Swedish Massage

Massage has been used for thousands of years as a simple and effective method of attaining good health. It’s benefits have long been recognised throughout the world.


Per Henrick Ling’s “Swedish Movement Treatment”, grounded in anatomy, forms the basis for the techniques used in the West today, which are often still referred to as Swedish massage.



There are three basic massage techniques. Stroking or effleurage is a gentle action which aids circulation and relaxes tense muscles. Kneading or petrissage stretches and relaxes muscles. Friction or frottage is deep direct pressure used to release tension in the muscles around the spine and shoulders.




Caritas School

Therapists room

If you are a self employed holistic therapist and want to become part of the Caritas natural health team, we have two well equipped and beautifully designed rooms for hire.

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