What type of massage do LotusTouch provide?

The LotusTouch massage was designed by Lily and Robyn, incorporating elements of Indian Head Massage, Thai Massage, Swedish Massage and Acupressure.

Indian Head Massage

Sometimes referred to as Champissage, Indian Head Massage has a long history beginning in Indian families. The treatment focuses on scalp massage and can include the face, shoulders, arms, hands and upper back. The main aims of Indian Head Massage are to reduce stress, relieve tension and rebalance energy levels. Indian Head Massage is often done through light clothing without the use of oils. The elements of Indian Head Massage that the LotusTouch Mobile Massage take inspiration from include:

Providing Massage in a seated position
Working on the areas of the Head, Neck, Shoulders, Upper Back, Upper Arms.

Thai Massage

In Thailand, Thai massage is referred to as ‘nuat phaen boran’ and it involves stretching and deep massage. When studying Thai Massage the student learns the key Meridian lines of the body, as Thai massage is given along these lines pressing specific points to remove energy blockages and tension.

Traditionally it is performed without oils and the client will wear comfortable clothing all the way through the treatment. It is a wonderful technique for keeping the body supple and healthy. Many Thai people have regular massage to stay fit and healthy rather than to recover from illness, injury or too much stress. The elements of Thai Massage that the LotusTouch Mobile Massage takes inspiration from include:

Providing the massage without oil to clothed clients
Stretching and Deep Massage on high tension areas
Designed to work along several key Meridian lines.

Swedish Massage

In Sweden, Swedish Massage is referred to as ‘classic massage.’ Per Henrik Ling is credited with the development of this style of massage; perhaps the best known massage therapy in the UK. Swedish Massage uses long, flowing strokes to massage. The techniques consist of gliding techniques (effleurage,) kneading (petrissage,) rhythmic tapping (tapotement,) cross fiber (friction) and vibration/shaking. This type of massage is often used as a relaxing treat, to reduce pain, joint stiffness and muscle tension. The client is lying down and covered with towels, with the massage therapist working directly on the skin with oils. The elements of Swedish Massage that the LotusTouch Mobile Massage takes inspiration from include:

The techniques of Effleurage, Petrissage and Tapotement.

Acupressure

Acupressure is a blend of Acupuncture and pressure. There are four to five hundred acupoints along the body’s 14 main energy meridian lines. An acupressure therapist applies pressure to specific points using a thumb, elbow or stick (not a needle) to unblock the flow of energy and relieve tension. The elements of Acupressure that the LotusTouch Mobile Massage takes inspiration from include:

Work on the key acupressure points to relieve stress, promote a feeling of well being and increase energy levels.

If we book regularly then do we receive a discount?

You sure do. Weekly, fortnightly and monthly bookings are all subject to a discount. When you are making your booking, just let us know if you are planning on having regular sessions and we will discount your rate.

When do we pay?

On completion of the job, we will invoice you and require payment within 30 days.

What should we do after the massage?

Massage is a great detox opportunity as it releases stored toxins back into the blood stream, we advise that you drink plenty of water so that you can flush them out forever! Avoiding alcohol, smoking and excessive tea or coffee drinking is also recommended as these can have a dehydrating effect.

Are there any medical conditions that would prevent a person receiving a massage?

Your therapist will discretely ask you if you have any contraindications and discuss whether it is suitable for you to receive massage.

If you have any of the following medical conditions, it is always advisable to check with your doctor whether it is suitable for you to receive any type of massage:

Epilepsy, Fever, Diabetes, History of Thrombosis, Pregnancy, Heart Problems, Skin Disorders or Infections, Haemophilia, Swelling, Cuts, Burns, Recent Fractures, Recent Operations, Recent Scar Tissue, Cancer, Undiagnosed Pain or Lumps, Viral Infection

Treatment is not advisable for anyone who has been consuming large quantities of alcohol.

Do we need to undress?

No. The massage is designed to work over clothes. You may be asked to remove thick jackets or large items of jewellery.

Do you use oils?

The LotusTouch treatment has been specially designed to work effectively without oils to protect clothes, hair and make-up.

What do we need to do?

Office Massage – Decide where you would like to have the massages taking place; A meeting room is ideal, but if your office is open plan, then don’t worry, we’ll find a solution together. Choose how long you would like your massage sessions to be and let your team know the timings so they can book their slots in. If you need help creating a schedule, let us know and we can send you a spreadsheet. Send us the details of the contact person for our massage therapist.
Event Massage – Decide where in the venue would be the best spot for massage and if you would like walk ups or a booking system; we are happy to share our experience of pros and cons of both if it’s helpful. Let us know if you would like our therapists to wear branded t-shirts to help promote the event.

How long will the massages last?

This is up to you. Our therapists offer a bespoke service, with the massages tailor-made for your office or event. Our most popular treatments are between 10 – 20 minutes. Let us know whether your main aim is to de-stress or rejuvinate and how long you want the massages to last (or how many people you need massaging within a certain time frame and we will do the maths!)