Liz qualified from the London School of Sports Massage in 1993 and has since gone on to study other therapies including Aromatherapy, Indian Head Massage, Payot Facials (which include a 20-minute massage) and Hot Stone Massage.
Karen has been passionate about complementary/holistic therapies since 2001 when she began training in Therapeutic Massage and Anatomy and Physiology with the International Therapy Examination Council (ITEC).
Since then, Karen has expanded her skills training and qualifying in Indian Head Massage, Beauty Therapy, Reiki, Crystal Reiki, Reflexology, Ayurvedic Natural Facelift therapy, Ear Candling and Hot Stone Massage (and soon to be offering Hot Stone Reflexology). Karen is a member of the Federation of Holistic Therapists (FHT) and professionally insured through them.
Who are we?
Liz Hogan Sports Massage Therapist- LSSM Dip., MSRM
Karen Reed- Holistic Therapist –MIFHB, ITEC, VTCT
BODYWORKS Sports massage
Effective treament for back and neck pain at Bodyworks Clinic in Chalfont St Peter. This type of treatment involves the use of massage, soft tissue manipulation and exercise advice to reduce physical aches and pains whether they're caused by sport, injury or simply the stresses of modern life. It is ideal for postural and occupational problems as well as sporting injuries, performance enhancement, recovery after a hard training session or event, and injury prevention. The use of essential oils and the hot and cold stones in a treatment enriches the experience and greatly enhances the benefits.
Indian Head Massage (Champissage) includes massage of the shoulders, upper arms, neck, scalp, face, ears and energy balancing. This method is the brainchild of Narendra Mehta who brought the therapy to the west in the 1970’s. It is based on the traditional form of Champi (head massage) practised in India for over 1,000 years. I was taught the techniques by Narendra himself in 1995.
It can provide relief from aches and pains, stress symptoms, insomnia, promote hair growth, soothe, comfort and rebalance your energy flow which gives you a deep sense of peace, calm and tranquillity. It is a wonderfully relaxing therapy. The massage is very effective and can be done without oils with the client sitting and fully clothed.
Massage is one of the best ways to enjoy aromatherapy because you not only receive the healing properties of the oils, but you also get the wonderful benefits of the massage itself. Their therapeutic action when brought together with the revitalising effects of massage stimulate all of the organs in the body, plus the skin, muscles, nerves and glands. The increased circulation of the blood and lymph flow also assists with the clearing away of toxins from the body.
This treatment combines the benefits of Thermotherapy (the use of heat applications) with massage strokes, using stones to create a deep, relaxing and healing treatment. Heated basaltic rocks are used by placement and by the therapist to perform the massage. The heat of the stones penetrates deep into the muscle tissue allowing the muscles to relax 4-5 times quicker than in a standard body massage, easing muscle tension and revitalising the muscle tissue by increased blood circulation.
Cold stones promote circulation and act as a powerful decongestant for the body. By promoting circulation, a cold stone treatment can ease inflamed tissues, decrease muscle spasms, and can reduce swelling or fluid build-up.
Switching between cold and hot applications causes blood vessels to alternately dilate and constrict, leading to increased movement of fluids within the body, increased removal of toxins and increased healing.