HOLISTIC MASSAGE THERAPY

Massage has been used for physical and emotional wellbeing for millennia and involves the manipulation of soft body tissue including muscles. Our muscles contract and relax to enable us to move. They also define body shape, protect internal organs, stabilise joints during movement and help maintain posture.

Furthermore in recent scientific studies, it has been shown that massage is excellent for boosting our immune system and reducing stress levels.  This is because stimulation of the skin, epidermis, myofascial web and soft tissue, all of which can be targeted in massage, has many positive impacts on both the body and mind.

INTUITIVE MASSAGE

Intuitive massage doesn’t follow a pattern nor use set techniques but instead is guided by you and your needs on the day and uses a variety of methods.

Massage pressure can be gentle or firm, with deeper remedial work where needed, and can be anything from 30 minutes to 3 hours depending on your needs and the time available.

An hour is the minimum you can book, and you will need to allow an extra 15 minutes per booking for the session consultation and feedback afterwards (arrive at the time booked but allow an extra 15 minutes on top of the treatment time for estimating your time of departure).

As an indicative idea – although every treatment is tailored specifically to you – for a thorough ‘restorative’ massage, with plenty of time, please allow:

  • Neck and shoulders                          – 30 minutes
  • Arms and hands                                 – 30 minutes
  • Central and lower back                    – 30 minutes
  • Stomach, hips and glutes                – 30 minutes
  • Front of legs, thighs and feet        – 30 minutes
  • Back of legs, thighs and calves      – 30  minutes

If there is significant physical pain / remedial work required, the times above could be doubled, or conversely a relaxing ‘light touch’ full body massage can be provided in 1.5 hours. If you’re not sure how long to book for, please contact me to discuss your current needs.

A standard treatment involves applying oil (sweet almond oil unless otherwise agreed) to the areas to be treated, as agreed with you, and focusing on different areas in turn.  You will be significantly draped throughout, with an electric blanket beneath if required, and only the areas being worked on will be uncovered.  

Alternatively you can choose to remain fully clothed throughout, to be seated instead of lying on the massage table, or to be treated on a floor mat instead.  You are welcome to contact me in advance to discuss options or we can go through everything on the day.

I am beginning to incorporate some Shiatsu and Acupressure techniques, as I have recently started training in both, but this is entirely optional and would be agreed in advance.  Contact me for further details.

One of the best massages EVER. I’m a difficult client due to hyperesthesia of the right side of my back, but Cheryl adjusted her treatment and worked with me constantly to check how I was coping. We focussed on my neck and shoulders and it was a very thorough experience. Highly recommended!
Juliet M
Opted for 1.5 hours Deep Tissue Massage: have experienced some v good therapists in past (including in Sweden & California) but this exceeded all. Post-treatment felt utter bliss which has carried through several days now - including some of the best sleep in many a nights. Would recommend unreservedly
Peter B
Hi Cheryl. Thank you so much for the massage yesterday.
It was quite blissful and am still feeling the effects strongly today.
John A
Thank you so much. My back feels lovely and loose. My posture has already improved because I’m able to sit up without it hurting.
Zoe N

Couples Massage

Sometimes it is nice to get away from it all with a friend, family member or partner. We can offer a luxurious couple’s massage at Cosmic Teapot for 1.5 hours, 2 hours or 2.5 hours.

If you stay for the day and add a mindfulness walk, stress management or meditation workshop, lifestyle or relationship coaching, we can include a light lunch and private use of the hot tub.

Click HERE for further details on Combinations and Day Spas.

Acupressure

I have been training in Acupressure since 2019 and love the additional benefits this ancient wisdom is bringing to my treatments.  Acupressure involves treating specific points on the merdian system – which can be thought of as the energy lines that run all around the body.

The meridians are housed in the fascia, which is like an internal skin that covers all of our organs, muscles, tendons and even bones.  Following the meridian lines, and using the meridian map to aid in both diagnosis and treatment is fascinating and evidently beneficial.

Book a combination treatment if you’d like to include acupressure with your massage or Reiki treatment.

REIKI & ENERGY HEALING

Reiki is a healing therapy that originated in Japan.  Through energetic recalibration, often felt as heat, the relaxation response is activated, enabling the body to restore itself at a very deep level.  It improves overall wellbeing and is therefore highly recommended for stress reduction.  It has been shown to help significantly with physical pain, and mental or emotional turmoil.

Suitable for everyone, and at all times, a Reiki treatment session lasts an hour. You remain fully clothed and lay flat on a massage table (under a blanket) but can choose to be seated in a chair if you prefer. The style I learnt was Usui lineage, via Phyllis Lei Furumoto who trained my master, John Cass, and involves hand placements on the body.  I also offer handsfree options too for those who know or prefer that style.

Having started training in Reiki in 2008, I have developed my practice over the years – in conjunction with regular clients and other therapists – and have developed my own intuitive energy healing style.

To discuss whether Reiki, or Intuitive Energy Healing, would be right for you, simply contact me.  Or book in at a time to suit you.

Had an amazing reiki session. Was feeling exhausted and frayed by the wear and tear of life but Cheryl made me relax like I've never known how to before. Thank you.
Victoria M
I had a wonderfully relaxing Reiki treatment with Cheryl today. The summerhouse is a great venue and Cheryl is really friendly and lovely.
I would highly recommend.
Jackie P
Receiving Reiki from Cheryl is a blissful experience. Cheryl is an excellent Reiki Healer with a professional and kind approach. She helped me find inner peace during a stressful time.
Andrea D
I visited Cosmic Teapot for the first time and loved every minute of the experience. Charming, tranquil setting, a warm welcome and a healing session which took Reiki Healing to a whole new level. Felt fantastic afterwards. Many thanks. Very highly recommended.
Phoenix J