Chinese Tui Na was called 'An Mo' or massage in ancient times. The term Tui Na was first seen during the Ming Dynasty. Chinese Tui Na is a therapeutic approach guided by Traditional Chinese Medicine(TCM) and was first used to treat paediatric disease through massage manipulations. Tui Na is a very important component of Chinese Medicine alongside acupuncture and herbal prescription. Today Tui Na has become very advanced in its treatment for many diseases.
I have been massaging for over 17 years and use techniques derived from Swedish massage, sports massage, Thai massage, acupressure and Reiki to give a deep but sensitive massage. As well as relievinglocalised muscular tension, the massage therapy can help with your overall well-being. It can be extremely beneficial for physical and emotional issues.
Now in my thirties I have had a wide range of holistic experiences and training in health and well-being from all over the world. I am a member of the Federation of Holistic Therapists (FHT), fullyqualified and experienced in all treatments I offer with focus on individual care; whole and holistic approaches to health. I spent my twenties travelling and immersing myself in different cultures and traditions; learning about their relationship to health and well-being.
Come and experience our signature treatment, a very different approach to massage that will make you feel like a complete wholeness within your individuality. The difference with this massage andothers is that I don't focuss in only one type of massage, but in a beautiful mix of different techniques to fulfill your needs.
Deep tissue massage, Therapeutic massage, Pressure points massage therapies, Acupressure massage, Swedish massage, Pregnancy massage, Indian Head massage, Thai Yoga, Hot Stones performed by atherapist can be very effective both as prevention and as a treatment for many health conditions, including headaches, general aches and pains, colds and flu, arthritis, allergies, asthma, nervous tension, menstrual cramps, sinus problems, sprains, tennis elbow, and toothaches, among others.
Mike originally discovered Sports Therapy as a career after suffering himself with an ongoing back problem for about eight years. This was compounded by taking his back for granted before and afterthe original accident that caused it. At least once a year it would "go" again, leaving him unable to work, sit, stand or sleep for a week or two.
I was born in York in 1981 and have lived here for the majority of my life. I'm from a large family who are mostly based in York. I think my love for helping people comes from always being around myfamily and having a great mix of friends from childhood. My work background has always been customer-focused, which includes working in hotels, bars, offices and contact centres. I've always known that my career would be people-orientated.
When these points are stimulated, they release tension and increase the bodies circulation of blood and nutrients to bring about the body's own healing process. Tuina and acupuncture use the samemeridians and points and they are both based in traditional Chinese medicine for its diagnosis: seeing, touching, palpating and questioning. The tongue and pulse are also used to diagnose many of the internal conditions that may present at clinic.
Alleviate Massage is proudly presented to you by Ben Crosby, a fully qualified massage therapist specialising in sports massage & holistic massage. I provide a friendly & professional service, mytreatments are tailored to suit the client's specific requirements; from intense deep tissue massages concentrating on specific areas, to relaxing all over holistic body massage experiences.
Nicola has been involved in sports from an early age competing in swimming and gymnastics before representing the area and county in Cross Country, Athletics and Hockey. After a gap year teachingSport in a Private School Nicola went on to study Sport and Exercise Science at Worcester University. This led her to study in New Zealand and work with Auckland Junior Hockey club.