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REMINDER: Mini massage course for couples

In case you missed it, here’s a reminder of our latest offer.

A great new offer this month just in time for Valentine’s Day:

Learn basic massage techniques with a professional massage therapist and reap the benefits both at home and at work.

According to new research from Northumbria University, couples who took part in a three-week basic course not only reduced stress and improved their well-being, but also felt more satisfied with their relationship.

If you live in and around Mérignac and Pessac, you can now contact me for courses with you and your significant other, all in the comfort of your own home. You can learn the basics in a just a few hours, and get a massage into the bargain!

Back massage

Effleurage, pressure strokes, hacking, friction, kneading; all these words will suddenly take on a new meaning.

As a couple, you’ll learn how to give your partner a relaxing back massage*, relieving knots in the neck and shoulders, reducing tension in the lower back, taking it in turns to massage each other.

And the big plus side is that you’ll be massaged half the time by your other half, it’s a win-win situation!

No need for you to move from the comfort of your own home, just a phone call to make and your massage lesson is booked. No running about trying to get the kids looked after, no time lost in traveling to and from your appointment, no traffic jams, no worrying about being late, no parking nightmares.

All necessary material brought to your doorstep on time, every time – massage table, oils, clean linen.

 

You should allow a maximum of two and a half hours for a 2-hour lesson (for setting up and changeovers) with 2 full hours of massage included (1 hour per person).

Special introductory offer 75€ instead of 90€ per 2-hour lesson.

Offer valid until February 28th 2018.

You can offer a massage lesson as a gift voucher (as with all our massages).

* You can also ask for a lesson on massaging the arms, neck and head; or the feet and legs.

To book your course, just call 06.47.14.06.03

Just Massage offers home massage in and around the Mérignac and Pessac area (near Bordeaux, France).

 

 

 

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NEW: A mini massage course for couples

A great new offer this month just in time for Valentine’s Day:

Learn basic massage techniques with a professional massage therapist and reap the benefits both at home and at work.

According to new research from Northumbria University, couples who took part in a three-week basic course not only reduced stress and improved their well-being, but also felt more satisfied with their relationship.

If you live in and around Mérignac and Pessac, you can now contact me for courses with you and your significant other, all in the comfort of your own home. You can learn the basics in a just a few hours, and get a massage into the bargain!

Back massage

Effleurage, pressure strokes, hacking, friction, kneading; all these words will suddenly take on a new meaning.

As a couple, you’ll learn how to give your partner a relaxing back massage*, relieving knots in the neck and shoulders, reducing tension in the lower back, taking it in turns to massage each other.

And the big plus side is that you’ll be massaged half the time by your other half, it’s a win-win situation!

No need for you to move from the comfort of your own home, just a phone call to make and your massage lesson is booked. No running about trying to get the kids looked after, no time lost in travelling to and from your appointment, no traffic jams, no worrying about being late, no parking nightmares.

All necessary material brought to your doorstep on time, every time – massage table, oils, clean linen.

 

You should allow a maximum of two and a half hours for a 2-hour lesson (for setting up and changeovers) with 2 full hours of massage included (1 hour per person).

Special introductory offer 75€ instead of 90€ per 2-hour lesson.

Offer valid until February 28th 2018.

You can offer a massage lesson as a gift voucher (as with all our massages).

* You can also ask for a lesson on massaging the arms, neck and head; or the feet and legs.

To book your course, just call 06.47.14.06.03

Just Massage offers home massage in and around the Mérignac and Pessac area (near Bordeaux, France).

 

 

 

Reminder November offer

There’s still time to make the most of our November offer. Here’s a reminder:

This month we have a special offer on a one-hour Swedish massage.

So what is Swedish massage all about? Well, it was developed, quite logically by … a Swede by the name of Per Henrik Ling.

He used his knowledge in physiology to conceive a method combining massage and physical exercise. Treatment begins with effleurage, followed by kneading, friction, vibrations and percussion techniques.

percussion

Swedish Massage stimulates the body’s circulation and so helps cleanse and nourish soft tissues by bringing more oxygen and nutrients to cells. It relaxes tense muscles and improves muscle tone. It stimulates the body’s system to greater efficiency.

Great for relaxation, improving sleep patterns and the relief of muscular tension.

free massage

Discover Swedish massage this month at the special price of 40€ instead of 50€ for a one-hour massage.

Just call 06.47.14.06.03 for an appointment

Offer does not apply to Gift Vouchers. Valid up to and including 30 November 2016

Just Massage offers home massage in and around the Mérignac and Pessac area (near Bordeaux, France).

Traditional Chinese massage explained

Traditional Chinese massage, also known as TuiNa, is actually a very complicated and complete form of massage which is centuries old. To try and describe it succinctly is somewhat doing it an injustice but here goes.

TuiNa is part of traditional Chinese medicine (just as massage is an integral part of India’s Ayurvedic medecine) and one of the oldest treatments alongside acupuncture and phytotherapy.

The aim of TuiNa is to promote the circulation of qi – vital energy – in the body by unblocking the meridians (energy channels), balancing left and right sides of the body, top and bottom, and back and front.

Just take a quick look at this chart of the body’s meridians and you’ll understand the complexity of it all.

Chinese_meridians

Alongside this is the notion of the elements which rule us and balance our yin and yang (two complementary principles of Chinese philosphy, one dark, one bright).

yin

Traditional Chinese massage incorporates all these notions and treats all parts of the body from the head to the feet. It doesn’t just use massage, though – there may also be pressure to specific points to remove blockages, as well as some passive manipulation.

What to expect

A minimum amount of massage oil is used, just enough for comfort and treatment starts with a hands-on pause to allow the therapist to make first contact. The massage begins with long, slow strokes (effleurage) to warm up muscle tissue prior to working on releasing any knots or areas of tension. Different techniques exist in Chinese massage, notably the « gunfa » which uses the pressure of the knuckles in a rhythmic rolling movement to alleviate tension.

Gunfa

Gunfa

There is also a kneading technique called roufa which uses the base of the hand in a static rotative movement as well as mofa, a circular sliding pressure. Vibrations (zhenfa) are often used, particularly to relieve tension areas that have been worked on.The forearms and even elbows can be used as well as the hands. Different acupuncture points can be stimulated to alleviate varying problems according to Chinese medicine.

Applying pressure either side of the spine

Applying pressure either side of the spine

Generally speaking TuiNa tries to find your aches and pains and act upon them.

TuiNa is a very complete form of massage, working from the tips of the toes to the top of the head. As such you can benefit from it on just part of your body e.g. feet or head and still come away feeling invigorated.

Just Massage offers Traditional Chinese massage as a full body massage (60 or 90 minutes) or Part Body massages.

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Just Massage offers home massage in and around the Mérignac and Pessac area (near Bordeaux, France).