body work for reducing pain, stiffness and enhancing relaxation for the mind, body and soul.

- Rory (Equine Physiotherapist)


I took my young daughter to see Stephanie for a Lymphatic Drainage Massage as she has been struggling with her health and Stephanie was amazing! She really made my daughter feel comfortable and at ease and was very informative during each step of the process. I would highly recommend Stephanie and we will certainly be booking with her again in the future.

- Adele (Full-time mum)

The environment that Stephanie has created for her sessions is beautiful, it compliments her style of practice. I really felt like she had healing hands immediately and was very knowledgeable. She clearly understands and is passionate about many facets of what good makes a great massage and healing session. I go regularly as it adds to keep me at my best.

- Robin (Chiropractor)

I would highly recommend Steph. She treated my back with various different manual therapy techniques which reduced the muscle spasm and sciatic pain I had from a fall allowing me to be able to move pain free and ride my horse afterwards. A relaxing environment to also be treated in. Thank you Steph!

- Hannah (NHS Physiotherapist)