Therapeutic massage is a hands on approach used to help you feel better. I will work with you to create a bespoke treatment that is effective and enjoyable. Aiming to move you from pain, tension & stress into a more comfortable, connected & relaxed state. Swedish massage, deep tissue, myofascial release, acupressure and joint mobilisations techniques are used during your session.
As a valuable part of your wellbeing, massage therapy gives much needed space for complete relaxation, bringing awareness back to the body and allowing you to be present in mind. It can ease the suffering of chronic physical conditions by soothing aches, giving much needed relief and complementin the work you're putting into your recovery.
During your first treatment, time is taken to complete a consultation to cover your history, get to know each other and gain a full understanding of what you are looking for. All sessions will begin with a catch-up consultation to help plan the session.
I will ask you to under dress down to underwear before lying down on the couch, towels will be used to cover any area I am not working on. Massage wax is used to aid strokes throughout the treatments, either with or without essential oils.
A wide range of soft tissue techniques are used, with gentle movements/stretching. I will invite you take the treatment as a quiet time, perhap practicing mindfullness to help deepen your experience. If you feel the desire to chat during your massage I will offer a listening ear, in a safe space.
When addressing injuries or chronic pain we will do some movement together to help ease the discomfort, I will also offer homecare advice and rehab exercises. We will discuss a plan if I feel follow up treatments will be beneficial or if you need to be referred (Physio, GP, Oesto etc).
"I can highly recommend Rosie’s massage. I’ve visited three times so far and will keep on returning. She listens to what you need and adapts her practice each time. The experience will leave you feeling refreshed, calm, and whole again. The perfect way to balance out a busy life with a little ‘me-time’. One of the best massage therapists I have found. Your space is now my haven and I can’t thank you enough Rosie for helping me feel like myself again."
"I have been to see Rosie 4 times now, seeing her once a month. She is relaxed, with casual chat but a very professional approach. She can cater for the relaxing de-stress that I booked my wife in for, to the 'knarly' legs and back 44 years of playing hockey veteran. A great local service, and one I will always recommend to others that are looking for a quality therapeutic massage."
"I am delighted to have discovered Rosie at Dorset Massage. She has been attentive and caring from the first moment we met and she connected with the needs of my body and mind immediately. The massage was sublime and I had great difficulty peeling my relaxed torso off the bed afterwards. Since then I have been going to Rosie regularly and she always finds any tension and stiffness with her intuitive touch and releases them with a firm but sensitive touch. When possible, I send my daughter and visiting friends to Rosie and would highly recommend her and the practice to all those who are looking to release tension and restore equilibrium."
"I was really stiff and tight when I arrived and after my treatment I was far better! Deeply relaxed, slept so well. Rosie is a very intuitive and well trained therapist and knows just what to do"
"Thoroughly enjoyed my massage with Rosie. Felt really relaxed and listened to as we attempted to explore the cause of my lower back pain. Will definitely be booking in with her again"