Deep tissue Massage
We offer a deep tissue massage to help loosen and stretch those muscles and help them to function better. Deep tissue massage is not as deep or intense as Sports Massage, which we also offer (see separate page), but it does get deeper into the muscles than holistic massage.
The therapist uses massage wax (less greasy than oil & gives more purchase) or oil and gets to the deeper muscles using hands, knuckles and elbows to loosen tightness.
when is it available?
Deep tissue massage is generally available throughout the week here in Blandford.
Tanya Hunt Bsc Hons Ost Med, ND, BSc Hons Psych
With a curiosity for all things connected to our human existence, I have spent many years studying the complexities of health and wellbeing. Combining studies in Psychology, Osteopathy, Naturopathy, Bodywork and Shamanism, my approach to wellbeing is multi-faceted and all encompassing.
I qualified as an Osteopath and Naturopath at the British College of Osteopathic Medicine in London in 2007. I took a sabbatical from the register over the past few years, during which time I travelled across India and East Asia whilst practising yoga and engaging in traditional healing methods. I also spent much of my time studying the ancient healing modality of Shamanism. To study this ancient art, I have been fortunate to spend many weeks with wisdom keepers, healers and Shamans from across the world, and trained with the Sacred Trust here in the UK for nearly 5 years.
I treat holistically and like to talk about the whole person who comes to have a session with me. Of course, if you would like to just sort a pain in the back or shoulder, we can do that too. But you can also bring along any element of your life that you would like addressed, be that related to your nutrition, mind, body or spirit. Your whole being is welcome, and there are many ways we can work together to help return your vitality and essence so you can walk your path with power and sovereignty.
Currently at Hambledon Health Clinic I am offering Sports Massage, Bodywork, Shamanic Healing and Shamanic Counselling. Please see the individual pages for more descriptions of these offerings. I am in the process of re-registering with the Osteopathic and Naturopathic governing bodies, and will be able to offer those sessions in the next few weeks and months.
I am registered with the Sports Massage Association and qualified and insured to practice the treatments offered.
Karen Donnelly LCCH RSHom ITEC
I am the clinic owner and a qualified Homeopath, Sports Massage & Manual Lymphatic Drainage Therapist, & Bio Resonance Practitioner .
I took over ownership of the clinic in July 2014 and since then it has undergone a complete refurbishment programme. It has now been totally transformed it into a modern, welcoming and comfortable clinic.
My mission is to provide a friendly holistic multi-disciplined healthcare centre, where people know they can come for good health advice and the highest standards in individual holistic care.
I also hold a Licentiate in Homeopathy, awarded by the Contemporary College of Homeopathy where I studied under Mike Bridger, one of the best known and most well respected homeopaths in the UK.
I have been using homeopathy for over 19 years following my son’s treatment of eczema as a baby. We had tried all of the usual creams and the next step was steroids, but I was not happy to go down that route. A friend recommended homeopathy, but I was skeptical and knew nothing about it at the time. However, she persuaded me to give it a go. He was given one pill and 24 hours later his eczema had completely disappeared, not even a hint of redness remained.
This was enough to convince me that homeopathy worked and I have since given up a career as an accountant as a result.
I am also registered and fully insured with the Society of Homeopaths.
In addition I have 19 years experience as a massage therapist offering a variety of treatments including sports massage, Swedish, Holistic and Manual Lymphatic Drainage..
Jennifer started life as a dancer and was therefore aware and interested in muscle function from a young age. She taught aerobics in the 80's, but then spent many years travelling whilst working in private aviation.
Over the years her interest in the correlation of movement and pain deepened, leading to a Practitioner qualification from the London College of Massage in 1994. Further educating herself at Wat Po Traditional Massage School in Bangkok, she also trained in seated acupressure (UK) and then with Shared Beauty Secrets UK using their fabulous self heating Lava Shells. These shells are naturally hygienic and non-porous, providing the perfect massage tool for the current health climate. Due to their unique shape, they become a natural extension of the therapist's own hands and can be used seamlessly to deliver deep, targeted massage relief.
Using a combination of Swedish and Shiatsu massage techniques, with or without the use of Lava Shells, Jenni works uniquely with each client pinpointing specific areas of tension, aiming to eradicate persistent problem areas.
In 2019 Jennifer also studied Somatics Movement, gaining a qualification to teach this amazingly gentle, self-help technique which assists in rebooting brain-to-muscle communication in order to relax persistent muscular tightness and restore functional movement.
Why not choose a gentle, soothing massage to melt away the stresses of every day life, or a combination/deep tissue session. Basic Somatics exercises may be suggested to help you in between visits.
Jennifer is also a consultant for the award winning Temple Spa range of skincare, using their products for facial treatments, and would be delighted to discuss the range with you.