Theraputic & Remedial Massage

Deep Tissue Massage 

Deep Tissue Massage therapy is similar to Swedish Massage, but the deeper pressure is beneficial in releasing chronic muscle tension.  The focus is on the deepest layers of muscle tissue, tendons and facia (the protective layer protecting the muscle).

The benefits of Deep Tissue Massage are:

  • Treats chronic back pain
  • Helps lower high blood pressure
  • Reduces stress, anxiety and muscle tension
  • Breaks up scar tissue
  • Improves athletic recovery and performance
  • Reduces arthritis symptoms
  • Can be remedial for pain from back injury / strain


If you are looking for a firmer, harder massage, especially if you play a lot of sports, this is the treatment for you.  Male clients also love this treatment as they have a thicker muscle tone.

Swedish Massage 

Nothing quite hits the spot more than a full body Swedish massage!  The benefits of this therapy are endless, not only does it improve circulation, eases muscle tension, relaxes your whole being, it also improves joint flexibility, removes toxins and excess fluid and improves the appearance of muscle tone and skin.

At Ora Holistic Wellbeing, the Swedish full body massage can be adapted to the client, depending on the clients personal needs.  For example, if an uplifting, stimulating massage is required, the massage will be adapted to incorporate stimulating and more vigorous, firmer massage moves.  In contrast, if the client would like a deeply relaxing massage treatment, more passive, softer techniques will be used.

Swedish massage is fantastic as an all over body massage treatment (legs, arms, abdomen, face, head and back) however can also be shortened to a back and shoulders only, if the client is short on time, with the results being equally beneficial.

This massage is highly recommended for someone who would like to take an hour just for themselves, to de-stress, relax and forget about the day to day fast pace of life.

The History Of Swedish Massage

For thousands of years, massage has been used to soothe the body and mind and relieve sickness.  The earliest evidence of massage was found in the early fifth century BC by Hippocrates (father of medicine) who said that massage could aid problems of a joint.

Massage as we know it today was developed at the beginning of the nineteenth century by a Swede called Per Henrik Ling.  He developed a system from his knowledge of gymnastics and physiology and from Chinese, Egyptian, Roman and Greek techniques to produce what is known as the Swedish Massage.