Rest . Breathe . Restore
Who am I?
Hi I am Heather one of the owners and practitioners at Massage-Addict UK.
I specialise in Holistic and sport massage.
What can massage do for you?
Through working with a small group of Long Covid-19 clients referred from the
Leeds NHS Long Covid department,
I have noticed both differences and similarities between our individual clients and
the needs their bodies require during Long Covid recovery.
Many Long Covid clients suffer with things we can help with such as
headaches, breathing difficulties, back ache, anxiety and fatigue.
Some issue that are beyond my personal scope are hormonal changes,
chronic fatigue, skeletal issues in the thoracic area, movement rehabilitation and
mental health issues (from the roller coaster ride of recovery).
I have honed the treatment processes of hot stones, breathing techniques and
special massage techniques that encourages your thoracic (rib cage) area to ease,
and to allow you to rebuild your breathing and movement again.
Through the process of Long Covid your body feels like it is continuously under threat,
this not only affects your subconscious but also your body.
Through specific breathing techniques and trigger points (specific places I press and hold)
I activate your 'Rest and digest' response which is your relaxation state.
Hot stones are used on many of the first treatments
as it reduces tension and calmes the sensory nerves to touch.
I have brought together a close working team that are highly professional and down to earth,
we see each of you as individuals with unique needs and requirements
that means we can help give you the best foundation possible to build your recovery upon.
For your first booking I would recommend a 90 minute session to get the most out of your consultation and massage.
The first few massages we often recommend to be 90 minute sessions, as your body needs slow progressive massage which takes time.
As we progress your massages become less frequent and down to 60 minute sessions as maintenance and deeper work come into play.
We are happy to do 60 minute sessions throughout but your results may take longer to achieve at the start.