WHAT IS MASSAGE THERAPY?
Massage Therapy is a form of ‘hands on’ treatment that involves manipulation of the soft tissue structures of the body to alleviate pain, discomfort, muscle spasm and stress.
It is one of the oldest forms of treatment known to man. For centuries, it has been used to treat many different illnesses and conditions by applying manual techniques to positively affect the health and well-being of the client.
WHAT IS VOICE MASSAGE?
Voice Massage concentrates on relaxing the muscles that are directly or indirectly involved in voice production. It aims at relieving the tension that disturbs the balanced function of these muscles.
It is especially beneficial for those who use their voice in their work, such as Singers, Actors, Teachers, etc. This technique has been developed in Finland by massage therapist Leena Koskinen in collaboration with medical and voice specialists since 1984.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS?
Massage Therapy improves the function of the circulatory, lymphatic, muscular, skeletal and nervous systems and may improve the rate at which the body recovers from injury and illness.
Each treatment has variations on its basic form to make it specific to each person's need and requirements. Massage, being used for both treatment and prevention of body ailments, is beneficial for everyone.
MGCP, MIRMT Reg. Masseur-Sportsmasseur (Dip, Suomen Urhelluhierojaopisto Finland)
Timo trained at the Finnish Sports Massage College, Suomen Urheiluhierojaopisto and has a wide range of experience in treating dancers, actors, singers, office workers, as well as athletes from different sporting disciplines.
He studied dance for 15 years in Finland and moved to England in 1994 after qualifying as a Professional Masseur. Initially he treated World Champion-level Ballroom Dancers and then went on to work part-time for The Rambert Dance Company.
He became full-time masseur for The Royal Ballet Company in 1997, where he spent 3 years touring throughout the UK and the world.Timo is now established at Pineapple where he has his own treatment room for private consultation.
Treatment and courses of treatments vary according to individual needs. Appointments are available in 30, 60 and 90 minute sessions. 24 hours cancellation notice is required, or a full charge will be applied.